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by Chantal
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Has anyone got a deep-filled pie maker?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Has anyone got a deep-filled pie maker?

My mum has got back to me to say she "doesn't get on with it and hasn't used it in a long time". However, she knows someone who uses one a lot. Sorry, that's no help at all!

Personally, I agree with Monika.
by Chantal
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Vitamin D

I use a Vitamin D spray, which came from Holland & Barrett and lives in the fridge. One spray on the tongue daily.

It's not something I did before last year as I'm outside every day, but I had to do something to stop my family nagging me and I could see no harm.
by Chantal
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Has anyone got a deep-filled pie maker?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Has anyone got a deep-filled pie maker?

Hi Stravaig, my mum bought one a few years ago. I will enquire for you.
by Chantal
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Website Help
Topic: Competitions and giveaways
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Competitions and giveaways

Hi Kriss, I've just entered my postcode in the usual format eg CV00 0YH and it was accepted first time.
by Chantal
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 122
Views: 2124

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

It's a "dongle-thingy" OH! :lol:
by Chantal
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: King Seed Supplies
Replies: 30
Views: 590

Re: King Seed Supplies

Suttons and Dobies are one, as are Marshalls and Unwins.

I buy from Dobies rather than Suttons if possible. More seeds, much cheaper and the packets are plain rather than having pretty pictures.
by Chantal
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 122
Views: 2124

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Hi Monika, I grow from seed too. I always found them less prone to bolting, until last year, when they were bolting all over the place.

Every year is different...
by Chantal
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 122
Views: 2124

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

I'm hopeful for this year. All my seed orders arrived a while ago. I was concerned about seed availability because of Covid, so ordered way earlier than usual. I'm trying a Tuscan kale called Yukon this year. It's much shorter than Nero di Toscana so should be easier to net. I've also ordered a goos...
by Chantal
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The typewriter for hair
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: The typewriter for hair

I'm lucky as having long hair I can pull it in a ponytail over the top of my head, bend over so I can see it in front of me and cut an inch or two off. Hasn't failed yet and I have to be honest, I don't need lockdown to do this... I do always remember to put the kitchen scissors in the dishwasher af...
by Chantal
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Omelette.
Replies: 21
Views: 648

Re: Omelette.

Ooh, eggy bread! We've not had that for at least a year. Cooked in a nice hot pan with fried tomatoes and perhaps some crispy bacon on the top.

I know what I'm cooking this weekend, you can keep the omelette! :D
by Chantal
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 177
Views: 4356

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

So much for doing a bit of allotment work today. We went down to get some muck from our regular Sunday drop off, but thick snow caused a real problem. I was pushing a barrow with a solid wheel and it just kept picking up packed snow until it stopped turning as the wheel was too big. I had to kick al...
by Chantal
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: When to Sow peas to avoid Pea Moth?
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: When to Sow peas to avoid Pea Moth?

I know how you feel Tony! When I first got my allotment, I used to put scary things in and around the cabbages to deter the birds. That was about it. Now we have crop protection over just about everything except the beetroot, parsnips and potatoes. It makes weeding so much more difficult. :(
by Chantal
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Blackberry
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Blackberry

Hi Tracie

We have one that came from Aldi. Don't know if a variety was given, but they have them every year. Thornless, huge lovely tasting fruit and masses of them.
by Chantal
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Hollow cabbages
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: Hollow cabbages

Thanks Monika, I don't think I'm guilty of any of those sins. The bed had been topped from the compost bin; I stamped around on the soil to firm before planting; watered, then firmed around the plants; the bed is in full sun; I only used growmore on the bed. I honestly think, somehow, that they were...
by Chantal
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 177
Views: 4356

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

I'm about to head out in the rain to our allotment, mercifully it's only half a mile away. I need a bunch of rosemary and a few other herbs. I do have some in the garden, but I need my exercise and we have sleet/snow forecast for later today.

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