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by Tigger
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: soup making
Replies: 75
Views: 21552

Re: soup making

I made celeriac soup this weekend - celeriac, potatoes and mustard as the main ingredients with the usual base of stock and vegetables, plus a drop of milk or cream. It was gorgeous.
by Tigger
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Any regular bread bakers ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2640

Re: Any regular bread bakers ?

My husband bakes bread regularly though not as often as he did as he's on limited carbs and I (who am not on such limitations) work away from home during the week. I used to use a Panasonic bread maker but he prefers to make it by hand from scratch and i have to say the results are much better.
by Tigger
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: My latest favourite recipe book
Replies: 13
Views: 5964

Re: My latest favourite recipe book

I like Nigel Slater's writing too and have all of his books and follow him on line. My other current fan is Ottolenghi as his salads are amazing and I love his books. Tom Kerridge's recipes are full of flavour and based on really simple ingredients. Galton Blackiston, Michael Caines, Nathan Outlaw a...
by Tigger
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: soup making
Replies: 75
Views: 21552

Re: soup making

We make two types of soup - fridge soup and specific soup. Fridge soup is what you might think - leftovers. They're always good if unpredictable. Usually carrot or pea based. The others are more designer soups - today I have made cream of chicken soup and mushroom and mustard soup. Both are great an...
by Tigger
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Planter suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 5148

Re: Planter suggestions?

You could also underplant it with crops such as radish, short carrots, cut and come again lettuce, soft herbs and any mini veg (turnips, beetroot, kohlrabi, etc.).
by Tigger
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Shelf life of Dithane
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Re: Shelf life of Dithane

You've got nothing to lose. try it!
by Tigger
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: BACON
Replies: 21
Views: 3589

Re: BACON

Or when Anthony Worrall Thompson suggested we use lamb shanks!
by Tigger
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Gardening word game
Replies: 1553
Views: 158919

Re: Gardening word game

Energy.
by Tigger
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: My latest favourite recipe book
Replies: 13
Views: 5964

Re: My latest favourite recipe book

I'm a big fan of Tom Kerridge's recipes at the moment - although they don't overtake the love of my life James' of course.
by Tigger
Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Tigger,
Replies: 10
Views: 2184

Re: Happy Birthday Tigger,

I'm so sorry I'm so late in replying. Some of you will know that I've had a bit of a tough year. Last Christmas Eve I was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer and my odds of survival were pretty poor. They didn't think I would make it through to the summer. I had extensive surgery follow...
by Tigger
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: soup making
Replies: 75
Views: 21552

Re: soup making

I love soup. I think it's the Irish in me. It needs a few core ingredients - onions, butter, olive or rape seed oil, sherry, potatoes and good stock. Then the rest depends on what type of broth you're looking for - a creamy soup, a chunky one, meat or fish based soup, clear stock/Jewish chicken vers...
by Tigger
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Home grown cucumbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Home grown cucumbers

I would agree. Mini cucumbers and full size ones are one of those vegetables that feature alongside broad beans, peas and tomatoes (which are a fruit, I know) that have an exceptional taste when home grown.

I love mini cues. We've had at least 40 from 3 grafted plants so far this year.
by Tigger
Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Other ideas for beetroot #2
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Re: Other ideas for beetroot #2

Try Laverstokes ( sold in Waitrose) wonderful products.
by Tigger
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I can't take this dog anywhere.
Replies: 6
Views: 1542

Re: I can't take this dog anywhere.

Our Brittany - Georgia - is 2. She spent the first year of her life with our other Brittany and they were inseparable. However Georgia's energy was Sigé's demise and she went to meet her maker last summer. Georgia spent weeks looking for her, stopped eating, sleeping or growing. Having been used to ...
by Tigger
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: onions
Replies: 18
Views: 4159

Re: onions

Just a word of advice - make sure you feed them. We've had great onions for the past few years but I think it's all due to nourishment.

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