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by Green Rosie
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Dry Your Washing Without the Tumble Drier....
Replies: 29
Views: 4368

Re: Dry Your Washing Without the Tumble Drier....

If the weather is really good for drying outside it's worth turning the spin speed on your washing machine to it's minimum. Mother Nature will dry your washing and you'll save a bit of leccy :flower:
by Green Rosie
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Courgette time again!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1771

Re: Courgette time again!!

Bonjour folks - Prison Break Fan mentioned chocolate courgette cake - this is the one I make and I challenge anyone to realise there's courgette in it: Chocolate Courgette Cake 170g (6oz) butter 400g (14oz) sugar 3 eggs - beaten 2tsp vanilla essence (or use vanilla sugar) 285g (10oz) grated courgett...
by Green Rosie
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Freezer bag alternatives?
Replies: 21
Views: 4626

Re: Freezer bag alternatives?

I wash out any freezer bags I use so they get used plenty of times.
by Green Rosie
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Last of the spuds
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Last of the spuds

I've just roasted the last of last year's crop of spuds and reluctantly added potatoes to my shopping list.

But the first of the earlies in the polytunnel are just showing though so the cycle starts again :icon_smile:
by Green Rosie
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's your party trick?
Replies: 20
Views: 1114

Re: What's your party trick?

I can wiggle one nostril :roll:
by Green Rosie
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: what have you cooked today
Replies: 113
Views: 5944

Re: what have you cooked today

i keep meaning to make bara brith. somewhen I must admit I thought it was one of your 52 recipes but obviously not. I made it recently under the name Old Fashioned Teabread and was told I had in fact made Bara Birth (which I think sounds much nicer!) And it is scrummy ...... should I really have ha...
by Green Rosie
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Ish Springwatch 2010
Replies: 57
Views: 3967

Re: Ish Springwatch 2010

I was away in the UK from Sun to Thursday and in that time all the spring flowers seem to have burst into bloom - anemones, violets, wild daffodils, cowslips, primroses etc. The early purple orchid leaf whorls are growing nicely and on a slightly different note, our frogspawn has hatched :hello1:
by Green Rosie
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: what have you cooked today
Replies: 113
Views: 5944

Re: what have you cooked today

I've got a bara birth in the oven and it smells scrummy :iconbiggrin:
by Green Rosie
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: what have you cooked today
Replies: 113
Views: 5944

Re: what have you cooked today

Variation on your veg pie, Fran - lentil bolognaise
by Green Rosie
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why set the alarm clock?
Replies: 21
Views: 1217

Re: Why set the alarm clock?

I have an alarm clock (without a snooze button) because without it I would not get up in time to do animals and get boys to school. That said I am usually awake before it goes off - EXCEPT on the days I forget to set it :roll:
by Green Rosie
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: what have you cooked today
Replies: 113
Views: 5944

Re: what have you cooked today

Sounds interesting. I always freeze apples, blackberries and redcurrents, am assuming you froze the sloes and elderberries, I have never thought of doing this, will have to give it a try this year. :flower: Exactly. 1kg of apples (crab or cooking - chopped whole) and 1kg of mixed berries. Add 1.2l ...
by Green Rosie
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: what have you cooked today
Replies: 113
Views: 5944

Re: what have you cooked today

I made hedgerow jelly yesterday - apples, blackberries, sloes, elderberries and a few redcurrants. And very nice it was too on my toast this morning.
by Green Rosie
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 Ish Tips for new allotment holders.
Replies: 11
Views: 5838

Re: 101 Ish Tips for new allotment holders.

12. Get to know other allotment holders - they hold a wealth of information and often have freebie seedlings etc to give away 13. Decide what you really like to eat and grow that first. As you get more experienced and confident add more crops to your growing list 14. If at first you don't succeed - ...
by Green Rosie
Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: And...we're off!
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: And...we're off!

Frosts have gone (for now anyway) so today I planted:

Shallots
Onion sets
Parsnips
Broad beans

In the PT I have started various brassicas, lettuces, celeriac, various japanses veggies and transplanted some lettuce seedlings I bought yesterday.

All very satisfying but loads to go still!!
by Green Rosie
Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you make extra income from your backyard or farm?
Replies: 42
Views: 4117

Re: How do you make extra income from your backyard or farm?

I sometimes think the UK is the only country who pays heed to such laws. Whenever anything is in season over here there are wholesalers who pop up all over town to buy your excess olives, cherries, figs, almonds etc. In Italy and many other other places in Europe laws such as these are generally se...

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