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by Luath
Thu May 17, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fudge - ish
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Fudge - ish

Interesting recipe, will be having a go.MIght be a challenge with no blender, but worth a try. Thanks :icon_smile:
by Luath
Thu May 17, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Anyone got a Dehydrator?
Replies: 12
Views: 1047

Re: Anyone got a Dehydrator?

Still on my quest to become less and less reliant on electricity, I won't have an electric dehydratr I use a rack on top of the RAyburn, with the lid down. Metal racks, got cheaply from the tip, the best ones are the 'shelf extenders' sort fo things, sold for making an extra shelf oin the larder/cup...
by Luath
Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Chilli wine
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Chilli wine

I make chilli wine regularly - needs keeping for about 2 years to get the best out of it.
by Luath
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Rowan or Mountain Ash berries
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Re: Rowan or Mountain Ash berries

It's the tannin on the rowans that can make them unpalatable; usually mixed with other fruits in eg hedgerow jellies, wines, etc. All varieties are safe to use; I forage wild ones, plus have two cultivars (and a wild one) in the garden, all useful. Always leave plenty for the birds though. I'm tryin...
by Luath
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Hops
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Hops

I'm picking mine this week, hoping to make a start today. I tend to cut the bines, and strip the hops at the table - less injuries that way, they're fearsome things, the bines. I pick in the middle of a dry day any day in September when they're ready. MIne go up on the washing pulley above the Raybu...
by Luath
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Knit socks without grief?
Replies: 25
Views: 3081

Re: Knit socks without grief?

We're doing this one on River Cottage atm too, two needle socks. I've done my first one, is quite a good pattern, but willr eserve judgement until sewn up. I'm a four needle woman myself lol

http://www.rivercottage.net/forum/ask/p ... ted-socks/
by Luath
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Knit socks without grief?
Replies: 25
Views: 3081

Re: Knit socks without grief?

This might be of interest/use; also, there's a topic there on 4 ply socks as well. good luck with them :icon_smile:

http://creativeliving.10.forumer.com/vi ... .php?t=488
by Luath
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bottling pasta sauce...?
Replies: 17
Views: 1640

Re: Bottling pasta sauce...?

I don't know if this is a daft question or not, but when I make excess sauce I bung it in the freezer to keep rather than in bottles. What's the benefit of bottling rather than freezing - does it keep longer or is it just the reduction in freezer space required? I bottle produce because it's an ene...
by Luath
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What to do with bee's wax
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: What to do with bee's wax

Woudl be wasted on cheese, and I'm not sure it's suitable. All sorts of homemade cosmetics have it in, but it's best for candles and bartering, I've found. Makes excellent polish, tto, nice and easy.
by Luath
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: weaving
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: weaving

Look online for your nearest Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers; go along and see how you get on, maybe join, or just find out about weaving lessons. They should also ahve various bits of equipment to hire out/loan too. Well worth joining if you have an interest in any of the fibre arts.
by Luath
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ..mend a frayed shirt collar?
Replies: 18
Views: 4307

Re: ..mend a frayed shirt collar?

Hello, I came across this: http://unboughtdelicacies.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-turn-collar.html Which might help :sunny: Just seen this, and was going to post a link to it - thanks Jill :icon_smile: Jilldelcore, if you click on the link, you'll see that in action. I've been doing it for over twen...
by Luath
Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: What size do I knit?
Replies: 21
Views: 1429

Re: What size do I knit?

Knit the smaller size for a better fit.
by Luath
Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Does anybody have a Pea Pod Wine recipe?
Replies: 13
Views: 3449

Re: Does anybody have a Pea Pod Wine recipe?

Just catching up here - glad it turned otu well. Working oruw ay throught his year's just now. :cooldude:
by Luath
Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Does anybody have a Pea Pod Wine recipe?
Replies: 13
Views: 3449

Re: Does anybody have a Pea Pod Wine recipe?

Ha! You know me - the proverbial bad penny............ :lol: :lol: 3 1/2 bs is probably close enough - put in some older tougher runners, cut up if you want to bulk it out a bit. Otherwise, put the pods in the freezer as you shell the peas, adding to them as you go, until you have enough. Defrost be...
by Luath
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Does anybody have a Pea Pod Wine recipe?
Replies: 13
Views: 3449

Re: Does anybody have a Pea Pod Wine recipe?

This is my one: 4lbs pea pods 1 gallon water 2 1/2 lbs sugar 1 tbsp yeast, activated 1lemon, sliced 2 tea bags handful of raisins or sultanas Simmer pods and water in large pan until pods soft; remove from heat, add sugar and stir to dissolve. Leave to cool to blood temp, then add rest of ingredient...

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