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by Green Aura
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 3684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Oooh, I love duck eggs. My local supply dried up after a visit from an enterprising fox!
by Green Aura
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 3684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

I'm guessing the distribution that, as you say, is so carefully balanced (JIT) has been drastically affected by several factors - the new restrictions ina referred to, staff shortages due to ill health or need to isolate, all the way through the chain of supply. The cynic in me also has a sneaking s...
by Green Aura
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 3684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

It'll probably last for years, Tony. When I was a kid, one of my brothers put a hole in one of the bay windows, in the front room, with an air rifle pellet. It was right down in one corner, so Dad covered it up with what I seem to remember was fibre glass tape - is that a thing? Anyway it was still ...
by Green Aura
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 3684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Getting new slots for our "click and collect" online order is becoming more problematic. When lockdown first started we couldn't get a slot for three weeks - that will be this coming Thursday. The slots are released daily, at midnight. OH waited for it to come online, the other day, (in a queue !!!)...
by Green Aura
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 26
Views: 758

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

If it's any help. Viper, L1dl do a very good substitute.
by Green Aura
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 26
Views: 758

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I can't tell you how good this was! Bear in mind I've not had any for about 3 years.
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by Green Aura
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 26
Views: 758

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

My tomato sauce has only been sweetened with carrots and onions, which I used for the base. A couple of sticks of celery, tin of tomatoes, squidge of puree and some water. Pretty much it apart from some herbs, salt and paprika. Looks good thus far - I'll try to remember to take a pic of my dinner. :...
by Green Aura
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 26
Views: 758

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Today I'm making baked beans! I've never done that before. The haricot beans were cooked yesterday (big batch so some will get portioned and frozen) and this morning I'll make a rich tomato sauce and then stew the combo gently until dinner. All served on the beer bread I made last week, toasted, and...
by Green Aura
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1552

Re: Self Isolation

You do have to wonder how many of these small local businesses, or indeed services to small rural communities, will stay gone after this is over. Our local recycling centre is shut, all the huge skips removed. It was an unmanned site and only emptied every few weeks, so I'm not sure what the H+S iss...
by Green Aura
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1552

Re: Self Isolation

Likewise, ina. I have a T4sc0 click and collect booked for next week (booked on 23/3!). Trouble is, our nearest C+C is in the next village - 20 miles away. As there's nothing but sheep and deer between us and them I think it's unlikely we'll get stopped, although I do have to pass the police house. ...
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1552

Re: Self Isolation

Moving to the farm sounds like a great idea, Weedo. Keep safe.
by Green Aura
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 26
Views: 758

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I'm still using stuff out of the store cupboard - we can't get an order until 9th April! The local shop is good but very expensive so we're trying to do a mixture of using up stuff here, buy essentials from the local shop and a supermarket order for the rest. Spreading the love :lol: Anyway, today's...
by Green Aura
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Re: Experimentalish

Looks interesting. Potential fodder and fibre, you say?
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our time has come?
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Our time has come?

It's a tough time Bonnie, and one that will test the mettle of a lot of individuals and communities. Try not to get too down-hearted and despondent though. We are, as you pointed out, in a lot better situation than many. Don't forget that we're "ish" here, no one is trying to be wholly self-sufficie...
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 26
Views: 758

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

As far as I know, Bernard, the cooking liquor from any bean will do. The usual one is chickpea liquor but I've used gungo pea and black turtle beans and they work well, albeit a strange colour. If you're cooking kidney beans you need to boil them for 10 minutes minimum to remove the toxic bit, the n...