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by Green Aura
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Vertical gardening

A couple of lemon trees and a grapevine (purely for eating purposes obviously :wink: ) for starters. Ginger, turmeric and some lemongrass (they're to go with the chillies). Raised bed for year round salad leaves. A butternut squash, growing up a frame - and I wouldn't give entirely on the melons - t...
by Green Aura
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow Rum
Replies: 84
Views: 66728

Re: Marrow Rum

The only explanation, as far as I can see, is that putrid marrow flesh must contain a strong hallucinogenic substance which is also intensely psychologically addictive. Why else would people insist upon risking their health? Or, just a theory here, most people dislike marrow, or more specifically m...
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Fairly simple and quick-ish recipe for curd cheese
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Fairly simple and quick-ish recipe for curd cheese

I've made cheese using a very similar recipe and it's lovely but it strikes me as rather involved for a fresh cheese that only keeps for a week or two at most. Then I discovered a "recipe" which is much simpler - Crowdie. Just put your milk in a thick-bottomed pan on a very low heat (I put...
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: replace a wood-burning furnace with an aga
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: replace a wood-burning furnace with an aga

I can't answer that, Andy, although I'm sure someone will, but I do have one suggestion in the meantime. We replaced our solid fuel boiler a little while back and sized it in order to add a few more radiators (which we've done) and a 500l thermal store (which turned into a 350l TS because the plumbe...
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Back after a long absence
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Back after a long absence

Jansman wrote:Always busy,but self sufficient, no.


Nor are any of us, Jansman, that's why we're Ish. But anything you can make, grow or do for yourself is all to the good, I think. :thumbright:
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Back after a long absence
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Back after a long absence

Welcome back, Jansman. Sounds like you've been busy! :wave:
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Mid-Devon!
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Hello from Mid-Devon!

Welcome to Ish, Dave and Val. :wave:

Another early retiree here, after 30+ years in the NHS I moved, with family, to the north of Scotland.

I'm not sure why we call it retirement though. I never worked so hard as a nurse as I do at this Ish stuff. :lol:
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's for the festive lunch 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: What's for the festive lunch 2017

That looks fab, Weedo, but I can see how parched it is even near the water. Enjoy your leisure.
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sour Chutney?
Replies: 10
Views: 1355

Re: Sour Chutney?

It might take a lot longer than overnight, Lexi, so don't despair if it's still vinegary - just put it away for a while and let it do its thing. It can take from a few days to several weeks for chutneys to mature and become edible. I think that was probably the point, though. Chutneys were ways of p...
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Goede avond vanuit Nederland.
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Goede avond vanuit Nederland.

Hi Lexi and welcome to Ish :wave:

TheOnlyRogueAngel wrote:I'm still learning, and learning from my mistakes.


As are we all, honey. Daily :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's for the festive lunch 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: What's for the festive lunch 2017

....and those of us currently at risk of being snowed in won't even be remotely jealous. :mrgreen:
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: Sales

Good point. Unfortunately that option isn't available to me as most of my shopping is done online. I do remember getting a free pair of binoculars chucked in when I bought a digital camera many years ago. We still have the binoculars, they're fantastic - the camera is long gone. It was 1 megapixel (...
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's for the festive lunch 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: What's for the festive lunch 2017

I've just remembered I've bought a small vegan "cheese" hamper from a small Edinburgh company called Nutcrafter Creamery. Might be worth a look Flo. I've made cheeses for her in the past but it's a huge faff and they don't keep very well so I thought I'd give these a go. Not cheap but they...
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's for the festive lunch 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: What's for the festive lunch 2017

Last Christmas was awful - our gal had bad tonsillitis and was really quite ill. My time was spent nursing her. I can't remember when we had our Christmas dinner but it wasn't on Christmas day for sure. So this year she's being dosed up with Vit C and zinc and we're going to push the boat out for a ...
by Green Aura
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 46
Views: 7071

Re: It's that time of year again ...

Seed will be fine, thanks. We've had some very nice results from growing seed from shop bought toms.

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