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by Green Aura
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: Weather forecast

When we lived down in Manchester we used to laugh at the BBC weather forecasts because what they predicted usually happened, just 24-48 hours later. So almost completely useless, in our experience. Up here it's even worse, each village has its own micro-climate, because of the mountains, and the nea...
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 15
Views: 155

Re: Bread flour question

Thanks Weedo, that was more or less what I was trying to say, albeit I'm lazy and couldn't be bothered looking up figures. In addition to that there are various sub groups under those broader categories and then blends, of course, to get specific features - as in the denser European style breads I m...
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: Forum upgrade

Just had word from John that all is now upgraded and fixed. There shouldn't be any more problems but if you spot any problems let us know.
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Something happened?
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Something happened?

It's all back to my post from a little while back. John is having to do some pretty hefty renovations. I don't know if this is now finished, or part of an ongoing process.

So if you spot any problems that haven't been fixed, shout out.
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 15
Views: 155

Re: Bread flour question

Indeed, Bernard. All wheat flour has the proteins to make gluten. Different levels in each strain of wheat but all will make a decent loaf - even cake flour, which is very low because you want your cake crumbly rather than chewy. It just takes a bit more time and effort. Both flours used were sold a...
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 15
Views: 155

Re: Bread flour question

In the bakery we always used Shipton Mill's French flour - fabulous flour, silky smooth, not too high gluten but more than cake flour. We didn't get our order on one occasion so we had to go to the cash and carry to buy what looked to be a similar product. It was a different colour and texture, mixe...
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 15
Views: 155

Re: Bread flour question

The rise in the dough is due to CO2 from the yeast gobbling up the sugars. I don't use added sugar, just leave it to do its thing but certainly give it a first rise in the bowl then another proof in the tin/tray or whatever. The rise in the baked loaf comes from something called oven spring - the hi...
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: HELP have i still time to prune fruit trees and rasps
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: HELP have i still time to prune fruit trees and rasps

I wouldn't worry about the trees, gunners. They'll survive a few years without pruning, if necessary. I think you might be too late for onion seeds (although someone else will be able to tell you better) but onion sets are fine if you are. The sweet peas should be fine though. No need to rush at it ...
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Vegetarian diet

Odsox wrote:I'll substitute the bacon for tasty smoked streaky rashers
Me too - especially cured by me. :wink:
by Green Aura
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Vegetarian diet

....and now you've got a tasty vegan bacon recipe - better start growing the soya beans.:lol:
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Vegetarian diet

Here you go Skippy My vegan bacon 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 2 tablespoons soy sauce ½ tablespoon pomegranate molasses* ¼ teaspoon chipotle ¼ teaspoon cocoa powder Mix everything together and set aside. * If you don't have this you can substitute vinegar (but the pomegranate molasses are gorgeo...
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Vegetarian diet

Hmm, I think that list might have been a little skewed to what's available in the USA. I was pleased to see that we eat quite a lot of the things - specific types of fish obviously not available here - but was very surprised to see almonds at no.1. Bacon is the food of the gods. Flo, you really must...
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Bean Flower Thrip management
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Bean Flower Thrip management

There's some good management info here although they suggest spraying is the only reliable solution https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/69740/trips-beansFS-web.pdf It's quite interesting they use the yellow sticky traps for information rather than trapping - another site suggested...
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?

Are there any riding stables near? They always used to have signs outside saying help yourself to manure. It's fresh so needs stacking for a while but if you can get some it's well worth the time and effort and usually free.
by Green Aura
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?

Sorry - I'm having trouble with my t key. Sometimes it doesn't work and spellcheck won't pick it up if it's a real word - hence hem instead of them.