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by Green Aura
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 14
Views: 155

Re: Liquorice

A friend of mine, also German, dissolves this salt licorice you speak of in vodka and serves it up at her New Year party. Foul and lethal, in equal measure, in one shot glass.
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato varieties
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: Tomato varieties

:thumbright: :hugish:
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato varieties
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: Tomato varieties

Is it F1 (not hinting at all)? Shortish growing season?:lol:
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 14
Views: 155

Re: Liquorice

I like Bertie Bassett's, I think. It's probably 20 years since I last had any. :lol:
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

So basically anything that's puts up lots of sugar is good this year. In that case I'm pleased we didn't bother. The toms are doing really well though - those Stupice are great, we'll definitely grow them next year.
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What's wrong with fennel?
Replies: 15
Views: 1856

Re: What's wrong with fennel?

I like fennel, bulb and herb, but as a background flavour and cooking it helps too.

Maybe that's my problem with licorice, it is the flavour - no subtle background hint, just in your face licorice.
by Green Aura
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Meath
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Hello from Meath

I've already said hello but hello again :lol: I find th self-sufficiency thing varies by person, time and circumstances. We all find our own elements that we can enjoy doing or fit in with life's demands. But if you want to get back into it you're in the right place. Have a look around, we've got to...
by Green Aura
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 14
Views: 155

Re: Liquorice

diggernotdreamer wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Yuk
Yup, pretty much on a par with brussel sprouts in my book.
by Green Aura
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What's wrong with fennel?
Replies: 15
Views: 1856

Re: What's wrong with fennel?

:wave: Welcome to Ish, dg. :wave:

Fennel's a lovely herb, sprinkle the fronds on fish or in salads. Some folks put fennel stalks in when stock making but I find it a bit too overpowering. Definitely a herb where less is more!
by Green Aura
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rural planning handbook
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Rural planning handbook

I know we haven't had any threads surrounding rural building recently but saw this and thought I'd share it. At least we'll know where to find it then.

http://tlio.org.uk/the-rural-planning-h ... july-2018/
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Plums!
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Plums!

...and remove their habitat so they've nowhere to hide. I don't know how far they travel but keeping the area under the tree clear should help.
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 14
Views: 155

Re: Liquorice

It's apparently a sub-tropical plant, ina, so I'm guessing it'll be a houseplant where you live. You can grow it in a pot, which will restrict its growth but that's maybe not a bad thing as its roots can get to 10m deep in the ground! It likes a sunny spot, free draining compost/loam/sand mix and to...
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again!
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Hello again!

Welcome home puddleduck/rainbowphoenix. :wave: :hugish:
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Men plucking their eyebrows!
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Men plucking their eyebrows!

looking like Denis Healey. My OH too. :lol: I run the clippers over them when I cut his hair. As for plucking them, I can't really understand why anyone does it. I tried it as a teenager it hurt and haven't bothered since. If men want to do it, that's fine, but I sort of see it as end of epoch "pee...
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Achocha tea
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Achocha tea

I'm guessing it's as you've already tried. A quick Google search, which I'm sure you've already done, makes only very brief references to "and a tea can be made from the seeds". I did see a site that mentioned the whole fruit, dehydrated and powdered, was also used to make tea and/ or put in smoothi...