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by Green Aura
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 527

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: 46

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: 14
Views: 138

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: 14
Views: 138

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: 14
Views: 138

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: 70

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: 518

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: 518

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: 518

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: 518

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: 128

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: 186

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: 186

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.
by Green Aura
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?
Replies: 9
Views: 186

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

i nearly dies about 20 months ago but doing well Blimey, gunners, I'm very glad you didn't. Good to hear you're doing well now - keep it that way, please. :hugish: What Flo said really - I don't use anything on cut ends, just cut hem so they don't collect water. I'm not sure any sprays are necessar...
by Green Aura
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 31
Views: 859

Re: The new banish plastic movements

To many people cost is an important consideration I think for many, these days, it's the only factor. It doesn't matter what it comes wrapped in if you have to get it from a foodbank, or count every penny. It doesn't matter that you might only need to use half the number of sheets of the more expen...