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by MKG
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 30

Re: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe

Om nom. Om nom nom nom.
It's enough to make me get some chillis from the freezer right now. Thanks muchly.
by MKG
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Weather forecast

I use the Met. Office ever since I discovered that you can fine-tune it to narrow it down to a local weather station. It's now wrong only on rare occasions - certainly it's good enough to make plans.
by MKG
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 18
Views: 256

Re: Bread flour question

My six penn'orth ... I use a fair bit of yeast in a slightly different application, but mine's a specific strain designed to do a different job. It's still Saccharomyces cerevisiae, though. However, it's a few years ago that I read about adding a small amount of vit. B1 to a wine must - and I have t...
by MKG
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 29
Views: 2063

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Very good clarity for its age. Nice one, Bernard. As for taste, I'll join the queue behind GA. I'm sure you'll let us know. I'm also sure that you know that it's worth tasting at a very early stage to establish the benchmark for improvement over time. It promises to be interesting.
by MKG
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Chilli wine
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: Chilli wine

This is getting my curiosity going again. I'm beginning to wonder what a sweet chilli wine would be like (not a sweet chilli, you understand but a sweet wine). Off the top of my head, I think it would have to be a white. I may try it with rhubarb. On the other hand, I may not. I wonder ... ... ... ....
by MKG
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Spring?

I don't mind our mice - they keep themselves to themselves and don't attempt to invade no-go areas (there are many, many other warm and dry bits they can set up home in). As for rats, I have an aerodynamically-shaped half-housebrick as a special greeting for them. I haven't had to use it too often, ...
by MKG
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Gardening Indoors
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Gardening Indoors

But you have a personal juke box!!!! (envy, envy) ...
Put on hot music and the seeds will come up rocking and keep themselves warm (yes, I've had a glass of wine).
by MKG
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unwanted presents?!
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Unwanted presents?!

Distract yourself, Ina - I'm sure you could put the box to very creative use.
Feet up, hot toddy, a good book and keep warm (which is MY idea of luxury, although I do resent having to get back up to refill the toddy).
by MKG
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Spring?

Every year for the past six (or seven or eight) years or so, we've had a Herman. Herman is a blackbird - OK, he's a number of blackbirds, all of whom, I'm convinced, share a lot of genetic material. The original Herman would nag us for food, run figures of eight around my feet, wait in the same spot...
by MKG
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just before ...
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Just before ...

... everyone descends into the general haze of Christmas celebrations (not, of course, including the many teetotallers on the board) ... (What am I saying?) ...

MERRY CHRISTMAS

:santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa:
by MKG
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Vertical gardening

Hi Thomzo - nice to talk to you again. Don't worry - I'm just having a general moan. My knees and back have done pretty well but they're getting on a bit now, so it's more a man-moan than anything else. I did toy with the idea, last night, of getting sunken paths dug and it took a while to realise w...
by MKG
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 29
Views: 2063

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

I looked it up. US rutabaga = English swede (if you see what I mean) and Scottish neep (as in neeps and tatties).
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: No Bees?

We've been through a couple of those, Weedo. Those flies, if they're anything like ours, do a bit of pollination - not half as good as bees, but it's something. Other than that, it's a camel-hair water-colour brush, a good supply of beer and a gentle afternoon distributing pollen yourself. I recomme...
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Vertical gardening

I should have been more specific. I CAN kneel down - but I can't get back up again, so If I'm by myself it would be a stupid thing to do. I can also bend a bit, but it's pot luck - half of the time my back cramps and locks and, believe me, that makes me say "Golly Gosh, that smarts a little". Someth...