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by Lady Willow
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: First time - green tomato chutney
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: First time - green tomato chutney

Mmmm, I love green tomato chutney..... stir a few spoonfuls into a hearty veg soup and it adds such a nice extra depth.
by Lady Willow
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Storing chestnuts
Replies: 7
Views: 1690

Re: Storing chestnuts

Ah.. how I know what to do with that old tin drum that hubbie insisted "come in useful one day" .... his collection of things in this catagory is vast! I made some chestnut 'jam' yesterday. It took forever, but tastes great (it has rum in it! :mrgreen: ) Has anybody tried roasting (in the fire) ches...
by Lady Willow
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sweet chestnuts
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Re: Sweet chestnuts

I lurve Brussel sprouts!

So long as they aren't cooked for 2 hours until mushy! I even like them raw!
by Lady Willow
Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sweet chestnuts
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Sweet chestnuts

I collected my own body weight in sweet chestnuts today! :mrgreen:

I love them roasted in the fire, and also chestnut and veg rosts ... and spicy chestnut mini 'sausage' rolls.

Any other veggie suggestions please?
by Lady Willow
Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Storing chestnuts
Replies: 7
Views: 1690

Storing chestnuts

I collected half a trailor load of chestnuts today (I just couldn't stop picking them up!!).

Far more than I'll be able to use in the coming weeks.

Does anybody collect and store them? If so - any tips please for best storage method please?
by Lady Willow
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: what a treat
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: what a treat

they are an ancient Scottish variety MMM.
by Lady Willow
Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: what a treat
Replies: 4
Views: 526

what a treat

I've just harvested my Arran Victorys ... there's not much of a better job in the veggie garden than digging up purple potatoes!! :mrgreen:
by Lady Willow
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Rhubarb
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Rhubarb

No I didn't mean as a rule ... I meant the last lot I'll be taking before the 'season' ends. That was my original question ... can I take all of the stems at my last picking of the season, or do I need to leave some to go home?
by Lady Willow
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Rhubarb
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Rhubarb

So I can strip all of the stems off now? Then leave it to it's own devices?
I feel some rhubarb and ginger jam coming on! :mrgreen:
by Lady Willow
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Rhubarb
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Rhubarb

I have a couple of rhubarbs that are a few years old now so I'm getting a good harvest from them. But ... am I supposed to be leaving some stalks to go back to earth and nourish the roots? It's very hard leaving those lovely sticks sitting there to rot!
by Lady Willow
Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Abundance of mint any ideas what to do with it
Replies: 20
Views: 1802

Re: Abundance of mint any ideas what to do with it

Mojito
Long Island iced tea
Gin smash
Whiskey smash
Mint julep

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Lady Willow
Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Not new but been AWOL!
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Not new but been AWOL!

I've had a busy and difficult year behind me so haven't been ishing for ages.

Still, brighter days ahead and hope to have more time to post.

Lots of new names, great to see the forum thriving :mrgreen:
by Lady Willow
Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: chinese recipes
Replies: 15
Views: 1897

Re: chinese recipes

I have a lovely receipe for black peppered tofu if anybody fancies it?
by Lady Willow
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Too many cabbages!!
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Too many cabbages!!

I've just pickled a load in various vinegar and red wine and flavoured with cinnamon, chilli, star anise and peppercorns. It smells wonderful. I love a dollop of pickled red cabbage atop a veggie stew.
by Lady Willow
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What's your favourite Winter meal?
Replies: 44
Views: 14168

Re: What's your favourite Winter meal?

Curry of any description, but absolute fave is butternut squash and coconut (really spicy though, none of that korma-strength rubbish!) :mrgreen: Or a big bowl of veggie chilli with some chilli cornbread. Or maybe a big pile of sweet roasted veggies with a pile of quinoa. I'm easily pleased :iconbig...