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by Odsox
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apples in Cornwall
Replies: 5
Views: 31

Re: Apples in Cornwall

cooking varieties - Bramley would always be my first choice I would have agreed with you until recently, but I personally think that Blenheim Orange has a far superior flavour and for keeping qualities you can't beat Red Boskoop which keeps until May. But as you say, it's a personal thing and depen...
by Odsox
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm now self sufficient in ...
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: I'm now self sufficient in ...

Yes, at present I am totally self sufficient in rain water. :(
by Odsox
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fried apple
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: Fried apple

Thanks Flo, but all those recipes are more like puddings. I'm talking about slices of apple, eating or cookers, fried in bacon fat or dripping and eaten as part of a full English breakfast.
Glad to hear you do the same down your way Weedo.
by Odsox
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fried apple
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Fried apple

Does anyone else fry apple slices for breakfast ? I was brought up eating fried apple with the breakfast fry-up, especially with sausages. But when I mentioned it to some relatives they thought I was having them on. Is fried apple maybe restricted to fruit growing districts where apples where used t...
by Odsox
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Mornin'
Replies: 7
Views: 52

Re: Mornin'

Hi Taff
Greetings from another Celtic country you've yet to live in :iconbiggrin:
Mind you I can claim that too and although I have no Celtic roots at all, I lived and worked in Brittany before settling in Ireland.
There must be something about these Celts and their countries.
by Odsox
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New members please read
Replies: 21
Views: 12076

Re: New members please read

Hi there Stewart, welcome to our forum. :wave:
by Odsox
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make my Wood burner Rayburn heating system work?
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Make my Wood burner Rayburn heating system work?

First off I'm not a plumber or heating engineer, but I did install pretty much what you're doing years ago when we first moved into this house. One question, did the radiators get hot when you had it running (before the "explosion")? I have no experience of expansion vessels, mine had an e...
by Odsox
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Anyone growing Satsumas?
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Anyone growing Satsumas?

Yes, I grew a satsuma from seed a few years ago, just for fun. It grew fairly fast and took about 5 years to start fruiting, although it flowered sporadically before that. However it was grown in my greenhouse as it wouldn't have survived outside here, so ought to be more at home where you live. I d...
by Odsox
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New member hello
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: New member hello

Hi there DG, welcome to our forum :wave: It sounds like you have a lot of work on your hands, but it WILL be worth it. It's just a shame that you had to leave a very productive plot and start over again. Where you live should be too much of a problem to get crops all year round, just so long as an e...
by Odsox
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Being self sufficient in 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2259

Re: Being self sufficient in 2017

I have the opposite problem, or at least different, as I've developed a butterfly mind. I decide to do a job, then on my way to do it I find something else that is more important to do, and while going to get the tools to do the second job I find an even more important job to do. That first job rare...
by Odsox
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Peanuts

They definitely weren't green though I meant the leaves are still fairly green. I'll pull them up in a months time and see what they're like. maybe it will come back From what I've read they are similar to Knot Weed, as in almost impossible to get rid of, so should come back next year. I'm pleased ...
by Odsox
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Roses from cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Roses from cuttings

I agree, it should by all accounts be impossible. I do have an odd, fairly similar thing happening with my daffodils. I planted bog standard yellow ones several years ago and increasingly every year I get lots of coloured ones as well. I assume these are hybrids from cross pollinated seeds, but it g...
by Odsox
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: alcoholic fruit flies
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: alcoholic fruit flies

diggernotdreamer wrote:some have been ingested in the time it takes to get the pot to the lips.

So, are alcoholic infused Irish flies similar to Spanish fly? :wink:
by Odsox
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Peanuts

I'd love to know what freshly pulled peanuts taste like Also (I'm dead gullible for weird things to grow), I've grown 2 large pots of "Tiger Nuts" this year as well. They grew well, but still have fairly green tops, so if you haven't tried them yourself you'll have to wait a few more week...
by Odsox
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Peanuts

I'd love to know what freshly pulled peanuts taste like Purely to satisfy your curiosity we sampled a couple, and I can report that they taste just like fresh hazel nuts with a slight peanutty aftertaste. I think I may have a go at growing a lot more next year. My small greenhouse has nothing alloc...

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