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by dickon
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Blackberry wine
Replies: 8
Views: 1926

Re: Blackberry wine

Have read the recipe and looks lke a hell of a fag to me!!!The blackberry wine we made was - 3lb blackberries 3lb sugar 1 gall boiling water 1tsp yeast Put berries in bucket,with sugar and pour a gallon of boiling water over.Leave to cool to blood temp and add yeast.Leave for five days to ferment,st...
by dickon
Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Flour making
Replies: 20
Views: 1762

Re: Flour making

to be honest, my personal faovourite was "I know thay had chickens then,but did thay have eggs?" to which the reply was "well isn't that the eternal question" followed by much guffawing into sleeves
by dickon
Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: what home brew have you got on the go at the mo?
Replies: 61
Views: 11246

Re: what home brew have you got on the go at the mo?

3galls elderberry
4galls blackberry
aiming to bottle before we drink it all out of the demijohns(at least it made it out of the bucket this year :drunken:)
by dickon
Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 non-swear words
Replies: 109
Views: 36552

Re: 101 non-swear words

Poo,bum,willy head
said with venom doesn't upset the vicar!!
by dickon
Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderberry wine
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: Elderberry wine

We usually use scissors method for elderflower wine but use a trusty fork for strigging (love that word-cheers MKG)the elderberries.Don't know about 2009 though,am merrily trying to drink this years before it goes into the bottle for Christmas this year.We haven't put in ginger and cloves yet,but wi...
by dickon
Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: what to do with wild pears?
Replies: 7
Views: 3934

Re: what to do with wild pears?

Don't know about perry(I think stripey pixie socks is probably right about the cider recipe) but we have made this,and it's possible without a fruit press!!! 5lb pears 1gallon water 3lb white sugar 2 lemons tsp yeast Do not peel or core pears,chop up being careful to save juice.Put into pan and add ...
by dickon
Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Socks (Knitting)
Replies: 46
Views: 3741

Re: Socks (Knitting)

If you're aiming for 100% authenticity,have you found evidence for knitted socks in period(please,please,please-am sick of cold wet feet) .The earliest we've ever found is a surviving pair(with knitted vest)for a small child,dating from the 16th century in (I think ) the museum of London.All the woo...
by dickon
Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Flour making
Replies: 20
Views: 1762

Re: Flour making

Don't even start me on that!!Our re-enactment group have a small ceramic bread oven and watching the public trying to get their heads around how that works is almost as funny as watching them try and get their heads round cooking on an open fire.common reaction"are you going to eat that?"-...
by dickon
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: suet assistance
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: suet assistance

nice one,Clara.thanks.Will be on Christmas pud duty at the weekend with my batch frozen suet :lol:
by dickon
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: suet assistance
Replies: 3
Views: 520

suet assistance

We have been lucky enough to have been given a huge(most of a cows worth) and now have the dilemma of how to store it.Does it freeze-and if so grated or whole;is it fine in the fridge;does it need drying or do we have to live on suet pudding and spotted dick for the next two months. As an aside,we w...
by dickon
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Flour making
Replies: 20
Views: 1762

Re: Flour making

Thanks for the welcome, all Ref the small mill-we bake a loaf of bread pretty much every day and quarter of an hour to grind the flour is nothing when you're saving a pound a kilo(if that makes sense) and wheat is easier to store than flour in any kind of bulk.Plus,this year,it's a bit of an experim...
by dickon
Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Flour making
Replies: 20
Views: 1762

Re: Flour making

I have had to register,because my OH is c**p at posting!!!We have sourced wheat at 10p a kilo (kind local farmer)and have also sourced a hand mill(no electricity or overheating)for £50 delivered and will post a link as soon as I find the invoice. Saying that,it does grind 1lb flour(enough for a loaf...

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