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by number6
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home brew Outside UK
Replies: 35
Views: 4426

Re: Home brew Outside UK

Here in Italy pretty much every family makes their own wine. Maybe not enough for the whole year, but a few hundred litres at the very least. It's a family operation, with the oldest male in charge. We head off each year to the vinyard with a couple of other families and spend the morning picking g...
by number6
Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home brew Outside UK
Replies: 35
Views: 4426

Re: Home brew Outside UK

Since finding this site I am tempted to get my wine making gear out of the loft, its been a while since I made some Elderberry it was quite good if I remember correctly :drunken: Go for it pelmetman we went crazy last year and ended up brewing something like 18 gallons of elderberry on top of vario...
by number6
Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home brew Outside UK
Replies: 35
Views: 4426

Re: Home brew Outside UK

Whenever I pick up a new homebrew book it seems to be by a UK author, well the ones that talk about country wines anyway. American books and the internet seem to focus on craft brewing and not much else. Is this the norm? Are homebrewing and wine making much more of UK thing? Also I'm quite interes...
by number6
Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Update
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Update

Particularly liked the idea of using your powers for good not evil.Any ideas on that front would be great as I to am seriously fed up with the rat race that is work.I've be working on doing something better for some time but the ideas just don't come and if they do theirs always some jobsworth to me...
by number6
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ishness can be lonely
Replies: 15
Views: 1895

Ishness can be lonely

I've been brewing,cooking and foraging for some time now and have more recently taken on an allotment but still find that their are very few like minded souls around,.I often get the impression that im viewed with mild amusement which doesn't bother me greatly it would just be pleasant to have some ...
by number6
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: what have you cooked today
Replies: 113
Views: 11730

Re: what have you cooked today

This is something I make on a regular basis the instructions come from my mum who used to make this when we were kids I've recently convinced her to make it again Mums Lemon Squash Mince 4 Lemons Add 3lb Sugar Pour on 2 pints of boiling water stir until desolved. Leave overnight add 1oz tartaric aci...
by number6
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Breadmaker Question. Need Some advice.
Replies: 32
Views: 7572

Re: Breadmaker Question. Need Some advice.

My husband and I were given a breadmaker for Christmas which we really wanted. The first few loaves came out perfectly but since then almost every loaf has stuck to the bottom of the pan and we have been left with only half a loaf. This is a real pain and a real waste, so something which was meant ...
by number6
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Man eating biscuits
Replies: 13
Views: 2715

Re: Man eating biscuits

8 Oz self raising flour 8 oz caster sugar 8 oz porridge oats 8 oz butter 2 tblsps of hot water 1 tblsp golden syrup 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Melt the butter along with the bi-carb golden syrup and 2 tblesp of hot water in a bowl, I do it in a microwave. Mix all in...
by number6
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Help! Forgotten my password AND changed my email!
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Re: Help! Forgotten my password AND changed my email!

Well they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder so maybe my eyes are wonky :icon_smile: Something that may be of interest to all I have been messing around making labels for wine/jam etc and found a great piece of software thats free to download it is glabels label designer the only downside is ...
by number6
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Help! Forgotten my password AND changed my email!
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Re: Help! Forgotten my password AND changed my email!

:cheers: All sorted thanks to Mr Headstrong who reset my details for me. Well they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder so maybe my eyes are wonky :icon_smile: Something that may be of interest to all I have been messing around making labels for wine/jam etc and found a great piece of software ...
by number6
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Help! Forgotten my password AND changed my email!
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Re: Help! Forgotten my password AND changed my email!

Lucky me got a laptop for Christmas but I can't use it to log on to SSish as I can't remember my password. (My pc remembers the password) It's no good getting an automated email as I've changed my ISP and email. I've tried logging on with the pc but I can't change my email to get a new password sen...
by number6
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Not brand new, just back
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: Not brand new, just back

Hi again! :wave: Sorry, I've not logged in on here since earlier this year but have been popping in to lurk a little. Hope I can actually do more to participate this time! Especially as I might have ahalf plot on an allotment soon (fingers crossed!). Hi Nomada welcome like you I've been absent for ...
by number6
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Berkshire
Replies: 19
Views: 1451

Re: Greetings from Berkshire

Hi Number 6 and welcome. My OH was born in the land of "the office" She took me there for the first time a couple of months ago. For a tour of such places as the "Pied Horse" I think it was called, a now defunct pub with an interesting past and a trip round Langley where she grew up. It was strange...
by number6
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Berkshire
Replies: 19
Views: 1451

Re: Greetings from Berkshire

Hi and welcome! That strikes me as not being very much salt - or liquid - in that recipe. My basic breadmaker recipe has 1.5 tsp salt to 500g flour and 1tsp yeast. The one time I forgot to put in the salt it didn't rise much at all - yeast needs salt. Also I use 350ml water to 500g flour, white or ...
by number6
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Berkshire
Replies: 19
Views: 1451

Re: Greetings from Berkshire

Helsbells wrote:Hi number 6,
Welcome to ish, I am in berkshire too, where abouts are you? I am just outside Reading.

Helen
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Hi Helsbells
I hail from the land of Mars Bars and "The Office " just outside Windsor.MuddyWitch,i most certainly am a Prisoner fan sadly still trying to escape the bubble.