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by Bramble
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Gratuitous Gushing about River Cottage Everday, Thurs 8pm c4
Replies: 118
Views: 23401

Re: Gratuitous Gushing about River Cottage Everday, Thurs 8p

I enjoy watching his programmes, just kinda got out of the habit, saw too many repeats.
Whatever the controversy is over his financial position etc, it's interesting stuff and gives some good info and ideas.
Now I know there's a new series on will set the TV.
:) thanks for posting.
by Bramble
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making Bread
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: Making Bread

just wanted to say thanks for your help and input everyone. I'm making some fantastic bread now and it's all down to the recipes and tips I got from here. Both this thread and viewtopic.php?f=28&t=12550&hilit=breadmaking Think the main things I've learned is activate the yeast first, and don...
by Bramble
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making Bread
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: Making Bread

well the Honey bread came out fantastic thanks Battybird :)
by Bramble
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making Bread
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: Making Bread

I'm trying this recipe today :icon_smile: will let you know what it turns out like. another recipe! 1 5/8cup milk 6 tbspn water 2tbspn oil (olive/sunflower) 2tbspn honey (or lemon juice/sugar) 4 cups white flour 2cups wholemeal flour 2tspn salt 2tbspn dried yeast makes 2 med loaves or 1 very large l...
by Bramble
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread wont rise
Replies: 37
Views: 3180

Re: Bread wont rise

Hi Rosendula I just made a loaf using your advise.. brilliant! thanks :) :flower: I was on one of my rants to OH the other day on the subject of bread. Like you, my bread was always rock hard and I gave up even trying to make bread for many, many years. I was always told I wasn't kneading it enough,...
by Bramble
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Pear jam?
Replies: 22
Views: 1665

Re: Pear jam?

Hiya Yes purple skinned plums, not tried greengages we only get a few of those so not enough to bother trying to freeze. The purple plums are good for Jams and crumbles and pies, prob chutneys too, but not really anything else as they do defrost mushy. Once I've defrosted them to soft enough to remo...
by Bramble
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Pear jam?
Replies: 22
Views: 1665

Re: Pear jam?

Hi Millymollymandy the apples and pears for juice, and the plums I literally just washed and put in freezer bags and froze. I know the freezer books say to stew or semmi cook due to enzimes but I've never had any trouble the way I do it personally. your right they don't look great when you defrost t...
by Bramble
Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making Bread
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: Making Bread

Fantastic! thanks everyone gonna try all your recipes :)
by Bramble
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: drying clothes and nappies?
Replies: 17
Views: 8656

Re: drying clothes and nappies?

Hiya I've got two kids both out of nappies now, but used washables for both. Just wanted to echo what some people have already said, the airers you hang from the ceiling are the way to go. I've always called them a Victorian maid, bit there are different names for them. thing is the washing dries qu...
by Bramble
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Help with Fruit Identification – Plum, Damson?
Replies: 12
Views: 3141

Re: Help with Fruit Identification – Plum, Damson?

Looks like a plum to me, think I'd probably treat it as one personally.
:icon_smile:
by Bramble
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie saying Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Newbie saying Hello

Hello Muddy Witch
love the avatar :)
)0(
by Bramble
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making Bread
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Making Bread

Hi everyone I used to use a bread maker to make my own bread, then a while ago I though why use the elec to do all the mixing when I could do it myself. So for about 2 yrs now I've been making my own bread.. which turns out ok, but to be honest, I've seen better. I still use the same old recipes I u...
by Bramble
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Pear jam?
Replies: 22
Views: 1665

Re: Pear jam?

Just to say if you have a plum glut you can freeze them and they still make lovely Jam after being frozen. We didn't get any plums at all this year due to the harsh winter, it's been a poor year for fruit all round. but I'm still making Jam from the ones we froze last year.. didn't turn them all str...
by Bramble
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Container spuds (again!)
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Container spuds (again!)

I grew potatoes in large plant pots this year, I put two seed postatoes in each pot and had about 8 pots in total. I used the soil from old grow bags from last years tomatoes to fill the containers and for a bit of earthing up. Got enough for a good few family meals prob equiv to a sack of potatoes ...
by Bramble
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from a newbie in scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Re: Hello from a newbie in scotland

Hi Rachel

we're in Scotland too (west coast) :)
:wave:

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