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by julie_lanteri
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Swiss chard gratin
Replies: 0
Views: 1152

Swiss chard gratin

For all the Swiss chard fans... I found this recipe on the French website Marmiton and made it last week. It was even better than my grandma's. shhh don't tell her though... - Swiss chard (enough for your oven dish) - 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped - 1-2 tbsp chopped parsley - a glass of milk - a piece ...
by julie_lanteri
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: planning help... pretty please...
Replies: 9
Views: 1967

Re: planning help... pretty please...

Thank you guys, always very helpful! The magnolia is definitely going next winter. It's not very pretty and it's so close to the shed we keep having to chop branches to get in. It will be replaced (further from the path!) by a quince "vranja" which gets to 3.5-4m max I've been told. I'm no...
by julie_lanteri
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: planning help... pretty please...
Replies: 9
Views: 1967

planning help... pretty please...

Hi everyone, sorry to bother you again with my garden... After a year and a half of digging grass and playing with veg & flowers, I think it's time to look at fruit trees and bushes. I'm not ready to plant it all out (way too much grass and ground elder not helping in places) but I don't want to...
by julie_lanteri
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Any good recipes for broad/fava beans??
Replies: 11
Views: 2117

Re: Any good recipes for broad/fava beans??

made broad beans & chick peas falafels yesterday... not a fan...
I wish I'd checked on here first! quite fancy trying your burger recipe, Contadina. Thanks for posting it.
by julie_lanteri
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: catch crop backfiring... help!
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: catch crop backfiring... help!

thanks Lyn. live and learn...
I'll sort it out this weekend. Getting ready to go to Gardeners World live in Birmingham (there is a new kitchen/edible gardens area), with a 10 month old little one, it's an expedition!
by julie_lanteri
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: catch crop backfiring... help!
Replies: 2
Views: 905

catch crop backfiring... help!

When I planted my potatoes, I thought I would sow some salad as a catch crop (like it said in the books :? ) Everything was looking good and I got a few salad leaves... then I went away... I now have a jungle of leaves, potatoes needing earthing up and I have no idea what to do with that mess! Do I ...
by julie_lanteri
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best garden veg
Replies: 18
Views: 4703

Re: Best garden veg

if you can get books out of your library I would suggest Geoff Hamilton's "ornamental kitchen garden" (the series is also in the dvd box-set), Joy Larkcom's "creative vegetable gardening" and Alys Fowler's "edible garden". More than what to grow, I find that the challen...
by julie_lanteri
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Mint Wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 6203

Re: Mint Wanted

Hi Lyn, got your pm.
I need to get pots and compost organised and I'll prepare some roots for you. Can you let me know what you'd like and send me your address in a pm?
by julie_lanteri
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should spell checkers be mandatory ?
Replies: 83
Views: 7576

Re: Should spell checkers be mandatory ?

haha, just had to check how to spell "variegated" for another post :)
I'll go to bed a little tiny bit smarter tonight... (the feeling probably won't last long, sigh)
by julie_lanteri
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Mint Wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 6203

Re: Mint Wanted

I've got Moroccan mint, variegated pineapple mint, peppermint, chocolate peppermint and spearmint (well that's what was on all the labels :p ) You're welcome to some roots but I'm afraid I've got a couple of newby/stupid questions first: can I take cuttings now (I was planning on giving them bigger ...
by julie_lanteri
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Green garden waste collections
Replies: 20
Views: 4024

Re: Green garden waste collections

we've got a blue week - green week system here. blue: paper-cardboard in a bag, recycling box with tin-bottles, clothes and shoes bagged separately. green: plastics in a bag, garden waste in big bags (up to 4). kitchen waste is not collected at all. interesting to read how it's done in other places....
by julie_lanteri
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Too late to save my beetroot?
Replies: 10
Views: 1835

Re: Too late to save my beetroot?

I haven't tried it myself but I've read in several books that if they've gone woody, you can leave them in the ground to harvest fresh leaves in the spring. Anybody has tried it? Is it worth it or better to pull them out and move on?
by julie_lanteri
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: What now?
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: What now?

Thank you both for the tips!
I was good last year and didn't pick any of the rhubarb :p a few months to wait and yum yum yum...

Another newbie question, I haven't touched the bronze fennel and it's still standing, all alone in the bed... do I have to cut it back before next spring?
by julie_lanteri
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Gift Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 6945

Re: Gift Ideas

Same here! Sisters didn't moan though when they got their hand knitted hats: cashmere-merino-silk blend... yeah, wouldn't complain either :p Some people just don't "get it". For them, spending money is a way to show how much they care and therefore a handmade gift looks like trying to save...
by julie_lanteri
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: What now?
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

What now?

I planted 2 rhubarb crowns, one blackcurrant, redcurrant and gooseberry bushes last winter and followed the pruning guidlines at planting time. So far this year, I've cleared the last leaves on the rhubarb and slightly cut back the drooping branches of the gooseberry that were almost touching the gr...

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