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by Annemieke
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

I put some markers on their graves!
by Annemieke
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

We've got so many now I am doing a trial: some I bury in a tin in the garden and some others in a plastic jar. Some more I will just put in the ground like the squirrels do. The rest go in the wire net in the corridor, as always. I will let you know the outcome by spring!
by Annemieke
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

These days, these days - I'm glad I can still pick them up from the road in my old age! I'm privileged to live in the countryside. I think I bought the tins when I was young ....
by Annemieke
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

Good idea, that biscuit tin! I don't like storing everything in fridges and freezers when there are good old-fashioned alternatives.
by Annemieke
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

Got no coalfire ..... :-(
by Annemieke
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

The chestnut tree down the road is prolific this year. In the past I have kept them for a while and then soaked them (because by then they had dried out) before cooking them with Brussels' around christmas. But can I also cook and eat chestnuts straight away, or do I have to keep them a bit, like I ...
by Annemieke
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Water kefir grains - want some?
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: Water kefir grains - want some?

I am slowly reconciling myself to the fact that after a week in the fridge I have to throw a jarful of grains on the compost every day. I hate waste but it teaches me to no mind so much .... My neighbour benefits though: I give him one jar every week and he takes a spoonful of grains daily instead o...
by Annemieke
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Water kefir grains - want some?
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Water kefir grains - want some?

You may have heard of kefir - a marvellous probiotic drink, much better than pills. Easily homemade. Water kefir is different again, but as lovely and can be made into all sorts of lovely drinks. The grains grow and grow, so you always have a surplus. Which is why I am offering them, for postage cos...
by Annemieke
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: How to cook pigeon breasts?
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: How to cook pigeon breasts?

Thank you Aura. I am now marinading it. In a mixture of olive oil, pepper, salt and some too-sour-to drink water kefir. Which reminds me, I can offer water kefir grains, I will now look which forum that has to go under. Will let you know how the pigeon breasts work out!
by Annemieke
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: How to cook pigeon breasts?
Replies: 2
Views: 542

How to cook pigeon breasts?

I bought quite a few frozen pigeon breasts today and want to cook some of them tomorrow. Everyone recommends to just fry them for a few minutes on each side. But I generally prefer my meat well done, not half raw. Can I do that with the breasts? And how about marinading? Thanks!
by Annemieke
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: What can we watch which is funny and topical?
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: What can we watch which is funny and topical?

I think we watched that a few years ago. Might try again, thanks!
by Annemieke
Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: What can we watch which is funny and topical?
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: What can we watch which is funny and topical?

You're right - which is why I watch so rarely!
by Annemieke
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: What can we watch which is funny and topical?
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

What can we watch which is funny and topical?

I hardly watch television - only ‘Have I got news for you’, on Channel 1, together with my husband. When that finished, we took to watching ‘The last leg’ on Channel 4 - another excellent topical comic programme which apparently had been going on for years without our knowing. Now that is finished t...
by Annemieke
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Unsalted butter - add salt.
Replies: 4
Views: 1679

Re: Unsalted butter - add salt.

I also asked another forum and someone said "Salt in a frying pan tends to make the food stick more, i.e. more likely to burn." I had never heard that so will pay more attention.

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