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by wyrdwoman
Fri May 04, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What you harveted so far this year?
Replies: 15
Views: 3485

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by wyrdwoman
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: jack-by-the-hedge
Replies: 19
Views: 5563

It is strange that sometimes people go on about eating wild foods, then when you do, they are yucky. I have a lot of sorrel growing on the campus near me and tried a teeny bit, and it burnt my mouth :? . I have no idea why everyone goes on about it.
by wyrdwoman
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Medlar Cuttings
Replies: 3
Views: 2015

They are apparently very hard to grow. Luckily for me, I have 3 bushes near me that end up groaning with fruit - much more than I can use. Good thing too, as medlar wine is a favourite.
by wyrdwoman
Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Chai Wine
Replies: 7
Views: 2281

the.fee.fairy wrote:Did you take the contents out of your tea bag? i didn't, i figured it would be easier come straining time :lol:


Yep. Don't ask me why though as it would have been easier leaving them in. I sometimes wonder if my brain is shrinking with age.
by wyrdwoman
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Lidl / Aldi Fruit Bushes - ANY GOOD?
Replies: 17
Views: 6442

Woolworths are having a sale so I picked up a gooseberry bush and blackcurrant bush for £1.99 each. It will be interesting to see how they do. I also got a golden elder from Woolworths for £3 in March and it is already looking lovely. Beautiful colour on the leaves.
by wyrdwoman
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Chai Wine
Replies: 7
Views: 2281

I started mine tonight. I used the tea out of 10 teabags (maybe mine were bigger than yours but it measured out 4 tbsp so thats all that mattered), 1kg sugar, 2 tsps citric acid, 1 tsp yeast nutrient and a hock yeast (I have a collection I got from ebay). I boiled the tea in the water (serves me rig...
by wyrdwoman
Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Stony soil
Replies: 11
Views: 2463

Am i right in thinking that the only problem with carrots and stones is that they don't come out of the ground that nice straight shape? I'm not bothered about strange shaped carrots, as long as they grow!! Thats what I wonder about. Everyone says not to plant them in stony soil due to the weird sh...
by wyrdwoman
Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Chai Wine
Replies: 7
Views: 2281

Thanks for the reminder! I have been meaning to get some more wine started but have been sidetracked by the garden. I will start my own chai wine tonight and hopefully we will both have some yummy booze later in the year. :lol:
by wyrdwoman
Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: making beer el cheapo style
Replies: 10
Views: 2795

If you are willing to try something different, why not make country ales? I will be doing a honey beer this month, but you can make beer out of nettles too, which is a good use for those plants. And they are free!
by wyrdwoman
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: nettles
Replies: 21
Views: 7265

It tasted like nettles with cheese :). Very distinctive flavour.

I picked the tops of the nettles - top 4 or 6 leaves. If you include the stalks then it will be gritty - leaves only.
by wyrdwoman
Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: nettles
Replies: 21
Views: 7265

Thought you may want to see how the sheeps cheese and nettle tart turned out.

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And it tastes pretty good.
by wyrdwoman
Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Life without a car
Replies: 5
Views: 1961

I haven't had a car for 10 years. It actually works out cheaper (in the Uk anyway) to use public transport and hire cars for when you really need one. I tend to look carefully for the cheapest train fares, although I am not as good as some. 2 singles are cheaper than a return 90% of the time. Luckil...
by wyrdwoman
Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Puzzled
Replies: 18
Views: 7862

Bonniegirl wrote:wyrdwoman you should get yourself out here on a holiday!!


One day I will :)
by wyrdwoman
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Puzzled
Replies: 18
Views: 7862

Didn't know Eire was part of UK these days? Better stop using the Euro then, flippin' europhiles. I have noticed quite a good spread of membership on this site. Not many from the US though. Well, not posting lots anyway. I would love to go to New Zealand - climate much like ours but better scenery.
by wyrdwoman
Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to get rid of slugs
Replies: 167
Views: 141577

I read that throwing them into your compost bin is the best thing to do. They help break down the compost, and the heat in the bin kills the eggs. I think I may pop out a hedgehog box too though, as we don't seem to have many round here now. :( What about putting dried holly leaves or gorse branches...

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