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by contadina
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: My family
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Re: My family

Gorgeous bunch and let's be honest, we'd all stretch out like Larkin if we could :-)
by contadina
Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Non smoker with a cough!
Replies: 6
Views: 2746

Re: Non smoker with a cough!

A sinus problem or possibly an allergy might be the cause. My husband suffers from chronic phlegm owing to allergies and finds that cutting out dairy for a bit to lesson the amount of mucus production and taking a hayfever allergy tablet on days when he's really bad help a lot. There are sensible ho...
by contadina
Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: My first cheese!
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: My first cheese!

Maggie's right if you want a bit more moisture and creaminess then add cream and using buttermilk will help make a firmer texture. I occasionally make ricotta out of leftover whey from other cheese making endeavours and it tastes so much better than the heat treated tubs that you buy in supermarkets...
by contadina
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 26
Views: 3878

Re: Someone say something

You're not wrong GA I just spent the entire Easter weekend mowing, getting my keyhole garden ready for transplanting out seedlings, sowing my raised beds and tidying up the caper bush.
by contadina
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm back
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Re: I'm back

Welcome back to blighty and the forum Merlin. Enjoy the change in scenery.
by contadina
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting atm?
Replies: 108
Views: 24995

Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Slim pickings here, but there is lots of wild asparagus around and the first of my artichokes should be in ready in a couple of weeks time.
by contadina
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: working for yourself?
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: working for yourself?

That sounds very positive indeed PuddleDuck. I have a friend who is a single mother who began selling fused glass items at a few markets. I remember her saying that she tailored the products she would take to each one depending on what had sold well previously (men's cufflinks were really popular in...
by contadina
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bumble bees
Replies: 10
Views: 1101

Re: Bumble bees

They all over here in Puglia absolutely swarming all over my rosemary.
by contadina
Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Rosemary
Replies: 11
Views: 2665

Re: Rosemary

Very finely chopped rosemary goes particularly well in olive oil cakes, just don't use too much. Scattered on focaccia or added to regular bread dough makes for a tasty herby bread. Boiled with some nettles and apple cider vinegar it makes a really invigorating hair tonic, good for clearing up dry s...
by contadina
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Yo from York
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Re: Yo from York

Hi Abi and welcome to the forum.
by contadina
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Prune Higher Branches on my Fruit Hedges?
Replies: 11
Views: 1838

Re: Prune Higher Branches on my Fruit Hedges?

We use long handled loppers on our fruit and nut trees, which saves a bit of up and down the ladder time. Some of the thicker branches take quite a bit of strength, but they are perfectly doable this way. Many of our neighbours use hydraulic pruners, which are much easier to use, but cost a fortune....
by contadina
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New Member from Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: New Member from Ireland

Morning Derek or is it Dara? What part of Ireland are you based in?
by contadina
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: New school polytunnel
Replies: 14
Views: 1400

Re: New school polytunnel

I love your plans to make it a sensory experience. It might be worth approaching local garden centres, seed sellers etc as many donate goods in exchange for favourable publicity.
by contadina
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Tosca
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Tosca

My thoughts are with her family and friends for losing such a lovely lady. RIP Tosca.
by contadina
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Buy second-hand for lasting quality
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

Re: Buy second-hand for lasting quality

A friend picked up an old Kenwood mixer at a boot sale (still going strong 10 years after he acquired it) and I lust after it every time I see it. :love10:

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