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by battybird
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Courgette time again
Replies: 12
Views: 2549

Re: Courgette time again

Ours slowed down a little while the cucumbers were going mad but have suddenly started up with a vengeance! Courgette bread was a bit of a disaster...the bread maker stopped working and I ended up with a half mixed mess. Tried to rework it but it turned into a heavy pudding...made a good topping in ...
by battybird
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: It's a first!!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2818

Re: It's a first!!!!!!

Just started noticing the ads due to this thread....Colgate toothpaste, B&B's , and home-brew! conjures up a great picture!! :mrgreen: :drunken:
by battybird
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Another use for courgettes
Replies: 72
Views: 12821

Re: Another use for courgettes

Chickened out and made courgette bread and pakoras instead... Will search for a better choc cake recipe that one did not sound right! :shock: :shock:
by battybird
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Another reason for hydroponics
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Another reason for hydroponics

Will have to look into this further...like the sound of hydroponics! AND I love mange tout! :flower:
by battybird
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Another use for courgettes
Replies: 72
Views: 12821

Re: Another use for courgettes

This is the way OH makes hers... 175g dark chocolate (cheap value brand is good) 250g finely grated courgettes (skins and all) 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 100g castor sugar 175ml sunflower/veg oil 2 medium eggs Grate the courgette into a bowl with the dry ing...
by battybird
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: cucamelon recipes??
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Re: cucamelon recipes??

tzatziki...hadn't thought of that. Don't like Gin, but maybe vodka???? Very easy to grow, did it in the greenhouse and looked very weedy but have had loads of fruits and there are lots more coming.The instructions say that they grow outdoors and prefer arid conditions, maybe they flourished when we ...
by battybird
Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Courgette time again
Replies: 12
Views: 2549

Re: Courgette time again

Thanks Zech, I posted that thread and had completely forgotten about courgette bread! Will start a loaf now...still using most of the recipes tho. I love this type of glut makes you so inventive. Now...just need to work out some recipes for the four cucumbers a day we have been picking for the last ...
by battybird
Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: cucamelon recipes??
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

cucamelon recipes??

Had loads of these little cucumber melons, grown this year for the first time and now am wondering what I can do with them. We have eaten them raw, made bruschetta , and seen a recipe for pickles. Has anyone else tried them? wondered about stir frying them also. Wish our grandson lived near, he woul...
by battybird
Sat May 03, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: elderflower foraging in Thanet
Replies: 1
Views: 1363

Re: elderflower foraging in Thanet

Hi there. We live very close to you but as I am currently abroad cannot think where to suggest except alongside the railway line footpath which runs from Minnis bay to Reculver, I am sure I have seen some along there. Did not want you to have no answers....I will speak to OH in next week or so cos h...
by battybird
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Woodburner in conservatory
Replies: 4
Views: 2713

Re: Woodburner in conservatory

I was wondering that too. Have done it twice now and seems fairly simple as long as you take care about inflammable surfaces being well away from the flue!
by battybird
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Black salsify ...advice anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: Black salsify ...advice anyone?

Thanks Marc and sleepyowl! Have i sussed out the planting advice? What did you do? Actually I love asparagus, hate globe artichokes tho!!
by battybird
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Woodburner in conservatory
Replies: 4
Views: 2713

Re: Woodburner in conservatory

Hi JJ We fitted our own in the barn and spare room in Portugal. VERY simple if you dont mind knocking a hole through an outside wall. Have to ensure that the pipe is well away from anything flammable but it really was simple. Made a base of stone slabs. and bought the flues with the stoves. One is a...
by battybird
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Black salsify ...advice anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Black salsify ...advice anyone?

Help! We were in france and bought a packet of what my OH fondly thought were black runner beans (he should have had his reading glasses on!) Now home he has opened the packet and we have belatedly translated the name of the plants...turns out to be black salsify. Has anyone any tips on growing / co...
by battybird
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Suntan oil
Replies: 3
Views: 2076

Re: Suntan oil

I remember in the 70's when we used to put on vinegar and corn oil and sit in the sun! Smelt like fish and chips and must have literally fried our skin! Hindsight is a wonderful thing! :shock:
by battybird
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Want the dream!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2601

Re: Want the dream!!!

Hi Tree Agree with everything earlier posters have said, not to put you off but you are more likely to achieve the dream if you are realistic! If the landshare site has nothing in your area, how about getting the use of more land...have you any elderly neighbours who would be willing to let you shar...

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