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by Green Aura
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ... make seitan that is dense and chewy?
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: ... make seitan that is dense and chewy?

It's a lot easier to make from vital wheat gluten, sususananan. You just mix it with your other ingredients and steam or bake it. What you add to it dictates the texture, higher percentage of gluten makes it denser.

I have several recipes if you're interested.
by Green Aura
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 26
Views: 1570

Re: Has Spring sprung?

Sounds like you have got British weather, this week anyway, KL. Although it's been glorious sunshine up here I believe further south it's snowing and freezing again from some rather untimely south-eastrly winds. Even in the sun there's a mighty chilly nip in the air.
by Green Aura
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Sharpe's Express
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Sharpe's Express

I've not grown them - we tend not to grow first earlies this far North. They take the same length of time as maincrops! As we're above the blight belt it's easier to just grow maincrops. I see what you mean about mixed reviews though. Amongst the reports I looked at they were described as tubular or...
by Green Aura
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 26
Views: 1570

Has Spring sprung?

I don't know about elsewhere but there's a definite change here. The last few days have smelled like Spring.

It's still rather nippy but glorious sunshine. With the snow still on the higher hills it looks quite magical. :iconbiggrin:
by Green Aura
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 33391

Re: Banish Plastic

:roll:
by Green Aura
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 33391

Re: Banish Plastic

:shock:
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica
Replies: 17
Views: 6941

Re: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica

Oh dear. Well at least it gave them a snack before the rest of their journey. Are their usual habitats under some sort of threat? We generally only see deer round here after they've reached near starvation, otherwise they rarely leave the hills - I wonder if it's something similar with your fruit ba...
by Green Aura
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Frost protection
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Frost protection

Well we've still not had any. It keeps trying but nothing's stuck. Most of the trees in the polytunnel haven't fared too badly but I forgot to cover the lemon and lime trees with their fleece bag so have they've lost their leaves. We've brought them in and changed the compost so time will tell if th...
by Green Aura
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: cool storage
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: cool storage

Well I never knew that! Thank you.
by Green Aura
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 19
Views: 1208

Re: Weather forecast

Glorious sunshine and a balmy 4C. The couple of mm of snow that fell yesterday evening is all gone.

The central belt of Scotland, however, has a red alert, which apparently means so hazardous it could be danger of death. I've never heard of a red alert before.
by Green Aura
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Wheelbarrow tyre containers
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Wheelbarrow tyre containers

No snakes in Irish tyres though. :lol:
by Green Aura
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: cool storage
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: cool storage

I think 5C is the temp of a domestic fridge, so hopefully it would be a little lower - I've never kept raw meat in the fridge for 5 days, but maybe I'm just chicken.
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 33391

Re: Banish Plastic

It's a discussion we've had often and not really resolved. I've replaced most of my plastic tubs with freezer-proof glass ones in differing sizes but they still have plastic (or possibly silicone) lids. I haven't found a suitable replacement for freezer bags though, so I just try to re-use them, if ...