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by Odsox
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Weather forecast

The weather forecast is quite important to us, especially at this time of year, but which one do you use? I used to use Metcheck but found that they almost always got the temperature wrong, especially overnight lows (too high). I have been using the BBC weather, but since the beginning of the month ...
by Odsox
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Re: Bread flour question

I think that using the modern, gluten rich varieties of wheat is responsible for at least some of the large numbers of coeliacs that are being diagnosed these days... You could well be right Ina. It possibly doesn't help that "modern young" people are eating larger quantities of bread products, suc...
by Odsox
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Re: Bread flour question

if the gas is not trapped then the bread simply does not rise Yes I understand that, but assuming the yeast is still pumping out CO2, where does the gas go? There are no holes in the dough surface to leak it out and no large hole in the middle. I could accept either of those, but I'm still mystifie...
by Odsox
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

Re: Forum upgrade

Phew, just got back ... what day is it ?
Did I miss anything ?
Is Brexit still happening ?
Is it summer yet ?
by Odsox
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

Re: Forum upgrade

I'm just going to have a look.

I maybe some time ...... :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Re: Bread flour question

The only reason for yeast to stop working is if it is starved or exhausted. In such a short process it's unlikely to starve, especially as you add honey to activate it (+ sugar in the recipe?). If there's too much sugar around the yeast will feast and then collapse, rather like me at Christmas, but...
by Odsox
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Re: Bread flour question

certainly give it a first rise in the bowl then another proof in the tin/tray or whatever. No, I haven't done that for at least 25 years GA, I started doing it text book but did an experiment (again :iconbiggrin: ) by comparing bread that was proved twice against just the one rise. OK, it probably ...
by Odsox
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Re: Bread flour question

One of each, you'll have to guess which one is which :iconbiggrin:
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by Odsox
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Bread flour question

I know there is at least one member of this forum who knows more about bread making than I do. So, I have a weird problem that I can't work out the reason for. I have been making my own bread continuously since the mid '80s, so I've made quite a few loaves. I now make my bread with the help of our K...
by Odsox
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 19
Views: 1541

Re: Vegetarian diet

Green Aura wrote:....and now you've got a tasty vegan bacon recipe - better start growing the soya beans.:lol:
Err no.
I'll substitute the bacon for tasty smoked streaky rashers :lol:
by Odsox
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 19
Views: 1541

Re: Vegetarian diet

I really posted this as I was surprised just how many of these "super foods" I actually grow. Discounting all the tropical fruit and fish, I grow every year #7 Swiss chard, #9 Beet greens (as I grow beetroot), #11 & #44 Parsley, #15 Peas, #18 Spring onions, #19 (some times) Red Cabbage, #26 Basil, #...
by Odsox
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 19
Views: 1541

Vegetarian diet

I think I have just found the (almost) perfect vegetarian diet for me. It's mainly all the stuff I can grow myself, plus pork fat .. and therefore must include streaky bacon rashers. :cheers: Not sure "proper" vegetarians would approve and it's certainly not the intention of the authors. Nevertheles...
by Odsox
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?

It's a typo I think .... cut them so they don't collect water ....
i.e. cut them at an angle.
by Odsox
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: attaching a photo?
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: attaching a photo?

Yes that's right, or at least that's what I do as well.
Select the "Attachments" tab under the box you're typing your text and then "Add files" and select your picture.
Then when it has been uploaded to the server you select "Place inline" where you want your picture to appear (where the cursor is)
by Odsox
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie here :)
Replies: 12
Views: 1408

Re: Newbie here :)

Here's a link, although I realise it's nearly 4 years out of date.
http://www.dailyedge.ie/cheapest-houses ... 7-Jun2014/