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by patR
Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: constipation and smoking prevention?!
Replies: 30
Views: 3377

Re: constipation prevention?!

keep going girls, for the emotional, nervous, stressful part of the stopping, try camomile tea, or lemon balm and ginger teas, lovely warming and calming too... there are lots of herb teas that you can make at home that will help relax you more, and the fluid also helps with the pooing too.... I gav...
by patR
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Chickpea & Parsley Lunch stuff...
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Chickpea & Parsley Lunch stuff...

For those of you who eat meat, I also sometimes just fry off a couple of chopped slices of belly pork and add that too .... or even a two inch chunk of Chorizo diced small, there's so many ways to jazz it up and make it different.
by patR
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Chickpea & Parsley Lunch stuff...
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Chickpea & Parsley Lunch stuff...

Hehehhe not quite sure what to call this , but we eat it for lunch a couple of times a week. Its nutritious, healthy and very cheap... ooh and tastes great.. As usual all measures are approx and very slapdash... says a lot about the kind of cook I am ... Feeds 2 people, 2 days.. Soak enough dry chic...
by patR
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Home cured salami & chorizo
Replies: 16
Views: 2370

Re: Home cured salami & chorizo

WELL????Hows it looking now.... Ive been following this with great interest....
by patR
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How can I bulk up the grapes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: How can I bulk up the grapes?

Over here (Portugal) wine making is so simple and natural its wonderful... no yeasts, no sugar, no racking... nothing... we pick our grapes, put them through a hand operated crusher, the whole lot goes into the vat, stalks, skins ect... its given a good stir, then covered with a old rug... (lets it ...
by patR
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: mushrooms...yummy
Replies: 0
Views: 661

mushrooms...yummy

We have been so lucky this year, just the other day we found a small group of Parasol mushrooms, just three but the first one we cooked and had for supper was the size of a dinner plate when fully open... and tasted divine... another one ready for tonight too... Then to add to my delight, a friend c...
by patR
Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bean Burgers,
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Bean Burgers,

I tend to make loads and freeze them , its the closes thing we have to fast food... The amounts are basic... I also use a 2 litre jug as a measure, Soak enough dried beans (I use a mix of borlotti and black eyes beans) to one third.... ish fill a 2 litre jug, when fully soaked this will almost fill ...
by patR
Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: hubby awkward with meals help please
Replies: 26
Views: 3283

Re: hubby awkward with meals help please

My OH has had athritic problems and some gouty pain in his foot for the last couple of years, he's now over the moon as he takes Devils Claw supplements (super strenght) and within two weeks gouty pain had gone and within a month athritic pain as well... Obviously check out if its okay for you to ta...
by patR
Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: hubby awkward with meals help please
Replies: 26
Views: 3283

Re: hubby awkward with meals help please

Mary what about roast veg... pots, aubergines, courgettes, pumpkin, carrots are delish roasted too, served with a couple of fried eggs, if you use olive oil sparingly the fats wouldnt be too bad... Also, my son was a faddy eater, wouldnt eat many things, I learnt to make a soup and then wizz it with...
by patR
Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Chickpea stew....
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

Chickpea stew....

Chickpea and Veggie .... sort of stew thingy... Sorry but all the amounts are quite vague as Im not a very precise cook, a handful of this, a dollop of that... I have a litre jug and use that to soak dried beans etc...for Rik n me I'd soak only a coffee mug of dried chickpeas, when soaked they'll sw...
by patR
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Simple life in Portugal
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Re: Simple life in Portugal

Hi.
The website is www.livingthedreamportugal.com but its pretty static, it just advertises our place really, the blog is on there at the top of the main page, but the blog is the more frequently used, join as a follower, i'll have a look and see if we can sort out a reciprocal link.
Thanks
by patR
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is this blight?
Replies: 15
Views: 1811

Re: Is this blight?

I dont think it is...
Also your toms look as if you may have a slight potash deficiency, you get that stalk end but that doesnt ripen properrly and stays harder and greener...
by patR
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: what can i do with lemon balm?
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

Re: what can i do with lemon balm?

OOOOOH DONT THROW IT AWAY!!! Its a wonderful herbal remedy... dry it , then store it in glass jars, Skin ointment, for bites, stings, sores, scrapes, any kind of skin problem really, add three heaped tbs of dried lemonbalm a sprinkling of rosemary and a sprinkling of lavender to a good big dollop of...
by patR
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: £1 a day per person for food
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Re: £1 a day per person for food

I dont know about the uk nowadays but generally pulses, are a fantastic cheap meal, high in protein and good for you too... very versatile too... add to veggies from the garden and a pound a day should be attainable... Again, look at the meat you eat (if you do) we did, and halved it... I look back ...
by patR
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: £1 a day per person for food
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Re: £1 a day per person for food

Hmmm we tend to eat like this most of the time, again its easier as we grow our own and although we are not veggies we eat very little meat, but what we do eat is extremely cheap over here, I can buy a corn fed chicken for a couple of euros, roast it for two people one day, cut the remaining meat of...