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by Mylovelyhorse
Tue May 18, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: online vote - Suit Your Space
Replies: 14
Views: 1589

Re: online vote - Suit Your Space

Up to 48 now... :iconbiggrin:
by Mylovelyhorse
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Home-made peanut butter
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: Home-made peanut butter

I remember buying it in Bolland & Harrett ( :sunny: ) in Leeds - ooh, that was quite a long time ago. I think I was still at university, so this would have been sometime around 1987... I'd definitely have a go at making it with just peanuts, if we didn't have a nice steady supply of Suma's unsalted ...
by Mylovelyhorse
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fantastic chutney
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Fantastic chutney

I've just tried some chutney that I made back in August (yes, full marks for restraint, I think! :thumbright: ).

Runner bean chutney. With plums and tomatoes in it. And loooooadddds of spices. It's got quite a kick and is wonderful.

Just thought I'd share that with you... :flower:
by Mylovelyhorse
Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making tofu from scratch...
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: Making tofu from scratch...

I didn't use a soya milk machine to do it, no. Basically I soaked the beans, ground them to a rough puree with lots of water (using a food processor for this bit). I wasn't happy with some of the lumpier bits, so I blitzed it with a little hand blender thingy too. Then you add more water, boil it an...
by Mylovelyhorse
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making tofu from scratch...
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Making tofu from scratch...

We've just had a bash at making our own tofu - and really enjoyed doing it. Has anyone else had a go at it? We used 300g of soya beans, and we've ended up with 370g firm tofu, plus about the same quantity of 'okara' - which is the insoluble residue left behind when you grind up the soya beans and ma...
by Mylovelyhorse
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: We're back!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1803

Re: We're back!!

I'm so pleased for you! Sometimes the best things in life are worth waiting for. The house looks great - the view is wonderful, and I would definitely have fallen in love with the fireplace too. About 10 years ago I moved to a completely new (to me!) region of the UK. I'd just come out of a painful ...
by Mylovelyhorse
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Marmelade time!
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

Re: Marmelade time!

Really? I buy mine from the local Sainsbury's. But Waitrose (if you're anywhere near one) usually stock them...
by Mylovelyhorse
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: So what other non fiction books do you have?
Replies: 12
Views: 853

Re: So what other non fiction books do you have?

Lawks. Where to begin. In my office are three tall bookcases. One is for work books (ie legal tomes) and publishing in general. Second is for 'classic' literature, poetry, plays etc. Third one is a bit of a rag-bag - there's allsorts on there (eg sociology textbooks, philosophy books, some fantasy/s...
by Mylovelyhorse
Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Marmelade time!
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

Marmelade time!

It's that time of year again - I do *love* making marmalade. :iconbiggrin: We now have 8lbs of seville orange marmalade cooling in jars. Next on the list is some grapefruit and lemon, to join it in the cupboard. And possibly, just possibly, some lime too - if I can find some decent limes without bre...
by Mylovelyhorse
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cooking Books
Replies: 35
Views: 2499

Re: Cooking Books

Oh dear. I think I'm about to 'out' myself as a cookery book addict. I have around 50. And that doesn't seem like very many, really, when you look at them on the shelf. I've recently taken quite a few to the charity shops, so I used to have more but pared them down to this bare minimum! Some are use...
by Mylovelyhorse
Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Home made tiles...
Replies: 11
Views: 2190

Re: Home made tiles...

Helsbells - the blue is cobalt carbonate. It comes as a powder, so has to be mixed with water to get the right sort of shade. It's ridiculously potent, so half a gram of powder is going an awfully long way so far! I'm using it as if it were a watercolour paint - so using standard watercolour brushes...
by Mylovelyhorse
Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Home made tiles...
Replies: 11
Views: 2190

Re: Home made tiles...

Thank you all for the very kind comments! It's not a quick process. First you roll out the clay and cut the tiles to size. You can probably make 20 or so in about an hour. Then the tiles have to dry as slowly as possible, whilst remaining completely flat. That takes at least a week. Then they get fi...
by Mylovelyhorse
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Home made tiles...
Replies: 11
Views: 2190

Home made tiles...

Well MrLovelyHorse is a potter, so there's all this equipment and material just sitting here - at my disposal. So. I decided to make some tiles. We (well, he, really!) researched what clay to use, I decided what glaze I liked the look of, and then decided to keep it simple - blue painting on white g...
by Mylovelyhorse
Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Non Christmas
Replies: 41
Views: 3559

Re: Non Christmas

I won't be celebrating anything that day. I don't mean that to come across as curmudgeonly or grumpy in any way. But I'm not a practising Christian. I don't have any children to please, and I'm appalled by the sheer consumerism of the whole shebang. So we don't do Christmas. Or rather, we do as litt...
by Mylovelyhorse
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: JUST FOR FUN,WHAT'S YOU THREE MAIN "B'S" IN THE KITCHEN?
Replies: 20
Views: 1666

Re: JUST FOR FUN,WHAT'S YOU THREE MAIN "B'S" IN THE KITCHEN?

Mine are:

Bread
Beans
Basil

C's would be:
Chestnuts
Chillies
Coconut