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by Muscroj
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Grape vine over winter
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Grape vine over winter

I live in Sheffield & inherited 2 vines when we moved into this house in Jan 2008 I don't know the variety. One in a greenhouse the other outside. The one in the greenhouse produced wonderful grapes the first year, the out door one didn't produce a single grape. In the winter last year we moved the ...
by Muscroj
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: pumpkin - jack-o-lantern pictures
Replies: 25
Views: 2682

Re: pumpkin - jack-o-lantern pictures

well they look great, I did my first one last year and it was a rather basic jack-o-lantern, but it still made me smile (even if my then 2 year old was petrified of it!! lol) I've just been having a look for some inspiration & take a look at this for some impressive pumpkin carving!! What I'd give t...
by Muscroj
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: pumpkin - jack-o-lantern pictures
Replies: 25
Views: 2682

Re: pumpkin - jack-o-lantern pictures

ahah! I've just been having a look at some pumpkin carving stencils & found the one I *think* you used. I'm going to have a go with a stencil this year, they certainly make for a more impressive carving! Although I don't have a printer so will have to freehand copty a stencil & see if I can transfer...
by Muscroj
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: pumpkin - jack-o-lantern pictures
Replies: 25
Views: 2682

Re: pumpkin - jack-o-lantern pictures

omg they're fantastic!! I take it that some of the darker lit areas were where you 'thinned' the skin rather than cutting all the way through??

I'm feeling less enthusiastic about posting pics of mine now too!!!
by Muscroj
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: FREE pigs heads - derbyshire
Replies: 20
Views: 2282

Re: FREE pigs heads - derbyshire

I'll have a word with hubby this evening, it'll be him who has to cook it up if he wants one, I'm not sure I could. I'll also ask my sister as she might be interested if thats OK? :iconbiggrin:
by Muscroj
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: FREE pigs heads - derbyshire
Replies: 20
Views: 2282

Re: FREE pigs heads - derbyshire

I'm tempted, I know my hubby would jump at the chance, but I'd have no idea what to do with a pigs head! or how to butcher it, or how to get rid of the remains :dontknow:
by Muscroj
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Another pumpkin thread
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Another pumpkin thread

Didn't want to clog up the other pumpkin threads with my pointless ramblings, but I just wanted to find out if you actually can eat the traditional carving pumpkin (or jack o lantern pumpkin?) or are they completely inedible? I've read that they are not as tasty as other types, but wasn't sure if th...
by Muscroj
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: So how many little ishers are on the way at the mo?
Replies: 31
Views: 6586

Re: So how many little ishers are on the way at the mo?

I finally started feeling human again after about 15 weeks, I'm now 20 weeks & have been looking around the garden in dismay. Amazing how 'nature' takes over in just a few weeks. The 19 week scan proved that I was completely wrong about my thoughts on this one being a girl & we now know we are expec...
by Muscroj
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: I'm glad I make my own bread.
Replies: 41
Views: 7797

Re: I'm glad I make my own bread.

According to this table, it should be quite simple without resorting to fortified breakfast cereals. I'd disagree with that, from the chart I've taken out all the items that were already fortified with FA (it's an american chart & so cereals/rice & bread are already fortified) & I've taken out the ...
by Muscroj
Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: I'm glad I make my own bread.
Replies: 41
Views: 7797

Re: I'm glad I make my own bread.

I agree, which is why I think adding it to some, but not all bread is a good idea, with clear labeling so that people can make a choice. The fact is that people buying sliced loaf are already buying a bread substitute with a host of unnecessary added ingredients, I think that if someone isn't bother...
by Muscroj
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweetcorn
Replies: 87
Views: 8901

Re: Sweetcorn

I got a few decent cobs, but for some reason they had only 'half' matured, some of the kernals were fat & juicy while others hadn't bothered at all, or seemed to have shrivled. I have a few small cobs left, I wondered about drying them & grinding them to see if I could make corn pancakes, anyone tri...
by Muscroj
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: I'm glad I make my own bread.
Replies: 41
Views: 7797

Re: I'm glad I make my own bread.

most breakfast cereals have been supplemented with a host of vitamins, including folic acid, for years. I eat a fairly healthy diet, I cook from scratch, I don't use sauces from jars or packets, or eat ready meals & only have the occasional take away. When I fell pregnant, unexpectedly, with my 3rd ...
by Muscroj
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Rat-eating plant discovered in Philippines
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Rat-eating plant discovered in Philippines

cool! I want to grow one!
by Muscroj
Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Help me with my roast potatoes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1987

Re: Help me with my roast potatoes.

let us know how you get on ;)

for an alternative to roasts when you only have new potatoes in the house (or garden) you can boil them until soft & then fry them n olive oil & garlic, they're yummy!
by Muscroj
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Help me with my roast potatoes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1987

Re: Help me with my roast potatoes.

you can defiantly make good roasties with taties straight from the ground, but I know certain varieties are better than others. I'm not sure about Deserees, but I know maris piper are meant to be a good roaster