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by Hernaic Tom
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: which tea?
Replies: 71
Views: 8315

Re: which tea?

Also - I've seen the real penny-savers on some budgeting programmes re-use teabags - is that really possible (tried it but needed about 3 and still no flavour!). 3 days till pay-day - can you tell??? I've never seen anything about re-using teabags, but when I've made a cup of jasmine tea with the i...
by Hernaic Tom
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: A good days work OR a day wasted?
Replies: 24
Views: 5899

Re: A good days work OR a day wasted?

Ainsley Harriott has a delicious recipe for Penne pecorino with Broad bean gratin.... If anyone wants it, I can copy it down for you!
by Hernaic Tom
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Flower? Veg? ID please...
Replies: 10
Views: 3711

Re: Flower? Veg? ID please...

I'd say it's definitely in the Solanaceae (Potato) family.... Some species have poisonous fruits though, so I'd wait for a positive ID before doing anything with the fruits.... I'll investigate further in the meantime....
by Hernaic Tom
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Radish ponderings
Replies: 16
Views: 3063

Re: Radish ponderings

I've eaten a handful of pods at a time, when they are young and fresh, and they are ok, but what do the Germans do with them that they need to breed special varieties. I can't imagine what you could do with the hundreds of pods that one plant will produce. Any really tastey recipes for preserving t...
by Hernaic Tom
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Skip treasure
Replies: 18
Views: 5623

Re: Skip treasure

I've found quite a few dining chairs, Mirrors, a bedside cabinet, shards of mirror (I will use for a paraboloid solar oven), and, most excitingly, two pewter and resin pirate figurines! Still packaged in their cardboard boxes and polystyrene, although I can't find any similar ones online to find out...
by Hernaic Tom
Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Radish ponderings
Replies: 16
Views: 3063

Re: Radish ponderings

I'll See if I can find out for you from the lady at the allotment!!
by Hernaic Tom
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Favourite board games.
Replies: 41
Views: 7447

Re: Favourite board games.

Pandemic. It is a co-operative game. Each of you plays a randomly selected role and work together to try and cure the world of four serious diseases. However the turn of the cards each turn spreads the infection and can bring up epidemic events which cause quiet areas to burst out and infected area...
by Hernaic Tom
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Padron Chilli Roulette
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Padron Chilli Roulette

Great idea! I love the flavour of those chillies! They look delicious!!
by Hernaic Tom
Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Petition against train fare hikes
Replies: 1
Views: 6786

Petition against train fare hikes

The government wants to increase train fare by 28% next year! Sign the petition against the price hike if you think this a bad move for individuals, the environment, the economy, or anything else!! http://bettertransport.org.uk/fairfares/petition?utm_source=Fair+Fares+Now+Updates&utm_campaign=9a9722...
by Hernaic Tom
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Red split lentils?
Replies: 17
Views: 3439

Re: Red split lentils?

Another Dal recipe: Onion (Diced or sliced, it's up to you what texture you prefer!) garlic, crushed and chopped pepper(s), chopped (any colour) Carrots, sliced leeks, finely chopped Soy sauce olive oil Golden syrup cayenne pepper cumin turmeric pinch of allspice or cinnamon salt and pepper cumin se...
by Hernaic Tom
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Radish ponderings
Replies: 16
Views: 3063

Re: Radish ponderings

I discovered the joy of eating radish seed pods this year - got lots of nice round roots early in the summer but then a load bolted when it got hotter. Read somewhere that you could eat the pods and they are really tasty - mild radishy flavour. Had so many that I tried pickling a jar-full, which ar...
by Hernaic Tom
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Radish ponderings
Replies: 16
Views: 3063

Re: Radish ponderings

chickenchargrill wrote:I've made pesto with the leaves, which was yummy. Also shoved some in a stir fry, nice too. Not tried any of the soup recipes yet.
Wow, very interesting idea! Do you just use the leaves in place of basil in traditional pesto?
by Hernaic Tom
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Homemade Tea
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Re: Homemade Tea

I'd recommend buying young Camellia sinensis plants, rather than the seeds, as they are quite difficult to germinate at the best of times, and some suppliers, like Jungleseeds.com, must send out out seeds that are quite old, as I had a zero percent success rate with their seeds on two occasions. As ...
by Hernaic Tom
Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Early Blackberries
Replies: 17
Views: 4509

Early Blackberries

I picked 300g of wild blackberries from the allotment last Friday (22nd July 2011).

I froze them, to stockpile gradually until I have enough to make jam!!!!

Early or what?!
by Hernaic Tom
Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Is is too early for Hazel nuts??
Replies: 4
Views: 1887

Re: Is is too early for Hazel nuts??

How does everyone prepare their hazel nuts for eating? And how do you use them?