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by Annemieke
Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Unsalted butter - add salt.
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Unsalted butter - add salt.

When looking up recipes for inspiration for my blog, I often come across ingredient lists where: “unsalted butter”, is always, always! followed by “salt”. Also “put in non-stick frying pan”, followed by “add oil, or butter”. See for instance http://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/recipes/r...
by Annemieke
Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Can I eat a chicken dead from unknown cause?
Replies: 4
Views: 3012

Re: Can I eat a chicken dead from unknown cause?

Thanks, it was wishful thinking I suppose.
by Annemieke
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Can I eat a chicken dead from unknown cause?
Replies: 4
Views: 3012

Can I eat a chicken dead from unknown cause?

Our neighbours gave me a chicken of theirs which died yesterday. Can I make it into soup, or is that unsafe?
Thanks!
by Annemieke
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Helping our libraries - easily.
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Re: Helping our libraries - easily.

Do you know Pipedown?

Yes, I'm a member too.
by Annemieke
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Helping our libraries - easily.
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Re: Helping our libraries - easily.

And my dentist has that bl**dy annoying music on everywhere, so I try and get there at the last minute and spend as little time as possible on the premises! Our doctor's surgery has that. I sit there thinking: "Why don't I ask them to turn it off? It raises my blood pressure." But I daren...
by Annemieke
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Helping our libraries - easily.
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Re: Helping our libraries - easily.

When I posted this to another forum ("Down the Lane"), someone replied: I just found out last week that our library takes book donations. The decent ones are catalogued and put on the shelves. The tatty ones are sold on to a paper reclamation business and will be turned into paper. An inco...
by Annemieke
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: growing dill and caraway for seed
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: growing dill and caraway for seed

Actually they are brown to be precise. Someone else said they might have been a variety grown for the leaves - I'll never know! But the leaves were nice, so next year I'll grow it again. The caraway leave though, did not taste of anything at all.
by Annemieke
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Helping our libraries - easily.
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Helping our libraries - easily.

When we’ve read our weeklies - the New Scientist and The Week - we give them to the local library. They are very grateful, as their grants have been severely cut so they can’t offer them to readers anymore. Our mags go first to Ilminster library, which then passes them on to Chard, Crewkerne and Sou...
by Annemieke
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: growing dill and caraway for seed
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

growing dill and caraway for seed

Has anyone grown these successfully? The dill leaves were nice while they lasted, I added them to my sandwiches. But the seeds don't taste very good. I harvested most of them when they were ready (black) and dry. Caraway ditto. Maybe, in the case of caraway, the tiny threads attached to them don't h...
by Annemieke
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Can a rat do this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1208

Re: Can a rat do this?

Drying the dishes?
Actually, I gather, now, that they use it to make a nice warm nest for the winter. I told my boss who was getting paranoid, and is now a lot happier. He doesn't mind the rats, but humans messing around in his kitchen behind his back is something else!
by Annemieke
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Can a rat do this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1208

Can a rat do this?

I clean house for a man who isn't very clean, to say the least. He has rats and mice appearing in his kitchen, to give you an impression. Just lately things have been disappearing: dishcloths, a whole tea towel vanished from the bottom step of a ladder where I put them to be washed. Without a trace....
by Annemieke
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Making stock - do I hang the chicken first?
Replies: 6
Views: 2130

Re: Making stock - do I hang the chicken first?

PS I threw it out. Should not have hung it as it had been dead for a while when I got given it.
by Annemieke
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Making stock - do I hang the chicken first?
Replies: 6
Views: 2130

Re: Making stock - do I hang the chicken first?

It was dead for no longer than a day. I am hanging it for another day and hope to try and pluck it tomorrow (Saturday), put it in water with some vinegar and cook it on Sunday morning. Does that sound good?
by Annemieke
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Making stock - do I hang the chicken first?
Replies: 6
Views: 2130

Making stock - do I hang the chicken first?

I just got given a dead chicken by the neighbours. I'm very keen to make stock from it. I have experience of plucking pheasants but in that case I use them for meat. This chicken is too old for that. I know you hang pheasants, but do you hang a chicken also, and how long for? And then I suppose I pl...
by Annemieke
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Cheeky mackerel?
Replies: 10
Views: 2263

Re: Cheeky mackerel?

If you've ever cleaned one you should know, surely.

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