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by Annemieke
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Helping our libraries - easily.
Replies: 14
Views: 1961

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: 1961

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: 1221

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: 1961

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: 1221

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: 1100

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: 1100

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: 1947

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: 1947

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: 1947

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: 2041

Re: Cheeky mackerel?

If you've ever cleaned one you should know, surely.
by Annemieke
Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Cheeky mackerel?
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Re: Cheeky mackerel?

I love fish liver: when I buy fish, I look for it inside and usually find one. They're not large, at least not in the fish I buy! - which is as well because if they were I'd probably get more omega 3 than I could cope with.
by Annemieke
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Cheeky mackerel?
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Re: Cheeky mackerel?

So - are you missing something?
by Annemieke
Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Cheeky mackerel?
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Cheeky mackerel?

I read that the best bit of fish are the cheeks. So when I cleaned the mackerel today I left the heads on. Having fried them, I had a go at, in the first place, finding the cheeks. Do mackerel have those at all? Worth eating? Or is it the cheeks of larger fish which are so marvellous, supposedly?
by Annemieke
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Pork trotters to go .....
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: Pork trotters to go .....

Thanks! I've copied it into my cooking file, for the day when I have lots of time and courage.

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