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by Annemieke
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 2989

Re: Greetings

I'm a Groninger. And I haven't been back much because I only travel when I really have to. Apart from gardening, I spend my time writing the 'Food for Thought' blog to encourage people to eat (and grow) seasonal and local foods with health advise. So I'm a homebody really. There is another veg which...
by Annemieke
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: When can you get mutton?
Replies: 10
Views: 3108

Re: When can you get mutton?

By the way I was attracted to trying mutton by this article in the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... odanddrink.
by Annemieke
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 2989

Re: Greetings

Hi Robert, welcome here. I am Dutch too, and moved to Britain around 1981, so it's nice to meet a compatriot. Haven't been back for quite a few years! My (English) husband and I have always grown our own veg, for a short while we even had an organic gardening business but that fell by the wayside fo...
by Annemieke
Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: When can you get mutton?
Replies: 10
Views: 3108

Re: When can you get mutton?

In December my husband asked the local butcher for mutton, and they promised they'd get him some after xmas. And they did! I forgot that. And 5 weeks ago we bought some lovely frozen mutton sausages from another butcher around here. So it is possible. Mind you where we live we are surrounded by sheep!
by Annemieke
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: When can you get mutton?
Replies: 10
Views: 3108

When can you get mutton?

I love mutton, and wonder what time of year it is more easily available in the butcher's shops? It's normally hard to find. I've got some nice recipes and want to put them on my seasonal food blog, and I wonder what month best to put them in.
Thanks!
by Annemieke
Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: savory - summer or winter?
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: savory - summer or winter?

MKG wrote:Summer savory is reputed to be an aphrodisiac, whereas winter savory is said to have the opposite effect.
Mike


I see ... that's why ... had it for years ..... :?
by Annemieke
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: savory - summer or winter?
Replies: 4
Views: 781

savory - summer or winter?

I've had a savory plant growing in my garden for years. These days I find little offspring everywhere, and like to offer them on Freecycle, along with strawberry plants, marjoram, parsley, limnanthes etc. etc. How can I find out whether my savory is a summer or a winter one? Admittedly it has stood ...
by Annemieke
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Don't waste heads and feet!
Replies: 22
Views: 7388

Don't waste heads and feet!

At the moment, in our case, this means pheasants' heads and feet. But the same holds for all birds and poultry. When you prepare a bird from scratch (if you have to buy it, unfortunately it doesn't come with that stuff) don't throw out the best parts. Use them to make stock along with other bits and...
by Annemieke
Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Hungry Gap Mash
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Hungry Gap Mash

This year being what is is, we're still in the Hungry Gap though the spinach is coming on. We haven't even got enough radish greens to make my famous radish green mash! And I refuse to buy veg. So I let my husband eat our tiny spring cabbages, while making myself some lovely Hungry Gap Mash as follo...
by Annemieke
Tue May 28, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Can anyone identify this herb please?
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Can anyone identify this herb please?

Mace! Thank you! That was it. Much obliged. :thumbright:
by Annemieke
Mon May 27, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Can anyone identify this herb please?
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Can anyone identify this herb please?

I bought a herb in Glastonbury a few weeks ago. It was an unusual one which I'd read about, and it had been on my wish list for quite a while. I was so pleased to find it! Planted it out. And now .... can't find any trace of the name anywhere in my, updated, files. I thought it was called something ...
by Annemieke
Sun May 12, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Spindly asparagus
Replies: 1
Views: 907

Spindly asparagus

We've had our asparagus bed for some 15 years. This year, as always lately, a lot of very thin ones come up, along with, luckily, fat ones as well. I've heard it say that the thin ones are the female ones :wink: - is it a good idea to pull them up, or should I keep them and let them grow with the ot...
by Annemieke
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies
Replies: 20
Views: 8824

Re: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies

Re mouth ulcers. Speaking for myself, I always get them when I lack zinc. So though you can deal with them in many ways, to prevent getting them it's good to eat more shellfish (oysters!), peas/beans, yoghurt, (pea)nuts, whole grains and seeds. Meat eaters are less likely to get a deficiency, as it'...
by Annemieke
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from the South Wales Valleys
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Hi from the South Wales Valleys

Fancy growing your own tobacco - did not know you could do that here.
We used to live in a self-sufficient commune in Mid Wales - happy memories!
Love, Annemieke.
by Annemieke
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Swansea :D
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Hello from Swansea :D

Welcome - must be nice living in a housing coop! I used to live in Wales but now it's Somerset.
I hope you will like your time here. Love, Annemieke.

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