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by Annemieke
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: How many of us feel like this?
Replies: 9
Views: 7445

How many of us feel like this?

See the screenshot: a photograph on the front page of the Guardian yesterday.
by Annemieke
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Arfon
Replies: 10
Views: 2593

Re: Hello from Arfon

Welcome Cyffylog. I met my husband while in a (self-sufficient) commune in Wales, but nowadays we live in Somerset. Still grow our own though. I hope you will enjoy the site as much as I do!
by Annemieke
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: When can you get mutton?
Replies: 10
Views: 6723

Re: When can you get mutton?

It's the sounds that are so touching .....
by Annemieke
Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: When can you get mutton?
Replies: 10
Views: 6723

Re: When can you get mutton?

Just had my (frozen) mutton which I got in January. It was delicious. Here is the recipe: STIR-FRIED MUTTON with ONIONS If you make this the day before, the meat will be lovely and tender from having sat in the tomato sauce overnight! 400g mutton (or lamb), 1-2 onions, 2 tblsp flour, 1 tsp paprika, ...
by Annemieke
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 4654

Re: Greetings

We get our black radish and most other seeds from Garden Organic (http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk). The two stamppots I mentioned go as follows roughly: DUTCH ENDIVE POTATO MASH [Andijviestamppot] servings: 4-5 1kg potatoes, ab. 250gr endive if that, large onion, 150gr bacon in cubes, vinegar, milk,...
by Annemieke
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 4654

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: 6723

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: 4654

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: 6723

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: 6723

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: 1360

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: 1360

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: 13823

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: 1438

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: 1725

Re: Can anyone identify this herb please?

Mace! Thank you! That was it. Much obliged. :thumbright: