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by tosca
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: The wanderer returns
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: The wanderer returns

I have made a load of lutinitza, which is a thick sauce made from tomatoes, peppers and aubergines which they use for all sorts of things, including pizza and as a topping for toast and bread. I added onions and garlic to mine, but I think the proportions are dependent on availability and taste. I h...
by tosca
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: The wanderer returns
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: The wanderer returns

Thanks Maykal. It has everything we need....or will once the heating is in (wood burners) and internal stairs. We have great neighbours, ex-pats in the village if we need to know anything but can't make the neighbours understand, in fact a great village with food and DIY shops, bakery, coffee shops,...
by tosca
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Introducing our chickens
Replies: 12
Views: 3946

Introducing our chickens

We have recently (end of May) moved out to Bulgaria and hope to become near self-sufficient within the next couple of years. Not long after we arrived we were given five half grown chickens as a 'Welcome to Bulgaria' present, and they have been joined recently by a trio of rare Bulgarian Shumen chic...
by tosca
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: The wanderer returns
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

The wanderer returns

Hello all. I joined earlier in the year, but events overtook us and in a whirlwind we looked at houses in Bulgaria, saw what we wanted, agreed to buy and were owners within a month. So notice handed in at two works, stuff bought, sold and packed, horse re-homed (mega sobs) cars sold (sob) and a drea...
by tosca
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Howzit from South Africa
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Re: Howzit from South Africa

hello and welcome. It would be worth finding out about chickens. I lived in a normal urban street and had chickens, they are charming and don't need a huge garden, our's was quite small and we grew lots of veg. As long as you protect your veg (we fenced off the main veg area and put plastic net arou...
by tosca
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Appenzeller Spitzhauben - Silver Spangled
Replies: 8
Views: 3496

Re: Appenzeller Spitzhauben - Silver Spangled

I'd like to keep a selection for egg colour, but OH is thinking more along the Marans line for utility. We will be moving to Bulgaria and there doesn't seem to be much variety for sale out there, so it will probably be a case of taking some hatching eggs. Now, my choice or his? Hmmmm.... :iconbiggrin:
by tosca
Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: make cheese
Replies: 13
Views: 3952

Re: make cheese

Thanks for that Okra, my next project too. I have everything except the press. :thumbright:
by tosca
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Replies: 14
Views: 3849

Re: Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Oooo I'm jealous, my favourite veg and no garden at the moment as between homes.

Overpriced supermarket stuff is just awful in comparison. :shock: Will have to wait till next year.

Enjoy! :iconbiggrin:
by tosca
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Chester
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: Hi from Chester

Thanks for the welcome. Things are moving at a good pace now and we are going on our week with estate agents in Bugaria in a month, all arranged. Meanwhile, I am missing my first growing season in decades...and I hate it! I will have to get some seeds that I can plant into pots, just to keep myself ...
by tosca
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Chester
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Hi from Chester

Hi, I am a keen veggie grower, filling every inch of space in the garden with edibles, netting the veggie patch against three beautiful hens. We had our house on the market for three years, fed up of waiting for the new village allotments in North Wales to get going (local resistance) but when sever...