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by QuakerBear
Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: capsicum oversupply
Replies: 18
Views: 8740

As far as I know you can preserve them in jars. First griddle them till they turn a lighter colour and the skin is black and easily peels off. The flesh will become floppy. Put in a newly boiled jar of good tasting olive oil so that they are covered. Screw the lid on tight. They taste good at picnic...
by QuakerBear
Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Homemade yogurt...and kefir
Replies: 25
Views: 7499

Many Indian families still make yoghurt everyday. This is how we do it. 1. Buy a tub of yoghurt you like the flavour of, your's will taste similar to this. 2. Heat one litre of milk in a pan. Full fat gives thick yoghurt, skimed gives watery yoghurt and semi is in between. Bring your milk to a light...
by QuakerBear
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Vinegar
Replies: 19
Views: 5756

I've made wine that tastes like vinegar :shock: , but how exactly does one make pickling vinegar.
by QuakerBear
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: basket weaving
Replies: 20
Views: 7358

Basket weaving

I've just compleated a course at Blackhorse Apiary, Blackhorse Lane, nr. Woking, Surrey in skep making. Skeps are the old fashioned hives still pictures on jars of honey. They're made from thatchers straw and the caning that you use on chairs and can get from craft shops. I was amazed at how easy it...
by QuakerBear
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Backstrap loom
Replies: 2
Views: 2335

Backstrap loom

Does anyone have any plans or diagrams of how to make a backstrap loom?
by QuakerBear
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Help with suggestions on removing glue from jars!
Replies: 23
Views: 7082

Nailvarnish remover works really well on glass, but don't use it on plastic as it will often disolve the plastic.
by QuakerBear
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: How about an I made it section?
Replies: 10
Views: 4539

A small section on crafts would be good; basketry, weaving, spinning, woodwork, that kind of stuff.

After all, having lots of food is good but you can't wear jam and potatoes.

Please, no suggestions of where to put them.
by QuakerBear
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: and also, 101 uses for cow manure...
Replies: 26
Views: 7383

Cow manure is a great fuel, here are some of the ways to use it. All of them work best if you let it dry as 'patties'. That is when it hits the ground it's round, flat and fairly thin. The thinner it is the better it drys. 1. Beekeepers: It's great to use in smokers, calms the bees more then grass c...
by QuakerBear
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Prevent Mosquitoes
Replies: 7
Views: 3182

Mozzies are attracted to smells. The one smell which attracts them most...sweat. They're also attracted to blue cheese interestingly enough! So, and I'm not suggesting that anyone here smells, the best thing to do in the evening is just to give your feet a quick wash. You will really notice a differ...
by QuakerBear
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Road Kill Chef...any one?
Replies: 32
Views: 12696

Road kil BBQ

My husbands boss does a roadkill BBQ everysummer. We missed the last one but are looking forward to this years, I'll let you know what it's like when we have it. Here are some of the tips people have told us: Stews are actually better then BBQs as you often have small animals, think rabbit stew and ...
by QuakerBear
Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Medlar identification?
Replies: 24
Views: 9802

Medlar mush

I've heard people talking about them. You eat them when they're rotten but not quite putrid and you have to blett them, or make them just the right kind of rotten. They fell out of favour around the turn of the last century because they couldn't easily be transported in to cities without going putri...
by QuakerBear
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Marrow/courgette preservin
Replies: 22
Views: 7492

Marrow/courgette preservin

Does anyone know of some good ways to preserve marrows and or courgettes? I've had a lovely marrow chutney, but it was only about 5% marrow! I need a good way to either pickle, jam-ify, brew, or chutney-ify lots of them. Thank you.

Oh, by the way, thanks for such a useful site.