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by ina
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Hopless Ale
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Hopless Ale

I read the title as "hopeless ale"... :mrgreen:

Well, I hope it's not! Sounds interesting.
by ina
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Productive fermenting day
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: Productive fermenting day

That's what my friend did - used ground caraway for those who are against it and didn't tell them about it... And it does help with digestion of all things cabbagey. I wouldn't put caraway in sauerkraut, though - only onions and juniper berries. A lot of people seem to think that certain food stuffs...
by ina
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: extracts vs liqueurs
Replies: 13
Views: 1838

Re: extracts vs liqueurs

Do you know what I am thinking, reading all this? Too much fuss! I'd rather nibble the cocoa nibs while drinking a nice glass of cognac with it... ;)

No doubt your liqueur will be really nice, though!
by ina
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Productive fermenting day
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: Productive fermenting day

I don't pound it any more. I sprinkle the cabbage with salt and massage it for a few minutes. That's what I do to make a kind of coleslaw - Yugoslavian style... Well, it was a lady from there who I have the recipe from. After massaging it, add chopped onion, caraway seeds (ground if you don't like ...
by ina
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 8517

Re: Someone say something

The only truly dwarf broad beans that I know of Ina are Sutton. Sounds familiar. They did certainly not take over anything... Not a single bean this year! Back to whatever I had before next year, even if I have to stake them. It's been an odd broad bean year here - it may be nothing that you or the...
by ina
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 8517

Re: Someone say something

Odsox wrote:
ina wrote:They were a dwarf one, though.
The only truly dwarf broad beans that I know of Ina are Sutton.
Sounds familiar. They did certainly not take over anything... Not a single bean this year!

Back to whatever I had before next year, even if I have to stake them.
by ina
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 8517

Re: Someone say something

We are going to try to find the same variety again, if we can remember what it was. That's always my problem, too - never remember what variety I grew, whether it was a dud or particularly good! I had dud broad beans last year - planted rest of bag this year, and same problem... Can I remember what...
by ina
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Berkshire!
Replies: 6
Views: 1742

Re: Hello from Berkshire!

.. and I guess you like your currants? So do I - particularly the black ones I'm just picking!

Welcome to -ish.
by ina
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 2483

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

Politically digestible those new meanings might be - personally digestible is a different question...
by ina
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

Re: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040

I also fear that charging up (overnight especially) will be open to all sorts of vandalism... Will it just need some kids with big bolt cutters to walk around at night and, er, disconnect dozens of vehicles from their charging point? Or is it even easier - just pull out the plug? How does that work?...
by ina
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 2483

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

Thanks for that, Weedo, but that's the main problem. Sanity and reason seem to be in very short supply at the moment. :roll: Unfortunately, I have to agree. Common sense has gone out the window... Now it's on the news again that most of our vets are from the EU. (I'd heard before that almost all ou...
by ina
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 2385

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

I have those memories of the most delicious tomato salad in France... Straight from the garden. They had an old variety there which had been passed on between farmers - they were huuuuuge; one tomato was enough for salad for four people! And the flavour - never had anything like it anywhere else. I ...
by ina
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 2385

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

France - Italy - even Spain - what's the difference... ;)

"Down south", anyway.
by ina
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 2483

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

But if there were to be serious mutterings about sending the foreigners back home we would certainly apply for Irish citizenship, I'm definitely not moving back to Blighty. I think I'm more likely to be chucked out of the UK - after all, I can't even get permanent residency here after 20 years in S...
by ina
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 2385

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

From my experience they grow best in France... :)