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by Odsox
Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: too many egg whites
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: too many egg whites

As you seem to have a dog, may I suggest feeding him/her the occasional omelette ?
Mine loves them and gets one now and again when eggs start to build up to silly proportions.
by Odsox
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Dehydrator hints
Replies: 22
Views: 2632

Re: Dehydrator hints

onions. i just did a batch and they are delicious. very sweet and smelly but lovely! i would also recommend tomatoes, pretty much any fruit. also a bit of an unusual one - try dehydrated potato crisps - slice them as thinly as poss, dip them in lemon juice to preserve the colour, (with your favouri...
by Odsox
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Dehydrator hints
Replies: 22
Views: 2632

Re: Dehydrator hints

Peas!? How interesting; what do you use dried peas for - do you use them just like 'dried green split peas' for soups and things? delish! Ah .. you must be young then ! Dried peas used to be a common winter vegetable before the freezer took over. Just soak and cook like any dried bean (haricot or c...
by Odsox
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Dehydrator hints
Replies: 22
Views: 2632

Re: Dehydrator hints

I can add mushrooms and pineapple to the list.
Mushrooms I dry till they're really brittle then crumble into soups/stews, pineapple till it's leathery .. keeps for ages.
Peas I did this year, mainly because I was overwhelmed with them.
And tomatoes ... just as good as 'sun-dried'
by Odsox
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: tomatoes and blight prevention ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2079

Re: tomatoes and blight prevention ...

Sorry I can't help you on this other than to tell you to keep an eye on the humidity. What I would like to say is that it is interesting the difference between England and Ireland. England is of course an industrial society and all the interest is in commerce. In Ireland it is still very much an agr...
by Odsox
Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Hugh F-W fights back against T@sc@!
Replies: 35
Views: 4032

Re: Hugh F-W fights back against T@sc@!

Oh well, that fell a little flat .... the S's are actually dollar signs but they don't show up very well.
by Odsox
Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Hugh F-W fights back against T@sc@!
Replies: 35
Views: 4032

Re: Hugh F-W fights back against T@sc@!

Shouldn't that be Te$$co ?

Maybe all Te$co customers should now shop in M&S and help them out of their troubles.
by Odsox
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: MINK!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 2376

Re: MINK!!!!

They are really nasty creatures and I would have no qualms at all about turning them into coats. My first encounter with a mink was several years ago when one got hold of my last remaining duck. It had sunk it's teeth into the ducks neck and was trying to drown it in a small pond. The only weapon I ...
by Odsox
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: MINK!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 2376

Re: MINK!!!!

So that's it ... I give up. Mind you it just fed my chicken obsession - last year I had 4.....now I have 12 :lol: You're right ... my insistence that I would have no more chicken lasted overnight. The next morning I was given 3 sets of garden furniture for free. Well and truly 'shop soiled' but I h...
by Odsox
Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Mystery plant??
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: Mystery plant??

Not necessarily fat hen.
If you bought or were given the seeds (as opposed to plants that just came up on their own) they could well be Quinoa.
I'm growing Quinoa for the first time this year and the plants are identical to fat hen.

At least I hope I'm not cultivating fat hen by mistake :smurf:
by Odsox
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: garlic
Replies: 38
Views: 4449

Re: garlic

I would leave it open during the day then.
You must have recently watered in there ... I assumed that if you had no plants it would be bone dry by now.
by Odsox
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: garlic
Replies: 38
Views: 4449

Re: garlic

A small greenhouse is ideal for drying off many things garlic, onions and squash all need ripening with heat to make them store better. If there's nothing growing in your mini greenhouse you could even leave the door closed and let the temperature go up in the 30's C. A week of sunny weather should ...
by Odsox
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Freezing - to blanch or not to blanch
Replies: 10
Views: 3862

Re: Freezing - to blanch or not to blanch

Salting beans is easy .... Get an empty sweet jar or any deep wide necked jar that you can get your hand into as long as it has a lid. Slice beans as normal then add hand full of salt to hand full of beans or a layer of salt to a layer of beans, either way it's not too technical. Err on the side of ...
by Odsox
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Cauliflowers
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Cauliflowers

Can't help much I'm afraid as I don't seem to have any problem but I don't know why. My soil is very acidic and although I do lime early spring I'm not very scientific about it. I do give my cauliflowers a dose of blood fish and bone when they have made sizeable plants and I think it's about time th...
by Odsox
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mushrooms in my compost
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Mushrooms in my compost

If they really are mushrooms you will know by now as they would have matured into recognisable breakfast items. My guess is they are those small fragile toadstools that grow naturally in compost from compost bins. You get a flush of 'stools then they disappear. They don't do any harm that I've notic...