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by Odsox
Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Coq Au Dear
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: Coq Au Dear

I think I would take the meat off the bones first.
Then reduce the "vin" sauce a bit and then thicken it with cornflour (3 heaped tsp to 1/2 pint)
Put meat in individual servings, cover with sauce and freeze, or eat straight away with a crusty roll
by Odsox
Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Howard Gem Rotavator
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: Howard Gem Rotavator

I don't have a Gem, but I do have a Howard 350.
The recommended oil for the engine is SAE 30 or 10W30 above 30 degrees F and gearbox is SAE 90
Hope that helps
by Odsox
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Fungi for the fun of it
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Fungi for the fun of it

Does that mean there are some that look like this that are NOT edible? :pale: Could you please tell me the names of any poisonous ink caps that you know of so that I can look them up for future reference. Sorry Rosendula, I could have phrased that better. AFAIK there are only two Inkcaps that grow ...
by Odsox
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Chestnuts
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

Re: Chestnuts

The "old fashioned" way of storing chestnuts for up to 6 months was to put them in a tin box and bury them in the garden.
Probably in a paper bag (not plastic) in the fridge is the way to do it now.

The tin box method really did work, stayed fresh until about March when they all started growing.
by Odsox
Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: help!
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: help!

I agree with everyone else, just fit it in to suit your garden. I have had several greenhouses and have never bothered too much about whether east-west or north-south is best. One thing though, if you site your greenhouse as you've planned, you probably have the best of both situations. The sunny so...
by Odsox
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Has anyone fitted their own log burner?
Replies: 7
Views: 3795

Re: Has anyone fitted their own log burner?

Yeah, I agree with Thomzo about sweeping it from outside. Where it comes through the wall, fit a "T" socket instead of a 90 degree bend. You can get a removable cap to blank off the bottom leg of the T, then sweeping is a doddle. Also make sure you get insulated flue pipe, the double walled type, ot...
by Odsox
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Chestnuts
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

Re: Chestnuts

Strange that nobody has replied to your question :? If the husks haven't split across the top, even just a little, then the chestnuts inside are not really ready. They do get knocked off the trees in windy weather before they are ripe sometimes. Anyway, the easy way to get them out without pricking ...
by Odsox
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: tell me about broad beans
Replies: 24
Views: 2576

Re: tell me about broad beans

They grow OK here Red, and I'm probably even milder than you.
I sow them in November and shield them from the gales with windbreak ... I tend to cluster all my overwintering veg in one place and then surround the whole lot.
It gets a tad stormy here at times too. :mrgreen:
by Odsox
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: tell me about broad beans
Replies: 24
Views: 2576

Re: tell me about broad beans

I put them in root trainers until they`re quite big and that seems to foil the mice who used to dig the seed beans up all the time The only way I've found that works 100% in stopping mice eating broad bean seed and peas is now taboo. It's the old way of washing the seed in paraffin before sowing, t...
by Odsox
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Inactive sweeps?
Replies: 21
Views: 13913

Re: Inactive sweeps?

But I do frequently wear odd socks :mrgreen: I would be VERY surprised if "Tony" was available on this or any other site. Same goes for just about any common(ish) first name, I'm surprised you expected Steve to be available Steve. Welcome to the group Steven, we will all know you as Steve now anyway.
by Odsox
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Another question (sorry) Mint Jelly
Replies: 19
Views: 2090

Re: Another question (sorry) Mint Jelly

I have to confess I just don't get this setting point thing. I ahve made jam all of 3 times and the first time it seemed unbelievably easy but took a couple of hours, the second I boiled it for over 3 hours, seemed to be getting nowhere so gave up potted it anyway and its like rock now :shock: The ...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The garden at this time of year.
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: The garden at this time of year.

I might go and have a look for some wallflowers I forgot to mention that these are wallflower plants, not seed. Wallflowers are normally sown in late spring in an unused corner somewhere and then transplanted to borders when the summer bedding has finished, about now or a little later. They can be ...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The garden at this time of year.
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: The garden at this time of year.

So I can grow peas in winter? I might give that a go! :lol: Just plant them outside? No need for a greenhouse? You have to make sure you get the right ones. They are called "round seeded" as opposed to "wrinkle seeded" (honestly) Ones to look for are Douce Provence or Meteor, I prefer Meteor but th...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The garden at this time of year.
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: The garden at this time of year.

Yesterday I sowed a row of Japanese onions and several rows of over-wintering onion sets, but I'm not sure you would want them in your borders. Likewise over-wintering broad beans and peas that I will sow at the end of October. You can stick a few cloves of garlic in, now is a good time to do that, ...
by Odsox
Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Help - How do I do the quote boxes????
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Help - How do I do the quote boxes????

ina wrote:If you don't want the entire quote, you can delete part of it
Another way if you only want part of it is to hit 'reply' and then highlight the part you want in the 'Topic Review' and then hit 'quote', which perversely is now at the top right corner :lol: