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by Odsox
Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fish for beginners
Replies: 37
Views: 3079

Re: Fish for beginners

Millymollymandy wrote: My favourite treat is John West red salmon in a tin - tinned salmon is not available in France so it's one of those once in a blue moon buy in England treats. :lol:
Have you tried the Irish shop in Brest ?
When I lived in Brittany I got all my streaky rashers and Denny sausages from there.
by Odsox
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: mushrooms from the glen
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: mushrooms from the glen

Just had another look at your photo Jim and I'm pretty sure that is a Chanterelle. False chanterelles tend to have a smoother edge with not so pronounced scalloping. Best way to tell is to crumble a piece with your fingers ... true chanterelles should smell distinctly fruity, a peachy apricot smell,...
by Odsox
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: mushrooms from the glen
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: mushrooms from the glen

Hi Jim.

I think No 120 is a chanterelle ... very tasty.

It's a job to see scale, but if that's your hand under No 111 then it's probably a horse mushroom, also reasonably tasty.
by Odsox
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: Hello from London

Hi there Stripy, welcome to the group. :cheers:
by Odsox
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: How can I make a cheap Pelletizer
Replies: 13
Views: 5521

Re: How can I make a cheap Pelletizer

what about a briquette maker instead? fill a strong tube with rubbish, big fat hydraulic ram and a bit of water, squash it, eject it. 1 moving part (ram, from a tipper lorry?). Its what Im looking at... Does that really work ? Or does it all just spring apart when you release the pressure. I burn b...
by Odsox
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Help me identify this berry please?
Replies: 12
Views: 1991

Re: Help me identify this berry please?

I agree with Ina, they are flowering currants - the decorative ones with masses of pink to red flowers in spring.
The whitish sheen gives them away, they are always dusty looking, blackcurrants fruits are glossy and shiney.
by Odsox
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweetcorn
Replies: 46
Views: 3859

Re: Sweetcorn

I harvested mine yesterday and was reasonably pleased with the yield, all of them had at least 2 cobs per plant and about a quarter of them had 3 cobs (although the 3rd ones were a tad small) All have been stripped off the cobs and frozen now ... can't stand eating it off the cob, I always get bits ...
by Odsox
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Marrows
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Marrows

Welcome to the group Val. :cheers: If by "preserve" you mean you want to store marrows for later on, just leave them on the plant until it dies down and the marrows turn yellowish and have a rock hard skin. They will then keep for several months at normal room temperature. If we have a wet autumn it...
by Odsox
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fish for beginners
Replies: 37
Views: 3079

Re: Fish for beginners

That would be interesting Annpan, if you do please post the comments here. I have relations and friends who work in the mussel industry here. "Farmed" mussels growing on ropes suspended in the bays around the coast. Mussels and farmed salmon go together well as one creatures waste is another creatur...
by Odsox
Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fish for beginners
Replies: 37
Views: 3079

Re: Fish for beginners

Farmed salmon have been found to contain harmful PCB's to such an extent that scientists have advised limiting your intake to just one serving every five months. Surely that depends on the location of the fish farm. PCBs must be present in the water for the salmon to ingest them which implies that ...
by Odsox
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fish for beginners
Replies: 37
Views: 3079

Re: Fish for beginners

Salmon goes with just about anything you like, new potatoes and broccoli, mashed potatoes and runner beans but probably not chips and baked beans :sunny:
by Odsox
Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fish for beginners
Replies: 37
Views: 3079

Re: Fish for beginners

No, fresh salmon tastes nothing like smoked salmon ... or tinned salmon come to that. And yes, I was referring to a whole salmon which we get in the winter for about €8.00 each and provides about generous 10 servings. Easiest way to deal with a whole salmon is to slice across into inch thick steaks,...
by Odsox
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fish for beginners
Replies: 37
Views: 3079

Re: Fish for beginners

If you don't like bones ... small bones, and I can sympathise with you over that, I would suggest that you try BIG fish with BIG bones that you (or your fishmonger) can easily find and remove. Salmon has easy to find bones and farmed a lot up your way (not sure about the ethical bit, although surely...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Convenient Confessions!
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: Convenient Confessions!

Home made fish cakes are so easy to make and very yummy. Just mix flaked white fish with mashed potato and maybe a pinch of nutmeg, shape with floured hands and fry till browned. A variation that I love is to substitute a tin of sardines (in tomato) for the white fish ... very cheap meal. "Real" cus...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Plum tree pruning
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Re: Plum tree pruning

The risk of silver leaf depends on whether you have any trees nearby suffering from it, including sloe trees. If there is then it's almost a certainty in my experience, in fact I wouldn't even consider planting a plum tree if I could see silver leaf within a mile of my garden. It's not just the prun...