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by Green Aura
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Brexit

I'm sure you've already seen this on their site but if not - Disappointed we can't send seed to you? Here are some other excellent suppliers to try instead: It really is better to buy seeds locally within your country - they will be selected to do well in your climate, rather than ours, and you will...
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Brexit

Does that apply to personal mail, or just Companies?
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 25448

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Well, the greenhouse has been cleared out, swept and fumigated (it now smells strongly of garlic!). The tender plants, such as pineapple sage, have been put in for the winter. Similar in the in-house "greenhouse", which will now be used as a storage room. It definitely didn't perform anywhere near a...
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 132
Views: 50233

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I love oca plants - like oxalis. I hadn't realised they're lower carb though. Might have to revisit those.
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 132
Views: 50233

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Triffids seem to be the order of the day/week/etc. I have to confess to a sneaky liking for the newer "don't bite back" varieties. The ones that don't have the slightly burning, bitter aftertaste. Apparently it's a genetic thing though and, as OH doesn't have that trait and adores sprouts, he's not ...
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 132
Views: 50233

Re: What are you harvesting now?

We've harvested our entire potato crop - sown at the start of lockdown when we weren't sure about food supplies. We didn't get a great harvest but not bad considering they were grown, from 3 supermarket spuds, in bags. I didn't weigh them but it was basically a bucketful. They're currently drying ou...
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 132
Views: 50233

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Good heavens. Your compost must be very good, Odsox, it looks very healthy. I hope you got a good yield and not just all greenery!
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Got the Signoff...

Splendid news, Viper. I think a 25% reduction with more growing/preserving/raising/planning and more judicious shopping etc should be doable. (I'm sure I could knock a fair bit off mine - got a bit lazy over the last couple of years). Does your allotment allow chickens etc? (You may, of course, not ...
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Cyclamen
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: Cyclamen

That's very pretty. Funnily enough, I bought two trays of cyclamen, just last week, to go in our "woodland cemetery" - grand title but it's essentially an area where all our pets are buried under the hedge. I thought they'd be perfect.
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Getting the fundamentals right
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Getting the fundamentals right

I agree, Flo. OH and myself had come to the decision that we needed to move to be nearer many of the things you've listed. However, after the debacle the NC500 tourist route has created we're not sure about moving any more. I don't know how easy it would be to fit ourselves into another community in...
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Wartime mincemeat
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Wartime mincemeat

I think with the -ols (erythritol, xylitol etc) you have to build them up slowly - they're notorious for that, Odsox. The problem for us is the dried fruits are just too carby, with or without added sweeteners, so finding things to reduce that was the key. Previous attempts were anaemic looking and ...
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Wartime mincemeat
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Wartime mincemeat

Yes, there are some lovely pud and the cake recipes knocking about (not my sourdough cake though :( ). The previous mincemeat efforts, though, were just not right. I think the combination of that and low carb pastry were just not even close. I've made great strides on the pastry front and so I'm hop...
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Wartime mincemeat
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Wartime mincemeat

On a low carb diet we have some difficulty at Christmas. Gone is my beloved sourdough Christmas cake and, although I've attempted low carb versions of mincemeat with no great success. Earlier in the year I had a go at WW2 rationing as a way of restricting my much higher carb diet, brought on by lock...
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Oregon grape
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Oregon grape

Maybe you could mix them with another fruit - apples or plums?
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Oregon grape
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Oregon grape

I had a quick scout around and saw a recipe (which they said was delicious) which used 2kg. That must have been from a hedge rather than one bush.

Let us know how you get on.