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by Odsox
Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: how to do sourdough, for beginners
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: how to do sourdough, for beginners

AS I understand the process (which could well be wrong), the yeast that's cultured in sourdough is that which grows from spores in the air. So any soughdough starter you bring into existence is probably unique to your area. Mind you, I'm not sure that that's a "good thing" as you might have some evi...
by Odsox
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum Dulcificum)
Replies: 17
Views: 4557

Re: Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum Dulcificum)

Millymollymandy wrote:add the miracle fruit instead of sugar and hey presto a low calorie pudding!
Unfortunately not it seems.
I just Googled Miracle Fruit and it seems it's miraculous properties are destroyed by cooking :cry:
by Odsox
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Broody hens?
Replies: 21
Views: 3677

Re: Broody hens?

Exactly the same as you with maybe one exception.
I always have the wire cage well off the ground in a draughty spot.
I was told years ago that you should keep her bum cool which persuades her to give up being broody.
Works for me anyway.
by Odsox
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potatos
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

Re: Potatos

I understand if potatoes are going to be stored the flowers should be allowed to die off before picking. More than that really. If you want to store potatoes for any length of time you should wait until all the foliage has died before digging. Eating straight away or keeping for a few days is fine ...
by Odsox
Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: State funeral for Thatcher?
Replies: 39
Views: 6288

Re: State funeral for Thatcher?

I have the greatest regard for Maggie Thatcher.
She is, after all, the main reason I left the UK.

Not only did she wind me up so much that I was ashamed to be English, she also caused the housing boom that allowed me to sell up at a healthy profit.
I couldn't stand the heat so I got out of the ......
by Odsox
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Badger damage
Replies: 2
Views: 948

Re: Badger damage

Can't say I've had this happen to me, but as badgers have very poor eyesight there is no point in trying visual deterrents. But as they have good noses and are close relatives of our domestic dogs, may I suggest something that deters dogs, pepper type powders or strong smelling liquids like Jeys flu...
by Odsox
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Broadband through a mobile phone?
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Re: Broadband through a mobile phone?

You don't actually need a mobile phone to do this. You get a 'dongle' modem that plugs into your USB port and connects via 3G Can't comment on price as I'm sure it's different in the UK, but read the small print as there is usually a download limit and they charge so much a Kb after you exceed that....
by Odsox
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Can I use honey jars...
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: Can I use honey jars...

If they have plastic lids like the ones I get, then yes. Any jar that has a plastic lid is fine, ones with metal lids are not as the vinegar 'eats' the steel. Also as the vinegar preserves the chutney you could even use cling film as a last resort, just to stop it drying out. Or .... if you only hav...
by Odsox
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Drying herbs - the blindingly obvious!
Replies: 10
Views: 1553

Re: Drying herbs - the blindingly obvious!

Quite right ... just hang bunches preferably in a draft.

Dare I say it, you can also dry herbs in a microwave :sunny:
by Odsox
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello fellow mudlarks
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Hello fellow mudlarks

Greetings Felty

The best of luck with your plans, I'm sure you won't regret it.
by Odsox
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A Big 'Howaya' from Ireland!
Replies: 16
Views: 2590

Re: A Big 'Howaya' from Ireland!

Greetings from West Cork Julie.

I'm sure you won't regret it.
I moved here 14 years ago from Kent and I certainly don't regret one minute.
by Odsox
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens For Meat? - Cost/Breed/Feed?
Replies: 42
Views: 19048

Re: Chickens For Meat? - Cost/Breed/Feed?

I shouldn't worry too much Zoe
All chicks take a few weeks to get going.
Also of course Bantams and other non hybrid breeds will never grow as fast as the ones talked about in this thread.
16 weeks is old age for a meat pullet, but teen age for a Bantam.
by Odsox
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Sorry But I can't figure this out!
Replies: 2
Views: 1657

Re: Sorry But I can't figure this out!

Go to User Control Panel
Click on 'Profile' on the left panel
Click on 'Edit Signature'

Job done.
by Odsox
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: sharpening seccuteers
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: sharpening seccuteers

It depends a bit on what sort of secateurs you have. If they are the anvil type you have to be careful that you keep the straight edge on the closing (sharp) side. If they are the cross over type it doesn't matter. Either way, you need a small file or thin carborundum stone and rub the sharper blade...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: No dig gardening - my experience.
Replies: 14
Views: 2269

Re: No dig gardening - my experience.

I wonder what the 'no dig' idea will be like in 25 years time. I'm showing my age a bit now but ... I remember there was a 'magic' substance you scattered on un-dug soil that made it all crumbly (flocculated) I also remember another 'magic' substance that you sprayed on lawns and hedges that made th...