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by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cherry ideas
Replies: 31
Views: 13189

When I'm back in La Creuse tomorrow (stuck in Paris working at the moment) I'll have a look at which "van" had them and let you know. We get 3 vans now - Eurovanadium, Outiror and a new one (it might have been the new one). I do remember that it's an electric one you load up with cherries or olives,...
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Too many beans
Replies: 8
Views: 4077

I summer we normally use ours in a salad (boil beens for 15 minutes, allow to cool and serve with a mustard vinegarette dressing). They soon disappear. The rest we blanche and freeze for winter. By the way (and completely off the subject) just made my first batch of Castille (pure olive oil) soap. I...
by IrishAbroad
Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slugs and copper
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

My brocoli was being devastated by our little slimey friends so I tried copper pipe (I've just renovated my house so had plenty of old scraps. I read that old (green) copper works best. Well anyway it seems to be working. The trails are leading up to the pipe and turning around. I've just put out a ...
by IrishAbroad
Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 14406

Well apart from the usual spuds, tomatoes, sweet corn, pop corn, green stuff etc. my experiment this year is Cape Gooseberries (Physalis Peruviana for the latinophiles amongst us) If I buy anything with seeds in it I try to keep the seeds and 2 years ago I had some cape gooseberries. I put the seeds...
by IrishAbroad
Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Haws
Replies: 0
Views: 1175

Haws

I know they're edible. I know they're nutritious.

Every year our hedgerows are covered in haws but does anyone know what you can do with them? Any recipes?
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: The power of poop!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 6555

Well, as has happened to me many times, the heat generated from the poop is enough to set it alight if the heap is big enough :shock:

So be warned, don't pile to close to the house/shed etc

Stinks anyway :lol:
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Focus Fusion
Replies: 3
Views: 3043

Just read the article and all I can say is :lol: Conservation of Engery Principle - Enery can't be created from nothing!! Yet another perpetual motion BS. Perhaps aliens abducted him and gave him the technology. It's ironic he chose a DeLorean. Being from Northern Ireland I know all about the DeLore...
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: The power of poop!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 6555

The power of poop!!!

Ok, nothing new or ground breaking here but I thought I'd mention it. Last year I wanted hot water up at my land so I thought I'd make use of my horses by-product - poo We have, as does every horse owner, a dung heap. And it gets hot. Very hot. So I went to the local scrapyard and bought 3 old (but ...
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Irish soda bread
Replies: 6
Views: 3657

And if anyones interested... A good Irish meal - "CHAMP" To mashed and creamed potatoes add chopped spring onions (scallions). Put in individual bowls. Make a big dent in the centre and add a lump of butter. Float full cream milk around the outside and serve. Not good for the heart but great for the...
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Irish soda bread
Replies: 6
Views: 3657

Potato bread/Potato farls/Fadge 500g Mashed potato creamed with butter and milk to a normal Sunday roast consistency (try and get fluffy ones not the waxy type - I think it works better) Good pinch salt Good pinch sugar Small pinch baking powder/soda Enough plain flour to bind (50g I think) mix well...
by IrishAbroad
Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Irish soda bread
Replies: 6
Views: 3657

Oh and you can use self raising flour too - just forget the baking soda, but I don't think it tastes as good.

And it's much better than Rankins 8)
by IrishAbroad
Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Irish soda bread
Replies: 6
Views: 3657

Hi Sue Soda you say... Well we make it almost every day and it never (well almost never) fails...so (I'll do the metric version :lol: ) 500g White Flour (or whole wheat for Irish wheaten bread) 1 teaspoon baking soda good pinch salt good pinch sugar Butter milk (or ordinary milk + small pinch of cit...
by IrishAbroad
Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Staffordshire!
Replies: 13
Views: 4652

Hi Chrystal,
Don't worry about the rest of them - they do tend to go off into a world of their own and talk about cartoons etc. :3some:

Anyway WELCOME

and Shiney - yes you are showing your age :lol: - Although I watched it too :oops:

Martin
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cherry ideas
Replies: 31
Views: 13189

Hey Molly - Do you have one of those Trucks that comes by one a month or so - Outiror, Euro Vanadium etc. I got a depipper from there, nothing flash but it works fine - cost about 10E But of course I can't be bothered using it all the time so I make jam with mine - stewed stones and all, then pass i...
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Elder Leaf Insecticide
Replies: 6
Views: 3357

OK just done a simple conversion to metric (sorry found it on an American website, and as me mum still talks in pounds and ounces it sort of made sense to me :oops: ) Castille soap is olive oil soap like Savon de Marseille To make: simmer 250g of leaves in 500ml of water for 30 minutes. Stir this th...