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Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 16 8:53 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Dug up some Jerusalem artichokes yesterday and baked them in thee wood burner with butter last night...yummmmmmmmmmmmmm

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 16 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

rosemary and thyme (not the gay gardening sleuths)

and 12 ltrs of apple juice from ancient trees which should start bubbling quite soon

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 16 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

4 more quinces and a bunch of grapes from the greenhouse. The frost has done for the runner beans, so the half dozen or so we have had is the lot now.

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 16 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
I find runner beans are pretty poor frozen whichever way I do them. I have tried blanching/not blanching, cutting in chunks or long slivers, but they don't seem to keep their flavour for more than a couple of months whatever I do.
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Try cooking them the way I have written about here - http://eco-gites.blogspot.fr/2015/08/the-best-way-to-freeze-beans.html

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Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 16 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yesterday I picked the last of the tomatoes for green tomato chutney as well as half my chillies.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 16 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not enough beans to do anything with this year. Just had the few that arrived in the normal way, which is cut diagonally across and simmered for a few minutes in water.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7064
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 16 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Some bastard rodent is eating my beetroot, so I guess I am going to have to harvest the lot and do something about them.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 16 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bake, skin and put in vinegar - pickeled b*stard rodent!

Shan



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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 16 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Got to catch them first!

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 16 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fenn number 4 in a tunnel box baited with peanut butter

be careful, those things can break a finger

Shan



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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 16 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do you know how likely I am to break a finger? It's almost a given!!!! I think I will have to put up with the damn rodents!

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 16 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

However much I don't like rodenticides I use them when I have to. But I am currently curbing the mice that have come in with traps and will be setting one or two larger traps to check if there any rats about. The local council do for rats as well I am told so worth getting in touch.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 16 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could always use a live trap Shan. They don't spring hard enough to break a finger. You have to transport rodent at least a couple of miles though.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 16 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bit unfair passing the problem to a. n. other MR., unless of course a. n. other does the same back-spreading the genes around! I have a theory that the only good rodent is a dead rodent.
You won't break a finger if you hold it at the other end, Shan, though I must admit it is a bit of a surprise when it goes off when you least expect it.

gregotyn



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 16 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

3 down so far, millions of mice to go!

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