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  Topic: not for the pot, dear rat
gz

Replies: 55
Views: 4780
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 20 8:58 am   Subject: not for the pot, dear rat
Apart from the ones on the cabbages we have had a dearth of insects. Even midgies
  Topic: Fresh fig and date chutney
gz

Replies: 15
Views: 605
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 20 9:08 pm   Subject: Fresh fig and date chutney
I have just made another half batch, this time using the tomatoes suggested in the original recipe. I think I prefer it with apples.
When sorting the jars I saw on the lid of one , Fig, Balsamic and ...
  Topic: it would need sourcing for best, saffron?
gz

Replies: 3
Views: 212
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 20 10:18 am   Subject: it would need sourcing for best, saffron?
I think I have some in my spices drawer you could have.
  Topic: Fresh fig and date chutney
gz

Replies: 15
Views: 605
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 20 7:10 am   Subject: Fresh fig and date chutney
It is good if someone can't tolerate hot or spicy, and it isn't over vinegary either.
Good with sweet or savoury
  Topic: Fresh fig and date chutney
gz

Replies: 15
Views: 605
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 20 8:33 pm   Subject: Fresh Fig and Date Chutney
Fresh Fig and Date chutney. Tesco recipe
4tbsp olive oil 1kg onions sliced. chopped small is ok!
500g dates.chopped 1kg fresh figs.chopped 500g tomatoes, chopped. I used Bramley apples
500g brown ...
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 1190
Views: 567550
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 20 9:14 am   Subject: Wildlife
We have wildlife on the Cavolo Nero
Not only small and large Cabbage White butterfly caterpillars but Cabbage Moth as well
  Topic: Fresh fig and date chutney
gz

Replies: 15
Views: 605
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 20 9:12 am   Subject: Fresh fig and date chutney
I have found it!....I used the one that turns up when you goggle it, but put diced apple in instead of tomatoes..
Recipe from the shop T..co.
Just started the last jar of the batch I made two years ...
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 1190
Views: 567550
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 20 6:49 pm   Subject: Wildlife
There is one in Stornoway harbour, Sammy (what else?!) escorts people when they go out in a dinghy to their boat mooring!
It is an odd feeling to have a seal swimming around the dinghy looking at yo ...
  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
gz

Replies: 18
Views: 1467
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 20 6:45 pm   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
Sometimes too quickly!! Not a native, but the large rosehips are very handy for making cordial ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜„
  Topic: Fresh fig and date chutney
gz

Replies: 15
Views: 605
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 20 9:13 am   Subject: Fresh fig and date chutney
I have the figs..I've mislaid the recipe๐Ÿ˜•
Had a quick goggle and the only one has tomatoes in it as well ..not what I remember.
Anyone got any ideas? While I continue hunting...always mean to org ...
  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
gz

Replies: 18
Views: 1467
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 20 8:57 am   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
Another thought..it is an allotment..ask the secretary of the allotment committee what is allowed.
  Topic: Is there anything more sad...?
gz

Replies: 44
Views: 2252
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 20 9:32 am   Subject: Is there anything more sad...?
I get my onions in in the autumn. Puts them ahead when the wet February and dry March and April affects the spring planted sets.
Lost out at harvesting time as it was again very wet, but the ones th ...
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 1190
Views: 567550
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 20 5:59 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Elephant Hawkmoth I can't see what is on but I think it likes Rosebay willow herb
  Topic: Is there anything more sad...?
gz

Replies: 44
Views: 2252
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 20 8:48 am   Subject: Is there anything more sad...?
Caterpillar lookout every time we go in the garden now
The tomatoes are supposed to be that sectional shape..but the added oddbits are probably sketchy pollenation . They are tasty!!
  Topic: Is there anything more sad...?
gz

Replies: 44
Views: 2252
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 20 8:14 pm   Subject: Is there anything more sad...?
We had germination problems with carrots, peas and sweetcorn...and one Aubergine eventually grew. It has carried on slowly and is only now thinking of flowering
The funny shaped tomatoes were ...
 
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