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  Topic: Sauerkraut
otatop

Replies: 4
Views: 6594
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 16 3:21 pm   Subject: Sauerkraut
The trendy Foodies round here have 'discovered' fermented veg and they're all doing it like mad.
According to the Radio Times the Sunday edition of The Food Programme (repeated on Monday) is about ...
  Topic: started my Seeds
otatop

Replies: 24
Views: 15016
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 16 3:06 pm   Subject: started my Seeds
The worst plant I have ever had was Fat Baby Acocha. It took over the entire greenhouse and took about 5 hours to eventually extricate the damn thing.

Same here. You have to pick the things when t ...
  Topic: Question for Pilsbury Please
otatop

Replies: 37
Views: 33481
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 16 5:43 pm   Subject: Question for Pilsbury Please
We really enjoyed it, if we were nearer we'd happily do more. We'll see what we can do, thanks for getting us involved.

As I said they weren't like the homeless people that use our local (Whitechap ...
  Topic: Question for Pilsbury Please
otatop

Replies: 37
Views: 33481
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 16 6:20 pm   Subject: Question for Pilsbury Please
That would be lovely Pilsbury.
  Topic: Question for Pilsbury Please
otatop

Replies: 37
Views: 33481
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 16 5:22 pm   Subject: Question for Pilsbury Please
Night shelter news from last night.

Tahir's response to my rice problem was to volunteer to cook it. I think we put a great meal together for our guests. Tahir did a rice and veggie pot and a dh ...
  Topic: Plans for 2016
otatop

Replies: 44
Views: 25161
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 16 2:11 pm   Subject: Plans for 2016
Limited space, so I'm sticking with the tried and tested:- toms, runner beans, garlic, chillies, radishes, chard, herbs. I'll do gherkins instead of cucumbers though - better for the piccalilli. I h ...
  Topic: Question for Pilsbury Please
otatop

Replies: 37
Views: 33481
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 15 1:52 pm   Subject: Question for Pilsbury Please
How did it all go?

Well, it went really well. We start when Crisis at Christmas closes, so last night was the first shelter - always a bit of a challenge because so many of the usual volunteers ar ...
  Topic: Question for Pilsbury Please
otatop

Replies: 37
Views: 33481
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Dec 30, 15 2:04 pm   Subject: Question for Pilsbury Please
It goes off tonight. I'm looking forward to meeting Pilsbury.
  Topic: Look at me!
otatop

Replies: 13
Views: 9511
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 15 3:18 pm   Subject: Look at me!
You've given me a ray of hope Otley. I placed my usual order with Simpson's Seeds in time for my usual late Oct planting - but what with one thing and another, I didn't manage to get them in until a ...
  Topic: How long would a softish meringue keep?
otatop

Replies: 17
Views: 32017
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 15 4:30 pm   Subject: How long would a softish meringue keep?
In that case I would have thought that 5/6ish hours would defrost it nicely from frozen. Just pack it carefully. Will there be a Labrador in the car?
  Topic: How long would a softish meringue keep?
otatop

Replies: 17
Views: 32017
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 15 3:38 pm   Subject: How long would a softish meringue keep?
How long is the drive? Pavlova freezes well.
  Topic: So, Christmas food treats?
otatop

Replies: 19
Views: 17075
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 15 3:34 pm   Subject: So, Christmas food treats?
sausage rolls (butcher's sausage meat of course) and lots of home-made pickles and chutneys.
Cheese shortbreads
Real cheese
Cold leftovers from Christmas dinner
  Topic: Kale pest identified
otatop

Replies: 10
Views: 6066
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 15 3:27 pm   Subject: Kale pest identified
I had a Labrador who knew precisely when a tomato was at it's best. It took me a little while to work out what was happening. Stupid me - smart dog.
  Topic: Question for Pilsbury Please
otatop

Replies: 37
Views: 33481
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 15 3:01 pm   Subject: Question for Pilsbury Please
Further to HWNS - Hackney Empire stand-up comedy night. A fundraising show on 6 February. Brilliant performers make you cry with laughter in aid of the Night Shelter. You have to be sharp though - ...
  Topic: Question for Pilsbury Please
otatop

Replies: 37
Views: 33481
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 15 2:39 pm   Subject: Question for Pilsbury Please
Lol thst about covers it but just in case at work I do mine I the oven, twice as much water to rice in an oven proof dish ans then tightly cover with foil and if you can put a lid on.
Into an oven ...
 
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