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  Topic: Using A Dehydrator
yummersetter

Replies: 32
Views: 2837
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 20 12:46 pm   Subject: Using A Dehydrator
I replied twice , a couple of weeks apart, with pretty much the same info so wiped out the second one. But my bio reminded me that I first found Downsizer in 2008 after a search for information on ho ...
  Topic: Using A Dehydrator
yummersetter

Replies: 32
Views: 2837
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 20 11:47 am   Subject: Using A Dehydrator
Mainly fruit in our Excalibur, halved skinned Victoria plums drying at the moment. Back in the days when we travelled, there was always a couple of bags of dried plums in the car to chew on. My favour ...
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
yummersetter

Replies: 86
Views: 63513
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 20 2:14 pm   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
I print almost exclusively on 300gm paper ( professionally) and mainly buy mine from www.fotospeed.com
  Topic: Chillis Preserved in Oil
yummersetter

Replies: 14
Views: 12212
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 19 11:51 am   Subject: Chillis Preserved in Oil
I'm going to regret this

A couple of seconds after the thrush remedy is put into action down below, the thrush sufferer's mouth is flooded with the taste of garlic, and no, that person did ...
  Topic: What have you preserved/bottled/dried so far?
yummersetter

Replies: 9
Views: 9951
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 19 2:53 pm   Subject: What have you preserved/bottled/dried so far?
I have an esteemed plum tree that I should be finishing picking in right now, or at least when the rain stops. It's called Anna Spath and the fruit has a really rich flavour, think prune brandy. In fa ...
  Topic: copper preserving pan
yummersetter

Replies: 17
Views: 27265
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 19 11:56 am   Subject: copper preserving pan
A wheelbarrow full of mirabelles to preserve somehow.

Looking up the Mirabango recipe I came across this . . . Downsizer archives are such a treat!

'Trouble with fruits in alcohol, they becom ...
  Topic: Kiwi berries?
yummersetter

Replies: 16
Views: 42699
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 18 5:44 pm   Subject: Kiwi berries?
Harvesting the mini-kiwis this week. They should ripen in the fruit store by mid December.


http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29634/JRL181118i2415kiwis.jpg
  Topic: ki el bahara is deceased
yummersetter

Replies: 22
Views: 97617
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 18 8:15 pm   Subject: ki el bahara is deceased
Oh no, thats awful. Such dreadful news, so sorry dpack
  Topic: Kiwi berries?
yummersetter

Replies: 16
Views: 42699
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 18 7:01 pm   Subject: Kiwi berries?
this is my Issai - mind you I have had quite a lot of mis-labelled kiwis from different nurseries so I wouldn't stake my life on it being correct


http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29627/JRL201018i ...
  Topic: Kiwi berries?
yummersetter

Replies: 16
Views: 42699
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 18 9:45 pm   Subject: Kiwi berries?
If that blob is a fruit it looks much smaller than mine, which is the size of a damson. I'll take a pic tomorrow. The leaves aren't right either.
  Topic: Kiwi berries?
yummersetter

Replies: 16
Views: 42699
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 18 9:00 am   Subject: Kiwi berries?
I grow Issai ( though mine is small, it isn't smoothskinned, being more like a normal large kiwi.)

They take a while to ripen, I pick them in November at the time the leaves are falling, and start ...
  Topic: Wildlife
yummersetter

Replies: 1190
Views: 567571
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 18 11:06 am   Subject: Wildlife
Having had no sparrows here since the 1980s, a small gang of half a dozen spent last winter in the pyracantha columns just outside the studio. This summer they've come out every couple of weeks to pre ...
  Topic: when a vet says...
yummersetter

Replies: 10
Views: 26037
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 18 12:38 pm   Subject: when a vet says...
Ah, that's why I hesitated before posting. Hey ho.
  Topic: when a vet says...
yummersetter

Replies: 10
Views: 26037
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 18 1:22 pm   Subject: when a vet says...
Fingers very crossed that this is temporary or easily treatable. I'm not skilled or trained in vet matters but read a lot, and the first thought that came to mind was canine herpes . . . has that be ...
  Topic: Best Plum Variety
yummersetter

Replies: 8
Views: 20427
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 18 11:19 am   Subject: Best Plum Variety
I like plums eaten under the tree, too, and our finest quality fruit is still Kirke's Blue ( and the wasps agree).

We had lots of huge fruit on the Opal tree this year - left on the tree till its r ...
 
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