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  Topic: Progress report - Almonds
Blue Peter

Replies: 6
Views: 2542
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 25, 12 1:40 pm   Subject: Progress report - Almonds
I don't quite know how it might work, but at 5 five years, yor almonds have only known pretty poor summers (I seem to remember that the last hot one was 2006). Could it be that they haven't ever had e ...
  Topic: German Friendship Cake "Herman"
Blue Peter

Replies: 82
Views: 50743
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 12 11:47 am   Subject: German Friendship Cake "Herman"
Never use baking powder.

If you open my doc, above there are some recipies for Herman there.

Cheers.

Though, if I'm pernickety, in the spreadsheet, cell C11, it does have 1tsp of baking powde ...
  Topic: German Friendship Cake "Herman"
Blue Peter

Replies: 82
Views: 50743
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 12 11:10 am   Subject: German Friendship Cake "Herman"
I've made two from it now - both were quite dense, certainly not the sort of cake that would collapse in the oven, but were very nice.

I did wonder if it was worth letting it sit and rise a bit bef ...
  Topic: Rainfall question
Blue Peter

Replies: 7
Views: 2997
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 23, 11 2:01 pm   Subject: Re: Rainfall question
does anybody know where/ how I can get a contour map of the farm?

One of the scales on www.streetmap.co.uk usually has it, so easy enough if you know your postcode,


Peter.
  Topic: Preserving Produce by Drying
Blue Peter

Replies: 35
Views: 124843
PostForum: Authors Corner   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 11 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: Preserving Produce by Drying
Fruit with seeds can be passed through a mouli and it is worth it as the end result is much nicer to eat without all the seeds.


What is this mouli of which you speak?


Peter.

Edit: Spoolin ...
  Topic: Great British Bake-Off
Blue Peter

Replies: 56
Views: 18123
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 11 10:53 am   Subject: Great British Bake-Off
Jasons a cutie too ;0)
To be honest I'm annoyed that pretty face is still there, if this is truly about baking skills then he should be gone. Seems to me that Mary likes a pretty face and a nice ass ...
  Topic: Growing Cherry Plums from the stone
Blue Peter

Replies: 12
Views: 7124
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 11 1:20 pm   Subject: Growing Cherry Plums from the stone
According to the Agroforestry Research Trust, it's warm startify for 4 weeks and then cold stratify for 20 weeks,


Peter.
  Topic: Damson chilli sauce?
Blue Peter

Replies: 19
Views: 8798
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jul 13, 11 3:09 pm   Subject: Re: Damson chilli sauce?
What do I need apart from damsons, chillis and salt? I'm guessing sugar and vinegar? Any ideas?

I'm tempted to say, "a recipe"

Would onions also be a usual ingredient in a chutney?

An ...
  Topic: Anybody growing Persimmons in the UK ??
Blue Peter

Replies: 4
Views: 5946
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jul 04, 11 9:48 am   Subject: Re: Anybody growing Persimmons in the UK ??
Anybody growing Persimmons in the UK ??

Last years crop was good, not lots by any means but useful and tasty.


I was under the impression that persimmons needed a good summer to ripen well. But ...
  Topic: Progress report cherries
Blue Peter

Replies: 94
Views: 45413
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 11 10:58 am   Subject: Progress report cherries
We've been harvesting Summer Sun for a few days now, lovely tasty huge cherries but ALL split. The local farm shop sells these but they spray them against splitting

What do they spray them with? gl ...
  Topic: Progress report cherries
Blue Peter

Replies: 94
Views: 45413
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 11 2:12 pm   Subject: Progress report cherries
Yeah, but you know what Essex birds are like, innit?

Don't diss em, or I is likely to get upset

R'spec, bro!


Peter.
  Topic: Progress report cherries
Blue Peter

Replies: 94
Views: 45413
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 11 1:57 pm   Subject: Progress report cherries
Our birds (of any colour) have no respect, not for nuffink!

Yeah, but you know what Essex birds are like, innit?


Peter.

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  Topic: Progress report cherries
Blue Peter

Replies: 94
Views: 45413
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 11 12:14 pm   Subject: Progress report cherries


No idea! I go out at 06:00, come in, have breakfast, go to work, get to my desk around 10:00 and try to remember what I harvested and how it was.

Yeah, well, some of us hang on yer every ...
  Topic: Progress report cherries
Blue Peter

Replies: 94
Views: 45413
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 11 11:59 am   Subject: Progress report cherries
Almost overnight we've gone from a tree fully laden to a tree pretty much bare.
Where is that recipe for blackbird pie...

What colour were the cherries?


Peter.
  Topic: Progress report cherries
Blue Peter

Replies: 94
Views: 45413
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 11 11:15 am   Subject: Progress report cherries
P.S. According to Martin Crawford, Vega is supposed to ripen at the end of July:

http://www.agroforestry.co.uk/Catalogue201011.pdf (p. 11)


Peter.
 
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