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  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 739
Views: 346815
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 20 7:57 am   Subject: Wildlife
I heard what I thought were 3 robins in the wood declaring their territories yesterday. One was quite close to me, one off to the left a moderate distance and another to the right at quite a distance ...
  Topic: Paneer ?
Mistress Rose

Replies: 15
Views: 246
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 20 7:50 am   Subject: Paneer ?
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6050
Views: 1863870
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 20 7:48 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I feel like that most of the time. We were able to work in the woods yesterday; I had a large pile of wood to sort and put in log sacks, husband was firing the charcoal kiln, and son cut the wood for ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6050
Views: 1863870
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 20 7:22 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Sounds as if you are going to have to deal just with Mum from now on, which will come as a relief to you no doubt.

Have fun with the new sewing machine. I haven't used mine for years, as I tend to ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 739
Views: 346815
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 20 7:44 am   Subject: Wildlife
I think we must have lost our pet robins in the garden as the current ones don't seem anything like as friendly. Either that of they are in such a hurry nest building they haven't time to be sociable. ...
  Topic: Paneer ?
Mistress Rose

Replies: 15
Views: 246
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 20 7:39 am   Subject: Paneer ?
If I have any milk that is on the turn, I make cottage cheese the same way but don't squash it, so just a more compacted form of cottage cheese.
  Topic: yogurt
Mistress Rose

Replies: 18
Views: 360
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 20 7:37 am   Subject: yogurt
If you make enough for more than a few days, you need to heat it to above 60C to ensure that all the bugs are really dead. This equates to when the first wisp of steam starts to rise from it (found th ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6050
Views: 1863870
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 20 7:33 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Niece is now back at work, but sadly she just doesn't have interests inside the home. She helped her daughter with her homework, which tested her rather rusty skills a bit, but otherwise, I found she ...
  Topic: yogurt
Mistress Rose

Replies: 18
Views: 360
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Apr 01, 20 7:08 am   Subject: yogurt
I use a yoghurt maker, but started off making it in a bowl which I put in an insulated bag and left near the fire overnight. The way I do it now is to add 2 rounded tablespoons of skimmed milk powder ...
  Topic: Superior flapjack
Mistress Rose

Replies: 15
Views: 920
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 20 6:49 am   Subject: Superior flapjack
  Topic: Biscuit Recipe megathread!
Mistress Rose

Replies: 22
Views: 467
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 20 6:48 am   Subject: MRs Famous Biscuits
MRs Famous Biscuits

5 oz plain wholemeal flour
5 oz butter
4 oz dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey (a less sweet tasting one is best)
4 1/2 oz porridge oats
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
Mistress Rose

Replies: 88
Views: 6860
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 20 6:35 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Just make sure you can reach all parts of the raised beds. We made our first ones 1.5m wide, and can't easily reach the middle. The later ones are 1m wide and far easier to deal with. If you are doing ...
  Topic: spray for cleaning door handles etc
Mistress Rose

Replies: 11
Views: 660
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 20 6:31 am   Subject: spray for cleaning door handles etc
I think I have to go to the supermarket today, so hoping they are being careful with the sanitising. I try not to use the handles of the trolleys either if I can help it. I am not in an at risk group, ...
  Topic: Quick crops for isolation
Mistress Rose

Replies: 41
Views: 1982
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 20 6:28 am   Subject: Quick crops for isolation
My spinach isn't coming up and not many of the peas did either. Not sure why. The lettuce came up all right.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6050
Views: 1863870
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 20 6:27 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
We are in the same position as you with lockdown Cassandra. You seem to have things sorted for the raffle. Either people will have to wait for their prizes, or else each day on your 'permitted exercis ...
 
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