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  Topic: Chorizo (dried, like salami)
dougal

Replies: 0
Views: 4220
PostForum: Recipe Database   Posted: Sat May 23, 09 8:51 am   Subject: Chorizo (dried, like salami)
Ingredients
Pork shoulder, boneless, 2.25kg
Prague Powder No 2 (Cure No 2) 6g
Dextrose 10g
Garlic, peeled, 36g
Salt 50g
Acidophilus starter culture
Water, chilled, 60g
Paprika, smoked, ' ...
  Topic: Merguez - spicy lamb sausages
dougal

Replies: 0
Views: 3971
PostForum: Recipe Database   Posted: Sat May 23, 09 8:51 am   Subject: Merguez - spicy lamb sausages
Ingredients
Sweet Red Pepper - 2
Fennel Seed - a heaped teaspoonful
Cumin Seed - 2 heaped teaspoonfuls
Salt - 2 level teaspoons
Garlic - at least 2 big fat cloves (don't skimp!)
Fresh Coriand ...
  Topic: squatting...
dougal

Replies: 14
Views: 7609
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Fri Apr 11, 08 3:58 pm   Subject: squatting...
It may well be that the empty properties are not available because they are in need of some "essential" maintenance (perhaps rewiring?) to bring them to a currently acceptable specification/condition ...
  Topic: Consultation on protecting health of bees
dougal

Replies: 5
Views: 4878
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Thu Apr 10, 08 2:06 pm   Subject: Consultation on protecting health of bees
Posting this here (as well) so it gets noticed.

A couple of days back DEFRA seemingly *announced* some definite measures, along with the consultation proposals.
This was reported in The Times, m ...
  Topic: price of honey
dougal

Replies: 24
Views: 13870
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Thu Apr 10, 08 11:37 am   Subject: price of honey
Dunno how widely this was reported...
From yesterday's Times
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article3708819.ece

The creation of a Dad’s Army-style force to protect honey bees ...
  Topic: Waste wood – the untapped resource for Biomass Fuel
dougal

Replies: 11
Views: 9717
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 10, 08 10:13 am   Subject: Waste wood – the untapped resource for Biomass Fuel
Strange that this should crop up on the same day that one of my eBay searches should throw up a rather unusual Biomass (sawdust) greenhouse heater.
Its collection only...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/ ...
  Topic: dna
dougal

Replies: 10
Views: 4776
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu Apr 10, 08 9:22 am   Subject: dna
Isn't it about time this lot was re-compiled to run on silicon (rather than carbon) hardware?
  Topic: compost proportion calcuator
dougal

Replies: 6
Views: 5547
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 08, 08 5:20 pm   Subject: compost proportion calcuator
Excellent link. (Because nobody else had added it to the site links page, I have!)

Note BTW that the ingredients list is in "green-ness order", the 'greenest' at the top, the 'brownest' at the bot ...
  Topic: One mans way of making Chorizo
dougal

Replies: 78
Views: 40178
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Apr 04, 08 9:09 pm   Subject: One mans way of making Chorizo
I don't believe Kevin has commercial aspirations.
So he doen't need to prove anything to anyone other than his family.





Defrosting DOs

* Defrost food in the refrigerator. This is t ...
  Topic: What acreage of solar panels...
dougal

Replies: 30
Views: 12615
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Apr 04, 08 1:11 pm   Subject: What acreage of solar panels...
I wouldn't be thinking only in terms of using solar heated water for the washing machine - though if that's what you want to do, and only want to get up to 40 degrees, then a pretty *tiny* system woul ...
  Topic: Bean to cup coffee machines
dougal

Replies: 15
Views: 7787
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Apr 04, 08 12:44 pm   Subject: Bean to cup coffee machines
And its Lavazza 'ESE' pods that I use on my (wouldn't recommend that model) conventional espresso machine.
I can get the Lavazza ESE pods in France, no bother and cheaply. Different thing over here.
  Topic: What acreage of solar panels...
dougal

Replies: 30
Views: 12615
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Apr 04, 08 12:39 pm   Subject: What acreage of solar panels...
If you are having roof work done (or need to change your hot water tank) then installing solar *thermal* (ie water heating) can be done for even less extra cost than it would cost to do the job entire ...
  Topic: One mans way of making Chorizo
dougal

Replies: 78
Views: 40178
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Apr 04, 08 12:19 pm   Subject: One mans way of making Chorizo
>> Ros -- somewhere cool for hanging. An old, but working, fridge (or even chest freezer for the ambitious) makes a good curing cabinet. However, you need to create a means of controlling it at ...
  Topic: Bean to cup coffee machines
dougal

Replies: 15
Views: 7787
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Apr 04, 08 10:10 am   Subject: Bean to cup coffee machines
unless you keep a coffee machine obsessively cleaned, the coffee tastes awful.
you must not wash a mocha machine! the oils develop and enrichen the flavour ...

I'd imagine if you've got a funny t ...
  Topic: What acreage of solar panels...
dougal

Replies: 30
Views: 12615
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 03, 08 6:02 pm   Subject: What acreage of solar panels...
Forget any idea of driving things directly from the panels.
Just think of the freezers. In the dark. Or on a dark January day.

If you are on the electricity mains, it makes massive financial sen ...
 
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