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  Topic: downsizer forum now on a secure connection
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 80726
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 20 8:31 am   Subject: downsizer forum now on a secure connection
Not seeing an issue and not a lot has changed. I refreshed the certificate a week or two ago which is a normal routine.
  Topic: Pork and beans
jema

Replies: 1
Views: 1116
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Dec 06, 20 7:00 am   Subject: Pork and beans
Just had my best ever pork and bean stew. It's a lesson in taking the time, no recipe to it, just accumulated experience.

It was started 48 hours ago with brining a pork joint (well half a joint) ...
  Topic: Using A Dehydrator
jema

Replies: 38
Views: 17096
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Dec 06, 20 6:55 am   Subject: Using A Dehydrator
We had a mushroom cloud in the kitchen after I whizzed some mushrooms I dried yesterday. Had an excess of mushrooms that were going to go to waste if not rescued and reducing mushrooms to a dry powder ...
  Topic: woodland
jema

Replies: 3
Views: 3153
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 20 7:44 am   Subject: woodland
I have always assumed it was something of a scam, it's so superficially tempting.
  Topic: Fireplace
jema

Replies: 90
Views: 54075
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Oct 22, 20 6:43 am   Subject: Fireplace
Nice one
  Topic: new adjustable workbench
jema

Replies: 9
Views: 5118
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 20 2:10 pm   Subject: new adjustable workbench
I only last year got around to disassembling a back to front workbench It spent years in that state,
  Topic: Seven-spice Chicken Skewers with Tahini
jema

Replies: 9
Views: 4922
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 20 6:24 am   Subject: Seven-spice Chicken Skewers with Tahini
I've got the science of spice which is pretty interesting though perhaps not all it might be.

Did the 7 spice recipe including making tahini, which is one I've not made before. It was enjoyed but t ...
  Topic: Seven-spice Chicken Skewers with Tahini
jema

Replies: 9
Views: 4922
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 20 3:09 pm   Subject: Seven-spice Chicken Skewers with Tahini
Try replacing the cardamom with 10g of fenugreek or making a 9 spice mix.

Gone for the above this time, with just a tad less clove than suggested. But been reading a number of variations. Has spark ...
  Topic: Seven-spice Chicken Skewers with Tahini
jema

Replies: 9
Views: 4922
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 20 6:49 am   Subject: Seven-spice Chicken Skewers with Tahini
50 grams Black Pepper (ground)
50 grams Ground Cumin
50 grams Paprika
25 grams Ground Coriander
25 grams Ground Cloves
10 grams Ground Nutmeg
10 grams Ground Cinnamon
5 grams Ground Cardamom
...
  Topic: Banana wine
jema

Replies: 7
Views: 5647
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Sep 26, 20 6:22 am   Subject: Banana wine
Welcome back TD

Woke up this morning and our white grapes are bubbling away as if just started, very odd, they had been dead for a week, opened the barrel yesterday and it looked active though, ...
  Topic: Banana wine
jema

Replies: 7
Views: 5647
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 20 10:50 am   Subject: Banana wine
I picked up some cheap bananas some weeks ago and have just racked about 2.5 gallons of banana wine into demijons, looks like it will take a while to clear but tastes pretty good.
My last large batch ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 189197
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 20 6:30 am   Subject: Landscaping project
I'm figuring big pots will do the trick. So you simply cannot get that near the edge.
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 189197
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 20 6:54 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Ouch, I keep Jean away from the "edge" here, she can fit and it may not be 95 feet, but I reckon you could do severe damage.
I need to sort water butts and do a bit more on the guttering, but things ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 189197
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 20 7:08 am   Subject: Landscaping project
https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30490/pile.jpg

The piles of old decking and other timber now off the drive and screws removed. Driveway still looks like it's been flytipped but is a lot better.
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  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 189197
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 20 5:28 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
It's just basic 4mm twinwall. I figure I am making it significantly stronger than the existing greenhouse. A greenhouse that is not quite strong enough for the wind here! My attitude is that this is ...
 
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