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by lancashire lass
17 Sep 2022, 17:08
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Lucas
Replies: 137
Views: 79081

Re: Lucas

I hope your return to work goes well, LL. A big change for you. Lucas appears to be a most intelligent cat. )t' On the one hand, I am looking forward to going back to work but on the other hand, my line manager might expect me to do more than I can manage which worries me. For months, he has sugges...
by lancashire lass
17 Sep 2022, 16:44
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: Concern for the summer plants, colder weather.
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Concern for the summer plants, colder weather.

The baskets on the side of the workshop have borage, poppies and nasturtiums still in them,and I have a beautiful dark red flower on one nasturtium plant. I shall be moving these baskets into the greenhouse shortly, in the hopes that they will survive the winter. ... these have grown like weeds in ...
by lancashire lass
16 Sep 2022, 13:25
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Lucas
Replies: 137
Views: 79081

Re: Lucas

It's been so long since I updated this thread. There have been changes to Lucas's behaviour all through this summer that I began to wonder if history was repeating itself and I'd end up footing the bill to feed a cat that I never see like what happened with Blackie (the cat I had before). When I got...
by lancashire lass
12 Sep 2022, 07:25
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Air Fryers - anyone use one?
Replies: 13
Views: 2689

Re: Air Fryers - anyone use one?

I didn't fancy deep fat fried chips on Friday and instead found some potato waffles in the freezer which I decided to cook using the air fryer. I removed the pan and left the rack on the bottom. I should have perhaps reduced the temperature and timings because the potato waffles were a little too br...
by lancashire lass
09 Sep 2022, 09:24
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Air Fryers - anyone use one?
Replies: 13
Views: 2689

Re: Air Fryers - anyone use one?

Anyway the up shot was they thought that cooking things like crispy chicken in an air fryer was better than in the oven but baked potatoes in the oven were slightly better. They tested power consumption and the air fryer was certainly better in terms of less cost. )t' The halogen oven is often list...
by lancashire lass
08 Sep 2022, 15:06
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Air Fryers - anyone use one?
Replies: 13
Views: 2689

Re: Air Fryers - anyone use one?

im interested to hear how you get on. I have to confess that I only used the air fryer for the first time last night - mainly because the meals for the past week didn't call for using it. Anyway, I had a pack of sausages in the freezer which I had put there because they were close to their use by d...
by lancashire lass
03 Sep 2022, 03:49
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 246
Views: 108650

Re: How does your garden grow?

I was thinking about my fruit tree harvests but my garden is so overgrown (I've not been down to the garden at all this past 12 months alone, never mind the 2 years when I was working from home and felt the need to prove I WAS working ...) A patch of brambles took hold in the bed by the glass greenh...
by lancashire lass
30 Aug 2022, 08:56
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Air Fryers - anyone use one?
Replies: 13
Views: 2689

Re: Air Fryers - anyone use one?

I've been giving air fryers some thought as they are said to be much more economical to use than most other types of cooking appliances, particularly with the price of energy / cost of living sky rocketing. I do have a halogen oven which is said to be very similar but it is so bulky that there is no...
by lancashire lass
29 Aug 2022, 16:25
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cooking Squash
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Cooking Squash

)t' good luck When I first looked at getting an allotment plot, the main reason was to grow winter squashes and pumpkins because they do need lots of space to grow. Every year I would grow a few different varieties and gradually built up an idea of the ones I liked for cooking. I've since given up t...
by lancashire lass
29 Aug 2022, 12:37
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cooking Squash
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Cooking Squash

Do you know what type of squash it is? Is it a summer squash (like courgette / baby marrow which in effect is just a courgette which has just got too big but not quite mature enough to store over winter) or winter squash (like a pumpkin or butternut) Summer squashes are very watery so taste differen...
by lancashire lass
01 Aug 2022, 17:30
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Flowering currant mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Flowering currant mystery

You'll find many flowering types of fruiting trees and bushes are exactly what they say they are. However, the flower is usually at the expense of the fruit so sometimes they are not as tasty as the fruiting varieties for eating. There is the possibility that the flowering version may be a hybrid wi...
by lancashire lass
28 Jul 2022, 10:42
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Homeade Bread
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: Homeade Bread

Spreckly wrote: 27 Jul 2022, 20:56 I took the plunge yesterday, and ordered a bread maker from Amazon. It arrives tomorrow.
)t' oh, how exciting. I bet you can't wait to make your first loaf :-D
by lancashire lass
28 Jul 2022, 10:32
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Strawberries and raspberries disaster etc., Summer 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Strawberries and raspberries disaster etc., Summer 2022

What I found in 2018 when we had a dry warm spring followed by a long spell of dry hot weather over the summer right through to September (I remember the grass fields in the area was yellow and dry), the birds had pecked most of the fruit on the trees in my garden even though they weren't ripe. I ha...
by lancashire lass
24 Jul 2022, 06:42
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Poultry Health - free online course
Replies: 0
Views: 437

Poultry Health - free online course

I was just checking FutureLearn site (part of the Open University) of any new online courses and came across this one (click on link to go to the course details) called Poultry Health - Get technically and scientifically accurate information on how to care for non-commercial poultry. Identify the cl...
by lancashire lass
28 Jun 2022, 17:40
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Homeade Bread
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: Homeade Bread

kitla wrote: 24 Jun 2022, 20:01 I'd like to have a go at flat bread/pittas too eventually.
and pizza dough!

I forgot to mention that I would replace the fat with sunflower oil but you could also use olive oil instead