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by Freeranger
Yesterday, 19:06
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: When it becomes available, will you have the jab?
Replies: 40
Views: 595

Re: When it becomes available, will you have the jab?

I think my approach would be that you'd be very unlucky as well as statistically unlikely to get covid on the one occasion you ventured out to get the vaccine. As long as you follow all the hands, face, space rules you can minimize the chances. It's hard to shake off the caution and I probably look ...
by Freeranger
23 Nov 2020, 12:45
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud

These ones say they use sustainable palm as a source of veggie suet:
https://www.georgieporgiespuddings.co.u ... gredients/

These use butter, and have options to have your pudding e.g. without nuts
https://www.lillypuds.co.uk/

Haven't tried them so can't give a recommendation.
by Freeranger
22 Nov 2020, 11:40
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Salting meat
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Salting meat

Thank you for all your help, Manda.
by Freeranger
18 Nov 2020, 11:23
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Salting meat
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Salting meat

That does sound more like what she offered. Sorry to keep asking questions, but if you use this method is it obvious whether the salt is damp from the meat juices or just drawing in moisture from the air? Colouration I suppose? Maybe it's better to do it in a sealed container? I'm suspecting that, h...
by Freeranger
17 Nov 2020, 15:52
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Salting meat
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Salting meat

10 years?! sile} Makes our sell-by dates look a bit wimpy! I guess you have to be sure about your water supply as well. Thanks so much for all this detail. I was interested because of all the negativity about nitrates and wondered whether salting, if done well, could be a better alternative. I'd be ...
by Freeranger
15 Nov 2020, 12:24
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Salting meat
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Salting meat

Thanks for that, Manda. What happens to it in the meantime? Do you take it out of the brine and hang it?
by Freeranger
13 Nov 2020, 19:48
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Salting meat
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Salting meat

Many years ago I visited a friend at his family's house in Wales. I'd guess the parents would now be late 80s/early 90s in age. They were farmers and his mum offered some bacon for breakfast, saying it might be too salty because she hadn't had time to 'put it to soak to get the salt out'. It was dry...
by Freeranger
12 Nov 2020, 19:15
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Pastry
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Re: Pastry

No I hadn't tried that, Manda, as I'd never heard of it before but certainly will be giving it a try. Thanks so much for the suggestion.
A particular bugbear is soggy stuff in shops & cafes that has been stored in plastic wrapping in the chillers. I think by law they have to, but yeuch.
by Freeranger
29 Sep 2020, 21:56
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Large scratch on leather sofa
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: Large scratch on leather sofa

Excellent - great news! A lot cheaper than a new sofa!
by Freeranger
22 Sep 2020, 18:31
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Puny Beans
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Puny Beans

Thanks, Ladies - I'll know what to try for next time.
by Freeranger
22 Sep 2020, 14:04
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mushroom burger
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Mushroom burger

And are you still licking the juice out of the crease in your elbows?! I tried making these once when we were dieting and we just couldn't find a way of eating them without standing in the bath - much like a mango, as El Tel used to tell us. I'll have to study your technique if you can eat them dain...
by Freeranger
22 Sep 2020, 14:01
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Puny Beans
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Puny Beans

I suppose that might be the case in the spot they're in, and I could have a go at pollinating them by hand and growing some flowers in amongst next time.
Would they form a pod at all if they hadn't been pollinated? I always assumed that pods only formed behind pollinated flowers.
by Freeranger
21 Sep 2020, 08:58
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Puny Beans
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Puny Beans

I have just taken a very meager harvest from my broad beans - only one bean per pod!
When I've tried growing peas and beans in the past I've also found very few per pod, whether few or many pods on the plants.
What a I doing wrong?
by Freeranger
11 Sep 2020, 17:16
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Courgette support in Polytunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Courgette support in Polytunnel

As a learning point, how did you get on with these?
I saw on Beechgrove recently that George cut back his ranging squash plants so am a bit more sure of my ground on that now.
by Freeranger
11 Sep 2020, 14:51
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Indian Vegan 'omelette'
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Indian Vegan 'omelette'

Thanks for this, Michael.
The recipe sounds good so I'll give it a try.
I couldn't really see what purpose the yeast was playing in the other recipes, so I'm pleased to know it's not necessary.