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Medlar novice

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 09:10

Sorry Berghill had forgotten you had given me the info already, thank you

Medlar novice

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 18:02

Ooh Berghill, would you be willing to share your recipe?

Medlar novice

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 16:09

We will have literally hundreds when I've finished picking them so may do so in batches and commandeer the dining room table for laying them out 🤔 hopefully we will then get enough blotted before they go mouldy.

Have various recipes for jam/jellies and also one for a sauce to go with lamb - looking forward to experimenting

Too late?

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 09:28

LOL Kitty reminds me I once found a bag of anemone coronaria which must have been at least 12 months languishing in the allotment shed if not longer. Planted them, without much care assuming they wouldn't grow as they looked like old shrivelled raisins, and low and behiold at least half of them did come up.

Christmas cooking

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 09:25

lol Raisingirl - at least my two veggies eat most vegetables.

Feeling relaxed as thinking I might go Finnish style as two of their key dishes are a roast ham and veggie casserole and winter salads, Don't know why I didnt think if it before as it's a nod to our family heritage and will be fun to do. MIL used to sometimes do some of the dishes years ago but OH always likes a traditional English but I think that says more about MILs cooking rather than Finnish recipes 🤔

Too late?

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 09:01

Don't panic Ree2, I've often been (very) late planting bulbs and have even left it as late as January. When work and kids and life generally got in the way. Most things will sort themselves out and may just be later flowering than if planted earlier. The only exception would be garlic as if it's too late you might miss enough cold to trigger good growth but a traditional last day for planting garlic is the winter solstice, so still leeway yet.

I've done my tulips but have hundreds (literally) of daffodil bulbs we dug out of beds when clearing our new overgrown garden that have yet to find a new home. 

Christmas cooking

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 21:44

I may well do so Runnybeak1, just been told that one of the veggies doesn't like nuts!

On a recipe they do all eat, I always do Delia's mincemeat recipe but add extra apple instead of the suet. You cook it on a very low temp for a couple of hours which makes the house smell divine.

Christmas cooking

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 18:06

Please don't stress on my account aym280 - once I've got some ideas and tried some out in advance I'll be fine and there all family or soon to be family so worth the effort. At least my daughter has gone vegetarian in advance, don't think I would have coped with a last minute conversion : )

Christmas cooking

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 17:28

Will look those recipes up Raisingirl, the mushroom haters are one veggie and one omnivore. And the gluten-free is a non-veggie (Mushroom eater).

The salmon recipe looks delicious, so thanks Obelix, that would do everyone except the full-vegetarian. And as the full-veggie and non-veggies all like mushrooms, I could do one of Raisingirls recipes for them and other mushroom lovers to dig into Instead or as well as.

Daisy33 - curry is on the menu for probably Boxing Day as I don't feel it would feel like Christmas dinner  somehow plus my dil-to-be is part Indian and not sure my curries will be up to her Grandma's usual standard.

I remember reading that somewhere too, ShrinkingViolet, but as I have invited them to stay knowing their dietary needs/choices it would seem (to me) mean and rather unwelcoming to say bring your own food. It's my son who is gluten intolerant and it's  not a dietray fad, he was really ill and run-down until he was finally diagnosed. Maybe if it was a guest I was less fond of......

Christmas cooking

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 07:04

Crikey you lot are all organised. Am just about getting my list together to buy in all the dry ingredients for pudding and mince pies. Not bothering with Christmas cake as hubby and I end up eating most of it and although we like it, would rather get my indulgence from other treats.

Would welcome some inspiration as I have two vegetarians (or one veggie and one pescatarian to be precise) for Christmas. Have found some lovely recipes but one is also allergic to aubergines, two guests really dislike mushrooms and I also have to avoid gluten which one way or another seems to rule out or compromise a lot of the 'celebration' recipes I have found. I don't mind cooking more than one dish but don't want anyone to feel they are the odd one out so would like a feast that we can all share (most if not all the dishes)

Help, Chrissie x

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