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Quick hello from me

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 15:36

Nut is being very modest, she IS very clever!

Welcome, Chrises.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 21:04

Poor, rosemummy....you've really had a rotten sweet pea season.  I have to confess, I have never seen the problem you are describing.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 20:08

I presume you mean the stems, rosemummy....stems of all sweet peas reduce in length as the season progresses and nothing much can be done to avoid it,

I've noticed those picked by Monty Don on GW, have had stems not much more than 5/6 inches long.

 

 

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 18:54

It's amazing what us old uns can do, Pansy.....can't be doin with that grams & stuff.

The cake is very rich & moist and particularly yummy with a splash of double cream.

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 14:37
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My take on chocolate and beetroot cake:

 

Chocolate & Beetroot Cake

 

Ingredients

1¼ oz Cocoa powder
4¼ oz Plain flour
1½ tsp Baking powder
1 Pinch salt
5¼ oz Caster sugar
8½ fl oz Corn oil
1½ tsp Vanilla essence
3 eggs beaten
1 pack or (9oz) cooked beetroot, pureed
4oz Plain dark choc (60% +), broken into small pieces

Method

Preheat the oven to 375F/190C/Gas 5 and grease an (7") round cake tin.
Sift the cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and mix with the sugar.
Add the oil, vanilla essence, eggs, beetroot and chocolate pieces and mix well.
Pour into the cake tin, put on a baking tray and bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

 

 

dianthus

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 09:02

Oh yes, I forgot about that, Verdun.....it does make a difference.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 21:59

Someone been spreading rumours, Cliff Richard is younger than me.....tch!   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyHXaVWRKvQ

Music in the Garden

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 21:48

Glad you liked it bekkie.....though it was posted with mischievous intent.

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:30
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

David.........when you say "Lime Jelly" do you make your own or do you mean those little rubbery squares ? ( which I recall eating raw as a child  ).

I love Beetroot either fresh or pickled but never tried it with Lime........at first, it sounded a bit odd but I'm warming to the idea now.

Forester......."hissing sid".........I have used in the past but after several occasions of not keeping an eye on the wretched thing and the kitchen becoming like a Turkish Bath, I gave up .  I also recall my mother cooking everything to death with the HS and then being forced to "eat your greens, dear".....so that is probably another reason why I am not too keen

 

Phillipa -  well yes, just boil & skin the beetroot as normal, then cut into small cubes when it's cold. The completed thing is used as a relish on the side of your plate, with say a salad or similar.

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