Dovefromabove


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Donald or hillary?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 10:00

Have you not come across Salted caramel as a flavour?    Delicious - as is dark chocolate with seasalt - lots of it about.    Although I prefer my coffee plain.


Absolutely agree Hosta and Fidget - hold onto your hats - it's going to be a rocky few years for the world ... 


The thing about Trump and Putin is .......... Putin is a very clever chap and a good judge of character - he is also a pragmatist.  Russia has had to deal with Islamic threats within its own borders and in its sphere of influence and they've had to go in hard ... that's what they're doing now ... they cannot allow instability on their southern borders and they will put Russian needs above all others.  Russian leaders do not feel a responsibility for the rest of the world.


Putin understands that Trump is a vain and self-obsessed bully and he knows that he will be able to impress him - Trump as USA president standing in the vast and intimidating Red Square watching their military displays (which are hugely impressive) will suck up to Putin and become his puppet without even realising that's what's happening. 


Basically, NATO and the West should have allied ourselves with Russia against the Mujahideen in the eighties, rather than arm them ... then we wouldn't be in this mess now.  

Last edited: 07 November 2016 10:02:27

Christmas cooking

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 09:00

The BBC food website has a really good one by Mary Berry - it has lots of fruit and the brandy is optional. It uses two bottles of wine but of course you can half the amounts. Im on my phone at the moment but if you can't find it yourself I'll find it on my laptop and post a link. 

Christmas cooking

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 08:44

Whoops! 

Christmas cooking

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 08:42

They won't keep in kitchen conditions. I would par-boil them now and freeze them (spaced out on a tray, not in a bag, although you can bag them when they're frozen hard). You can them roast them from frozen on Christmas Day. 


Dont buy a bottle of mulled wine. I've never found one that isnt foul , and it's so cheap and easy to make it yourself, there's lots of cheaper and expensive versions online. 

Christmas cooking

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 08:39

They won't keep in kitchen conditions. I would par-boil them now and freeze them (spaced out on a tray, not in a bag, although you can bag them when they're frozen hard). You can them roast them from frozen on Christmas Day. 

Christmas cooking

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 08:18

Best potatoes for roasting? Maris Piper and King Edwards. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 08:13

Someone's trying to swim across the Atlantic. Am I the only person who thinks this is of no earthly use? If he wants to raise money for charity he should do something useful. the money spent on his support system could be given to charity and that would do a lot of good without him even having to put his swimming trunks on. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 08:09

make sure you have good tyres on your car and some Yaktrax for your shoes. - both really useful in the snow. 

Storing Apples

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 08:02

Some varieties of apple store well - others are best used immediately.


Apples which are soft, even a little wizened, are fine to use for cooking as long as they are not discoloured. 

Last edited: 07 November 2016 08:02:39

Marigolds

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 07:54

Tagetes are usually half hardy annuals. I would pinch them out now to encourage sticky bushy plants and keep them in a frost free greenhouse over the winter. 

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