Dovefromabove


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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. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 07:37

Good morning all 


Cold and dry is infinitely preferable to cold and wet, and not too windy is good too. Snow isn't too bad if it doesn't drift. Maybe some cold dry weather will deal with a few slugs - perhaps it'll slow down the flatworm march - or is it 'slither'?

Marigolds

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 22:30

Are these Tagetes or Calendula? 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 22:29

It's ok Chicky   I'm still awake - great finish wasn't it?  But thanks for thinking of me ((hugs))

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 19:40

Hello again folks   I've been asleep most of the afternoon   Not sure if I'll be able to stay awake for Poldark - good job it's set to record ... 


Glad you enjoyed the pheasant BL, and the sea bass 

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