emma lou

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Posted: 03/11/2016 at 08:33

Yikes it has taken me ages just to shella cup full! Some cake recipes say Hazelnuts needs blanching? Is that right?


Posted: 02/11/2016 at 21:48

Great...many thanks everyone. Looking forward to trying them! May be eating them for a while.nThere are literally hundreds!


Posted: 02/11/2016 at 17:50

That was exactly as I understood it Chrissie thank you. Are they find in cakes straight out of the shell. I presume roasting the,misnjust when we want to eat them fresh? I also presume for cakes, brownies etc they are fine just shelled?


Posted: 02/11/2016 at 17:16

Great thanks. Do I need to roast them before using them in cakes etc or can I just shell them as they are and use them? I hear they can be bitter if not prepared properly?


Posted: 02/11/2016 at 17:02

Then what? I have read they go rancid quite quickly?


Posted: 02/11/2016 at 16:25

Ok, not strictly fruit or veg but hazelnuts! Our neighbour has given us a bucketful. I never eat them normally let alone prepare or cook with them but do love them. Can I just stick them in the over for a few minutes until the shells split and then deshell them, or do I need to do this before putting them in the oven? Then, how can I store them? Many thanks

home made weedkiller

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 05:32

The best and safest thing we have ever used is a weed blow torch. They die within 2 days and is the most affective thing ever It is bio friendly and whilst we have to buy the cannisters for the torch it is massively cheaper than buying weedkiller which more often than not does not work.

Made a Bug Hotel

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 18:54

Ha ha .....great! Actually I have a local supplier of pallets as we bought 2 last week for 2 euros as we have built a straw lined chicken pen for when it is wet. Hadn't thought of pallets. They weigh a tonne though and only managed to fit a couple in the trailer. Thanks for the idea...superb!


Posted: 04/10/2016 at 18:24

Thanks Roger. We need to drive back at the beginning of next year so will do some research before we head back. I reckon we will need the trailer though as the car is always full up with english food let alone a polytunnel.

Made a Bug Hotel

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 18:23

Wow that is amazing. It is hard to see how you have built it? I would live there if I was an insect . I hadn't thought about the moss and foilage. Well done

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