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What's for tea?

Posted: 07/11/2012 at 00:11

Lovetogarden--I have made this with evaporated milk, and full fat cream--it's all good. I have used tinned pumpkin, and pureed pumpkin roasted in the oven. I have even done it with pureed roasted sweet potatoes.It's delicious, and I always get compliments. The rum and molasses makes a big difference.


Talkback: Greenhouse temperatures

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 17:52

I have a thermostatic oil-filled heater on a timer in my greenhouse, along with an electric fan for circulation. It is timed to go on at dark and off at dawn. I keep the temp @ 10*C at night. I adjust the timer as necessary.


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Posted: 06/11/2012 at 16:08

Morning, all----woke to more rain; yesterday in the garden seems like a fond memory now.

Reading your posts makes me so grateful for my reasonably good health. I need to drop several pounds, though--am on the strictest phase of my regimen for the next couple of weeks--so far, so good. I have done it before,so I know it works.

I wanted to move some Shasta daisies into the deer garden, along with some volunteer foxgloves, but it looks like it won't happen today. But the monkshood is planted, along with several colchicum bulbs that had finished flowering. All the narcissi I planted in pots are showing; and the hellebores are out of their pots and in the ground. Drawing class tonight.

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Posted: 05/11/2012 at 20:11

Is a Remoska like a convection oven? I use mine for all my baking and roasting-can't do a turkey, but will do a large chicken. Economical on the electric--I have had several different designs thru the years. Got rid of my regular electric stove and oven.

Came across this:

It's a big leaf all right, but I'm sure I've seen bigger. Will have to pay more attention while raking them up!

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Posted: 05/11/2012 at 17:09

Yes, Jean-I am well west of you-sometimes if I'm up late, I can read your first posts of the day--nice to know what tomorrow will be like! I can also catch up with my Aussie friends and rellies--it's tomorrow there, too.I am also keeping a food diary--but mine is for weight loss purposes. Helps to keep busy and not think of food.

Tomorrow the interminable American election is finally over--until then it certainly limits the TV choices.

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Posted: 05/11/2012 at 16:51

Hello,all--woke this morning to sunshine!!!! It is still relatively warm here; down to 8* at night, so only putting my little heater under the table on first thing. Rain will return tomorrow, though, so plan to make the most of the day in the garden and move some perennials to the deer garden--monkshood, toad lilies, daisies. Also plant my potted wintergreen and hellebores in the ground.Still lots of cleanup to do.

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Posted: 03/11/2012 at 19:50

Wow, BJ, most impressive. Want to try that, but don't have a proper pan. Hot water will remove caramel, as suggested. Too bad it's forbidden fruit for me now!!!

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Posted: 03/11/2012 at 17:23

Dean, I am impressed with your fence--I made one from pallets as well, but had to put extra lattice panels on top tp keep the deer out. Wish I had some more pallets to make a leaf bin. Am keeping my eye out.

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Posted: 03/11/2012 at 16:21

Looks like everyone's stuck into inside activites today--I am remembering when I wished for rain--once it started, it hasn't really stopped for 3 weeks!!!! So gloomy--I am taking extra vitamin D, and tonight our clocks go back.I have been mulching with manure in between showers, and cleaning out cupboards. Got on the scale yesterday, and was shocked. Have locked up all the carbs for the foreseeable future--otherwise, the back view will look like one of Geoff's gross photos!

Secateurs.....bin them or sharpen them

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 23:29

We have these people called The Tinkers who come in their van in the spring for a week or so and sharpen everything, including my ancient paper cutter! I touch things up with a stone in between times. Having sharp tools is a delight!

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