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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 10:53

Glyn I think it is instinct, the 20 mins a pound plus 20 is always about right for medium it depends on the cut. The oven goes right up to hot then five minutes in  very hot turned down to 170, five minutes from finish check it again then rest whilst puddings cook.
My way is to add a stock to the roasting dish with some roots and onion and turn the beef a couple of times during cooking, I also have a meat thermometer so you can tell the internal heat, just off pink is the way they like it, red is a no no, they do not want it straight from the abattoir.
Better get on with the rest.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 09:45

Glyn, another mouth will not be noticed, open house on Sunday here, I am sorry to say you would need to wade through Roasties, Mash, Veg Various including leeks and braised Celery plus Cauliflower Cheese, as well as Yorkshire puddings. Sorry I do not do sweet.
Grandson thinks Granddads food mega which is why I kill myself doing it all, I get out of washing up then can never find anything after they go.
Brilliant sunshine and kitchen doors windows and anything else I can open.

Need an all rounder organic solution to pests

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 09:11

John, Herbs are something I would never put anything on organic or not, it is much better to repeat sow seed in pots for annuals and have some ongoing bushy types coming on. I wash mine down now and then with a hose or toss the washing up water over them from a bowl, cut out any diseased stems or leaves and only use the fresh new growth for cooking.
I am renewing my whole herb bed as they do out grow themselves, not having any idea of your weather they do need a South facing aspect and fairly dry conditions for the best growth.


water buts

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 08:59

4711, it only came up the once so your PC usage must be OK.
Anything for nothing is good for gardeners and making use of things that would end up on a tip must be good for the environment.
Working at ICI there were plenty of items including barrels to be had with a scrap chit and a charge of fifty pence and a coat of masonry paint hid the blue colour.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 08:48

Same as you Gardenfanatic, a sea mist early on now clear blue sky and sunshine, it is heating up already.
The beef is warming up to room temperature before going in the oven and Alfy is belting round with his ball full of life.
Zoomer thanks for the offer but Alfy may find it hard to keep up as you flash along the A66 with the lead out of the window, saying that, the way he is running round he could over take you.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 09:03

Woke up today it was so light was thinking I had slept in, it was seven o clock now at nine it is brilliant, The box? well not quite right, "Partly cloudy" do not know which part they mean we ain't got any.
Alfy has had a walk, is galloping around like a two year old, he is twelve which makes him 84 in our years but he is one happy lad and once he went to his bed I never heard him until this morning, he has just galloped through with his ball.
Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 23:24

Posh My daughter took me, you are advised not to drive that day after the test and it did take a while. Worth it though to know there is no change so must be doing something right.
My Lodger Alfy this time a white and tan terrier who is sitting on my feet making sure I go nowhere without him, he shared my lamb steak tonight. They have all gone up to Northumberland for a charity run tomorrow so I have him two days.
It was very hot and humid sitting haveing a sandwich in Daughters garden today, they are off to Cyprus tomorrow and we get Alfy back for a month when the others go of to America next week. It will seem like being on my holidays not having them fussing.


wooden potting tray

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 11:13

Iris, it is not a good idea to leave potting compost in the tray for too long and monty probably makes his mix then uses it all in one go.
I have a heavy duty custom made plastic one which as Maud says is easily cleaned and sterilised. Mix just the amount you need and any left over put back in the bag.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 11:08

Chris Maud Pam glad someone worries about me, thanks for that.
While the drops are doing their work they look at your feet so imagine me sitting on the couch wriggling like a big girls blouse with my eye's shut whilst the Nurse tickled my feet. I got top marks for circulation and touch and she told me many much younger people did not have either.
Warm and sunny today on Teesside the box has it right, not bad one out of seven, who would be a forecaster.
Sewage in the sea is a thing of the past up here although muck spreading can overpower the roses at times, it is late this years as the harvest is not in yet.


Can anyone recommend a good make of greenhouse pls?

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 10:57

David I usually agree with you but you missed the bit that said wall mounted, the only time it was below freezing was a while back when we had three months of snow and ice. I have a warming cable sand box with thermostat and cover it with bubble wrap when in use. True in summer I sometimes need the fan.


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