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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 10:19
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I'm going to try your recipe Frank, sounds just the job for an Autumn day.

Have a nice day folks.


For the genuine wartime recipe Chris slice the onions, (i chopped them as I was also adding leeks using up what was there) The potato has to be wafer thin and the stock would have been a couple of OXO cubes and not from my stock pot.
I heated the stock first as it was solid jelly and you would need to heat water to make an oxo cube stock any way.
My oven is fan assisted hence the 170c ordinary ovens probably 180c but you will know your oven. The top layer of potato wants to be brown and crispy.

The sun is out the wind has dropped and it looks as if the floods in Stockton are going down, yesterday is best forgotten but for the several hundred peoples whose houses were flooded memorable for the wrong reasons. There was three feet of water on the Bowling green I fought many a battle on, with bowls of course.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 09:02

Plant pot mad, funny that I was looking at some old photo's of my garden around fifteen years back yesterday, you cannot see anything but a sea of pot plant in pots covering every inch that is not planted, I had forgotten that I had pots everywhere. not quite as mad now though.
Winter is not OMG, it is just another season when nature has her snooze but somethings come out at night as in normal life, we always have some who prefer the nocturnal part of the year. AND Spring is not that far off, look on the bright side.

Stockton is part cloud some blue sky a little sun and a Golden glow over Rain's hills, the little boxer says cloudy so not too far out, we must have gone past the nine miles of cloud over Durham that caused chaos yesterday.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 23:47

Panackelty is a North Eastern make do one pot dish and was used a lot in wartime when corn beef was often easy to get, (we had docks unloading ships all round us).

Butter an oven dish, thinly slice potato's onions leeks and have some peas ready then layer, a bottom layer of potato cover with a thin layer of onion and leek mixed then scatter some peas, now thinly sliced corn beef and start again, the last layer or top is thinly cut potato brushed with butter then pour in a good stock (Sundays chicken) until near the top layer of potato pop in the oven at 170 for one and a half hours.
One pot dish complete with gravy.
PS answered message.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 23:04

We got it and how, my Daughter dashed up and dropped off my grandson off school with a bad stomach and Max the dog. She had a lot to do but owing to Stockton being almost cut off by flooding she was called to pick up Granddaughter from school early then could not get back here.
They raised the banks on the Lustrum beck years ago and it worked until today, every beck was over the top and we have lots of them.
Daughter made it here at around five and was dashing back before more heavy rain arrived. I was unable to shop so it was panackelty today, it went down well with us and the dogs.


Wartime Farm

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:52

Posh I have the opposite I get the flag but cannot get the message, I will complain and see what happens when they wake up in the morning.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 11:02

Rain my idea for washing down inside the grrenhouse never took off, it went almost black then down it came I could not see across the road, it has calmed down a bit being just a deluge at the moment, the wind must be coming behind it.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 10:10

Stockton heavy rain says the boxer, not at the moment quite dry but very low dark cloud so it will be correct before the day is over.
I am really happy the garden got its big clean up last week, the greenhouse is nearly empty at the moment so an inside job washing it down, a load of pots need cleaning too, never a dull moment.


Wartime Farm

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 10:05

A  Correction,
I should have said David Brown Tractors with the big wings (probably because the RAF used them in hundreds) and not John Brown as I did say, apologies to officianado's.


Wartime Farm

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 23:05

Hello Posh, did you get the last e-mail I sent???

My mothers extended family lived in Middlesbrough in Street houses so no chance of livestock or fresh food apart from the market, we supplied a lot of what added to their wartime rations. I could jump on the bus at Norton Green and get of in North Ormesby market walk down the street with a couple of bags of veg and bacon or the odd fowl.
I remember the local Barber pestering me for something to put in the oven at Christmas, in the end my Dad said that old hen has stopped laying knock it over and give him that (or sell I should say), I kept out of his way for weeks thinking it would be the toughest bird they ever had but when he did catch me he was asking if we had any more?


Cuttings - what happens next?

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 22:28

Sue, Patience is a gardeners best tool sit and wait is the way to go.
Penstemon, 3-4 inch pot of loam peat and grit, pop in a cold frame or greenhouse and then in Spring plant out the rooted cuttings.
Same with all the others I would not cover them if they are in a greenhouse as it can cause damp problems, as long as they are under cover out of draughts and can get light, keep them just damp through the coldest periods then watch them come to life in the spring.


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