So far it is looking likely! What time should we aim to arrive?
Also, how do you feel about introducing a couple of elder flower bushes to your place? It is a decision to be made, as once they’re in and growing, it is hard to cut them to death apparently. I was given more than I need at our produce swap. I have discovered that wallabies and…[Read more]
Very exciting! You should have been here a week earlier! It is snow weather at the moment (to beat the heat!). It’ll probably be a heatwave again when you do finally get here. Telstra is a very important (though non-competitve) service down here! have a great trip down!
I keep reminding Mr FR. Busy week ahead, but he is acknowleding it, which is a good sign! Looking forward to it! :laugh:
Wow, that is fantastic! :tup:
The question is: is 7 x 750ml bottles enough for the year before you repeat the process again? I Have no idea what the tartaric acid is about either. I should be making raspberry cordial tonight, but nowhere near that quantity! I found my last batch need more cordial to water mix than commercial cordial, but is…[Read more]
Lady B post=334258 wrote: If your book calls zucchini “courgettes”, then chances are it’s an English or possibly European book. Is it under “sweetcorn”? If not, see if it’s listed under “Maize”.
Aha! It is indeed an Olde London-town publication! Well spotted!
This is very good to freeze, but do choose fresh, young cobs with pale…[Read more]
mauzi post=334195 wrote: Yes, council regs are an absolute pain. Maybe we can exchange something on the day.
I almost said no need…but cuttings of anything weird and wonderful are most welcome!
I’ve recently made raspberry cordial, and only used the muslin (double layered). Any fabric shop should be able to help you locate it. It is a loose weave cotton, very thin and you can see through the weave. Often used for making light baby sheets/wraps I believe. I got mine at spotlight ages ago (had to ask them to point it out to me!) for about…[Read more]
chareaves post=334192 wrote:
so locate your local pea farm
So how does one go about doing this? Are they in the yellow pages? 😆
Hehe, I knew someone would ask that! :laugh: And of course I have no idea how to locate! Perhaps ask your local fruit shop owner? Or just ask anyone you know, who may know a farmer, who may know a pea farmer etc.…[Read more]
COB post=334161 wrote: Any recommendations for freezing corn on the cob, such as can it be frozen without removing the husk? If it is best cleaned and blanched is it OK in large cobs or best cut?
Hmmmm… Oddly, corn is not in the book! Unbelievable! We have Christmas Pudding, Coconut, Cod’s Roe, Coffee, Cold Meat, Courgettes, and Crab. I…[Read more]
No, don’t sell, just give! 🙂 Council is too much hassle to bother getting authorisation to make a $. 👿
Peas! Just heard that Australian growers have grown too many (is that possible?) and are about to mulch them back into the soil, so locate your local pea farm and ask what you can buy! Lots of shelling, blanching, draining then freezing to do though.
Apparently Aus grows peas for cans still, though you don’t find Aussie grown peas in the freezer…[Read more]
It is in our diary, so fingers crossed. Mr FR has just started a new job, so hopefully that doesn’t interfere. He’s quite keen to go for a drive and camp for a night or two. I showed him your pig photos for extra motivation. The other alternative (not very ALS at all!)…is there a private airstrip on any of your neighbours properties?
I don’t know anything about reflux, but apple cider vinegar is considered a health product for many reasons. The ‘cloud’ is called ‘mother’ and is considered an indication of it being a good choice between the products on the shelves, just give it a shake before using so you get the good mother! :tup:
I’ll try to pass this on to Mr FRs son who…[Read more]
So cute! It was just yesterday I was dreaming of having rescue rabbits at our home (as opposed to the feral ones we have). Hope the kids keep up with their responsibilities now!
Hi Sue, you’ll be right once you’re down here, though you are ‘holidaying’ during the warmest months here, don’t let the heat put you off! I usually find Feb to be the hottest month, then it gets cool pretty quickly. I say we have 9 months of winter, and we’re in the north of the state! So it does depend on climate preferences. If you like it…[Read more]
ballamara post=333126 wrote: do you make your own raspberry vinegar forest raven?
I haven’t as yet, but I’m looking to do it due to that salad recipe wanting it for the dressing. I have found this recipe (they all look the same really) and it looks very simple! I will halve the recipe though. Raspberry Vinegar Recipe
mauzi post=333139 wrote:…
Yes, we will wonder!
Re: processed foods with palm oil listed as veggie oil. A way to pick it (not guaranteed of course) is if the saturated fats are about 40% or more of the total fats in the product.
Manola…just the name to me suggests that it is GM. I just read an article that a friend posted on facebook which claims that all canola is GM because canola is the genetically modified version of rapeseed.
Make what you will of that.
I accept the occassional…[Read more]
Had a light dinner tonight. I’ve wanted to make this recipe for ages, but never had the ingredients. Improvised tonight to makemit happen…
Raspberry, Avocado, and Watercress Platter from the Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by Charmaine Solomon
2 firm ripe avocados
1 tablespoon raspberry vinegar
1 tablespoon walnut oil
Ballamara, I’ll give it a go before Christmas I think! Tonight is more jam making. It seems the first batch is a bit runny, I wonder if that’s anything to do with my lack of sugar. Probably more about going from memory and not referring to a recipe…maybe I didn’t boil for long or hard enough? Who knows, but tonight’s lot will be right, need a…[Read more]
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