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by Arwen Thebard
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Fig trees: food and medicine
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Fig trees: food and medicine

Adding to your great post, here are some other ideas from a permie perspective. We use ours in vegetable curries and dehydrate them for long term tea storage. It does have a very distinctive taste, so maybe try just a little before you go for any large scale use. Its easy enough to grow here in the ...
by Arwen Thebard
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Brexit in October?
Replies: 122
Views: 7610

Re: Brexit in October?

Tottenham are playing away at Everton on Saturday 2nd Nov and when I raised the question of planing ahead for any potential Brexit related travel problems with my companions.......... you can guess the outcome :roll: :( :? Most people probably wont even think about filling up their fuel tanks etc un...
by Arwen Thebard
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Brexit in October?
Replies: 122
Views: 7610

Re: Brexit in October?

I'm just glad that finally something is getting done towards actually leaving. Also, haven't the remain side been using every "trick" they can to try and gain an advantage? Now the boot is on the other foot so to speak, they dont like it. Whatever side of the [debate? :lol: ] you fall on, this issue...
by Arwen Thebard
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Brexit in October?
Replies: 122
Views: 7610

Re: Brexit in October?

Sunday afternoon 4pm, Suffolk / A12 / Tesco, no unleaded petrol.

Shell garage opposite has a cue on all pumps.

I assume its a Tesco only issue. :?:
by Arwen Thebard
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Anyone growing winter crops?
Replies: 10
Views: 1711

Re: Anyone growing winter crops?

"Then I will have half a dozen raised beds ( concrete blocks so they last forever) 8x4 with integrated frost/ pest covers." And easier on the back. We used [FREE] concrete roof tiles for the edges, set into the ground only about 3" or 4" which was plenty to leave 12" sticking up, and they lock toge...
by Arwen Thebard
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Frozen food should we ditch after 4 months?
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: Frozen food should we ditch after 4 months?

I wonder if our modern lifestyles have made us more [susceptible / intolerant] to food type bugs we might have been able to deal with 30 or 40 years ago?
by Arwen Thebard
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Anyone growing winter crops?
Replies: 10
Views: 1711

Re: Anyone growing winter crops?

I suppose it also relates to where you are in the country as to what you can keep growing deep into the winetr. Over here on the sunrise coast it does stay relatively warm [unless we get the beast from the easy again] and poly-tunnels / greenhouses also help extend the season. That said we have been...
by Arwen Thebard
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Brexit in October?
Replies: 122
Views: 7610

Re: Brexit in October?

Another point on the Tesco stock issue. Mrs A informs me that they have closed down their butchers department completely and now only sell pre-packed cuts of meat. (Didn't even notice it myself, shows how little I go inside.) Its a big store too not a little local one, I wonder if this is happening ...
by Arwen Thebard
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Frozen food should we ditch after 4 months?
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: Frozen food should we ditch after 4 months?

We have four freezers (Yes I do a freezer fetish???) all are old, pre-owned, so we do keep thermometers inside to check they are cold enough. From our experiences we have used meats older than 12 months without any noticeable problems, but perhaps some degradation in the vegetables. Four months is n...
by Arwen Thebard
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Brexit in October?
Replies: 122
Views: 7610

Re: Brexit in October?

Went to Tesco's today for cheap fuel using a money off voucher (tight wad that I am) and again there was no AD Blue in the shop. An old chap was filling up his car in front of ours and hey presto, in the boot he also had two Jerry cans he was also filing at the same time. I asked if he was planning ...