Beanstew

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 16 hours, 57 minutes ago

    Am aware that you and OH are travelling again tomorrow. Safe journey, Jane, and safe home.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 17 hours ago

    Do cats have bad dreams? Maybe we will never know, but it sounds as though it might be possible. Must confess I read your post with horror, Cilla – two walks in one day! – has OH no sense of proportion? It’s OK if you really like it, but don’t you ever feel like just faffing for the afternoon?

  • Went out to dinner last night, and had a lovely time reminiscing about life with my ex-Toenails colleague. She had pulled out all the stops, and prepared 4 courses – luckily it was a leisurely meal, or I’d never have managed it. Took her a bag of garden produce (including a marrow, carrots , beetroot , runner beans and tomatoes) – in fact hardly…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 17 hours, 51 minutes ago

    Looks like a lovely bunch of people attended, Tony – and you couldn’t support a better cause. What a shame the scarecrows are temporary – they add so much character.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 18 hours, 13 minutes ago

    A thoroughly idealistic man – so refreshing after some of the egomaniacs bounding around the world stage.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 18 hours, 21 minutes ago

    Thank you so much Tony – it looks as though you all had a lovely day, and if I lived nearer, I’d have been there too. Notice you had some really important royal visitors too, and all the best people must have been there to support a worthwhile cause.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 8 hours ago

    Tomato & Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto (Vegan)


    I made a variation of this today to use up more tomatoes, and some sweet peppers and celery that was loafing about, Also increased the quantity of onion and garlic x 3, and used some of the liquid freed by sauteeing veg instead of oven-roasting to complete the…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 17 hours ago

    Sounds like a delish weekend in store, Lynn. ENJOY!

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 17 hours ago

    I’ve never tried this Anne, but as far as I can see, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t succeed. I found this.
    https://www.growveg.co.uk/guides/grow-potatoes-for-a-christmas-crop/

    • Sheila :high-five: … thank you for the link … I find it very helpful :-) I am sorry to have come back to it late but something is wrong with this laptop now, and Dom has been trying to sort it … clearly WINDOWS 10+Computers +Anne just don’t gel :confused: Anyway I shall soldier on and make the most of it :excruciating: Hope your day is…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted an update 1 day, 17 hours ago

    “What’s new, Beanstew?
    “Not a lot”, is my honest answer. It’s grey again, and pretty wet – and I’m having a hard job to hold the groans in. The trouble is that I associate indoors with boring jobs like cleaning out the frig and what I really need to do is find an absorbing project for indoors over the winter. Have been invited out for a meal…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 2 days, 17 hours ago

    This looks good, Cilla – and almost makes me wish that I had someone to cook for.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 2 days, 17 hours ago

    Good morning, Cilla. I only hope you have more space in your DF than I have in mine. Will be a marvel of ingenuity and 3-D jigsaw ability to get anything into mine.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 2 days, 17 hours ago

    It’s a highspot when you detect that first suffusion of colour into a hard green tomato – but it soon deteriorates into “What will I do with them?” and “Where can I put them?” – but at least the neighbours will accept them more readily than courgettes…..

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 2 days, 17 hours ago

    I would also be pulling the courgettes out today, if it wasn’t raining. I have grown Sweet Candle this year too, and I will definitely grow them again, they are excellent, as are Pablo beets. Because we have had some sun this year, everything has done better than my input merited. Have a productive day, Jane.

  • Beanstew posted an update 2 days, 18 hours ago

    In the face of another wet grey day, I am manfully (womanfully) biting back gut-wrenching sobs, and trying not to moan – after all, we did have some lovely sun this year, which is more than we have had for years in this spot. What shall I be doing today? Re-organising the DF to store more tomato products, and processing same. Hope everyone’s…[Read more]

    • Morning Bean. Well, we had some of your rain overnight on wednesday but it doesn’t look as if our sun has reached you yet :-( I must do the toms today as well so shall be thinking of you doing yours :-)

      • Good morning, Cilla. I only hope you have more space in your DF than I have in mine. Will be a marvel of ingenuity and 3-D jigsaw ability to get anything into mine.

    • Morning Sheila :-) sorry about the grey – you’re welcome to some of my brightness as I’m not really making the most of it at the mo. It brings out the ladybirds though – there are dozens everywhere I look! I noticed one of my outdoor San Marzanos is ripening ever so slightly – a good sign – they’re not usually ready for me until Sept. HAGD

      • It’s a highspot when you detect that first suffusion of colour into a hard green tomato – but it soon deteriorates into “What will I do with them?” and “Where can I put them?” – but at least the neighbours will accept them more readily than courgettes…..

    • weather about the same BS – bit chilly this morning too

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 3 days, 17 hours ago

    If you are going to Lidl, Jane – look out for their English plums. I bought some a couple of days ago (Belles) when they were unobtainable in Tesco and Morrison’s. :good: Lidl. The season for them is so short – and they are usually so much nicer than the Spanish varieties. Enjoy your day!

    • Thanks, Sheila. Unfortunately they’d got hardly any fruit this morning – they’re getting worse and an online order from elsewhere is looming!

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 3 days, 18 hours ago

    Have just seen this, Karen – it’s literally heartbreaking. I do not think the people of Omagh will ever forget this day, even if the “official” memorial service is ended.

    • No, can’t see it will ever be forgotten Sheila but most of us are glad that there will be no more “official” services. They were always taken over by the media and people being interviewed. A lot of us pay our respects quietly before or after for that reason. We can now reclaim it peacefully and gently. I took flowers to the memorial gardens this…[Read more]

    • Meant to say I still can’t listen to Webber’s Pie Jesu without tears.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 3 days, 18 hours ago

    Am terrorised by the vast quantities of tomatoes that I am picking every two days – the Losetto have to be used quickly because of their tendency to split when ripe. I’m not really expecting any betterment in the weather today – same old, same old Atlantic rain. Going to sort out the big DF tomorrow before soup making. Have a lovely day, Karen.

  • Beanstew replied to the topic Potato recipes in the forum Group logo of RecipesRecipes 3 days, 19 hours ago

    Found this very interesting, Jane, because I have not stopped eating potatoes. Don’t know how much decline in their use is fear of carbs. It may just be a lot quicker to blast a packet of pre-cooked rice in the microwave than it is to prepare and cook potatoes. Will be trying out a couple of these – don’t think you can beat a good potato.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 3 days, 19 hours ago

    You are putting me to shame, Anne – I seem to have been overcome by a fit of absolute laziness, and dozed off on the couch yesterday afternoon.

    • :lol: snap for at least five mins after lunch Sheila!! Needs must sometimes … second childhood:- after-dinner naps and love of furry things!!! HAGD :lol: :rose:

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