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by busybees
20 Feb 2012, 22:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2956
Views: 187252

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I am wittering at the moment about the house move. I use witter to mean nattering and also when you are worried about something, when you are wittered about something. My Fella was putting a fence up at the allotment the other day and he said , 'That fence post is as reight as rain , it aint going n...
by busybees
20 Feb 2012, 22:30
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I chucked a bit more veg and stock into the casserole and simmered it for an hour on the stove top and it tasted great. Sago pudding went really thick but delicious warmed up. Tomorrow is shrove Tuesday, I have made a bolognaise sauce which I am going to use as a filling for pancakes then I bake it ...
by busybees
19 Feb 2012, 21:39
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I made a slow cooked casserole with shin beef and root vegetables, I made a few dumplings seeing as we have grafted at the allotment all day and I made a sago pudding too.
I was interested to read on the packet that sago in the packet are seeds off the sago plant.
There's enough for tomorrow too.
by busybees
16 Feb 2012, 22:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

We had a paella/rissotto with allsorts of bits of veg in and a chorizo sausage in it too. I think I will make leek and potato soup tomorrow with the last of the allotment leeks. And a home made loaf too.
Helen
by busybees
15 Feb 2012, 21:21
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

The freezer is empty and at last but we had a weird tea that tasted fab.We had fish fingers a bit of smoked salmon, mushy peas , mash, steamed carrots, celery and sweetcorn.
:laugh5:
by busybees
15 Feb 2012, 17:18
Forum: Seasons
Topic: SPRING 2012
Replies: 416
Views: 45988

Re: SPRING 2012

What a lovely day today has been , I have been around town shopping and helped other half with a tree job then spent this afternoon in the allotment. I love being in the fresh air it does make you feel so much better. We spotted a honey bee on the snowdrops at the allotment and there was lots of pol...
by busybees
14 Feb 2012, 10:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2956
Views: 187252

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Calluna , I have posted how to make pikelets in the cooking section of the hobbies with pictures so you can have a go. I hope you will, they are easy. It was a sad day when betty hung up her apron , but I am fortunate to live next door to her so I will try and gleen a bit more out of her, I would li...
by busybees
14 Feb 2012, 10:06
Forum: Cooking
Topic: Making Pikelets
Replies: 0
Views: 1608

Making Pikelets

10 floz Milk 2 floz water 1tsp caster sugar 1 tbsp dried yeast 1 tsp salt 8 oz strong plain flour Warm milk and water until hand hot and add sugar and yeast , leave for 15 minutes until a froth develops http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7996/img0144ds.th.jpg Add yeast mixture gradually to flower an...
by busybees
13 Feb 2012, 23:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Yeh house is bigger and my fella is moving in with us. It has a garage for all his toys and a small garden becasue we didn't need a big garden having the allotments. I have had a really good sort out. I am not into the commercial side of Valentines day,I have made him a card. I just fancied being cr...
by busybees
13 Feb 2012, 23:05
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2956
Views: 187252

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Crumpets are cooked in a ring, Pikelets mixture is just ladelled onto the hotplate and is therefore thinner. A milkcake is a very large pikelet. I used to help make and pack crumpets at Stanleys crumpets as a kid. I use the word lopid alot , it means really dirty and in need of a good clean. My chap...
by busybees
13 Feb 2012, 22:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Did the purple carrots have the same effect on your wee as beetroots do ? I think carrots were originally purple , I found a carrot museum website here. carrot museum Valentines nights tea is going to be little individual heart shaped homemade pizzas with salad , raspberry jelly (made with frozen al...
by busybees
13 Feb 2012, 08:09
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I grew the purple carrots the other year, I found they turned orange when I cooked them. We are on plate meat pie,mash , cabbage and carrots for tea. I made 3 pies yesterday and I made 2 steak puddings using beef skirt , a lovely cut of meat,I steamed the puds all afternoon in pans perched on top of...
by busybees
12 Feb 2012, 15:02
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I am still on my quest to empty the freezer for moving so we are on fish in butter sauce, mash , carrots and broccoli. then maybe some Christmas pud to get that used up. I used my last allotment onion up yesterday in a celery onion and potato soup , I was thinking to myself we need more space to gro...
by busybees
09 Feb 2012, 22:50
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Julie, my bacon hotpot is potatoes and onions layered up plenty of salt and pepper , then a 1/4 pint of stock over ,cooked in the oven for a couple of hours then the bacon goes on the top for the last 20 minutes . I like it with spring cabbage but today we had it with beans.

Helen
by busybees
09 Feb 2012, 15:12
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

We are having bacon hotpot with baked beans followed by homemade christmas pudding and rum sauce.. I will pass on the pud and leave that for the kids and my chappy, he does so much walking being a postie he can eat lots. I am clearing out all my cupboards and freezer and using up because I am moving...
by busybees
06 Feb 2012, 17:18
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

We are having left overs of roast pork with veg and the crumble tonight. I will get some oxtail at Browns for later in the week, I don't know about everybody else but the cold weather makes me crave traditional stodgy food. I have noticed Chubby has started selling fresh fish. I love fish pie but it...
by busybees
05 Feb 2012, 12:02
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I am salivating at the thoughts of oxtail stew, it really is a wonderful cut of meat. Slow cooked in a stew and eaten the next day is how I cook it. My partner sometimes goes out shooting rabbits at Hill Clough up Esp lane but he said they haven't had as many up at Hill Clough farm on Esp lane . Far...
by busybees
02 Feb 2012, 21:37
Forum: Take-Aways
Topic: Chip Week 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 3571

Re: Chip Week 2012

I have voted too, Chubby's is a fantastic food establishment. My friend and I ate in the other week and it's so fresh and clean. We really enjoyed it , small fish and chips tea bread and butter for £3.95 it was superb.
by busybees
02 Feb 2012, 21:18
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: mummers
Replies: 11
Views: 3885

Re: mummers

I can remember having mummers come and sweep our hearth in the mid 70's. I found it scarey too but I was only 4 years old

Helen
by busybees
02 Feb 2012, 16:44
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Busy bees, are you 'Allotment Girl' from the old OGFB site? Same philosophies, just wondering. Hee hee :grin: you are quite the detective Marilyn, yes I was allotment girl, It must be two or three years since I have been on here and had forgotten my user name etc. Since then I have met my mr wonder...
by busybees
01 Feb 2012, 22:14
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

BB, welcome to the site. " It think it is once of the most satisfying feelings cooking for my family and seeing them wolf down good wholesome food. . Music to my ears, I have been preaching that gospel for years. It's the cheapest way of feeding them as well. Forgive the question but roughly how ol...
by busybees
01 Feb 2012, 21:37
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: UpFlatts
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: UpFlatts

Thank you everyone for all the information, Henry Clark is my ancestor. My partner and I are Barlickers born and bred and neither of us had heard of Upflatts.
by busybees
31 Jan 2012, 21:19
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322198

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I got some neck end of lamb from Bells Butchers and made Lancashire Hotpot with some allotment sprouts and because the oven was on all afternoon we had a rice pudding with delicious skin on it. Perfect food for a cold winter day. It was clean plates all round. It think it is once of the most satisfy...
by busybees
31 Jan 2012, 18:54
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 1
Views: 751

hello

This new site looks great. fab photos

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