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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cold Smoked Olive Oil

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October 29, 2013

In May, I tried smoking some olive oil, using oak. I poured a 500ml bottle into a very shallow bowl, and placed it on the bottom rack of my cold smoker, while I also smoked some cheese and butter. It was probably smoking for 6-8 hours. I have a feeling I did two bottles,...
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New cooker has arrived

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October 21, 2013
New cooker has arrived

My new cooker has arrived, and is fitted; having been without a kitchen stove for a month or so, it was well worth the wait. OK, it isn’t a mini-aga, and it isn’t bright red. But it fits the slot, it is clean, it has two ovens, and I think it looks pretty nifty.
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AllTheCooks App

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October 20, 2013

I’ve been playing with the Android allthecooks recipe app over the weekend, and it looks quite fun. Thousands of recipes, and an easy way of turning recipes you select into shopping lists. Unfortunately, the website doesn’t seem to be half as sophisticated. It has a tag cloud, but all links from it currently report...
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Vegetable Box Schemes – good value?

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October 16, 2013
Vegetable Box Schemes – good value?

I was recently exposed to a minor rant from a friend for mentioning veg box schemes in her presence, as I knew how much of a budget she was on, and that veg box schemes are for “rich w*nkers”. I didn’t see the point in interupting her tirade, as she was certain she was...
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My Mystery Tomato Crop

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October 9, 2013
My Mystery Tomato Crop

In August, I posted about how some tomato plants had grown amongst my sugar snap peas; due, I think, to seeds making their way into the veg trough via my wormery. Once I stopped removing the plants as suspected weeds, the tomatos grew, but the fruit never got the chance to ripen, as by...
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