Winter draws on

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Winter draws on

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:37 pm

Sloes picked and in the freezer.
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby sendô on Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:38 pm

Crap, sloes. I'm determined to find some and make my own gin this year.
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby Wembley1966 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:09 pm

I'll be over the Firehills at Hastings Country Park later this week - hundreds of bushes there. Freezing them is a lot easier way of splitting the skins.
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby Puff Daddy on Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:35 pm

......and caseroles with dumplings loom
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby sendô on Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:07 pm

I've had 3 roast dinners already this autumn, and it's not even autumn.
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:03 pm

sendô wrote:Crap, sloes. I'm determined to find some and make my own gin this year.


It's junipers you need to make gin . :)

Junipers and vodka - lemon peel , orange peel , coriander seeds , cardamom pods , cinnamon stick and peppercorns .

Sloe Gin on the other hand.......
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby sendô on Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:29 pm

Maybe I'll make both then...
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:35 pm

sendô wrote:Maybe I'll make both then...



:wink: Sorry , couldn't resist .

Have fun whatever you do .
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby pablo jaye on Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:36 am

A couple of weeks back, I felt a bit maudlin when I realised that summer was over, nights were drawing in and it was getting colder. I was immediately cheered by the thought and prospect of a roast dinner .... beef with Yorkshire’s and roasties to be precise. I’ve not had one yet, as I am putting it off, so the excitement can build up. I’ll be a mess by the time I have one!!!
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby Bend it like Repka on Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:30 am

You people stop having roasts just because it's summer?

What are you, foreign or something?
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby vietnammer on Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:14 am

Draws or drawers? Got me long-johns out of storage prior to a trip to Iceland, but they will be in winter service soon.
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby sendô on Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:23 am

Bend it like Repka wrote:You people stop having roasts just because it's summer?

What are you, foreign or something?

So when it was 30ºC+ you was stood in your kitchen with the oven on full whack for a few hours on Sunday afternoons, rather than stood over the barbecue with a cold beer?
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby pablo jaye on Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:25 pm

Bend it like Repka wrote:You people stop having roasts just because it's summer?

What are you, foreign or something?


sendô wrote:So when it was 30ºC+ you was stood in your kitchen with the oven on full whack for a few hours on Sunday afternoons, rather than stood over the barbecue with a cold beer?


...is the correct answer!
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby Bend it like Repka on Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:39 pm

sendô wrote:So when it was 30ºC+ you was stood in your kitchen with the oven on full whack for a few hours on Sunday afternoons, rather than stood over the barbecue with a cold beer?


Yup. No roast potatoes from May to September. **** off. I'd get withdrawal.

BBQs are overrated anyway.

When I do roast dinner I don't stand in the kitchen for 2 hours looking at the oven. I put the meat in and **** off into the hot garden with a cold beer.

Roast Pork with stuffing and all the trimmings vs burned chicken drumsticks and a burger. Summer or Winter, no contest.

As I said, you must be Johnny Foreigners. Or remainers.
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby FreeWheeling on Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:48 pm

reminds me, must deep clean the BBQ this weekend and store it
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby sendô on Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:12 am

Bend it like Repka wrote:Yup. No roast potatoes from May to September. **** off. I'd get withdrawal.

BBQs are overrated anyway.

When I do roast dinner I don't stand in the kitchen for 2 hours looking at the oven. I put the meat in and **** off into the hot garden with a cold beer.

Still makes the house b*stard hot though, and the veg is never as good in the summer.

You remind me of the aunt in law, cooks a roast every single sunday all year round.

I'll be honest, it's not just about the heat, these days on Sundays I try and cook things that the kids will eat too, otherwise I'm cooking a full roast for 2 and then separate meals for the nippers. It's so much easier to just make a bolognese.
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby Hampshire Hammer on Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:25 am

FreeWheeling wrote:reminds me, must deep clean the BBQ this weekend and store it

Our BBQ might be packed away at the end of October, there will still be plenty of times between now and then when it gets fired up.
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby FreeWheeling on Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:44 am

First frost of the year in darkest Wiltshire this morning , Temp hit a big fat 0
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby S-H on Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:36 am

Had a frost for the last two days, nice and fresh with clear skies.
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Re: Winter draws on

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:16 am

Heating on now. Bah. At least the new windows appear to be keeping a bit of heat in rather than it all escaping through the nanometre "thick" glass the ill-fitting wooden ones had.
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