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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
(As always apologies if this has been posted elsewhere, though I can't find it).

Following Glad's post of Delia Online, which I love, I thought I should share my addiction to rivercottage.net (online extension of the TV prog and books of the same name).

The reason for posting here is the site has a busy forum divided in to categories very related to MS old style - eg fruit and veg, chickens and poultry, and particularly processing and crafts.

It's very friendly with lots of knowledgeable people, and some excellent ideas.

There's also a seed swap section, where I'm intending to try and bag myself some different tomato and chilli varieties this spring - there are always far too many in a packet for one year, I don't like keeping too many, and it would be nice to try a variety of veg without having to splash out on whole packets that will never be finished.

On the same kind of subject Kitchen Garden magazine (an excellent magazine! with free seeds in the spring! and some good offers on veg plants and sundries!) has its own forum, a bit quieter than RC, for exchanging advice and ideas on veg and fruit growing. https://www.kitchengarden.co.uk

If anyone is a fan of any similar sites do post up here because OH and I have taken to spending our couch-potato hours browsing these kind of sites rather than watching the rubbish that passes for TV entertainment.

Finally, there are a few regular recipe websites I like - is there a thread for these already in MS Old Style or would anyone like me to start a new one for us to share resources?

PPS new series of River Cottage end October, I hear, but no details yet.
It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants. (William Cobbett)
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  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    here is the link for anyone who wants it.

    thanks for this, isn't one i've been to before looks fab.
  • bugsbugs Forumite
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    Oh thank you 160 - I forgot about putting in a proper link!
    It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants. (William Cobbett)
  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    no problem. ;)
  • Yoga_GirlYoga_Girl Forumite
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    Thanks for this bugs it looks a really good site. I'm quite intrigued by the recipe for "what to do with any wild walnuts you find"!

    The seed swap is an excellent idea as well.

    An interesting site for buying seeds is
    https://www.seedsofitaly.com

    They sell some unusual stuff, such as mushroom spawn and truffle trees, as well as a lot of veg seeds.
  • lilmisskitkatlilmisskitkat Forumite
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    Oh i love River Cottage :)

    Will be having a look on the site when i get 5 minutes peace lol

    I got the River Cottage Cookbook out of the library and its great - only a few recipes i would actually make but the chapters about the garden, animals and hedgerow foods are great :)

    Kate xxx
  • CaterinaCaterina Forumite
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    Thanks for the links!

    The Italian ingredients one is really great, I have been meaning to grow my own mushrooms for a while and they have a nice kit - not sure about the truffles though, very expensive and an acquired taste - I LOVE them but maybe my family wouldn't (it would be an EXPENSIVE mistake, then heeh).

    I am not sure about seeds, as I have tried to grow Italian plum tomatoes in my garden as well as zucchini, and they did not do very well at all, because of the climate.

    But I am going to ask for the catalogue!

    Caterina
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    just to make you jealous, got the book at a car boot this lunchtime for £1. will be reading it tonight. :o
  • bugsbugs Forumite
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    For fans...there's a new series starting next Thursday 21st at 8pm.

    It follows him at his new 44-acre (!!!!) farm in Dorset and setting up the River Cottage centre.

    Hmm. I think it'll take more than a bit of credit card shuffling and 3-issues-for-a-pound magazine subs before I can *quite* stretch to the 44 acres in Dorset.

    Or even 4.4 square metres. For a week. Sharing. And subletting the bottom bunk.

    But still, there are usually ideas to be had and it makes a change from shouting at Property Ladder.
    It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants. (William Cobbett)
  • frankyfranky Forumite
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    this sounds really good
  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    For fans...there's a new series starting next Thursday 21st at 8pm.

    It follows him at his new 44-acre (!!!!) farm in Dorset and setting up the River Cottage centre.

    Hmm.  I think it'll take more than a bit of credit card shuffling and 3-issues-for-a-pound magazine subs before I can *quite* stretch to the 44 acres in Dorset.

    Or even 4.4 square metres.  For a week.  Sharing.  And subletting the bottom bunk.

    But still, there are usually ideas to be had and it makes a change from shouting at Property Ladder.

    thanks for that bugs, will look out for it.
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