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    RiverCottage.net
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    • 8th Oct 04, 1:08 PM
    RiverCottage.net 8th Oct 04 at 1:08 PM
    (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. 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.
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    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 8th Oct 04, 1:15 PM
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    • 8th Oct 04, 1:15 PM
    Re: RiverCottage.net
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    • 8th Oct 04, 1:15 PM
    here is the link for anyone who wants it.

    thanks for this, isn't one i've been to before looks fab.
  • bugs
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    • 8th Oct 04, 1:20 PM
    Re: RiverCottage.net
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    • 8th Oct 04, 1:20 PM
    Oh thank you 160 - I forgot about putting in a proper link!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 8th Oct 04, 1:36 PM
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    • 8th Oct 04, 1:36 PM
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    • 8th Oct 04, 1:36 PM
    no problem.
    • Yoga Girl
    • By Yoga Girl 8th Oct 04, 3:21 PM
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    • 8th Oct 04, 3:21 PM
    Re: RiverCottage.net
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    • 8th Oct 04, 3:21 PM
    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
    www.seedsofitaly.com

    They sell some unusual stuff, such as mushroom spawn and truffle trees, as well as a lot of veg seeds.
    • lilmisskitkat
    • By lilmisskitkat 8th Oct 04, 4:05 PM
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    • 8th Oct 04, 4:05 PM
    Re: RiverCottage.net
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    • 8th Oct 04, 4:05 PM
    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
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 9th Oct 04, 4:08 PM
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    • 9th Oct 04, 4:08 PM
    Re: RiverCottage.net
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    • 9th Oct 04, 4:08 PM
    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
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 9th Oct 04, 6:02 PM
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    • 9th Oct 04, 6:02 PM
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    • 9th Oct 04, 6:02 PM
    just to make you jealous, got the book at a car boot this lunchtime for 1. will be reading it tonight.
  • bugs
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    • 14th Oct 04, 12:42 PM
    Re: RiverCottage.net
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    • 14th Oct 04, 12:42 PM
    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.
  • franky
    Re: RiverCottage.net
    this sounds really good
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 14th Oct 04, 12:53 PM
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    16011996
    Re: RiverCottage.net
    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.
  • Edinburghlass
    Re: RiverCottage.net
    It certainly will be interesting reading all the recipes for the road kill ;D

    Driving North one day we saw two dead fox, one sheep and one deer and I said to my daughter we could have had a good dinner tonight had we stopped
    • Yoga Girl
    • By Yoga Girl 14th Oct 04, 8:16 PM
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    That would have been an interesting winter stew recipe!
  • chardonnay
    Re: RiverCottage.net
    thanks for this. i love river cottage and once watched two whole days of episodes one weekend on ukstyle or something. ;D
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 25th Oct 04, 3:08 PM
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    Re: RiverCottage.net
    I asked this question ages ago but the answer was unclear. Dont neglect the cheap or sometimes free things like woodpigeon and rabbit or hare. What I wanted to know is if i shot the fat wood pigeons that sit in the tree above my garden, would I be breaking the law. I mean with an air rifle not a 'real' gun!!! I live in a city. As a kid (in east anglia) a friend's mum used to snare rabbits, dad said that was illegal, but its ok for farmers to shoot them as 'vermin' i think. This is crazy.
    Theres a lot of free food around even in cities! We have had mushrooms and the best watercress you have ever tasted, raspberries and blackberries. Missed the walnuts, squirrels got there first. Seen a pear tree but cant reach the fruit
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 25th Oct 04, 3:16 PM
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    haven't a clue on the shooting one ssaver, but a friend of mine goes shooting, i will ask him wehn i see him tomorrow for you. he quite well up on these things. ;D
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