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About robinson100

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  1. heirloom tomato suitable for germany

    As Tap posted last year: " I make a middle Eastern sauce called Arrabbiata. It's so easy and tastes wonderful. You can google the recipe, but I'll add it here for some people. 1 Kilo of tomatoes mixed with 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed. 1-2 teaspoons dried crushed chilli flakes. 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 teaspoon thyme. a pinch of salt and some black pepper. 2 tablespoons olive or rapeseed oil. Cut the tomatoes in half, then add all the above ingredients. Put them on a baking tray and roast for 20 minutes at 200 degrees. Then put 20/30 basil leaves in a kitchen machine, add 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt. Add the tomatoes when they're finished in the oven and mix until smooth. Fill the sterilised jars with the sauce and store." I didn´t get around to making this last year, but once again have an abundance of tomatoes that need to be used up pretty soon, so this is on my "to do" list for the coming week!
  2. What are you cooking today?

    Ah! Thanks for that, Panda! I did try the search function, but to no avail - didn´t think to go via Google though!
  3. What are you cooking today?

    Looking for a good recipe for home-made Arrabiata Sauce - I believe Tap once posted one, but I can´t find it for love nor money!!! Tap, maybe you could post it again for me, or if anybody else has a good recipe, I would be most grateful!!!
  4. If anybody is interested in taking over some of my wine-making kit, please get in touch, or reply here.
  5. Mosquito season is back

    Okay, somebody has to ask - why have you only recently started "doing" bio rubbish??? Surely you have been producing it all these years, so what have you done with the rubbish until now?
  6. Annoying door-to-door wall cleaning proposal

    If you are seriously worried that they might be up to o good, then report them, along with their vehicle number plate to the police, and let them deal with the situation. When you call them, express your concerns and that you are being repeatedly bothered by these people, even though you have made it clear that you are not interested in what they might be selling.
  7. Why are you unhappy today?

    Very unhappy this evening - lost both Mother-in-laws within the past 4 weeks and feel like I`ve been hit by a steam roller.... Both died of cancer - the second one, the Mother of my Ex, passed away in my arms this morning, whilst Ex himself was on his way here. Both were 84 years old, which is either coincidence, or "the End".....
  8. Kind greetings from john g.

    What´s the daft devil done now?! (I do feel sorry for Nicole, having to take care of him!) "a bit incapacitated" - what the hell is that meant to mean???!!! Whatever. John, get well again soon, and get back here ASAP or there might be nothing to get back to! :-)
  9. Grave stone repair and plant suggestions.

    Maybe you can ask somebody who tends the neighbouring graves to keep an eye on yours and water the plants from time to time? For a small fee they might be willing to water your plants whenever they are tending to theirs...
  10. Can you please recommend a Steuerberater(in)?

    @ scook17 -before your tax advisor retires, why not ask him/her for recommendations? I can well imagine that s/he know other tax advisors, and also knows which are the better ones!
  11. Why are you happy today?

    @ Emkay - so glad to hear you have recovered well! Quality time spent with the little one is really great - looking forward to Shorty´s next visit home, although I rather suspect it will be for the next funeral - we seem to be losing a generation around here recently :-(
  12. How to post on TT without JavaScript enabled

    Click on "Forums" and choose the one you want to post in. Click on whatever it is, and at the top you will be given the option to start a new thread... Welcome to what´s left of TT!
  13. Why are you happy today?

    After a very long week, including a funeral on Wednesday, we have finally reached what is my weekend. Persuaded my friend to go swimming with me this morning in one of the local lakes - we had the lake all to ourselves and it was absolutely wonderful!!! Cool water, lots of ducks and fish in/on the water, and the two of us in the middle of everything - pure nature!!!
  14. today's gardening

    Question 1) it depends upon what you are growing, and how they are with wind and water (should it ever happen to rain again!!!) - for instance, you would probably find that leaving a roof part on would be good for tomato plants, as they don´t like getting wet... Question 2) IMO, and since this is your first attempt at this, I would definitely go for the transparent film option, since it would be easier and cheaper to replace as an when necessary, and will tend not to change colour. @ Emkay - those plant shelves look really professional! And a question from me: Without a good supply of water, my grass has turned very crispy and yellowish. Last winter we had moles having a party out there, so I now have a wonderful garden of patchy, yellow grass and no idea how to start improving it - any thoughts?