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Eating and Drinking => Cooking, Storing and Preserving => Topic started by: muntjac on October 23, 2006, 21:39

Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: muntjac on October 23, 2006, 21:39
sweet chestnuts blitzed  an mixed with brambles in a custard tart are so yummy
make a tart case as normal and egg custard mix . blitz a 1/2 lb . ( wieghed in shell ) peeled sweet chestnuts until  creamy .drop little spots of it in the custard ( 1/4 teaspoon ) and then drop frozen brambles in as well .cook as normal for an egg custard
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: hayles62 on October 24, 2006, 07:25
That sounds lovely and I have a good source of chestnuts but what do you mean by brambles :?:
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: muntjac on October 24, 2006, 11:36
blackberries  :wink: from the bramble bush  :lol:
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: hayles62 on October 24, 2006, 11:56
I thought it was what you meant but had to check, (Blond and from Essex).
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: muntjac on October 24, 2006, 11:58
kinda worked that one out hahha. didnt know about the essex bit as well tho :roll:      :wink:  :lol:
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: hayles62 on October 24, 2006, 12:01
Do you do wild woolly witchy things :?:  I've read a bit about Wicca and love the natural side of it.
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: muntjac on October 24, 2006, 12:03
thats in reference to a friend. and as for the pagan thing yes i do very much so
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: hayles62 on October 24, 2006, 12:08
Interesting, I would like to know more about the old ways, it seems to be drawing me in for some reason, are there any books you would recomend?  :D
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: muntjac on October 24, 2006, 12:26
sorry hayley i dont know advertize anything about it other than i like some of the thinking behind it :D
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: hayles62 on October 24, 2006, 12:32
Yep me too and don't fancy dancing about naked in this weather to be honest :wink:
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: muntjac on October 24, 2006, 12:40
well i dont dance but i live with the sea 100 yds or so away n i prefer swimming and the colder the weather .the more i like it  :lol:
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: John on October 25, 2006, 09:13
Only on the allotment chat can we go from egg custard to dancing naked in the woods!
You might like to look at this site:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/spiritwolf/

The menu is the flyout bar on the left (took me a while to find it)
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: GrannieAnnie on October 25, 2006, 10:54
Aren't the spiritwolves 2 of our members?

I have a friend who is a pagan, and several relatives who are wiccans or witches, but I'm not very close to them.  Think I could get more intereted in the subject if I wasn't ridiculed at home about things that are a bit unusual!
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: muntjac on October 25, 2006, 11:33
it is the unusual that formed  the beginning of life . ie how come the cristian god gave adam and eve fig leaves to cover thier bits when nobody else could see them  :wink: .and i believe he was a real mans man ,he liked breasts on show  :wink:  .and .. if your a gardener .your in good company as he was the first  :lol:
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: muntjac on October 25, 2006, 11:34
and besides i am more than  unusual ,im a certified nutter   :lol:
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: hermon on October 25, 2006, 12:45
oh wow how refreshing to here about wicans when i was younger i was interested in rune stones and wanted to do more in white whichcraft i think i spooked my self a bit and didn't go further! would be interested to here your expereinces (maybe not suitable for a forum!!)
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: John on October 25, 2006, 12:50
Yes Annie, they are on here :) But I thought Hayles would find the site interesting - as I did, even if it took me longer than I like to admit to work out the navigatiion (ended up looking at the source code!!)

Karl my well be a nutcase, that's why he fits in here :)
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: muntjac on October 25, 2006, 12:53
Have read the site before john very good info on it .as normal i cannot agree with all of it ,but if i  did what a boring brown nose conversation it would be   i can offer this site for your perusal .. cor dont that sound posh

http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usxx&c=words&id=4626
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: muntjac on October 25, 2006, 13:00
http://www.paganliving.org/index.php and this one .very likeable folks here  :o
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: hayles62 on October 25, 2006, 17:20
Some interesting links :D  I don't think Wicca should spook anyone as it is totaly non harmfull in any way from what little I have read about it and the nature side is quite beautiful.
 I read the Tao Ta Ching and found that beautiful too and go back to it whenever I feel the need.

http://www.religiousworlds.com/taoism/ttcstan3.html
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: Mrs Dobby on October 25, 2006, 19:19
Hi all, just found this topic after backtracking the visitors from our website, Silver Wolf's Lair! (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/spiritwolf)

Yes, both Lee (Dobby) and myself, Suzanne (Mrs Dobby) are members on here, so if you'd like to converse about anything we've written for our website then we'd be happy to help!

Many thanks John for posting the link, and for the kind comments that have been made about the info, but please bear in mind what is currently upon the site was mainly written in 2001, about 12 months after we had started our journey into the Craft, and our understanding has changed as our experience has grown, so although we have decided not to remove any of the current writing (as many folks have written to say how much they enjoyed reading it), we do wish to add to what is upon the site by adding a second perspective to most of the pages, something that is planned for us to do once the weather gets too bad to allow us to spend as much time on the allotment! A nice winter project to keep us busy! lol!

Muntjac, thanks for the comments, and I'd much rather debate with someone who is open minded and with their own ideas than receive wholesale rubber stamp aproval, so please feel free to disagree with us as much as you'd like! :D

Hayles, I hope our site has been of some use to giving you some info, but more importantly to make you think for yourself and to ask your own questions, please feel free to correspond if you want to!
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: muntjac on October 25, 2006, 19:54
your welcome mrs dobby .and have a happy and fun samhain B B  :D
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: hayles62 on October 25, 2006, 20:12
Thank you Mrs Dobby for the invitation. :D
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: Mrs Dobby on October 25, 2006, 20:26
Quote from: "muntjac"
your welcome mrs dobby .and have a happy and fun samhain B B  :D


Samhain is my fave festival, and also my wedding anniversary, so a doubly great day for us both! We will be spending some of it walking out in the woods, and then home to answer the door to all the trick or treaters (house fully bedecked of course!), then out to friends to celebrate together, so it should be good!

Have a good Samhain yourself Muntjac!

Both a Blessed and a Cursed may ye be!
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: Mrs Dobby on October 25, 2006, 20:27
Quote from: "hayles62"
Thank you Mrs Dobby for the invitation. :D


You're more than welcome!:D
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: John on October 25, 2006, 22:49
Well what an eclectic bunch we are on here!

But  in  fairness I think I should warn you pagans that you have been told about our saviour and have failed to accept him into your life and have thereby condemned your immortal souls to eternal torment.

The proof is at Landover Baptist Church (http://www.landoverbaptist.org/)

And don't miss The Malevolent Roots of Wicca (http://www.landoverbaptist.org/news1005/rootsofwicca.html)
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: hermon on October 26, 2006, 10:28
well thats something to look forward to! :shock:
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: hermon on October 26, 2006, 10:34
just clicked on the links....... is that a joke if not it is very scary that some people have that view!  :twisted:
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: John on October 26, 2006, 10:53
Yes, Landover is a joke site - although I think their jokes are based on more than a grain of truth about the attitudes of some Christian groups.

It's one of those sites that  just kills me - so funny.  It doesn't mock Christians, just ignorance and intolerance.

I rather like the idea that Wiccans get secret orders from the Vatican!

Incidentally, I wouldn't post a link to a site that was genuinely so intolerant.
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: hermon on October 26, 2006, 12:07
phew!! :D
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: GrannieAnnie on October 26, 2006, 15:23
Joke site maybe, but unfortunately there are people like that!!!

It's like on TV recently people were saying that they had been threatened with their lives because they wouldn't convert to being a muslim.  And this was in ENGLAND!  And back in time and now and probably into the future, more people are killed because of religion and their beliefs than for any other reason!

That's why I'm not very religious.  We used to see people going into church on sunday, coming out and going straight into the pub to get p****d!

My friend Sheila was born into a christian family, but she has studied loads of different religions and says that as far as she is concerned, all the religions are like the spokes of a wheel, all leading to the centre being, whatever you call it, God, buddha, etc etc.  I liked that idea!
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: muntjac on October 26, 2006, 15:39
my way to stop the door knocking  (http://bestsmileys.com/religous/3.gif) coming to annoy me is simple , i have " maison lunatique " as my house name , seems to keep them away  but i guess 4 hounds from hell may help as well  :lol:
Title: sweet chestnut / bramble egg custard
Post by: Mrs Dobby on October 26, 2006, 18:54
Funny site! My fave Pagan joke follows, dunno who wrote it, but cracks me up! Enjoy! :D

A Pagan dies, and to his great surprise finds himself standing before some pearly gates. The guy in charge looks him over before asking, "Can I help you?"
"Where am I?" asks the Pagan.
"Beg your pardon?" the other guy asks. "You're in Heaven, of course."
"B-but I don't believe..."
"Hmmm" (squinting his eyes) "are you one of them Pagan folk?" the gatekeeper asks, his mouth curling in mild distaste.
"Yes, I am... I believe I'm in the wrong place, which way is the Summerland?" our Pagan friend asks.
"It's been 'temporarily' shut down for repairs," the gatekeeper said with an ironic chuckle, "ever since we took over...err...I mean... since the people found their way to the true path."
"Whatever," says the Pagan, "What do I do now?"
"I'm sorry sir, but you must go to Hell. No Pagans allowed here."
"WHAT? Hell? But I don't believe in Hell!"
"Sorry, those are the rules, just follow the downward path to the left."
So our Pagan friend walks down to Hell, only to find the doors open. He warily goes in and looks around to see beautiful meadows, and animals happily roaming the surrounding woods. "Hmm, so far so good."
A voice behind him made him all but jump out of his skin. "Can I help you?"
"SHEESH! Give a guy a heart attack, why don't you?"
"Ahem... a little too late for that, isn't it?" the guy said with a smile.
"Who are you, anyway?" our friend asks.
"Why, I'm Satan," the other one said with a slight bow.
"Satan?!" said our friend as he started looking around nervously.
"At your service... you're the Pagan guy Pete called us about, right?"
"Pete... oh the guy in Heaven, yes..." he said, eyeing Satan carefully. "What's gonna happen to me now?"
"Well, you can hang out, there's some great fishing going on in the lake beyond these woods and, if you follow the road down this way, there's refreshments and a little market not too far and to your right. I believe the Pagan meeting grounds are just behind that hill..." Satan went on.
"Are you serious...?" he finally asked.
Satan grinned at him innocently. "Why shouldn't I be?" Sudden understanding filled Satan's eyes. "You don't believe the rumours, do you?"
Suddenly, in answer to our friend's growing fear, the vault of the skies opened with a thunderous groan. A soul, plummeting through the sky, screamed in terror, his screams drowned by the opening of a yawning chasm full of fire and brimstone. The stench of sulphur thickened the air. Thousands of howling, suffering, tortured voices echoed through Hell. When the screaming soul finally fell into the pit, the ground shut closed with a sickening thud that rattled the earth.
Our Pagan friend all but soiled his undies as he yelped in terror. "And what was THAT all about?"
Satan rolled his eyes, and made a dismissive gesture with his hand as he said with a distasteful grimace. "Oh, just ignore that..." He rolled his eyes again. "My Christian guests refuse to have it any other way!"