Alan B.

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Tips for Staying Alert and Awake While Driving
In the sixties, the advice was to buy (and consume) caffeine tablets to stay alert while driving after a long day. I worked in a shipping office in the City of London and went on to drive to Liverpool. I only dozed off once on the outskirts of Liverpool - without...


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Using Blighted Green Tomatoes?
Update. All my outside tomatoes in grobags in backyard have succumbed to blight. The ones I hoped to save still got it. The greenhouse tomatoes are OK so far - also the soil grown ones in front of house. Blight usually strikes in UK in June - July, this happened...


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Channa (Chickpea Curry)
My onions are opaque until they are fried, then they become translucent. Is the recipe wrong?


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Re-Freezing Tomatoes?
I used to freeze my tomatoes (all colours & varieties) but when thawed and stewed they tasted different to fresh stewed tomatoes - not very nice. I find that I prefer to fry them, I will try freezing some fried tomatos. I tried frying green tomatoes but the...


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Caution when Reusing Food Containers
At my age (70), although I now live alone I still need to label what I store/freeze or else I forget what it is.



Uses for Spearmint
Add to the pan when boiling new/fresh dug potatoes - gives a lovely flavour (I put the boiled mint into the compost bin) - marvellous with waxy salad potatoes.


Freezing Tomatoes
With a glut, I freeze tomatoes whole - the skins easily come off when thawed. The only trouble is that, for me, the taste is not the same as fresh or canned - I prefer to juice them and drink it with or without vodka.


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Tomatoes Until December!
In Somerset, UK, I still have 3 tomato plants in my unheated but enclosed rear porch - also 1 Pepita cucumber plant. The fruits are slowly ripening. All the outdoor and greenhouse tomatoes got late blight several weeks ago. I have planted Maris Peer in the...



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