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maggenpie
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How frustrating!

What are things like marrows like for flavour and texture after dehydrating? I've always thought they don't freeze well so I wondered if dehydrating would be a better option. I wouldn't have thought of freezing after drying though.  I'm still working out how much I would use one before I buy. You're obviously getting a lot of use out of yours. 

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maggenpie said:

How frustrating!

What are things like marrows like for flavour and texture after dehydrating? I've always thought they don't freeze well so I wondered if dehydrating would be a better option. I wouldn't have thought of freezing after drying though.  I'm still working out how much I would use one before I buy. You're obviously getting a lot of use out of yours. 


 

After dehydrating the marrows are tastier and slightly chewy in a casserole, hubby thinks they taste much better. The problem is the resulting dried marrow seems like a sponge, after a night they were like a clammy sponge and I didn't want to risk trying to keep them which is why I put them in the freezer. Pumpkins dry well though and make a tasty chewy dried fruit.cheers

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Ruthie, I've managed to find a picture of my little wood-carving, here it is:

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Not a wonderful photo but you get the idea.  I had such fun doing it.

I'll try that again!

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wave Oh TA that is beautiful.    welldone   Your love of nature shines through.  big_hug

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TA you should be really proud of that - like it a lot!  ok

How long did it take you to do that?

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Thank you ladies, it took just one day and I had such a good time doing it.  There is a one day course again this term but at £80.00 including a bit of wood, I've decided not to take part!

I'll try that again!

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Hey TA wave glad you found the pic to show us! Never mind about spending £80 for another one day course, find yourself a couple of second hand gouges and a mallet and get carving. You've obviously got the talent for it, and an artistic eye, and that can't be taught.  Thats a really beautiful first piece. You must have come home from that day on a real high! welldone

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embarassed Thank you Ruthie!  I might just do that, remind me if you can, would I need something to hold the wood whilst carving?  I really can't recall that part of the day...

I'll try that again!

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Doesn't matter how you do it but yes you must hold the wood firm. I use a workmate type bench so either screw a block on the base of the wood to clamp into the table or just hold it still by using those plastic blocks that sometimes come with the benches and poke into the handy holes in the bench top.

 

Am I right in thinking you do a lot of art and crafts?

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Thanks for that Ruthie, not sure that I could fit a workbench in my small apartment but will investigate options.

I used to do a lot of different things but I seem to spend almost all my time on line nowadays.  I need a push up the *** to get me started.  I have embroidery, crochet, knitting, patchwork and painting on the go but can't put my heart into any of it at the moment.

I'll try that again!

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TA, what are you making - that list is like mine ! - with the crochet, embroidery, knitting, patchwork and painting?

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Knitting - wrist-warmers and a gilet.

Crochet - a small curtain.

Embroidery - embarassed can't say...

Patchwork - an on-going project for my daughter.

Drawing - whatever takes my fancy - Poppy seed-heads at the moment.

Sewing - a shopping bag.

All begun months ago and abandoned in various stages of completion.thumbs_down

I'll try that again!

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wave  But TA at least you CAN do all of these things.  I am not practical at all, so I envy you your talent.welldone

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TA, the embroidery, is it "can't say" because you can't remember big_laugh, or another reason!!!!

Patchwork - is it hand-sewn patchwork, or machine-sewn? Any tips ?

Have you tried macrame for making your curtain?

I went into Hobbycraft today - ooh I could spend hours in there, but not when hubby is sitting 'patiently' in the car outside. I did find some interesting things though, beads'n'stuff.

I made a bag - crocheted - on the journey to France, but never seemed to find the time to finish it off with all our visitors. Must do it. ok

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