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by Ricasso
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Harvesting green olives
Replies: 10
Views: 6286

Re: Harvesting green olives

Encouraging... I picked a large jar full and there are a few with a brown dot or two on them but they look quite nice otherwise. They're only for my own consumption and I'm just itching to see how they pickle. I think I used regular table salt and vinegar last time. Do you think that'll be ok? I too...
by Ricasso
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Harvesting green olives
Replies: 10
Views: 6286

Re: Harvesting green olives

There are some marks, I can see..
Thanks for the useful link
by Ricasso
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Harvesting green olives
Replies: 10
Views: 6286

Re: Harvesting green olives

You think it has olive fly?
by Ricasso
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Harvesting green olives
Replies: 10
Views: 6286

Re: Harvesting green olives

Thanks everyone for your response. I understand that olives used for oil tend to have larger stones as the stones contain a lot of oil and that's the main reason why they're chosen for that purpose but they also make perfectly good table olives (I'm told). If my variety are the 'oil' variety, they t...
by Ricasso
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Harvesting green olives
Replies: 10
Views: 6286

Harvesting green olives

Two years ago (my first year as an olive tree owner), I picked a few and cured some olives from a couple of my four trees. My first time. They were a purplish colour. It was quite successful. They tasted ok but maybe I should re-think the seasoning I used. The trees probably hadn't been touched for ...
by Ricasso
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: What to do with the fruit!?
Replies: 6
Views: 5827

Re: What to do with the fruit!?

Thanks. I think I'll leave them, at least this year..
by Ricasso
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: What to do with the fruit!?
Replies: 6
Views: 5827

Re: What to do with the fruit!?

Yes, thanks. I think they're just too young to identify as they're all green. I guess time will tell. Thanks again..
by Ricasso
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: What to do with the fruit!?
Replies: 6
Views: 5827

Re: What to do with the fruit!?

Many tanks El Cid. I've planted 4 other citrus - lemon, lime, mandarin, and orange, of a similar age. Only the Orange and Lemon (or lime) (I can't tell the difference between the lemon and lime though), have fruit. Much less than the one pictured but I will take note of your advice for the future. T...
by Ricasso
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: What to do with the fruit!?
Replies: 6
Views: 5827

What to do with the fruit!?

I have this little orange tree that my neighbours poison overspray nearly killed. Fortunately, it was only the foliage. I put it in a pot and hoped for the best. I came back to Spain two days ago after 3 months away to find it loaded with little oranges. So much so, the little trunk could bearly tak...
by Ricasso
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Tahini
Replies: 11
Views: 8494

Re: Tahini

Thanks everyone. I will try Mercadona in Torre today. The one in Torrox didn't have any and the assistant looked at me as if I was mad whan I asked. Probably my bad Spanish though. I do grow my own chillies and I have a good supplier in a little Asian supermarket in Berlin which I bring with me but ...
by Ricasso
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Tahini
Replies: 11
Views: 8494

Tahini

Does anybody know where you can get Tahini (sesame paste) to make hummus? Or any Indian and Middle eastern ingredients? Also very hot chillies? I'm in Cómpeta area.. Many thanks..
by Ricasso
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Good quality dog food
Replies: 12
Views: 11658

Re: Good quality dog food

Thanks Gerry, I will and thanks to all the rest who answered. Much appreciated..
by Ricasso
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Good quality dog food
Replies: 12
Views: 11658

Re: Good quality dog food

I'm not expecting to get the same. I don't think it's available in Spain. I feed them Markus Müller NaturNah. A lot of regular food my older dog won't touch. I was hoping to find something similar.
by Ricasso
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Good quality dog food
Replies: 12
Views: 11658

Re: Good quality dog food

Thanks for all the replies. I'm actually looking for a good, high quality dried food. Possibly organic. That might be asking too much form a 'pile 'em high' commercial chain in Spain but I'll check them out.

Thanks again..
by Ricasso
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Good quality dog food
Replies: 12
Views: 11658

Good quality dog food

Can anyone recommend a good quality dried dog food. I normally buy mine in Germany but in Spain (Axarquia), I have no idea.
I'm looking for a good quality food. I don't want to buy the rubbish that's generally available in the supermarkets.

Thanks
by Ricasso
Mon May 21, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Safe Weed Killer
Replies: 18
Views: 7483

Safe Weed Killer

Does anyone know of a safe and effective weed killer for a very large area? I have seen some organic remedies but they would only be good for a small garden path. I have 2 dogs so it must be safe. I've seen very clean, weed-free banks with vines and young avocado trees on them which are obviously un...
by Ricasso
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Registering residence locally
Replies: 24
Views: 13937

Re: Registering residence locally

Thanks. I have been warned about registering for residencia before.. re tax
by Ricasso
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Squatters
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Re: Squatters

Thanks Gerry for your help on both my topics! So some reassurance that there is partial protection for us should the worst happen! Very disturbed to hear some of the stories!!
by Ricasso
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Registering residence locally
Replies: 24
Views: 13937

Registering residence locally

We don't live in Spain full time but do we still need to register for the 'El Padrón' at the local Town Hall. We obviously have our NIE numbers etc. but should we (or do we have to), register ourselves living (albeit occasional), at our registered home address in the Ayuntamiento? Thanks!
by Ricasso
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Squatters
Replies: 19
Views: 5195

Re: Squatters

So am I to believe that 'breaking and entering' is not a crime and insurance doesn't cover it??!!

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