What would you stockpile?

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Hopless500 wrote:
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I've just bought a pile of Scampi Fries and I have lots of gin. Food and drink sorted.
Tons of craft supplies and raw fleece. Also sorted. :)
That should be everything covered then.....I’m on my way to Norfolk and I’ll pick up Reg on my way.
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Rocky wrote:
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That should be everything covered then.....I’m on my way to Norfolk and I’ll pick up Reg on my way.
Bagsy first dibs on the scampi fries.
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Post by Fabbers » 5 months ago

I’ve just found what Wimpers is stockpiling....

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Re: What would you stockpile?

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Fabbers wrote:
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I’ve just found what Wimpers is stockpiling....

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Can we borrow some? The prof tells me that we've run out and it's my job to head into Summertown now and get some.
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Post by Rutabaga » 5 months ago

I don't know what it is about peppercorns, but I discovered a minor hoard of my own during a kitchen tidy up. Not quite as extensive as that though!
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Post by Lullabelle » 5 months ago

Liquorice.
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Post by Rutabaga » 5 months ago

Things I have stockpiled: I am a volunteer locally with The Gleaning Network, which picks up leftover crops of many kinds for use in food banks and community kitchens. Part of the deal is that we can take home as much of the produce as we can use; free food! Last October I did two apple gleans in a wonderful orchard in Sussex, and brought home carrier bags of Braeburn apples. I have just two left; they have been delicious and keep really well in a cool shed.

In November I helped to glean several tons of pumpkins and squashes, and filled two crates in the shed with the ones I brought home. I have only lost one which went bad (the orange Halloween ones didn't get gleaned; they don't keep - they are bred to be thin-skinned and short-lived). I am wiser now as to which ones are the most delicious, so this year I'll bring home more of the grey ones. They are definitely worth buying when they're cheap and plentiful, and storing them if you have somewhere cool. People used to do this with seasonal foods, but we have lost the art of it somehow.
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