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by Green Aura
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Cross stitch search
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Cross stitch search

Looks like just the tree needs finishing - I don't think you'd need a chart for that, just keep the edges rounded - like the bush. Not sure how you'd make it into a cover - depends how big it is in the first place. Crochet a border or something or cut it out and sew it onto another fabric as an appl...
by Green Aura
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?
Replies: 16
Views: 9317

Re: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?

The main difficult we have here is getting them to dry out so we've not really got as far as burning them. :lol:
by Green Aura
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 198

Re: Planting under cherry tree

there is a world of difference between the theory of permaculture and how people actually do it. Absolutely. One of the basic principles is using native species, although there are huge debates that go on over whether that's necessary or not, or how far back something needs to have been introduced ...
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mouldy peat pots!
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Mouldy peat pots!

I'm not sure it's anything to worry about - they're designed to be planted intact and rot. Mould is just part of that process. It's just a bit previous (as my mother would have said).
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dangerous weather
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: Dangerous weather

Glorious here too.
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Oven Temperatures
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Oven Temperatures

I've never cooked on one but I rather get the impression it's considered of more an art than a science. Others may know better.
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Black beans
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Black beans

Spicy Mexican-style black bean burgers 1/2 red pepper 1 small onion 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaf 2-3 cloves garlic 1 egg 1 tbsp cumin salt and pepper, to taste 1 chilli, dried or fresh - whatever type you like 500g cooked black beans, roughly mashed large handful oats, adjust depending on size of e...
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Black beans
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Black beans

I should have mentioned long before that I soak my beans, well-covered with water and a good splash (2 tbsp-ish) of either lemon juice or vinegar, for at least 8 hours. They cook a lot faster and, although they do lose some colour, they certainly aren't grey - more a dark purpley brown.
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: New build pantry
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: New build pantry

You can buy commercial cold rooms - used by butchers, so that sounds the sort of thing you might be wanting. You might have to build your extension round it though - I think they're quite big. :lol: A more reasonable alternative might be a re-purposed deep freeze. I've seen articles where the thing ...
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What's wrong with fennel?
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: What's wrong with fennel?

It grows happily in amongst other herbs and fruit bushes here.
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Leaving self-sufficiency for a while
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Leaving self-sufficiency for a while

Biscombe wrote:We're leaving self-sufficiency for a while, with not much time to maintain our land


Sorry to hear that. I hope all's well with you and good luck with your new ventures.

Keep in touch - we're always interested what folk are doing.
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: No tomatoes
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: No tomatoes

I presume "ages" means something like the end of next week? :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Easy orange cake
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Easy orange cake

I presume you take the pips out, yes?
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Does Himalayan Salt kill Sourdough Starters?
Replies: 14
Views: 173

Re: Does Himalayan Salt kill Sourdough Starters?

That may be due to your oven temps. High - 230C+ for 15 mins then down to 200 until done - 45 mins total for 100% wholemeal, not much more than 30 for white. Steam every 5 mins for the first 15 with a spray bottle. That will give you a thin, crispy crust. If you want it softer cover with a cloth whi...
by Green Aura
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Storing - drying vegetables
Replies: 22
Views: 966

Re: Storing - drying vegetables

There are loads of plans for DIY dehydrators John, just Google it.

As for humidity in your conservatory, unless you're growing tropical plants I'd suggest cracking a window open or you'll get mildew.

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