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by spughy
Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 29414

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

Not sure if this is the right place to talk about this - since it's not booze - but I just did a batch of apple-blackberry lactofermented soda pop. Worked beautifully, got a really robust ginger bug going in about a week and the stuff fermented in 2 days and carbonated nicely in the bottles in 24 ho...
by spughy
Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What's your favourite breakfast food or recipe
Replies: 43
Views: 4513

Re: What's your favourite breakfast food or recipe

I'm a big fan of the boiled eggs with toast soldiers too. Or scrambled eggs on toast, or oatmeal cooked in milk with a little brown sugar, or if I've run out of bread, an egg scramble with bacon and kale (and onions if the husband isn't eating it - he won't do onions unless they're well disguised.) ...
by spughy
Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 24695

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

This is an interesting discussion and I'm glad it's so civil, still! I just want to point out that attitudes towards breasts are cultural, and culture can change. In this case, I really think it should - because the notion that the perceived discomfort of others should come between a baby and its be...
by spughy
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 29414

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

Wow this thread is making me wish I had scavenged more fruit this summer! Sadly I borrow brewing equipment and only have space for 2 5-gallon carboys in my pantry. If I put them anywhere else the husband starts making noises of distress. BUT - I do have upwards of 20 litres of naturally fermented me...
by spughy
Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: immune boosters?
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Re: immune boosters?

I would also add to the excellent advice already provided that a vitamin D supplement would probably help also - probably in the neighbourhood of 1500 to 2000 IU per day. That's what I give my 32-lb 4 year old, if your child is significantly larger up it a little. I personally take around 3500 IU pe...
by spughy
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: How can I remove skin tags and moles?
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

Pushchairs are great if you have someone else to help you but if you're travelling alone, or if all the other people have their hands full, you'd be better off with just a carrier so your hands are free.
by spughy
Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hi from the wet - er, west - coast of Canada!
Replies: 11
Views: 785

hi from the wet - er, west - coast of Canada!

Hi, my name is Sarah and I live in Victoria, BC - a lovely place on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The climate here is well-suited to year-round gardening... I don't have much space but I grow what I can. We share our backyard with our landlords and they have chickens, which is fun. I do some...
by spughy
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 24695

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

Hi, I'm new to this forum (been reading the site for a while, only just noticed the forum!) and this discussion caught my eye. I breastfed my daughter for 3 years, much of it in public, and never got so much as a raised eyebrow, except for once on a train in Britain (I'm Canadian). I found it kind o...