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by Green Aura
Mon May 19, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Reusable san pro
Replies: 11
Views: 1626

Don't think so but you could try putting a tsp of vinegar in your water next time - see if that shifts it. If you're worried email mooncup - hopefully they'll know!
Maggie
by Green Aura
Mon May 19, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Hand wash
Replies: 19
Views: 2597

Sorry to sound rude but why do you want bactericidal soap? Your body is covered in bacteria which help protect it from colonisation by harmful bacteria. Bactericides don't discriminate. Soap and water is perfectly adequate for keeping you clean. Also, some of the research done about the harmful effe...
by Green Aura
Mon May 19, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1478

Problem resolved

Tunnel now up and running - thanks to neighbours helping to put the skin on. It's now full of tomatoes etc and the aforesaid neighbours are all waiting with baited breath for the next big wind to carry it off into Balnakeil Bay!!! If it survives the winter I fear Balnakeil may find itself full of po...
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: what are your top five films?
Replies: 89
Views: 10462

Going to the pictures up here is fantastic - it arrives on the back of a lorry (google "screen machine" to see it). Top 5 films Matter of Life and Death Fargo Seven samurai (or any Kurosawa film) Those are always in my top 5 and then currently Taxi (1,2,3 and waiting for 4 to come out on D...
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: nematodes
Replies: 17
Views: 1774

Cheapest place we found to buy nematodes is on Amazon. There are apparently over 8000 different types. so what you found in your manure may well be. They are basically any roundworms. We had good results in our last garden with them, but our main problem up here are snails - are they sluggy enough t...
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Dandelion wine
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Oh you've started something now.

My OH wants to add Dettol to it to make it taste like retsina!

I suppose we'll be picking lots of green bits off frozen dandelion heads this weekend.

Hey ho.

Maggie :roll:
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1478

Thanks for that We actually discussed fitting it along one long side first as it seemed to make sense, but decided to follow the instructions instead (even though they were totally counter-intuitive). I think tomorrow we'll try it that way. You make me feel totally inadequate - our 10' x 15' polytun...
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Reusable san pro
Replies: 11
Views: 1626

The mooncup is fantastic. I've been truly amazed at how comfortable, safe it is and no mishaps.
Bit expensive but lasts forever.
Maggie
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Hawthorn Flower Liqueur?
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

cheap brandy

I've got a recipe for plum brandy (which uses whisky but that's a whole other story). The author said she used good quality spirits because she wasn't patient enough to wait for the mixture to mature and mellow. Implying - I suppose - that if you're prepared to leave it for a while you can get good ...
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Trying to be handy .. cheese/butter
Replies: 11
Views: 1342

Not sure - I thought you just used salt (and cabbage of course)! However, it may be a good way of using up the whey rather than chucking it out. (Having discovered paradise and being flat broke all in the same place I'm becoming slightly obsessional about getting something out of every last scrap). ...
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Trying to be handy .. cheese/butter
Replies: 11
Views: 1342

Uses for whey

I'm just reading a book called Nourishing Traditions (bit weird but interesting).
She talks about using whey to cause lacto-fermentation for preserving veg - like sauerkraut etc.
Maggie
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Dandelion wine
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Dandelion wine

Hi I've spent the last couple of weeks picking and freezing dandelion heads to make some wine. I've been told by one person that you have to take off all the green bits, but someone else told me that if you leave it on the resulting wine tastes like retsina. Anyone know if this is true? I looooooove...
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1478

Polytunnel problem

We bought a tunnel from First tunnels. Frame went up just fine but we never seem to have calm enough weather up here to fit the polythene. We've tried in what is relatively calm weather and had to abandon it. We've got their aluminium base rail kit which is supposedly easier than trench digging etc ...
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: cleaning stainless steel
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Cleaning stainless steel

When you've got the crud off wipe it over with some baby oil!!! Fantastic.
by Green Aura
Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: how do you cook a peacock/hen
Replies: 23
Views: 3342

http://www.godecookery.com/incrd/incrd.htm#016
http://www.lc.capellauniversity.edu/~13 ... eacock.htm

Found both of these with a quick google - both sound a bit Mrs Beeton - "First catch your....."
Maggie

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