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by Green Aura
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Einstein's fridge
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: Einstein's fridge

Sounds great. I particularly like the idea that it'd be good in isolated places. How do we keep an eye on this?
by Green Aura
Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you save...
Replies: 21
Views: 697

Re: What do you save...

Sorry folks but I think I may have out-crazied the lot of ya. I have a tumble dryer - I don't use it very often but need it to dry the towels for my aromatherapy business if necessary. Anyway, I save the fluff out of it, shred it and bleach it with the pulp when I make my handmade paper. It strength...
by Green Aura
Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Scotland!
Replies: 29
Views: 1718

Re: Hi from Scotland!

Hi agapanthus

Welcome from the highlands.

We, too, started our veg patch and installed a polytunnel. The locals still have a book on where it'll be found after the hard winter winds we have up here. But we remain quietly confident.
by Green Aura
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cooking on wood burner
Replies: 20
Views: 7385

Re: Cooking on wood burner

hey you lot! i'm in sweden and i havent lit my stove yet. and you are all firing up and cooking on yours already. am i being very hard or are you lot just going very soft? :tongue: We've only lit ours a couple of times since March! We had double glazing installed in February and with south facing w...
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Been to the doctors
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Been to the doctors

I'm so glad you've found a Dr who'll listen and is prepared to act. I'm sure that getting your thyroid problem regulated will help enormously. We always did thyroid function tests on clients with many of the symptoms you described, before we even looked at a psychiatric diagnosis. Hyperthyroidism, p...
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Story generator
Replies: 66
Views: 2468

Re: Story generator

....they were all mouse-sized. So he went to see his friend the kangaroo to see if he could borrow his...
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cooking on wood burner
Replies: 20
Views: 7385

Re: Cooking on wood burner

Don't forget your kettle! I keep mine on a trivet on the coal-fired central heating boiler and lift it down when I want a cuppa - only takes a few minutes. And I dry my herbs and seaweed above it (although that's probably an obvious one).
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: OUCH !!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1065

Re: OUCH !!!!!

Sorry to hear about your injuries. I'm afraid that some people (OK most) probably should stop driving when they get to "a certain Age". Not sure when that is - just hope I'll recognise it. When your shoulder's had a couple of days to recover use that stuff I told you about for your wife's arthritis,...
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Manchester
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Hi from Manchester

Hi from Scotland (ex Ashton under Lyne)
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What does Butternut Squash taste like?
Replies: 15
Views: 2359

Re: What does Butternut Squash taste like?

Butternut squash risotto is yummy. Also try roasting your veg, whatever but definitely including butternut squash, baste it with a little stock with Harissa paste dissolved in it. OMG.
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: O U course
Replies: 31
Views: 1167

Re: O U course

Loobyloo, do you have to stay down south? A few years ago I did an MSc in environmental protection at Salford Uni - full-time but fully funded and with an EU bursary. Not a huge amount (about £80 a week at the time) but with a bit of part-time supplementing we all managed pretty well.
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 alternatives to rice and pasta and how to cook them.
Replies: 15
Views: 3793

Re: 101 alternatives to rice and pasta and how to cook them.

I usually use pudding rice, it makes really good risotto. And costs about 50p a big bag (OK, I've not bought any for a while).

I also like buckwheat groats as an alternative to rice. Really nice flavour, especially the roasted one's.
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Happiness...
Replies: 37
Views: 3353

Re: Happiness...

Never had problems with Vegemite (in that area).

I'm very happy at the moment - we've had the most glorious weather - none of the recent rain touched us. My shop's doing fairly well (very well considering it's my first year). And my veg patch and polytunnel are prolific! Life is good.
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Solar drip irrigation
Replies: 14
Views: 1724

Re: Solar drip irrigation

Never seen any neighbours with bottled water, the tap stuff round here is lovely. Ne'mind, I'll find some alternative.