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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: 2898

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: 1767

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: 4596

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: 4250

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: 2142

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.
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The great High Street debate
Replies: 13
Views: 3210

Re: The great High Street debate

Ginormous - the one in Inverness. Although, unless we need to go elsewhere in Inverness, we usually go to Wick. It's their "green" flagship branch. We're doing pretty well for veg at the mo (the polytunnel is fantastic), supplemented by the food link stall which comes once a fortnight. I make all my...
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The great High Street debate
Replies: 13
Views: 3210

Re: The great High Street debate

We've got a Spar - only. Oh and about 5 restaurants. The Spar's great, but expensive, and their range is broad but thin (if that makes sense). We shop in the dreaded T***o, unfortunately. As it's 110 miles away we only go once a month.
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Fantasy Name League
Replies: 38
Views: 5196

Re: Fantasy Name League

I knew I should have called her Lucinda, it might have given her a leg up! Although I'm not sure where :lol:
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Happiness...
Replies: 37
Views: 4250

Re: Happiness...

Marmite sucks. Vegemite rules!
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello From Scotland
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: Hello From Scotland

Welcome Fifer182. Don't chuck your blocks away - I bet you'll find hundreds of uses for them if you do. I've been looking longingly at a homemade woodburner on another thread, but getting anything delivered up here is extortionate. Good luck with the gardening, it's a good time of year to get cracki...
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Energy Spotlights/Downlighters
Replies: 13
Views: 3009

Re: Energy Spotlights/Downlighters

Will do.
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fun with courgetes...
Replies: 15
Views: 2565

Re: Fun with courgetes...

I do your Greek stew with green beans. Yummy. Bets it's good with courgettes. Will try it soon.
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Happiness...
Replies: 37
Views: 4250

Re: Happiness...

There was an item on the news the other night saying that Powys is the happiest pace in Britain! Ditto StripyPixieSocks, although our house is a bit bigger than our previous one, it's essentially an old army barracks. No frills. The bathroom started to fall apart more or less as soon as we moved in ...
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Solar drip irrigation
Replies: 14
Views: 2142

Re: Solar drip irrigation

Any suggestions how these might be adapted for those of us who don't use plastic bottles? They look like a brilliant idea but you'd have to drink a lot of water, or pop, if you don't already drink it.