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by Green Aura
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: tomatoes and chillies
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Hi your tomatoes look great! I still get really excited when the first trusses start appearing. The promise of things to come - how sad am I! You should think about removing the side shoots (the little ones that appear where the branches leave the main stem. Otherwise (according to my Dad who grew T...
by Green Aura
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bokashi bran
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Did you get it wet? I've had some bokashi bran for ages (bought it over a year ago and it - no sign of greenness. But I don't close it too much. I wonder if keeping it airtight and a bit of moisture is encouraging something to grow. Does it still smell good? At the end of the day you're making compo...
by Green Aura
Tue May 20, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Seitan
Replies: 64
Views: 7754

About 30-40mins (about 180oC). Just till it looked done. It probably could have stood a little longer in the oven - the middle was a bit soft when I cut it into ribs. I didn't bother though because it was being cooked again anyway, on the barbie.
Maggie
by Green Aura
Tue May 20, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Bananas...to buy or not to buy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Don't a lot of bananas come from Iceland anyway? Yes really - they're Europe's largest producers of bananas! Something to do with the hot springs.
Maggie
by Green Aura
Mon May 19, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What I don't have...but wish I did!
Replies: 98
Views: 7665

A wind turbine. Still no change in planning regs.
Maggie
by Green Aura
Mon May 19, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1797

Will try later. Currently having trouble uploading pics to flickr. The tomatoes are looking good (bit spindly because they had to stay in their pots too long but they'll fill out nicely in a few days. The peppers are looking a bit sickly though - I'm thinking it might be too cold for them even thoug...
by Green Aura
Mon May 19, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Rhubarb!
Replies: 21
Views: 2693

Probably preaching to the choir but I presume you know you can make a good aphid spray with the leaves, which I presume you'll have tons of if you've got lots of rhubarb.
Maggie
by Green Aura
Mon May 19, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Seitan
Replies: 64
Views: 7754

Bit weird seeing this today - we had seitan barbecued "spareribs" for supper last night. I used vital wheat gluten (bought online from one of these Atkins Diet-type websites) - much cheaper than from vegan sites. Mixed 4 cups of VWG with 2 cups of wholewheat flour, loads of seasonings that took my f...
by Green Aura
Mon May 19, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Handmade cosmetics
Replies: 0
Views: 772

Handmade cosmetics

I hadn't posted my website before because I know a lot of sites don't like it. I'm an aromatherapist and make all my products with only natural ingredients (except the soaps which I'll explain about in a minute). My website at the mo is very rudimentary. You know the story - marry a plumber and have...
by Green Aura
Mon May 19, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Reusable san pro
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

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: 3252

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: 1797

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: 13507

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 DVD) (origi...
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: nematodes
Replies: 17
Views: 2430

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: 902

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: