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by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: jam jam and more jam
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: jam jam and more jam

That's a relief, we've been freezing strawbs and rasps for a couple of weeks now expecting to make jam when we have enough, never occurred to me it might not work!
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Freezing shedloads of stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Freezing shedloads of stuff

That's exactly the kind of genius answer I was looking for! Thanks MKG :thumbright:
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Freezing - to blanch or not to blanch
Replies: 10
Views: 4421

Re: Freezing - to blanch or not to blanch

I grew Feltham First 'peas' this year, which are much more like beans and didn't actually taste all that wonderful. Anyway, I blanched them by sticking them in a measuring jug, pouring boiling water on them then draining them and putting them in a tupperware. The ones we've eaten so far have been pe...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Vegetarian cooking
Replies: 9
Views: 7633

Re: Vegetarian cooking

Poisonally speaking, as we have one to-the-core veggie in the house, one who can never make his mind up and three slavering carnivores, I've got quite nifty at adapting and splitting recipes, so a recipe doesn't need to be officially veggie for it to be useful for veggies, or vice versa. Obviously a...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Garliky Garlicness!
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Garliky Garlicness!

It's wonderful, isn't it? I roasted garlic last night to have with sausage and mash and it was absolutely delicious. I'll be doing it with the roast on Sunday and I just know for sure that my father won't touch it because he will simply refuse to believe it won't blow his head off! This is vindaloo ...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Freezing shedloads of stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Freezing shedloads of stuff

Is this the right section? Hmm, not sure it is but not sure where would be better. We have a chest freezer, and a small upright that we inherited with the house. Both are groaning so we're trying to get a third on Freecycle. I've been using my vast collection of tupperwares for freezing, and periodi...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Very UNeco parenting, grrrr
Replies: 35
Views: 5348

Re: Very UNeco parenting, grrrr

Overall I feel positively and warmly towards my mum and since I've had children I've understood a great deal more about why she behaved as she did sometimes. However! I do find some, in fact quite a few, of her traits absolutely infuriating. Going against my wishes with DD isn't something she does, ...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Anyone use washable baby wipes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3543

Re: Anyone use washable baby wipes?

Rod in Japan wrote:softness is not a requirement.
Why do I feel a newborn bum might disagree with that?!
by MrsD'ville mkII
Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Hi there from a parent-to-be!
Replies: 21
Views: 2827

Re: Hi there from a parent-to-be!

Whoops, sorry Rachael, I mis-spelt your name too, that must get very annoying!
by MrsD'ville mkII
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: HAVING PROBLEMS LOGGING IN?
Replies: 6
Views: 2235

Re: HAVING PROBLEMS LOGGING IN?

mrs D - how was it failing you ? could you see the forum but not successfully log in or not se the forum at all? a couple of times, whilst JH is working on it - I hav found myself locked out again, and had to delete cookies and cache I was denied access to the forums completely, couldn't read or po...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: And our test results...
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: And our test results...

Thank you - me too! This is uneventful stage, just keeping fingers and toes crossed...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: We're having a boy!
Replies: 18
Views: 2783

Re: We're having a boy!

That's fantastic news CT! I'm so thrilled everything's looking so good. I have a daughter already but have successfully brainwashed her against Bratz (she's 6 so right in the spot for them), and the Disney Princesses was but a brief flirtation. It's wall-to-wall Rainbow Magic at the moment! I've bee...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Hi there from a parent-to-be!
Replies: 21
Views: 2827

Re: Hi there from a parent-to-be!

Hi Rachel, Welcome to the site. I'm another pregnant Ish-er, expecting our second (though my skids live with us too so a houseful). I used cloth nappies for DD's last year in naps, and would definitely recommend popper wraps if you're going for a birth-to-potty set, as toddlers can undo velcro very ...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Laundry balls
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

Re: Laundry balls

I was very excited about laundry balls (what an admission!), but I didn't find them too great in action. Clothes just weren't coming clean so I would end up washing them again a little hotter, which totally defeats the object. I have to confess I've now gone back to regular washing liquid - I'm not ...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: HAVING PROBLEMS LOGGING IN?
Replies: 6
Views: 2235

Re: HAVING PROBLEMS LOGGING IN?

Great advice, only I was so firmly locked out I wasn't permitted to read any posts! I've just registered with a slightly different username and different email address and at last I'm back in, ahhhh the relief!