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by MrsD'ville mkII
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Sanpro/breast pads
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: Sanpro/breast pads

lol!!
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Sanpro/breast pads
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Sanpro/breast pads

Helloo. Just thought I would pass on a tip. Since I had DS I've been using my 'Fairy Hammocks' washable sanpro as breast pads and they're ideal. I have a let-down like a fire hydrant, both sides at once, and the FH have been brilliant. They're very absorbent, obviously, and a good shape for tucking ...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Help - any herbal cold rem.s that a 15 month old could have?
Replies: 13
Views: 1796

Re: food inspiration - please give me some

These are the times when I use the sorts of foods I wouldn't normally dream of, being a good isher >tongue firmly planted in cheek!< How about Alphabetti Spaghetti or something similarly kiddy-geared, just to get his interest? Or cut a slice of ham into his initials. I used to cut DD's sandwiches in...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Nappy Liners
Replies: 16
Views: 3218

Re: Nappy Liners

Hi. Also won't add anything to nappy advice as you have plenty to be going on with, but I will add to liners and sanitiser: I've never used sanitiser, have no need for it at all and don't have smelly machine, naps or baby! I use home-made fleece liners, an old blanket my mother found with a very fun...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Beat Jamie at his own game!
Replies: 59
Views: 4863

Re: Beat Jamie at his own game!

Clara, we use redskin peanuts, bought in 25kg sacks from the wholefood warehouse. DH roasts them then batters hell out of them in the food processor. It's nothing flash but does have a strong motor, that's the main consideration. He adds a touch of sugar and salt and that's all. We've never tried ot...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planting onions in spring
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Planting onions in spring

Great, thanks. I'd gleaned from Googling that you need specific varieties for planting in spring but a small onion is better than no onion.
by MrsD'ville mkII
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Old seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Old seeds

Funnily enough it's the cucs that have come up!
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Beat Jamie at his own game!
Replies: 59
Views: 4863

Re: Beat Jamie at his own game!

Just reading through... I bought an £8-odd free range chook the other day and it fed three of us for a roast dinner (DH and SS are veggie so it was me, DD and SD), then I cut four generous breast portions and froze them for DD's packed lunches, and the rest was picked off and will go for a curry. Lo...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Beat Jamie at his own game!
Replies: 59
Views: 4863

Re: Beat Jamie at his own game!

I must admit I don't actually cost out my meals, but we've worked out we eat for an average of £1 per person per meal, which usually would be £5 as there are five weaned people in the family! I don't have rigid food rules, but I do things such as: Put away unserved food before we eat so that we aren...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Scrap soup..
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Scrap soup..

Sounds lovely. I make masses of soup, esp with stuff that's on special offer. DH has been veggie since age 17 and does like sosmix, quorn etc, but also creates lovely meals from pulses. Our household income has plummeted lately so one of the first casualties was quorn. I personally think that I'm a ...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Beat Jamie at his own game!
Replies: 59
Views: 4863

Re: Beat Jamie at his own game!

Wonderful thread that I will scrutinise, as my food budget - no, make that the everything household budget - has gone down to £200 a month for six people. Thank god one of them's still on breastmilk lol!
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Lemon Polenta Cake with Rosemary Syrup
Replies: 15
Views: 3719

Re: Lemon Polenta Cake with Rosemary Syrup

I've just had to look this up again as we've finally run out of the last batch of rosemary syrup I made and I couldn't remember the proportions. Rosemary syrup is now a staple in our house, particularly over pancakes, and something we give away as pressies and use for barter! Thank you very much for...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planting onions in spring
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Planting onions in spring

Hello. We planted onions and garlic in the autumn as you do, but I thought you could also plant in spring. Veg patch is now (mostly) nicely rotorvated and I was going to put the leftover onions in, but the packet only shows planting in the autumn. Would there be no chance of them growing if they wen...
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Some very pretty chard - but what to do with it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: Some very pretty chard - but what to do with it?

I've been eyeing up our chard too, that we inherited from the last people in the house, but after reading that think I'll leave it in peace! Can't stand aniseed!
by MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sorting out a severely burnt pan
Replies: 17
Views: 1702

Re: Sorting out a severely burnt pan

DH sorted it out with Astonish in the end, the stuff just came straight off. I'm an Astonish convert now.