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by Jessiebean
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Feeling sorry for myself
Replies: 16
Views: 2044

Re: Feeling sorry for myself

cut down on jam, :lol: I make my jam using unrefined dehydrated cane juice so my jam isn't that bad for you. I am sorry to snigger but I find the slightly incongruous phrase "cut down on jam" has tickled my fancy!(but yes sugar is bad for you!) ETA something actually helpful. here in Australia we h...
by Jessiebean
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: But what do you really want out of "ish"
Replies: 33
Views: 4788

Re: But what do you really want out of "ish"

See for me the word "ish" (if it is a word :D) is the key. We have dream you know the usual a few acres, old farmhouse (or manor house says my husband) with chickens, goats, cows, orchards, veges kiddies running free and helping with the tending the animals and garden but I am running a small busine...
by Jessiebean
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderberries, how do I know they are ripe?
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Re: Elderberries, how do I know they are ripe?

Thank you! I knew I could count on you Ishy types- now to wander down the road and see if they survived last nights wind!
by Jessiebean
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Digestive biscuit recipe?
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: Digestive biscuit recipe?

The river cottage ones are reasonable, I ground my own wheat for them and oatmeal too but I will continue my search...!
by Jessiebean
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderberries, how do I know they are ripe?
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Elderberries, how do I know they are ripe?

Here in Australia we have blackberries and Elderberries ripening up nicely and I am all good with my brambles but is there a way I will know when the elderberries are ripe?I have only encountered them as cordial before!
by Jessiebean
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Digestive biscuit recipe?
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: Digestive biscuit recipe?

I have just made River Cottage's recipe and it is quite good, I didn't have spelt flour so I ground my own wholewheat using Thermomix..
by Jessiebean
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Digestive biscuit recipe?
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Digestive biscuit recipe?

For reasons which will soon become clear I find myself needing a cheap wholesome actually tasty biscuit and I know I am terribly fond of mcvities (no not with the chocolate) digestives (but not hobnobs) but they are $4 a packet here in Australia (nearly 2 Pound Sterling). Does anyone have a tried an...
by Jessiebean
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Milk intolerance?
Replies: 37
Views: 9176

Re: Milk intolerance?

Well rash is gone behaviour is generally about 40% better and he spend time being happy these days so I am just going to keep him off the dairy for the time being. He seems ok with some Parmesan cheese but the other day he kept sneaking feta cheese from my Greek salad and the next day he spent a lot...
by Jessiebean
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Milk intolerance?
Replies: 37
Views: 9176

Re: Milk intolerance?

I am not sure that humans need milk, my boy gets calcium from tahini, almonds and leafy greens and some fish with edible bones, good fats from fish and nuts and protein from eggs and plenty of vitamin D from the Australian sun and the replacement with non dairy milk is a psychological one rather tha...
by Jessiebean
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: i found facebook
Replies: 26
Views: 4806

Re: i found facebook

I don't think Boboff exists. luckily facebook just told me to befirend oldtreeman and Odsox so that made it easy but no Boboff...
by Jessiebean
Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Milk intolerance?
Replies: 37
Views: 9176

Re: Milk intolerance?

I thinkI wil make my own "milk" with the thermomix, it is a very powerful blender and has a heating element too, I gave him a pice of pizza with Mozzerella yesterday, today the itchy rash has started again:) turns out we both (husband and I ) gave him milk on the same morning and cheese in his lunch...
by Jessiebean
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: health worries?
Replies: 9
Views: 2853

Re: health worries?

we use Panela/rapadura instead of processed sugar- it is apparently just dehydrated cane juice maybe easier than refining sugar?
by Jessiebean
Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moms!
Replies: 9
Views: 1703

Re: Moms!

Ha I like Zoes suggestions! Also I am sorry Alice, but I love to hear about your Mom, it reminds me of why I don't talk to my own any longer!
by Jessiebean
Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Lets not call last orders at the Selfufficientish pub
Replies: 31
Views: 9374

Re: Lets not call last orders at the Selfufficientish pub

I think that huffing and puffing about what one person may have said once and declaring they are leaving probably shows us more about the leaver than hold a mirror up to the 'Ish community at large. If I was only social with people who agreed with everything I said and thought I would be very lonely...
by Jessiebean
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Buning of the clocks next week
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Buning of the clocks next week

Oh dear. Such rapid degeneration! My husband has been known to almost cry from laughing when seeing a crudely drawn willy drawn in any medium- he also never misses an opportunity for amusingly positioning fruit. I think it is a man thing. Or something from his childhood that he never worked through ...