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by greenorelse
Wed May 16, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should I get a freezer?
Replies: 22
Views: 2874

Re: Should I get a freezer?

Thurston Garden wrote:I think I have chosen a Beko one via the Co-op.
FYI, Beko's parent company (Koc) is involved in arms manufacture.

Good luck with it!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14025550
by greenorelse
Tue May 15, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should I get a freezer?
Replies: 22
Views: 2874

Re: Should I get a freezer?

Think about a 12- or 24-volt freezer or one that comes complete with battery and solar panel, here:
http://www.mysolarshop.co.uk/solar-frid ... -p-47.html
by greenorelse
Thu May 10, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Compost
Replies: 11
Views: 1917

Re: Compost

BUT! They're not composting like they would outside...there are no worms so everything appears to be rotting rather than composting. I'd suggest that you add more browns than greens. I'm keeping mine well topped up with newspaper strips. You need worms! Just go and dig up a couple of shovels full o...
by greenorelse
Wed May 09, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...make oat milk? please
Replies: 19
Views: 3539

Re: ...make oat milk? please

Amazing how many people are not aware of the issues with soya! It only takes a google search. That's right, though it took a long time for my DIL to find that soya was the cause of her excess weight and bad skin. Well, at least, once she cut out soya, she slimmed down and her skin became clear agai...
by greenorelse
Wed May 09, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...make oat milk? please
Replies: 19
Views: 3539

Re: ...make oat milk? please

Yup we have one too. I keep a stock of soya beans for if we run out (Ma and Gal only use Soya milk) and I've also used it for almond milk. Funny, she doesn't seem to bother with soya 'milk' making, probably because she likes the cashew milk. A thought: as the ingredients are all edible, it would ma...
by greenorelse
Wed May 09, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...make oat milk? please
Replies: 19
Views: 3539

Re: ...make oat milk? please

Something not commonly seen in these isles is a 'milk maker'. I was sick of all the tetrapaks the OH seemed to generate (I don't do 'milk' of any sort but she likes some of the non-dairy ones) so a made a present to her of one such machine. This is the one I got her. A very robust machine and easy t...
by greenorelse
Tue May 08, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Any tips to help back ache.
Replies: 30
Views: 22361

Re: Any tips to help back ache.

Really watch your posture. It's amazing how bad your posture can get when you're not aware of it. Also, look at how you sleep. Some sleeping positions put strain on your back. Yeah these are problems for me. :-( Got some Tiger Balm today! If you sleep on your side, try sleeping with a pillow betwee...
by greenorelse
Tue May 08, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sticky Banana Bread
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Sticky Banana Bread

Oh, no eggs also makes it cholesterol-free. You can use buckwheat flour, making it gluten-free too. It does stay together and slice really well, honest, try it!
by greenorelse
Sun May 06, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Any tips to help back ache.
Replies: 30
Views: 22361

Re: Any tips to help back ache.

Now, this might not help southeast-isher but it's a story that might help someone out there who's suffering from backache. Loads of people couldn't help me with my backache - the only thing that eased it was going swimming. Oh, they could point out the bent spine in an MRI and offer all sorts of stu...
by greenorelse
Fri May 04, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycling. Will I get better at it?
Replies: 24
Views: 17779

Re: Cycling. Will I get better at it?

You must wear brightly-coloured clothing. Absolutely essential.
by greenorelse
Thu May 03, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Herd Number in ROI
Replies: 8
Views: 2718

Re: Herd Number in ROI

delineator wrote:Hi
Thanks for advice, the property is near the little village of Bonniconlon. Nearest large town is Ballina.
Do you know the area ?
I have friends in that general and in Ballyhaunis to the south.

Bonniconlon's nice and quiet. Keep us informed of your isherism!
by greenorelse
Thu May 03, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Processing firewood - some tools and tips
Replies: 39
Views: 8312

Re: Processing firewood - some tools and tips

Please, what do I search for when looking for either of those benches, BR?
by greenorelse
Thu May 03, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycling. Will I get better at it?
Replies: 24
Views: 17779

Re: Cycling. Will I get better at it?

Good one, Big Al. I know exactly where you're coming from. You can usually hear the change in the note of the engine behind you, as they decide they're going to overtake and turn left in front of you. Do not let them. If in doubt, stick your arm out to move right if it's safe. If you do cycle regula...
by greenorelse
Wed May 02, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wood burning cooking heating hot water stove
Replies: 12
Views: 7536

Re: Wood burning cooking heating hot water stove

The following might not suit you, but it's what we do and you may get an idea or two from it. We have an Efel multi-fuel stove (we only ever burn wood though) and it has a heavy hinged 'trivet' type lid which reveals the hot plate. During cold weather, we try to make simple meals which can be cooked...
by greenorelse
Wed May 02, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slugs and snails
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: Slugs and snails

Beware evolution producing a slug that changes colour and pattern to match the food it's eating... :pale: