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by skiesabove
Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Honey Contamination
Replies: 14
Views: 8477

Re: Honey Contamination

In Sweden you can by "County Honey" in all foodstores, which has been produced by local small-scale (relatively) honey producers. For example, if I want to keep hives and sell my honey, I can sell them to the national beekeeping organization which then sells the county honey. The bad thing is though...
by skiesabove
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: A Decent Annual Salary
Replies: 63
Views: 10734

Re: A Decent Annual Salary

I've lived on €200 per month... Paying for rent, internet, phone, and beer =). Food was dumpstered, any needed purchases we shared (like onions, salt, spices). And then we went travelling! Hitchhiking, couchsurfing, living in squats that we snooped out, dumpsterdiving. We payed for two airplane ride...
by skiesabove
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: windfall apples
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: windfall apples

Apple butter <3 <3 <3
by skiesabove
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: soya
Replies: 26
Views: 4696

Re: soya

I like oatmilk the best, since it can be produced locally (soy and rice and almonds have to be imported, they don't grow in Sweden), and it is also easy to make yourself!

1:1 or 1:2 of oats:water, mix, let sit overnight, stir, sieve =). You can add a little oil for a richer flavour.
by skiesabove
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Small village rumours
Replies: 28
Views: 2814

Re: Small village rumours

You sure that there isn't actually hemp growing on the property? If the previous owners put out birdseeds in the winter, hemp might pop up in the summer =).
by skiesabove
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Soap Nuts - tried and tested - and verdicts?
Replies: 43
Views: 13359

Re: Soap Nuts - tried and tested - and verdicts?

Soapnuts is the only detergent I can use without getting rashes =). Been "addicted" for 3 years now! I use vinegar in the rinse for whites and undies.

Also tried for dishwasher (great), handwashing (boil with water first, works fine), shampoo (same as for handwash but too harsh for my hair).
by skiesabove
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Dishwasher tablets
Replies: 11
Views: 4894

Re: Dishwasher tablets

Soapnuts work just fine in the dishwasher =). Put about 5 in the utensilsbox.
by skiesabove
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from northern Sweden =)!
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Hello from northern Sweden =)!

Hey, found this forum by googling polytunnels! In just a couple of weeks my boyfriend and I are moving to the ol' family farm, to try to revive it and start living more self-sufficiently. The first project is to clean up the old cow barn to keep rabbits. I breed Netherland Dwarfs for show, but in fe...