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by BernardSmith
Mon May 04, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 17462

Re: Self Isolation

I don't know that rational leadership is panic -stricken. Can only speak about NY City (I live 180 miles north of the city) where more than 500 people are dying every single day due to this virus. It's not "panic" that is forcing our governor and the mayor of NY City to demand a stay in place and wo...
by BernardSmith
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11438

sprouting beans

I think you can sprout beans even more simply, Green Aura. You soak the beans as you did , although I might soak them for two or three days. You want to be sure that they have taken up all the moisture they can to awaken the enzymes that will bring them out of dormancy, and then drain them and cover...
by BernardSmith
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11438

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Weedo, I would be a little hesitant about using mouthwash as a sanitizer as our CDC suggests that to be effective the sanitizer should be about 60% alcohol by volume (120 proof) but mouthwash is typically about 50 % of that... but (and I am not a doctor or an expert in public health) I would argue t...
by BernardSmith
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 17462

Re: Self Isolation

Not a doctor but I think the issue is close proximity to others with the virus. Those "nomads" are not doing anything if they drive from point A to point B and then stay in their caravans or RVs.. I live in upstate NY and the governor of NY State is telling people that if they have come from NY City...
by BernardSmith
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11438

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Can you treat all the "gloopy stuff" from any bean as aquafaba? Wow! If that's true that is wonderful news. Ina - here's a technique you might try: don't cook the beans but simply allow the water you have covered the beans in to boil and then switch off the heat but allow the beans to cool in that p...
by BernardSmith
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 17462

Re: Self Isolation

Someone in the hairdressers today said that if all the over 70s self isolate, what happens when they all reappear and the virus is still about? Another sudden rise in cases and deaths? It's a thought. Certainly cannot speak about what may be happening in the UK but across the water in NYS , I think...
by BernardSmith
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 20
Views: 15497

Re: Country Wines

Sorryelfcurry, but the idea is not to stop the fermentation. That's a lot like a stage magician stopping a bullet between his (or her) teeth. Great on stage but will likely cause you a great deal of pain if you try to do it at home. What you do is a) determine the level of alcohol (ABV) you want in ...
by BernardSmith
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Site problems
Replies: 11
Views: 9118

Re: Site problems

Could view "new posts" today and could post this message so methinks the site is up and running again.
by BernardSmith
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 19
Views: 8565

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

If you weave you can turn this fabric into rugs or place mats and the like. You need to cut the fabric intro strips and bingo ! (there are numerous videos on Youtube - You don't need to buy a manufactured loom. For such weaving you can make a very simple loom from wooden frames.
by BernardSmith
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Horseradish vodka
Replies: 7
Views: 4659

Horseradish vodka

Here's a nice idea for a different use of some horseradish you have grown.Take a piece around 6 cm and wash and scrub this (no need to peel it) and then cut the horseradish into half cm roundels. Steep the roundels in say, 500 ml of vodka for 3 days and then strain. Horseradish vodka is an Eastern E...
by BernardSmith
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 20
Views: 10963

Re: Our new world diet?

I gotta say that much of the criticism of possible solutions to the problem of sustainability need to be addressed. I guess the way to best address the issues is to agree on what the underlying problem may be such that possible solutions are valid candidate solutions. A solution that fails to addres...
by BernardSmith
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 3972

Re: Black Friday

My wife and I had a discussion yesterday about who buys on Black Friday and neither of us view ourselves as "consumers". We purchase what we need when we need it but going to stores to buy anything (including buying anything "online") is not something we do for fun. Cannot imagine anything that woul...
by BernardSmith
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 5714

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

Lesson number 4 - make sure you know where you put the mobile phone. I can hear it ringing and receiving texts but I darned well can't see it. So it's a good thing that the old one is still there with a small amount of cash on it. Can you use the second phone to call the missing one? If you switch ...
by BernardSmith
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 5714

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

The seeds I used were from store bought vegetables and not saved from last year's harvest. Lesson learned. (Perhaps these vegetables are irradiated, though I thought they were grown locally
by BernardSmith
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 5714

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

Tried to grow some tomatoes and cucumber from seed this year..Managed to harvest a handful of cucs but after about three months I had a few tiny fruit but then the frost set in and that was the end of that experiment. So an inexpensive experiment that turned out to be quite unsuccessful.