Search found 1059 matches

by frozenthunderbolt
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Tomatoes
Replies: 13
Views: 3175

Re: Tomatoes

i just spent more then $300 on over 100 kinds of tomatoes as the govt here is introducing new bio-security measures that will effectively cut tomato seed imports - some of the strictest in the world as of June next year if both parts pass unmodified. 100+ kinds of open pollinated and heirloom tomato...
by frozenthunderbolt
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Well over 80 percent of the garlic sold worldwide comes from
Replies: 29
Views: 4753

Re: Well over 80 percent of the garlic sold worldwide comes

grahamhobbs wrote:So what's the secret of growing big garlic?
Feed and Weed.
Garlic are gross feeders and hate any competition.
by frozenthunderbolt
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: 'Wild' yellow Plums !!
Replies: 11
Views: 5732

Re: 'Wild' yellow Plums !!

I agree with pach, make rakia and trade it for things you like! ONLY in New Zealand and a few Eastern Block countries (through the govt still) In nearly every country its either wildly (Arabia) strongly(USA UK) or technically(Auz) Illegal. Be aware Be careful, then that said Have fun! Even in NZ - ...
by frozenthunderbolt
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 103836

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Just purchased and started a kombucha mother, and some water kefir grains
by frozenthunderbolt
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yellow pumpkins
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

Re: Yellow pumpkins

could be end rot - try adding calcium to the soil aswel
by frozenthunderbolt
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: how to make honey liqueur?
Replies: 7
Views: 4425

Re: how to make honey liqueur?

Chem supply shop? - just say you want to cut it to make liqueur, or tell them it is for tinctures (it kind of is) just specify that you want aeziotropic ethanol
by frozenthunderbolt
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: how to make honey liqueur?
Replies: 7
Views: 4425

Re: how to make honey liqueur?

Plagiarized from another web site: KRUPNIKAS Krupnikas Ingredients: All spices should be cracked lightly if possible to maximize flavor. 8 whole cloves 3 cinnamon sticks 10 cardamom pods, cracked 1/2 nutmeg seed, cracked 5 allspice berries 1 1/2 tsp black peppercorns 1 tsp fennel seed 3 inch piece o...
by frozenthunderbolt
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: get out dried blood stains?
Replies: 9
Views: 2335

Re: get out dried blood stains?

try CLR - it's a calcium lime rust remover. Mite eat the fabric tho . . .
by frozenthunderbolt
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: making soap
Replies: 56
Views: 17518

Re: making soap

There are loads of suppliers, pp, all pretty much of a muchness. Googling soap making supplies (UK) brought up and I've bought from most on the first page with no problems. For soap-making you only really need fairly cheap essential oils, not therapeutic grade, so the ones sold by these sites shoul...
by frozenthunderbolt
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Rose Hips
Replies: 20
Views: 7363

Re: Rose Hips

i spent an hour picking and de-seeding hips to dry out for making tea, poped them in the oven as it was cooling down to dry them out. Forgot to tell the dear GF and she went to make pizza the next day, not checking before preheating the oven - note to all: rosehip charcoal is VERY labour intensive!
by frozenthunderbolt
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Dried runner beans ?
Replies: 15
Views: 4317

Re: Dried runner beans ?

A thought occurred to me Mike, if you have to rapid boil beans for 10 minutes to get rid of toxins, how does that work if you grind them up ? Are you talking about ground bean flour or mashed cooked beans ? The only beans (that i know of off the top of my head) that are toxic unsoaked/cooked are Ki...
by frozenthunderbolt
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 103836

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Right now, 80 litre of plum rakia. I have not tried making wine, but I have two elderberry trees laden with fruit that are begging me to give it a try. Hi Pach! In your Neck of the woods doesn't Rakia refer to brandy? Just to point out to Isher's that a good number of countries around where Pach is...
by frozenthunderbolt
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow
Replies: 11
Views: 3081

Re: Marrow

Pig food. :-)
by frozenthunderbolt
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: For the I'm bored teenager that breaks and enters...
Replies: 4
Views: 5071

Re: For the I'm bored teenager that breaks and enters...

Sometimes i'm realy proud to be a kiwi!