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by AnnaD
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Is Sugar Toxic?
Replies: 17
Views: 3822

Re: Is Sugar Toxic?

Refined sugar is definitely bad for us and certainly not necessary in our diet. However, natural sugars found in fruit are fine as long as you don't go mad with them. I removed sugar from my diet a few months ago, and now the only sugar I consume is from fruit. For as long as I can remember I have h...
by AnnaD
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products
Replies: 42
Views: 11065

Re: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products

Yup, corn starch is the same. I actually used arrowroot instead as I had no corn starch. Arrowroot is a good alternative if you are sensitive to corn starch.
by AnnaD
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products
Replies: 42
Views: 11065

Re: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products

For the past 10 years I've been using Lush aromacreme deodorant which was great, until it was discontinued. Now I use this recipe for deodorant; http://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry_chicken/2008/07/homemade-deodor.html I'm also going to strat making my own sunscreen as I hate having to use stuff fu...
by AnnaD
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello for Scotland
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: Hello for Scotland

Hello there, I'm also in Edinburgh :)
by AnnaD
Tue May 03, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Watercress...
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: Watercress...

Don't collect watercress unless it is growing in fresh running water. As Casper says, Liver fluke can be very nasty. Also, if you do find any growing by running water, always cook it first. That way anything unpleasant will be killed. We are fortunate enough to have an abundance of watercress growin...
by AnnaD
Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Toxic overload in todays society!
Replies: 29
Views: 3230

Re: Toxic overload in todays society!

Have you tried cutting out grain and sugar? I know of a lot of people who have cured their IBS on a diet free of processed foods, grain and sugar. It seems to heal a lot of health problems.
by AnnaD
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Is there a healthier sugar?
Replies: 23
Views: 4929

Re: Is there a healthier sugar?

I would love to be able to cut out sugar, but I find it so difficult! The main thing that stops me is my love for sweet tea and baking. I know I'd feel a lot better if I did, but I'm just weak.
by AnnaD
Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Is there a healthier sugar?
Replies: 23
Views: 4929

Re: Is there a healthier sugar?

I get it from Goodness Direct; http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-loc ... _500g.html
And thanks very much!
by AnnaD
Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Is there a healthier sugar?
Replies: 23
Views: 4929

Re: Is there a healthier sugar?

Agave nectar is actually pretty bad for you so is best avoided. We use Rapadura, which is completely untreated cane sugar. It's brown and has a lovely caramel flavour. It has all the nutrients intact so is certainly a lot better than normal sugar.
by AnnaD
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Syrup Question.
Replies: 17
Views: 1679

Re: Syrup Question.

It has to be a hot waterbath at 88 degrees; it makes it all more sterile, possibly by creating more suction? Not sure exactly how it works.
by AnnaD
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Syrup Question.
Replies: 17
Views: 1679

Re: Syrup Question.

The mint one is really nice as a summer drink, diluted in water. I've also made icelollies out of it. Might be nice on icecream too!
by AnnaD
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Syrup Question.
Replies: 17
Views: 1679

Re: Syrup Question.

The recipe I used said to pound the fresh mint in sugar and leave it to macerate overnight. That could be to help preserve it I suppose, as well as bringing out as much flavour as possible.
by AnnaD
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Syrup Question.
Replies: 17
Views: 1679

Re: Syrup Question.

If you put them in hot sterilised jars they'll keep for a month. If you then put the filled jars in a waterbath for 20 minutes, they'll keep for up to a year. I made some mint syrup recently, which is lovely! I put them in the waterbath so they'll keep for longer.
by AnnaD
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Washable nappies - how do you wash?
Replies: 10
Views: 2172

Re: Washable nappies - how do you wash?

Annad, ours go grey through the winter, all they need is a lovely sunny day to get them looking bright again, normally, we loved it last spring when we could finally get them all out on the line again and really noticed the difference between the ones that had got out in th esun, and the ones that ...
by AnnaD
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Washable nappies - how do you wash?
Replies: 10
Views: 2172

Re: Washable nappies - how do you wash?

I do a 60 degree rinse followed by an intensive wash with Bio-D laundry liquid and their Nappy Powder stuff. It seems to work well for us, although they are starting to look less white than they used to. I'm not sure how to make them whiter without using mainstream laundry liquid. But they smell fre...