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by Splottlings
Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: beetroot advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

Re: beetroot advice

A slight deviation from the thread but if you've a glut of beetroot this is a beautiful recipe and for an extra wintery kick add a pinch of chilli to the mix before you pop it in the oven. Chocolate beetroot brownies Ingredients 250g/10oz good, dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces 2...
by Splottlings
Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things you would not like to receive for Xmas!
Replies: 42
Views: 7654

Re: 101 things you would not like to receive for Xmas!

51 Any pointless phone gadgets, it's a brick that rings and that's all I need! 52 Tacky gifts for the garden, as a gardener I really do have what I want already. 53 Cat toys, how to you explain that the expensive toy that someone has bought them is being ignored for a rolled up bit of paper?! Tis th...
by Splottlings
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What can I grow?
Replies: 13
Views: 1497

Re: What can I grow?

I'd recommend trying Tomatoes but this time don't let them get so big so they focus their energy into fruiting rather than growing foliage, also try the baby vegetable area (carrots and beetroot for instance), radishes are also a good quick crop. To maximise space I'd recommend and crops I'd definit...
by Splottlings
Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Allreet!
Replies: 22
Views: 2562

Re: Allreet!

Welcome!! Always a joy to meet a fellow sufficienter especially an Adams fan!
by Splottlings
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 27381

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

I've found that more often than not if a woman does it discreetly or in a natural manner people don't even realise. Having been sat in a group of friends when one or more has started to breast feed they've done it so casually that you pay as much attention as if someone was taking off their coat or ...
by Splottlings
Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Mending old comfy boots
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Mending old comfy boots

I've a pair of hiking/gardening boots which are like old friends, I wear them almost every day and also have warm comfy feet however have discovered a split forming along the ridge of the toes where I bend them when crouching down. Does anyone know of an effective way of fixing this and filling the ...
by Splottlings
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Another hello from Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 1294

Re: Another hello from Wales

Thanks for all the welcomes, nice to know there's a world of knowledge and people out there with like minded views and thoughts on living life. Still finding our way around but hope to learn a load and maybe meet some new friends. Am a full time gardener in Caerdydd and my wife is an artist so if we...
by Splottlings
Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Another hello from Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 1294

Another hello from Wales

Hola, also a new isher from Wales, living in the delightful city of Caerdydd in the area of Splott. A small little town house which we're working on getting as self-sufficient as possible, fitted a new woodburner on Saturday and already cooked two meals on it fuelled by wood collected from gardening...
by Splottlings
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: make a reed bed system?
Replies: 5
Views: 1865

Re: make a reed bed system?

Am also looking for a similar set up system but only for the grey water outlet from the kitchen (basically the washing machine once a week and kitchen discharge daily) so after a slightly smaller scaled design. Everything I've found so far has been on the larger reedbed scale and wondered if anyone ...
by Splottlings
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Know which way my knitting is going?
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: Know which way my knitting is going?

If you do a knit one purl one row and then do alternate stitches on the next line you'll end up with a pattern known as moss stitch, a really warm and cosy feeling layer is produced.

Enjoy your expermenting, knitting is such a joy.
by Splottlings
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Acorns as fuel
Replies: 15
Views: 7489

Re: Acorns as fuel

Cool thanks, will get collecting and drying.

New woodburner in last weekend so we're discovering the delights of cooking stews and what woods burn best, had never heard of the acorn trick before so look forward to trying it out and the joy of it still happily embering away the next morning.
by Splottlings
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Acorns as fuel
Replies: 15
Views: 7489

Re: Acorns as fuel

With regards to using acorns (or other nuts) as woodburner fuel, do you need to dry them out first or can one use them fresh and does anyone know which are the best to use?