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by elisabeth
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Cutting seed potatoes in half?
Replies: 11
Views: 3883

Re: Cutting seed potatoes in half?

In the war people used to post just the potao eyes to their friends and rellies, and they would be succesful. Heard this on radio $ GQT recently.
by elisabeth
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Mega Dam in the Amazon
Replies: 3
Views: 3200

Re: Mega Dam in the Amazon

My six year grandson was encouraged to watch a TV programme on the Amazon, and wanted to know why there was a programme on a somputer shop!
by elisabeth
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Little things that really annoy you!
Replies: 238
Views: 55190

Re: Little things that really annoy you!

try doing it all in French, it's even worse, especially as they have a talent for shrugging and ignoring all consumer rights!
by elisabeth
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Help with gout pleeeeease
Replies: 12
Views: 3705

Re: Help with gout pleeeeease

My husband gets gout and uses a cherry vitamin C tablet, bought from the chemist, a bit more expensive than the normal Vit C but very effective. And he has also been given pills from a friend in the US, presumably the ones aforementioned, and they were excellent too. Good luck!
by elisabeth
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: allergy to onions & garlic
Replies: 6
Views: 1568

Re: allergy to onions & garlic

OH is not allergic, he has a bad form of IBS and has been using a FODMAP diet which is pretty dire for we who love food. We've found that onions, garlic, and leeks, cause him a great deal of pain. We grow chives so when they flower we'll give it a go. Ayervedic recipes? wow will have to look that up...
by elisabeth
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: allergy to onions & garlic
Replies: 6
Views: 1568

allergy to onions & garlic

Does anyone have any ideas for replacing onions and garlic in cooking as husband no longer able to eat them? I have put ginger in stir fries and that is excellent but things like stews and soups are sadly lacking something without an onion.
by elisabeth
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weight loss group 2012
Replies: 236
Views: 43362

Re: Weight loss group 2012

Thanks for the invite Big Al. Yes I need to lose about 5 pounds to keep me at my desired weight. I've lost a pound in one week, and lived on very plain food..no carbs at all, no wine, no bread, potatoes, cream sauces & etc. Eating grapefruit and Greek yoghurt as a treat! Also walking an hour a day. ...
by elisabeth
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Sprouts!
Replies: 21
Views: 10075

Re: Sprouts!

roughly chopped, cook till just right for you, and then add a white sauce, that takes a way the bitterness...You could alos add bacon with it, as above.
Bonne apetite!
by elisabeth
Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turkey offal help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Turkey offal help needed

I live in SW France where gizzards are a real treat and can be pricey. Just Google "Gesiers confit" and you'll find heaps of gizzard recipes. I've also slowishly cooked hearts with smoked paprika and chilli, serving with cocktail sticks through them for halloween...it terrifies the children at the d...
by elisabeth
Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marmalade Gin
Replies: 1
Views: 994

Marmalade Gin

We have just sampled our marmalade gin, which we made out of the tons of marmalade I made when getting kilos and pounds muddled. It's very easy: a one pound jar of marmalade, a bottle of gin, 5oz sugar and 5 drops of vanilla essence. Put into a a kilner jar and leave for 3 weeks. taste and add more ...
by elisabeth
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving country to be self sufficient
Replies: 62
Views: 16004

Re: Moving country to be self sufficient

We are in rural France, with chickens (eating and egg varieties), cat and dog, veggie patch, and walnut orchard. No neighbours for miles, no heavy traffic, and enjoy a sort of selfsufficincyish life. Couldn't possibly afford this in the UK. However, we only had 10 years before retirement pensions ki...
by elisabeth
Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: News from France...
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: News from France...

Loved your survival column, I cannot match your "depenses", and am full of admiration. We try to do similar down here on the la route de la noix! if want more walnuts I can give you a few sackfulls gratuit!!
by elisabeth
Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Wine from home grown grapes - help!
Replies: 5
Views: 2697

Re: Wine from home grown grapes - help!

I have just collected over a hundredweight of muscat grapes from one vine, and one more vine to pick. Rather than wine, which is far better in the shops than I could make, I bought 150 plastic cups for a euro in my local sumermarket, filled each one up and froze them in batches on a tray. Then when ...
by elisabeth
Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Bosky F30
Replies: 12
Views: 2617

Re: Bosky F30

:angryfire: There you are! Very apt I think - wishfully thinking! Our Jotul is performing so well with the wood and the Bosky isn't so we continue with our search for the final solution.
by elisabeth
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Bosky F30
Replies: 12
Views: 2617

Re: Bosky F30

Hi Thank you so much for all that information, It is difficult trusting wood suppliers, we have discarded 3 who either delivered wet new wood or short changed us. This one came recommended by several others, and the wood burns beautifully in the Jotul. Our basement is only a basement in that the bac...