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by Sandy
Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: tell the truth....
Replies: 50
Views: 17155

Hmmmm...depends on the quality of your still and filtration system really :wink: :wink: Used to make beer from a kit quite a bit, but these days don't bother as the taste just wasn't there. Strawberry wine I made last year was okish, the pumpkin was definately cat's pee :cry: Have some ribena wine t...
by Sandy
Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: OK....bets on wether this will work!
Replies: 24
Views: 7882

Lol, geeee thanks Shirl.

But now what excuse do I have for all my UFO's? :shock: :lol:
by Sandy
Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: world cup recipes - stuff the football
Replies: 15
Views: 5941

Well, I'll have to pick Australia so how could I go past good old ANZAC bikkies? (ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup plain flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup shredded coconut 125g (4oz) butter 2 Tbsp golden syrup 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda 1 tsp boiling ...
by Sandy
Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: OK....bets on wether this will work!
Replies: 24
Views: 7882

Hey everybody :mrgreen: Great to see your tomatoes are going really well Shiney and Muddy! Still haven't got a roundtuit meself yet :oops: , might have to wait till the weather warms a bit. Don't know if this has been mentioned but another good idea is to plant some shallow rooted herbs in the top a...
by Sandy
Fri May 12, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Am I a grumpy old man?
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

I reckon it's to be expected of someone your age Stone :lol: Have recently passed that milestone myself and find so many things less tolerable these days.
by Sandy
Wed May 10, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The music game
Replies: 69
Views: 20471

My Way - Frank Sinatra (I think)
by Sandy
Sat May 06, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cider Bread
Replies: 1
Views: 1445

Cider Bread

Here's the recipe shirlz: 1 1/4 cups cider 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups bread flour 2 teaspoons active dry yeast I placed all in breadmaker in that order, makes a smallish loaf. Could possibly leave out most or all of the sugar if too swee...
by Sandy
Sat May 06, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ow! Ow! Ow!
Replies: 26
Views: 6022

Oh you poor thing MMM. :cry:

I had a couple of horses as a teenager, rode bareback everywhere, no fear. Now...no bleedin' way would you get me near one! Huge things they are, with big bitey teeth!
by Sandy
Sat May 06, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from sunny West Wales
Replies: 7
Views: 1688

Hi there Aberlemno! and welcome :flower:

I have 2 dozen bottles of homemade cider sitting in my garage, made it last year, but not fussed on the taste. So far have used 1 bottle for cider bread, but that's about it. Am thinking xmas pressies :mrgreen:
by Sandy
Sat May 06, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Good evening...where's the beer?
Replies: 17
Views: 5803

G'day Fee, can't even think about beer at the moment, had a wee bit too much last night :pale:
by Sandy
Fri May 05, 2006 5:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: My over grown Allotment
Replies: 65
Views: 23164

Wow, looks like a lot of hard work there Rohen, but am sure the results will be well worth the effort.
Love mulberries, many fond childhood memories of being scolded for coming inside with stained feet, hands, clothes and face :lol:
by Sandy
Thu May 04, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: A question of preserves? And recipes please.
Replies: 25
Views: 10742

I think you might be right Alcina lol. Can Aussies join the WI? :lol: MMM, OMG images of a jar stuffed with multi coloured feathers! Reckon it would look rather pretty though :mrgreen: Rosella jam is made from the fleshy red calyx containing the seedpod of a Australian native hibiscus. Harvested aft...
by Sandy
Thu May 04, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: A question of preserves? And recipes please.
Replies: 25
Views: 10742

I did it! Not overly pleased with the result though. Used about 3/4 kilo rosellas and it filled 2 one cup jars. The recipe I had didn't say how much fruit to use, but did say to use the juice of 2 lemons, so I did and the result is sourish, but verrrrry well set. Do you think in future if I used sam...
by Sandy
Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: A question of preserves? And recipes please.
Replies: 25
Views: 10742

Thanks for the great replies everyone :)

You've all made me feel much more confident now, and will have a go at some jam this week. Rosella is first on the list I think.

Jam in a breadmaker? That sounds interesting, although am pretty sure mine doesn't have a jam setting :cry:
by Sandy
Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: An old Land Rover...
Replies: 8
Views: 3923

LOL Stone, read the last one wrong and thought you said face straightener :shock:
Was halfway through composing a reply when I re-read it, phew, lucky! You all would've thought me mad :roll:

Some very good ideas there!