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by Loobyloo
Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Sinusitis
Replies: 62
Views: 8866

Re: Sinusitis

I found a home remedy for sinusitis in a book I have:

Take a teaspoon of freshly grated horseradish mixed with lemon juice everyday. :shock:

I think it might be kill or cure to be honest, I have yet to try it!

If anyone gives it a go let me know how you get on!
by Loobyloo
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: mushroom i.d. anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 2949

Re: mushroom i.d. anyone?

Thanks for that Mart! Have had a quick look, there seem to be so many that look quite like it though.

Would value an opinion from anyone who might know?
by Loobyloo
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: mushroom i.d. anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 2949

mushroom i.d. anyone?

Came accross this little chap whilst out brambling today. It was growing in a patch of clover in the middle of a field of cows. Anygood in a bolognese do we think? or certain death?
by Loobyloo
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Meh
Replies: 35
Views: 2508

Re: Meh

Good Luck!!! That's the route I'm hoping to take eventually, so gratifying to know that it works. At the moment tho I have to try and get a boring office job first so I'm earning money and then I can start volunteering and work up from there. Job interview tomorrow for me, so another set of fingers ...
by Loobyloo
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: So who manages without TV?
Replies: 46
Views: 4616

Re: So who manages without TV?

We haven't had a tv since we moved here. i miss it occasionally, usually when I'm tired and I just want to sit and do nothing much. I feel like I'm missing out on the more educational side of things which is what I mostly watched anyway: the nature, history, cooking programmes. Unfortunately we have...
by Loobyloo
Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: fizzing rosehip syrup
Replies: 3
Views: 926

fizzing rosehip syrup

Hello, Got a weird query here: I bought a bottle of homemade rosehip syrup at a country fair on sunday, opened it that day and it made a bit of a pop when I unscrewed the bottle, tasted fine tho, today it tastes fizzy so i assume its fermenting. is there anything I can do with it? I don't mind leavi...
by Loobyloo
Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: So many sloes
Replies: 9
Views: 1824

Re: So many sloes

Thanks Hedgehogpie! I think that is the only way forward! I also need to try and drag my other half along with me (I'm 5'4'' he's 6'3''!!!) but he's working away a lot at the mo so its tippy toes for me! How early can I start harvesting sloes? I'm getting impatient! (unemployed at the mo and preserv...
by Loobyloo
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: So many sloes
Replies: 9
Views: 1824

Re: So many sloes

There's loads in somerset as well, although a lot seem to be annoyingly inaccessable.

Any tips on how to harvest them from high up in the hedgrows and overhanging the lane?
by Loobyloo
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Marrow recipes anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 2634

Marrow recipes anyone?

I've just bought a 3 and a half pound marrow for 20p! :cheers: and now I'm wondering what to do with it all. I've got a recipe for a chutney (river cottage website) but that won't use the whole thing. I've never cooked with marrow before so any recipe contributions would be most welcome! Thanks folks!
by Loobyloo
Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Available: Demijohns
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Available: Demijohns

Hi there, might be interested but as they're kind of a collection only thing, whereabouts are you?

Loobyloo
xx
by Loobyloo
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Help me with my roast potatoes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1998

Re: Help me with my roast potatoes.

my roasties are great every time, heres how I do em: Choose a variety thats more on the floury side. Boil them til cooked through. Drain em in a collander and shake about a bit to fluff up the edges. Whilst doing this preheat the oven to at least 200 C (I usually go with 220). Use a deepish baking t...
by Loobyloo
Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Preserves:River Cottage Handbook No.2, By Pam Corbin
Replies: 17
Views: 5475

Re: Preserves:River Cottage Handbook No.2, By Pam Corbin

I spent a lovely half hour in waterstones reading this book, Loved it! :thumbright: now I just need to convince someone to buy it for me. Now! Its preserving season and I don't have it! :mrgreen:
by Loobyloo
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Guelder Rose and Whitebeam
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Guelder Rose and Whitebeam

'Lo folks, Went for a walk last night and had a good close look at the local hedgerows. I came accross all the usuals, sloes, brambles, elderberries, hazel etc but found a couple of bushes with berries on that I didn't recognise. Having done some research I believe them to be Guelder Rose (viburnam ...
by Loobyloo
Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 favorite/useful websites (other than this great one!)
Replies: 31
Views: 31186

Re: 101 favorite/useful websites (other than this great one!)

I like

www.lovefoodhatewaste.com


good for tips on frugality, food storage etc.
by Loobyloo
Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Photo Competition - win a signed copy of the paperback Bible
Replies: 39
Views: 3957

Re: Photo Competition - win a signed copy of the paperback Bible

Here's a couple from me, you'll have to clicky on them though I'm afraid:

They were both taken in Richmond Park in June/ July this year.
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Hope you like them.
I might see if I can find any others before the deadline hits!

xx