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by Broad Bean
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Replies: 14
Views: 4063

Re: Purple Sprouting Broccoli

What variety is that? Mine is the bog standard stuff and is probably a couple of months off being ready yet!
by Broad Bean
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: A short questionnaire on foraging for my dissertation
Replies: 8
Views: 3008

Re: A short questionnaire on foraging for my dissertation

Done although I found the final section on what I do with the foraged products a bit confusing - one option was food and another was food other? Anyway, hope it's OK :)
by Broad Bean
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Out of date tins
Replies: 14
Views: 6266

Re: Out of date tins

I actually finished my tin of black treacle when I made Christmas cakes last October - remember it had a date of 1998 on it so was probably about time for a change :). Will buy new later this year when I need it again.
by Broad Bean
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: moon cup still fits
Replies: 11
Views: 9954

Re: moon cup still fits

I'm still using the small sized one almost 15 years past my sell by date for it :). They are sooooo fab and I'm sure more people would use them if they didn't get so squeamish about bodily fluids.
by Broad Bean
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Competitive gardening for a TV show
Replies: 13
Views: 2704

Re: Competitive gardening for a TV show

Who defines the perfect carrot anyway? The supermarkets would have you to believe that its one that's perfectly straight of uniform length etc where as people that grow to eat (rather than the bizarre world of showing which doesn't seem to have anything to do with food to me) know that it's a taste ...
by Broad Bean
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Horse Burgers anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 3108

Re: Horse Burgers anyone?

Like somebody further up this thread has said, I don't really have any problems with eating any times of meat (I find it slighly hypocritical to be selective about it based on cuteness etc) but have a major problem with the lack of traceability here. We should know exactly what we are buying and fro...
by Broad Bean
Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Lost dogs, tags and microchips
Replies: 9
Views: 9724

Re: Lost dogs, tags and microchips

Our cats were both chipped as kittens and after the initial payment we don't have to pay anything unless we want to change the details. Certainly no yearly payment.
by Broad Bean
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Old VHSs
Replies: 11
Views: 6579

Re: Old VHSs

Looking at them they're mostly not my cup of tea at all - loads of scifi and shoot them up films but there you go. I just want to clear out and don't want them going to land fill.
by Broad Bean
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Old VHSs
Replies: 11
Views: 6579

Old VHSs

Am trying to clear our loft and OH has what looks like a million old VHS tapes up there which we can't play. Goodness knows why he bought them all (before me :)) but that's another story. Anyway, any ideas what we can do with them? I've asked a few charity shops and they tell me that there is no cal...
by Broad Bean
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Raw food diet. Healthier or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 9957

Re: Raw food diet. Healthier or not?

Not only is the adding of fluoride to our water state medication without permission, it's also a total waste of money. Costs quite a lot of money and considering most of our water is simply flushed down the drain, used for washing etc very little of it has any benefit. Fluoride in toothpaste is topi...
by Broad Bean
Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Men and Money!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 11023

Re: Men and Money!!!

I work with a woman who earns about a fifth of the amount brought home by her husband. They have a 50/50 rule in their household. This means that she can't afford to go on holiday as all her money is used up trying to pay half the bills. He goes on holiday several times each year with friends while ...
by Broad Bean
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products
Replies: 42
Views: 11390

Re: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products

I don't particularly have a problem with fluoride toothpaste although I chose not to use it and despite being in my 40s I have no fillings and my dentist only wants to see me once a year as my teeth are good and strong. I am however very anti forced intake of drugs which is the case in areas where t...
by Broad Bean
Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Men and Money!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 11023

Re: Men and Money!!!

I wouldn't live with somebody who I didn't trust with money (or anything else). We both earn (him more than me) and all that money is paid into a joint account and belongs to both of us rather than the person who earned it. To me that is fair and is an essential part of a partnership. General bills ...
by Broad Bean
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turnips!
Replies: 23
Views: 15377

Re: Turnips!

I like turnips, usually eat them steamed with carrots or roasted in the oven with other veggies, maybe drizzled with chilli oil
by Broad Bean
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Moon Pads
Replies: 16
Views: 18742

Re: Moon Pads

Moon cups are defo the way to go - really fab things, have been using mine for about 10 years now and it'll last me a few more years until I don't need it anymore. Not sure what to do with it then though - not really something you can give to the charity shop :D