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by greenorelse
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sticky Banana Bread
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Sticky Banana Bread

We had some over-ripe bananas and an avocado. We were also going to visit some friends. So I bought some castor sugar and treacle and gave this a whirl. Brilliant, is all I can say. It went down a treat. Three tips: you don't need the eggs, just add a little more water to the apple purée - don't coo...
by greenorelse
Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: slightly off topic - pond liner problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: slightly off topic - pond liner problem

Staying nicely off-topic, can anyone help me? Our pond has recently dropped in level, despite rain, meaning a leak has somehow occurred. It's a large pond, butyl lined and only around five years old. Firstly, I'm puzzled why the level should suddenly drop, why a leak should suddenly occur. Secondly,...
by greenorelse
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Politics and religion........
Replies: 16
Views: 254703

Re: Politics and religion........

Looking at the thread title, I note neither politics nor religion are specifically mentioned in the rules, I'm glad to say. Politics have a profound effect on our lives, even though my experience is that politics doesn't actually cater that much for ishers of any degree, whether -ish-ishers or ultra...
by greenorelse
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for clothes pegs
Replies: 32
Views: 31548

Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

32.

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by greenorelse
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Supermarket Skipping
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Supermarket Skipping

I like supermarket skipping.

I haven't been in one for years.
by greenorelse
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Being a human ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Re: Being a human ...

It's not really surprising. The thermophilic bacteria found in your faeces are theorised to be ancestors of the oldest living organisms on the planet and I can well believe it.

And what are genes anyway? Parasites, using bodies as hosts?
by greenorelse
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I make a non-stick pan, non-stick again?
Replies: 16
Views: 14943

Re: How do I make a non-stick pan, non-stick again?

There's an unspoken myth that goes something like "technology always improves."
by greenorelse
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for clothes pegs
Replies: 32
Views: 31548

Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

25. They're nicely scruffy in the office when you don't want to use bulldog clips or paper clips. 26. We've always lots of packs of seeds, half used and pegged together in families. 27. You can clip one or two onto fiddle or banjo bridges - they make brilliant mutes for practising quietly, far bette...
by greenorelse
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps
Replies: 17
Views: 11186

Re: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps

The trouble with storage in the roof would be that the guttering would be lower than the tank and a pump of some description would be required. That's right. In the picture in my mind, the tank(s) would be in rooms on the upper storey, thus (just) below gutter level, these rooms being big enough so...
by greenorelse
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel revisited
Replies: 21
Views: 5476

Re: Polytunnel revisited

No matter how big it is, you will always want a bigger one.

:oops:
by greenorelse
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Pressure Cooker
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: Pressure Cooker

Yes, thanks Durgan. A couple of things I'd never thought about. Incorporating some (a teaspoon) oil into the pressure cooker prior to cooking to prevents foaming. I believe use of a colander (!) also reduces this risk, which is perhaps the point Durgan is making. If I need to mash beans or peas, I l...
by greenorelse
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps
Replies: 17
Views: 11186

Re: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps

IBCs can be housed, you don't have to look at them. Trellis with stuff growing up it, for instance.
by greenorelse
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps
Replies: 17
Views: 11186

Re: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps

If you were building a new house, it would make sense to incorporate rainwater collection and filtration in the house itself. There are a number of obstacles and objections, all of which could be overcome. For instance, it would have to be a bigger house, obviously. Secondly, if it's a two-storey ho...
by greenorelse
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel revisited
Replies: 21
Views: 5476

Re: Polytunnel revisited

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/6904654062_d7bb2ba3d1.jpg Well done. It's a bit neater than ours: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-veeu_Evqj10/Tp1nee9-U1I/AAAAAAAAAZ4/1C_esDm3GmY/s800/polytunnel%252020111209%252001.jpg One problem is insects (earwigs, slugs etc) crawling into the 'tubes' in th...
by greenorelse
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: should junk food be outlawed????
Replies: 21
Views: 4597

Re: should junk food be outlawed????

Again, it's simple.

Nothing needs to be banned or outlawed, restricted or confiscated. No Softyville required.

Just make it accountable.