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by Bristolbelle
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Preserving Pears
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Preserving Pears

:sunny: Thankyou Milims
by Bristolbelle
Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Preserving Pears
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Preserving Pears

indy wrote:I have done this before and it works out beautifully, you just need to be sure that you have a fairly light syrup, 6oz suger to a pint of water is what I used, I still have some that are perfectly fine that I did 2 years ago
AW Brill thankyou very much :wave:
by Bristolbelle
Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Fire in Wood stove
Replies: 32
Views: 7729

Re: Fire in Wood stove

Hiya Minnesota! I so agree about the wood stoves - was just thinking the same thing yesterday. When we have our central heating on it's all the same temp everywhere downstairs (underfloor heating) so there's nothing welcoming about our living room - whereas right now I love going in there as it's t...
by Bristolbelle
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Preserving Pears
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Preserving Pears

Hello everyone :wave: Can I pick your brains? I would like to preserve some pears that I came across whilst on a wander. can I make a sugar syrup and bottle them in a kilner like jar from that sweedish shop starting with "I" What prep do I need to do? The Pears are quite hard.
Many thanks
Louise x
by Bristolbelle
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Quick ginger beer recipe
Replies: 29
Views: 18105

Re: Quick ginger beer recipe

25g root ginger, bruised (just bash it with a rolling pin but don't crush it) 500g sugar 25g cream of tartar One lemon (juice it, then grate the rind off it) 4.5l of boiling water 1 sachet quick yeast Put the ginger, sugar, cream of tartar and lemon rind in a large bowl, and pour the boiling water ...
by Bristolbelle
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Multi fuel stoves etc
Replies: 60
Views: 24008

Re: Multi fuel stoves etc

Plan a trip to Trago Mills in Newton Abbott, the stoves, and more importantly the pipes are real cheap. Air is more important than anything, you need to make the the stove is sealed on the doors, and that the flue has no leaks until it gets in the chimney. You will have to block up your fireplace a...
by Bristolbelle
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Multi fuel stoves etc
Replies: 60
Views: 24008

Re: Multi fuel stoves etc

Thankyou boboff it's been about 7 years since I visited Trago, Thanks for the tip.... I feel a road tripo coming on :icon_smile:
by Bristolbelle
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Fire in Wood stove
Replies: 32
Views: 7729

Re: Fire in Wood stove

Hiya Minnesota! I so agree about the wood stoves - was just thinking the same thing yesterday. When we have our central heating on it's all the same temp everywhere downstairs (underfloor heating) so there's nothing welcoming about our living room - whereas right now I love going in there as it's t...
by Bristolbelle
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Multi fuel stoves etc
Replies: 60
Views: 24008

Re: Multi fuel stoves etc

We are looking into having a multi fuel stove fitted in our livingroom, but I dont know what to get?
We have an open fire with a log basket and hood at the moment, and i would like to change it to a stove that is relativly inexpensive. Does anyone have any good tips?
Many thanks
Louise.
by Bristolbelle
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Somerset
Replies: 6
Views: 845

Re: Hello from Somerset

:icon_smile: Hello Allen, Welcome to ISH. From Bristol (my home was in North Somerset until the expansion of Bristol into Bishopsworth)
Louise x
by Bristolbelle
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from sunny Ireland
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Hi from sunny Ireland

:wave: Hi and welcome
by Bristolbelle
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Bristol
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: Hi from Bristol

My OH has made me an apple/ pear picker out of a downpipe, So watch out apples, we are coming for you on saturday. :iconbiggrin: The first batch of yougert didnt go to plan. I used a bog standard yog from Tes~o and then realised it didnt say live cultures :roll: , Came out very watery. Made another ...
by Bristolbelle
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are you preserving?
Replies: 86
Views: 8014

Re: What are you preserving?

I started jam making for the first time, and now I've caught the preserve making bug :lol: Strawberry jam, Raspberry jam, Rose hip Syrup, Plum Chutney, Plum and Blackberry jam, Elderberry Cordial, Sloe Gin and what seems to be a very active Elderberry Wine. Just trying out small batches at a time to...
by Bristolbelle
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Dry Your Washing Without the Tumble Drier....
Replies: 29
Views: 6982

Re: Dry Your Washing Without the Tumble Drier....

We have a tumble dryer in the garage, but hardly use it ( its days are numbered!) I use a laundry maid ( i think thats what its called) metal brackets with wooden slats and a pully system. we have had it hanging over our cooker for about 5 years. The only problem is that you have to remember to take...
by Bristolbelle
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Christmas Hamper
Replies: 31
Views: 4752

Re: Christmas Hamper

I was surfing the net last night and came across a good site for jar mixes. Might be worth having a look. I'm going to make some in Kilner jars from Ikea. The site has quite a few cookie mixes and cake mixes including the recipes.
www.giftsfromyourkitchen.com/jar/jar.html