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by Tay
Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm Ill...entertain me!!
Replies: 27
Views: 6695

Apologies for the dreadful joke below... but it fits (sort of, the colds theme).

Why did the prostitute have a runny nose?










She was full up.
by Tay
Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:20 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mother-in-law
Replies: 11
Views: 2963

:shock: I think that if you ensure that she has access to a cosy shelter and has plenty of fresh water and greens, she should be ok. A word of caution though! I have heard that this particular species can be quite demanding upon both time and patience. Just because she will now live outside, doesn't...
by Tay
Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: seasonal dip in webstats
Replies: 3
Views: 2872

No, it's not just you Andy. Hardly anyone has looked at any of the sites which I host over the last week. I've noticed the same with a number of other forums which I frequent; very few people online and few postings.
by Tay
Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What brought you to www.selfsufficientish.com
Replies: 25
Views: 6437

I was googling for humane ways to despatch chickens and found information on the forum. It toome some time too to realise that there was a 'site' as well! In the end I didn't need to deal with our expanding chicken flock as a fox got into the hen house (after strong winds damaged it) and killed a co...
by Tay
Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: When is your birthday
Replies: 261
Views: 80888

January 6th Mamf (Sam) - 9 months to the day after my Dad's birthday! eeeew! 9th - Ina 16th - Matt February 1st - AnnetteR 4th - Nick (Renee) 8th - Lou8 (Lou) 14th- Martin March 2nd - Daisygirl (Julia) 3rd - pskipper (Philip) 22nd - the.fee.fairy (Fee) April 10th - Pomegranate (Chris) 16th - Timberf...
by Tay
Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 81
Views: 63090

smokers - have filterless rollies. The butts are compostable... I don't think i can do this one. Stupid work gets in the way (they've cut off internet access this week :shock: ) Good luck though! I'm not sure if this is a good idea as I had heard that tobacco mosaic virus easily passes to plants su...
by Tay
Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:07 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings
Replies: 40
Views: 37636

Cut the legs into circular bands, then cut across the bands to make long strips. These are useful for tying up delicate plants etc as the nylon doesn't harm them as string does.
by Tay
Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Discover French foie gras
Replies: 11
Views: 2753

I haven't watched this (migraine and nausea for the past two days - I don't want to vomit but will if I watch), but I have seen many programmes on tv here showing similar to what is described. I very much doubt that the person killing the females will feel bad at all as it is seen as normal. Easter ...
by Tay
Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Soy sauce
Replies: 11
Views: 2895

All supermarkets round here do indeed have Suzi Wan sections. But, the spaces for soy sauce have been empty for months! One supermaket has got some, but the bottles are tiny (MOH would get through one in a couple of meals) and they are €1 more expensive than at other supermarkets! Well, accord...
by Tay
Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Soy sauce
Replies: 11
Views: 2895

Cheers If you do find the article Nev, I'd be grateful to read it. The problem with posting soy sauce is that it is so heavy. Friends/family do post things to us occasionally, but as postage rates have increased again in the UK, it would cost a small fortune. When people visit us from the UK, we alw...
by Tay
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: best before dates
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

I wouldn't worry about the best before dates on dried foods such as rice and pasta. I have cooked rice which has been out of date by more than two years and suffered no ill effects. In fact, I have a large bag of rice with lots left, and have no idea of its best before date...
by Tay
Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Soy sauce
Replies: 11
Views: 2895

Thanks for the link, HedgeWitch.

It looks like quite a complex process to make the traditional version, plus we'd have to wait a rather long time to get results. The blending option seems more viable - I'll have to search for a place to get hydrolyzed vegetable proteins though!
by Tay
Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Companion planting/sacrifice planting
Replies: 17
Views: 4874

Thank you both. Coriander not running to seed quickly will be a novelty!

I hadn't appreciated that nasturtiums were good pest repellents. They are so easy to grow, and brighten the plot up a bit. I'll try next year, and maybe eat some of the leaves in salad too. Cheers.
by Tay
Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should I or Shouldn't I?
Replies: 67
Views: 16157

Shirlz2005 wrote:I voted for you to get rid...

I wonder whether all the votes for keep it... were from the blokes of the forum :)
I voted for him to keep it, and I'm female! As Shirlz said, you do look distinguished. Keep it!
by Tay
Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Soy sauce
Replies: 11
Views: 2895

Soy sauce

I noticed on the main SSI site that there is a section devoted to making soya milk/tofu (kindly written by Wombat). As soya milk doesn't agree with me (or vice versa), but soy sauce does, I wondered if anyone on here had ever tried making it? Soy sauce is not only expensive here, local supermarkets ...