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by AmalWarrior
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 14
Views: 7264

Re: The not buying new compact?

I try not to buy new, but I have trouble with clothing, as I will not buy anything unnatural. Trying to find women's tops without elastic/lycra etc in can be hard going. I had to give up and get men's top in Primani (Primark). There seems to be some strange clothing rule that says women's tops must ...
by AmalWarrior
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Easter
Replies: 4
Views: 4592

Re: Easter

I didn't even know that Hot Cross Buns were associated with Good Friday, and the Crucifixion. I knew they were a seasonal food, and used to enjoy eating them. I don't eat them anymore as all the store bought ones have palm oil in. Will have to bake my own in future. Good excuse to get a bread maker ...
by AmalWarrior
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Easter
Replies: 4
Views: 4592

Re: Easter

If you called them simply hot buns, you could eat them whenever you fancied. ;-)
by AmalWarrior
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: What is Britain eating?
Replies: 6
Views: 6079

What is Britain eating?

Just read an article by the guardian about the ingredients of some well known foods. Was disturbed to hear that 72% of your RDA of sugar is in ONE bakewell tart!! I know that processed foods aren't very healthy, especially cakes and biscuits, but oh my word! :shock:
by AmalWarrior
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home educators?
Replies: 6
Views: 9211

Re: Home educators?

I'd love to do this with my youngest, but as the state will be keeping an eye on me, I doubt I'll be supported to pursue it.
by AmalWarrior
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 18226

Re: Rebel

After I thought about it, I realised the glazing wouldn't work, as the pot needs to 'breathe'.
by AmalWarrior
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 18226

Re: Rebel

It would be interesting to see a study on it ina-electric fridge vs clay cooler food wastage. I feel guilty because my fridge only has milk, cheese, lemon juice, pasta sauce and tom puree in it. It's not very ecological or economical either, plus the noise of it bothers me. I also hate defrosting it.
by AmalWarrior
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make my own pasta?
Replies: 6
Views: 4802

Make my own pasta?

Am considering doing this, so I'm wondering if anyone else has tried it, or does already make their own pasta. How easy or complicated is it? Expense, time to make etc. Any information would be appreciated.
by AmalWarrior
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Contacting Retailers/Sick of Plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 3920

Re: Contacting Retailers/Sick of Plastic

The Queen is tackling plastic, and they are investing in being more efficient.
I know Prince Charles has solar panels at Sandringham. Has had those for a few years now, I think.
by AmalWarrior
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Contacting Retailers/Sick of Plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 3920

Re: Contacting Retailers/Sick of Plastic

Where I am living atm is very annoying, because we have no recycling facilities for plastic, paper, cardboard or foil. I'd love to stop using my bin, and am planning to change my purchasing habits further to try and accomplish this. They already have zero waste shops in Dublin, and I'm upset that we...
by AmalWarrior
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Contacting Retailers/Sick of Plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 3920

Contacting Retailers/Sick of Plastic

I was in a supermarket (please excuse the language) the other day, and noticed a brand of porridge. They have multiple lines, and I was curious about their organic oats, so I took a closer look. The packaging around it is not only recyclable paper, but it's also biodegradable. I thought this to be i...
by AmalWarrior
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 18226

Re: Rebel

I was going to ask if it would be effective here in Ireland, but I see ina is in Scotland, so that gives me reassurance.
The other question to ask is where would I find clay pots these days? No gardening centres near me. Perhaps donedeal or adverts websites. Does it matter if they are glazed?
by AmalWarrior
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 18226

Re: Rebel

How simple is it to make a claypot cooler?
by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 18226

Re: Rebel

I feel very old for my age. I'm convinced that I would be more comfortable somewhere between the 1800-1900s. I view electricity as a necessary evil, I don't get on with alot of technology, and I get addicted to screens-as you can see by the time of this post. I must GO TO BED!!
by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 18226

Re: Rebel

I have a simple mobile, with a bad camera that i never use. I don't know how to drive, yet I live in a semi rural area of Ireland (there is actually a field behind my patio-though the field isn't mine), and have no bike. I don't have a landline or pc, but a very old chunky laptop, with a little pay ...