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by george
Thu May 31, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Help with suggestions on removing glue from jars!
Replies: 23
Views: 7977

We have managed to buy some removable labels which do come off easily which is great for labelling jars. I also use a permanent marker and remove this with meths. For removing the sticky stuff we have a product called 'goo gone' which is great for removing all sticky things. We have owned the one bo...
by george
Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Newbie to Jam making - Mentor needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 3133

I find the easiest jam to make is raspberry and you can make it with any amount of fruit. Check the raspberries for bugs/bad bits but don't wash them. Put them in a pan, weigh them and then add an equal amount of sugar. Leave them for 24 hours then bring the mixture to a boil, boil for 5 minutes and...
by george
Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Holes in rhubarb leaves
Replies: 1
Views: 1960

I am fairly sure that it is snails which cause the damage to my rhubarb leaves although I rarely see them. I don't worry about it too much as they don't seem to eat any of the nearby plants or damage the stalks or even stop the rhubarb growing well.
by george
Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Puzzled
Replies: 18
Views: 9692

Thanks for the welcome. I have been busy so haven't been on here for a few days. I am originally from Lincoln in the UK although have also lived in Leicester, Lancaster and London and a few years in California before moving to NZ. I live in St Albans in ChCh at the moment but have dreams of having a...
by george
Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Puzzled
Replies: 18
Views: 9692

I am a new Kiwi to this site and have been in New Zealand for 5 years having come from the UK via California for a few years. Unlike Bonniegirl I live in the south island and yes the houses can be cold and damp. We live in a weatherboard house built around 1940 and there is no insulation apart from ...