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by george
Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Going car-free(ish)
Replies: 17
Views: 8775

Re: Going car-free(ish)

I don't have a car. 18 months ago I moved to a small town and didn't buy a car because it didn't seem necessary. I have a bike which I use most of the time for getting around - I can get anywhere in town in about 15 minutes and luckily it is mostly flat with a few hills at the edges. If I don't feel...
by george
Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: science fiction
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

Re: science fiction

Another good ish themed science fiction book is Dies the fire by Bruce Sterling. The later books in the series are more about war (and not so good) but this first book is about the ish people and how they manage to survive the disaster when the others can't. Sorry, I have to correct you there they ...
by george
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: science fiction
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

Re: science fiction

Another good ish themed science fiction book is Dies the fire by Bruce Sterling. The later books in the series are more about war (and not so good) but this first book is about the ish people and how they manage to survive the disaster when the others can't.
by george
Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ... Save Corriander seed
Replies: 6
Views: 865

Re: ... Save Corriander seed

I read that when the plants start to turn brown, you cut off the heads and put the plant heads in a paper bag in a cool, dark place. When the plant is completetly dried out give it a shake and you will have a bag full of brown seeds. I tried this and ended up with brown seeds so that part worked but...
by george
Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Bokashi A-Go-Go!
Replies: 16
Views: 5462

Re: Bokashi A-Go-Go!

I would recommend cutting up things small. I put a couple of half onions in because they were rotten when I went to use them and they came out looking just like half onions so smaller bits are better. I used to put coffee grounds in mine without any trouble but don't think I ever tried putting bones...
by george
Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: insects on beans
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: insects on beans

Tiny black insects sound like blackfly (aphids). You need to get rid of them. You can squash them (if there are only a few), spray with a mixture of washing up liquid and water or go the chemical route if you want to. Or you can try and find some ladybirds to come and eat them. The big problem with ...
by george
Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Most hated vegetable Poll
Replies: 45
Views: 5671

Re: Most hated vegetable Poll

I voted beans although I only hate broad beans. I am not a big fan of other beans either but I can eat them. Everything else I love.
by george
Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Help with peas
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Help with peas

I am trying to grow a couple of pea plants in a pot. I bought them as a kit from the shop - pot, soil and 2 seeds (without funigicide on them0. The peas sprouted ok but now that they are about 20cm tall they are not doing so well. The growing tips still look healthy but much of the rest of the plant...
by george
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Whilst hubby was in Dublin this week.......
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: Whilst hubby was in Dublin this week.......

Well done Julie. Great job. You must be very pleased with the result.
by george
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Bokashi Bran Composting...
Replies: 9
Views: 2109

Re: Bokashi Bran Composting...

I have a friend who has been using it for years. I used it last year and I found it very easy to use. It doesn't smell even when you put meat in it. Depending on what you compost you might get a liquid which you can water onto the garden (after dilution). The stuff can easily be dug into the garden ...
by george
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Kitchen tools - what do you use?
Replies: 22
Views: 2734

Re: Kitchen tools - what do you use?

I use all the standard things which will fit in cupboards - stainless steel pans with copper bottoms, a good frying pan, lots of bakeware and good knives. Regarding things that take up workspace - I have a coffeemaker - takes up lots of workspace but is used every single day :icon_smile: a kenwood c...
by george
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Teaching English Abroad
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Teaching English Abroad

Hi Brij, I am currently teaching English abroad and I don't have a TESOL or anything. I do, however, know a bit about them. And yes Dave's ESL cafe is pretty useful sometimes. Where do you want to teach? As I understand it if you want to teach in Europe or the UK, you really need a CELTA which from ...
by george
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Anyone else cold?
Replies: 76
Views: 6051

Re: Anyone else cold?

Really cold here and forecast to get colder. The forecast for Friday is -5 for the high and -11 for the low! That is colder than I am used to.
by george
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Who says junk food has to be bad for you?!
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

Re: Who says junk food has to be bad for you?!

They look great. Crispy pancakes are one of those things that I occassionally miss. I am definitely going to give these a try. Thanks for the link to the recipe.
by george
Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...find a use for over-ripe bananas?
Replies: 24
Views: 7500

Re: ...find a use for over-ripe bananas?

I also use them to make banana cake.

However, if I don't want to make it right now I just stick the bananas in the freezer until I am ready to make it. Frozen bits of banana are also good for making smoothies.