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by elfcurry
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: To anyone else Yahoo is worthless...........
Replies: 13
Views: 3376

Google OS ??

Try another OS. For instance Ubuntu, a variety of Linux is free (both in the 'not constrained' sense as well as costing you nowt) and is easy to install and use. Really, it is. I tried varieties of Linux in the past and had trouble installing and configuring it and gave up but this is just a breeze....
by elfcurry
Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for plastic milk bottle tops
Replies: 11
Views: 3815

Some are recyclable. I've just checked my lodger's T***o one and it has a triangle with a 2 in it, as does my Coop one. My council recycling scheme doesn't accept them so it makes no difference here. I think supermarkets (probably not small private shops) should be required to have containers for re...
by elfcurry
Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 re-uses for 2litre bottles
Replies: 38
Views: 15804

fill with tap water and freeze... use to fill up the spaces in your freezer.. a full freezer works best... BUT...also doubles up as a bit of fresh water if you have a water cut off for whatever reason. I don't agree; you're wasting energy by freezing water for no good reason. The idea of filling yo...
by elfcurry
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: New series: The River cottage treatement
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Excellent!

Where did he find such a bunch of people? I'm lost for words aboiut how to describe them!
by elfcurry
Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Tinned Peach and Chilli Pepper Wine
Replies: 12
Views: 4828

No eye of newt? Are you serious? Marmite, strong black tea, Epsom salts, orange juice chillies...? :shock: Actually I have a pretty good crop of chillies for the first time ever, wondered about chilli wine and thought of consulting you but this sounds complicated ... and really rather odd. When I se...
by elfcurry
Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: racking issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 2422

racking question

I've got a question. What do you do with the slugde? Chuck it? I still find it hard to separate it from the liquid and it's often a significant proportion of the whole so I feel reluctant to throw it away though presumably you could compost it? I've also sometimes drunk the more fluid parts if it ta...
by elfcurry
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: I know I am cheating
Replies: 12
Views: 3930

So how's it doing? And who are the earplugs for, her or you? If it's bubbling, the yeast is doing its stuff and you just have to wait. I think you should treat the 'ready in a week' thing as sales hype. (It worked - you bought it!) I do have a hydrometer but never really tried it. It just seems a lo...
by elfcurry
Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: mushrooms picked while out on walk today
Replies: 18
Views: 7329

I left that page loading while I read another thread.
When I came back there was still no single complete picture to look at.

You might have warned us they are huge files.

So as to your query: no idea.
by elfcurry
Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: tell the truth....
Replies: 50
Views: 16293

does it really taste good... or is it just alcoholic and cheap? Mostly good. :drunken: I suppose if a batch was a bit naff I'd try to drink it because of the effort and ingredients. So far that hasn't happened though*. My most recent lot was some plum wine made from plums in punnets reduced to very...
by elfcurry
Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatillo yuck!
Replies: 10
Views: 2838

I've grown some of these but was unsure of whether they might be cape gooseberries which also grow in a husk and I got the plants mixed up. I think Chickpea's link confirms these are tomatillos though. Yesterday when a previously damaged 'branch' came off while I was tying it up and I discovered the...
by elfcurry
Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow Rum
Replies: 84
Views: 91239

practical problems

I decided to try this and let some courgettes grow bigger. I've just started one (yes, at midnight) as a trial. The first thing is how to get the seeds out. I used a longish spoon but it can't reach far enough so I cut it across again further downto allow access to the bottom half. How did others ma...
by elfcurry
Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for conkers
Replies: 13
Views: 9377

put one in each corner of a room to keep the spiders away. Yes OK, I know, you all think I'm crazy, but Mum swears it works and has me collecting every year. I'm not sure if it's something in the conker that it "gives off" (smell etc) or just that it blocks the holes the spiders were coming through...
by elfcurry
Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for conkers
Replies: 13
Views: 9377

making money

6) knobbly seat covers for drivers Make your own or sell at craft markets for money. This must be close to the ultimate capitalist dream of adding value. :wink: 7) use as weights in plastic netting (eg onion) bags for ..erm.. weighting things down. No, wait it'll come. Actually, forget this one; as ...
by elfcurry
Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for conkers
Replies: 13
Views: 9377

101 uses for conkers

I get quite a few each year, probably hundreds and collect them but never know what to do with them. Why didn't I think before letting it grow to be so big? It looks nice, especially in spring but when I think could have had a fruit tree or proper nut tree. :roll: If they were acorns I think there m...
by elfcurry
Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: ginger and lemon wine
Replies: 52
Views: 21499

Silly question but do u really enjoy drinking the wines u make or do u drink them cos u made them? The one ive made so far tastes exactly as homebrewed wines has always tasted to me when others have amde them - sour and quite honestly, pretty duff. I suppose if a batch was a bit naff I'd feel I oug...