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by LBR
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: How to make sour cream
Replies: 15
Views: 6096

Re: How to make sour cream

I googled "how to make sour cream". There were several entries. Here's one:

http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/recipe_sourcream.htm
by LBR
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: are people relying more on make do and mend?
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: are people relying more on make do and mend?

It's the same with duvets, the "powers-that-be" have decided they are a health risk and can't be sold as they can't be washed at 60 degrees. My local shop rings me & I collect them for our greyhound recue charity. Seems a bit of a shame when people could use them, though. MW Only the ...
by LBR
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: 2009 the big Selfsufficientish Year - one month challenge
Replies: 134
Views: 24794

Re: 2009 the big Selfsufficientish Year - one month challenge

All the best to those of you who can do this. :dave:

2009 is an "ish" year for me. :flower:
by LBR
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How much do you really need?
Replies: 29
Views: 1113

Re: How much do you really need?

Nice subject for a thread, thanks! When the laundry is only lightly soiled, I often just use baking soda and Borax. Otherwise, the Seventh Generation or Planet, and half as much. Wash in cold water, and short cycle. Hang up to dry. I shampoo every four or five days, most of the time. Shampoo once, a...
by LBR
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Do/could you live without a credit card? Is this a goal...?
Replies: 69
Views: 2943

Re: Do/could you live without a credit card? Is this a goal...?

We don't use credit cards however we do have debit cards and a credit card for the business which is automatically paid off by direct debit each month. A quick tip which I have posted elsewhere Don't cut up all of your credit cards if you are trying to go back to just using cash. It is always good ...
by LBR
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Uplifting comforts
Replies: 36
Views: 2264

Re: Uplifting comforts

Such nice things in all these posts!

Drinking a glass of milk.

Getting things put away and having space.

Giving things to someone who really appreciates the giving and the things.
by LBR
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Do/could you live without a credit card? Is this a goal...?
Replies: 69
Views: 2943

Do/could you live without a credit card? Is this a goal...?

A few thoughts: Self-sufficiency means different things at different times in our lives, according to our frame of reference. Our grandparents bought groceries on credit, and paid the bill at the end of the month. Lots of people rented housed before WWII. Owning a home seems more recent for many. Cr...
by LBR
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Things are getting a lot more ish
Replies: 19
Views: 735

Re: Things are getting a lot more ish

That sounds so nice! Hope it works out well for you.
by LBR
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Use up the food you have: Commitment 2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2885

Re: Use up the food you have: Commitment 2009

Absinthefairy, good job with the duck. Very impressive.
by LBR
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Uplifting comforts
Replies: 36
Views: 2264

Re: Uplifting comforts

Reading posts such as the ones above! :hugish:
by LBR
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:13 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Uplifting comforts
Replies: 36
Views: 2264

Re: Uplifting comforts

Cuddling the cat A big pile of unread books! (i get very excited about this one) Oooh me too! When i met the new someone gorgeous (see the 'Fee;s got a date and is nervous as hell thread), the thing i was most worried about was that he wouldn't have books! Luckily, he does have bookshelves...with b...
by LBR
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you do with unwanted gifts?
Replies: 34
Views: 1034

Re: What do you do with unwanted gifts?

Mylovelyhorse, "amnesty" is a very apt way to put it. My brother, sister, and I agreed not to give birthday or Christmas presents anymore. I think we're all relieved. The thoughtless presents, or the ones so obviously obtained in haste, make the ones given with love all the more poignantly...
by LBR
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Who am I? (just for fun)
Replies: 938
Views: 15068

Re: Who am I? (just for fun)

Were you born before 1850?
by LBR
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you do with unwanted gifts?
Replies: 34
Views: 1034

Re: What do you do with unwanted gifts?

It is hard when gifts show that the person who gave them, either doesn't see who we are, or wasn't interested in giving something that would be appropriate. It hurts when we give ourselves, and honor others, take responsibility for much, help lots, and then be given something that is so inappropriat...
by LBR
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Oil filled radiators.
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Oil filled radiators.

I have two: one in the kitchen and one in the bedroom. I've been told that they are much more economical than heating the whole house/flat/apt. I keep the house at ca. 52 degrees Fahrenheit at night and ca. 60-62 degrees in the day. I keep the electric, oil-filled radiator in the kitchen set so that...

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