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by trinder
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What has happened to this website?
Replies: 39
Views: 3879

Re: What has happened to this website?

I do lurk and still revisit the lovely MKK posts regarding my haphazard attempts at wine making, :hugish:
by trinder
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Hidden Ish
Replies: 10
Views: 1502

Re: The Hidden Ish

Gosh I just found you!! Now I'm back :grouphug:
by trinder
Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Manure mountain at craft club
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: Manure mountain at craft club

Yes I'm with Marc on this one. Did you know a horse (or pony) will crap as many as 16 times per day ! Oh and I have three of them here. Yes lots of S***t made worse by the fact that mine live out so it's not even in one place !! :shock:
by trinder
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !
Replies: 12
Views: 2023

Re: cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !

Ho hum. It'll be fine Mike..... one of the plastic bottles is just beginning to get fat !! I have just put a pinch of yeast into each of the none swollen bottles and given then all a good shake ( redistribute the marmite (LOL)).. I have put a teaspoon of yeast into each of my cider containers now wh...
by trinder
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Sewing machines
Replies: 11
Views: 1858

Re: Sewing machines

I asked my OH for a sewing machine for Christmas one year. I spent more time frustrated because I couldn't get it to work properly and it was banished to an old cupboard. Years later my local school was advertising "get to know your sewing machine classes"- over a 6 week period - lasting 1...
by trinder
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Homemade Sausage/Burger Recipes
Replies: 15
Views: 4959

Re: Homemade Sausage/Burger Recipes

I cannot view the photo, can anyone else ?
by trinder
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !
Replies: 12
Views: 2023

Re: cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !

LOL. I remind myself of the old comic character "colonel Blimp" starting of with one recipe then changing to a disaster... The good news is that both Bonnie Thomas and MKG are alive and still posting. :wave: I think I might like Marmite champagne- I just need to get it to fizz a bit !! any...
by trinder
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !
Replies: 12
Views: 2023

Re: cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !

Thanks Mike, the recipe your locals make sounds very like the one on this forum for Champagne. 8 litres (2 gallons) water 1.25 kg (2.5 lbs/5 cups) sugar 8 large elderflower heads 4 Lemons 4 tablespoons mild white wine vinegar Method Boil the water and pour over the sugar to dissolve it. Cool and add...
by trinder
Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !
Replies: 12
Views: 2023

Re: cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !

Thanks Mike. This is the recipe I followed last year So, for each LITRE of cordial, add a tablespoon of mild white wine vinegar and then make up to 7 litres with tepid water. That's it for adjustments. Now we come to decision time - to yeast or not to yeast. You can then leave it in a covered bucket...
by trinder
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !
Replies: 12
Views: 2023

cordial into champagne, now I'm stuck !

Hi peps I hope someone can help.Earlier this year I made, bottled and froze quite a few litres of elderflower cordial. Some time ago I had asked if it were possible to turn the cordial into champagne and was given a good method. Unfortunately I goto the stage where I should have bottled and got dist...
by trinder
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: hello

Hi Big Al , Welcome back. I have always lurked here but rarely log in, so no one knows :icon_smile: I am so glad you came back, you never know some bright spark on here will wave the magic wand and you will find a way through this hard/ impossible situation you find yourself in. A friend of mine fou...
by trinder
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just for a laugh.
Replies: 49
Views: 7430

Re: Just for a laugh.

An american man walked intoa kiltmakers shop in scotland and asked to have a kilt made in his family Tartan. Yes sir says the assistant what is your family name "Dunlop" replied the American. OH fumbled the confused assistant, I'll just get the owner. (Owner comes out conversation repeated...
by trinder
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Attitudes towards thriftiness
Replies: 17
Views: 2542

Re: Attitudes towards thriftiness

Skippy's post has prompted me to get involved in this thread. As I read his post I was thinking Yes that's just like me. But I went on to thinking that just because we have that in common it does not mean that we would actually like each other if ever we met ( no Offence Pete I am just trying to mak...
by trinder
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: lemon butter
Replies: 2
Views: 2482

lemon butter

Simply prepare butter with garlic and herbs and stuff in into a half lemon carcass, put it in the fridge until it is needed and then a nice additional touch to an al fresco eating very (ishy) ( less washing too)http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=2150&sid=00...
by trinder
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Your idea of what is frugal?
Replies: 22
Views: 2922

Re: Your idea of what is frugal?

Yes Berry there are always exceptions. I think your contract is good. I am a carer to a guy who does not have a landline at all but pays £65 a month for mobile and internet. He is completely housebound unless someone takes him out so I think it is a vital part of what keeps him in touch with people ...

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