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by Jinwin
Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: First attempt at elderflower champagne - couple of questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1594

Re: First attempt at elderflower champagne - couple of quest

I'm trying this out myself this year. I left in its bucket for six days and then put it in bottles last Tuesday. It's very fizzy! I'm realeasing the pressure a few times a day at the minute. But I have a silly question: how do I know when it's actually alcoholic? (what I actually mean is what's the ...
by Jinwin
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why set the alarm clock?
Replies: 21
Views: 1367

Re: Why set the alarm clock?

That drives me mad as well. My friend has a really bad habit of doing that. When we shared a room when we were on holiday together, she hit the snooze button every ten minutes for two hours one morning! I woke up at the first one and just read until she finally got up! I'm the same as you, Julie, on...
by Jinwin
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Substitute for baking beans - any ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 25172

Re: Substitute for baking beans - any ideas?

bonniethomas06 wrote:Should have said - use greaseproof paper in between the rice and the pastry!


Aha! Thanks :flower:
by Jinwin
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Substitute for baking beans - any ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 25172

Re: Substitute for baking beans - any ideas?

Thanks everyone, I'll try those ideas out. :flower:

I did actually use lentils or something once before and they sort of sunk into the pastry a bit and I had to dig them out. I'll give it another go, maybe there was something wrong with my pastry.
by Jinwin
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Substitute for baking beans - any ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 25172

Substitute for baking beans - any ideas?

I really want some of those ceramic baking beans to hold down the pastry when blind baking it for a pie but I can't afford them. Any ideas for a cheap/free substitute? The only thing I thought of was nicking some smooth beach pebbles next time I'm down at the seaside and giving them a really good wa...
by Jinwin
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: Murphy-Puppy in the Garden
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Murphy-Puppy in the Garden

What a cutie! I love boxers :iconbiggrin:
by Jinwin
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making a cheesecake in France
Replies: 31
Views: 2035

Re: Making a cheesecake in France

Legendary cheesecake, eh? Any chance of the recipe MMM? Or is a well-guarded family secret? :wink:
by Jinwin
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: I'm a car! But not everybody's happy
Replies: 15
Views: 3101

Re: I'm a car! But not everybody's happy

I wonder if there was the same trouble in Italy when Ferrari released the "Enzo"? Being named after the company's founder there has got to be a few of them about.
by Jinwin
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I.... get the smell out of a rug?
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: How do I.... get the smell out of a rug?

Thanks very much for the replies everyone! I'm going to give the bicarbonate soda idea a whizz and then if that doesn't work I'll take it round to my neighbour's house and ask to soak it in their bath with biological washing powder and then if THAT fails I will buy some of that Nilodour stuff. I'll ...
by Jinwin
Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I.... get the smell out of a rug?
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

How do I.... get the smell out of a rug?

Hey, The topic title pretty much says it all but here's the long version... In my area, there's a free bulk uplift by the council every Thursday morning so Wednesday night is a good time for a scavenge round the streets. This Wednesday I found a nice patterned rug that needed a bit of wash so I took...
by Jinwin
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Any ideas for old candles ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4027

Re: Any ideas for old candles ?

If you have children:

Drawing 'secret' patterns on paper with the candle end then painting over to reveal them!
by Jinwin
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Here's what I've knitted so far!
Replies: 31
Views: 2500

Re: Here's what I've knitted so far!

Good job, they all look great. Fair Isle effect yarn... now that is a good idea!
The shawl looks lovely - very cosy and lovely colours. Your mum is a lucky lady!
by Jinwin
Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: stash buster jumper
Replies: 26
Views: 2124

Re: stash buster jumper

Love it. Looks like the kind of jumper that Mick Aston from Time Team would wear! :icon_smile:
by Jinwin
Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: l01 used for old jeans
Replies: 11
Views: 1598

Re: l01 used for old jeans

Draught excluders - cut off leg of jeans, stuff and sew up. Add funky decorations as desired :iconbiggrin:
by Jinwin
Fri May 15, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: ........ plastic 4 pint milk bottles
Replies: 32
Views: 5167

Re: ........ plastic 4 pint milk bottles

Cut off the bottom to make a soap dish or use to keep sponge in by the kitchen sink

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