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by Nome
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Is my chutney still safe?
Replies: 14
Views: 1538

Re: Is my chutney still safe?

Thanks folks! I ate it - it's fine :D
by Nome
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Is my chutney still safe?
Replies: 14
Views: 1538

Is my chutney still safe?

I made several jars of lovely beetroot chutney on 6th September. I sterilised the jars in the oven first and boiled the lids, and washed my ladle and funnel in very hot water. I ate a couple of jars straight away, the rest have been stored at room temperature ever since. I've come to open a new jar ...
by Nome
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...get a green night's sleep?
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Re: ...get a green night's sleep?

Thanks guys. I'm not sure that 'mattress medic' would help my particular problem, but it does give me another idea: how about a good quality airbed? 90% is air - can't get much greener than that! It uses a minimal amount of material (mostly heavy duty PVC), and an airbed would never sag or get lumpy...
by Nome
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...get a green night's sleep?
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

...get a green night's sleep?

Our expensive orthopaedic mattress has had it after 7 years - it's saggy and lumpy and causing me a lot of aches and pains. We tried to revive it with a lovely feather mattress-topper but sadly it seems it's beyond reviving. Seems to me modern sprung mattresses are highly over-engineered, overpriced...
by Nome
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Composting Toilet question...
Replies: 14
Views: 3690

Re: Composting Toilet question...

I've got to ask...

WHY is peeing onto a strawbale a good idea? I've not heard that before.
by Nome
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Closed-loop water supply system... Could it work??
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Closed-loop water supply system... Could it work??

So I got looking at natural swimming pools the other day, like this: http://www.clear-water-revival.com/#/naturalswimmingpools and this http://www.naturalswimmingpools.com/index.htm and I got thinking... Suppose my dream-home and eco-campsite sent all its greywater to a series of reed beds... And su...
by Nome
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: The big leap
Replies: 19
Views: 5109

Re: The big leap

Hey Smokehouse - that's my dream too. Ideally we'd like to have a small eco-campsite to keep some money coming in and educate people while they stay as well! Lots of saving to do before we can buy land though :(