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by liskeardjane
Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are you preserving?
Replies: 86
Views: 4647

Re: What are you preserving?

I've made mincemeat for all those lovely pies, damson chutney (google delia smith damson chutney for her recipe and how to, it's really tasty), sloe gin, blackberry gin and sloe jelly. sloe jelly is lovely with our crimbo turkey, a real must have and lots of family want it - cranberries are interlop...
by liskeardjane
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Free food for dinner tonight!
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Free food for dinner tonight!

No sorry, I haven't been shooting pigeons, fishing or even foraging..............not for a while anyway.

I came home from work to find a bag of tomatoes and a cucumber on my doorstep - I made a quiche that'll keep us going for a few days.
by liskeardjane
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Anyone else jam making at the moment?
Replies: 39
Views: 2374

Re: Anyone else jam making at the moment?

Up to my armpits in damsons, made damson jelly - i added lots of sugar as they're bitter, damson chutney and damson jam, which is good with game or poultry or even roast lamb. I've made jars and jars of blackberry and crab apple jelly; which is best on bread and butter
by liskeardjane
Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Mom feeds family on $4/week. [video]
Replies: 32
Views: 1364

Re: Mom feeds family on $4/week. [video]

We don't do coupons like the Americans, not many Americans do it as brilliantly as she does! American food is so much more expensive than ours and if I lived there, I might succumb to some processed food if I had lots of kids to feed. I can shop for two of us for £15ish a week anyway and that's thre...
by liskeardjane
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: trouble sleeping
Replies: 23
Views: 2145

Re: trouble sleeping

a 'cuddle' gets me off to sleep!!!! and sends other half into a coma!
by liskeardjane
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: recycled ambulance
Replies: 16
Views: 3229

Re: recycled ambulance

cool treeman! oh and btw...........cool ambulance too! I had a friend (still is my friend) who lived in one for years! he did well on it!
by liskeardjane
Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: I've been busyish being selfsufficientish
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

I've been busyish being selfsufficientish

I've been on holiday for the past few weeks and have had fun using up recycled materials and making jams and chutneys. I don't have much money but I've made do with either what I've found, got for free or at very little cost.
by liskeardjane
Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Strawberry Question
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Strawberry Question

some years they fruit, some years they don't. In this area, wild strawberries are prolific, in other areas there'll be none. In other years when we have none, there are tonnes in the next town!
by liskeardjane
Mon May 31, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: What do you do to save energy?
Replies: 23
Views: 5393

Re: What do you do to save energy?

I've recently got my utility bills in order. (My youngest left home last year so now I can be a tight as a d.......... and no one will suffer but me) I am now paying £840 less a year in gas and leccy (will reduce it more) and £680 less for water by cutting back and having a meter! Being 'energy awar...
by liskeardjane
Sun May 09, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Grrrrrrrrrr
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Grrrrrrrrrr

a pen? you can let them out when supervised and then get them back in - kind of free range ?
by liskeardjane
Sun May 09, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for a plastic milk container
Replies: 10
Views: 1973

Re: 101 uses for a plastic milk container

I cut mine in half and grow plants in them, i use the top half to stick into pots or hanging baskets and water direct to the roots
by liskeardjane
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spuds in buckets?
Replies: 24
Views: 1675

Re: Spuds in buckets?

i bought potato bags last year, which were dear initially but i got great spuds and i'm using them again this year
by liskeardjane
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: best growing pots
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: best growing pots

I have bought Aldi bags for life X 4 and they are growing climbing french beans, lots of veg in old ikea bags, i'll use the upside down toms in pop bottles again and i'll reuse the big plastic pots i got from freecycle
by liskeardjane
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: UK air space closed!
Replies: 48
Views: 3008

Re: UK air space closed!

I have totally enjoyed this, there are more and more flights out of Newquay and I'm right under the flight path!!! flamin' noisy planes!
by liskeardjane
Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Please tell me the truth...
Replies: 31
Views: 2619

Re: Please tell me the truth...

I love them, all I can make is soft furnishings! I really ought to have a try at bags

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