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by MeganW
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: National ZERO Waste week. 2nd to 8th September 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3355

Re: National ZERO Waste week. 2nd to 8th September 2013

I think this is really interesting. I've been giving it some thought, and would definitely like to attempt it. At the moment though, I can see a few things that I think I will probably still have to put in the bin: things like used cat litter, used cotton wool (make up removal - yes, I know I could ...
by MeganW
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Self-sufficientish wedding confetti
Replies: 5
Views: 3237

Re: Self-sufficientish wedding confetti

I may be wrong, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that rice isn't especially wildlife-friendly. I think often birds eat it and because it's uncooked it can make them ill (I may be remembering this wrongly though). Uller - thanks for the warning! Did your cousin buy her dried petal confetti? I...
by MeganW
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Self-sufficientish wedding confetti
Replies: 5
Views: 3237

Self-sufficientish wedding confetti

Hello all, It's been a little while since I posted here, but having settled in a new house I've been setting up the vegetable patch, composter etc. all over again. I wanted to share a simple way of making natural petal wedding confetti. I'm getting married next year and am trying to cut down on the ...
by MeganW
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from '1940s' Cornwall
Replies: 23
Views: 2177

Re: Hi from '1940s' Cornwall

Thanks very much chilitony - I'll probably be in touch with questions at some point!

Indy, I haven't tried the mock duck yet but have just made an apple charlotte using a wartime recipe and it's delicious (if I do say so myself)!
by MeganW
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: raddish crisps
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: raddish crisps

I'm definitely going to give this a try! I was wondering what to do with mine...
by MeganW
Tue May 31, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 39926

Re: What are you havesting

Your peas are way ahead of mine! But I have a couple of very small mangetout. I think my first potatoes are almost ready to be harvested - is it always the case that you wait for them to flower and then they're done?
by MeganW
Tue May 31, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food prices to double
Replies: 48
Views: 4485

Re: Food prices to double

I seem to remember reading somewhere that the western world wastes enough food each year to feed the rest of the world. So in theory, we could all slim down and that might go some way towards balancing out population growth - but easier said than done!
by MeganW
Tue May 31, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food prices to double
Replies: 48
Views: 4485

Re: Food prices to double

No, of course incomes won't have stayed static but I doubt that both cost and income will have doubled in equal measures. There's no way of knowing whether this report has taken that into account too - it may have done.
by MeganW
Tue May 31, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: G'Day
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: G'Day

Hello, nice to hear from you.
by MeganW
Tue May 31, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food prices to double
Replies: 48
Views: 4485

Re: Food prices to double

Yes Odsox I think you're right. I know it's expensive, but if every country returned to mainly providing for itself where possible, as we once did many years ago, things would be far more straightforward in the long run. As a nation we'd probably be poorer, but far more self-supporting. I know that ...
by MeganW
Tue May 31, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 39926

Re: What are you havesting

Not much being harvested here... just herbs - sage, basil (indoors), thyme - and lettuce, rocket and radishes. But this is my first year of growing a proper selection of food so I haven't got any crops that were planted last year.
by MeganW
Tue May 31, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food prices to double
Replies: 48
Views: 4485

Food prices to double

According to an Oxfam report discussed by the BBC today, food prices could double by 2030. The main causes seem to be climate change, spiralling food prices and lack of land. Looks like there's never been a better time to try and grow our own food!
by MeganW
Tue May 31, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: Hello

Hi Sandra
by MeganW
Tue May 31, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi folks
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Hi folks

Hi Len
by MeganW
Tue May 31, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: shreaded paper for the chooks???
Replies: 16
Views: 3006

Re: shreaded paper for the chooks???

A bit off-topic, but I use shredded paper in my wormery as it provides insulation when it's cold but is also a food for the worms.

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