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by Saralexis
Sat May 19, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make your own sourdough
Replies: 21
Views: 3919

Re: Make your own sourdough

I feed mine 1/2 rye and 1/2 white bread flour. The rye makes all the difference- its like steroids for sourdough!
by Saralexis
Tue May 08, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: New to brewing - any must try recipes?
Replies: 14
Views: 2558

Re: New to brewing - any must try recipes?

The Honey Wine from 'Wild Fermentation' has just two ingredients, fun and easy to make. Can be drunk young or aged- good confidence booster.
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by Saralexis
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Any home edders out there?
Replies: 61
Views: 9171

Re: Any home edders out there?

I home ed mine- 6,4 and 1. Socialisation is a bit of a red herring issue-wise. There are plenty of opportunities to socialise (as in make friends and spend time with them) both in the home ed community and the wider world. As far as *being socialised* (as in having societies values transmitted to yo...
by Saralexis
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Beer with wild yeasts?
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Beer with wild yeasts?

Many thanks, I shall start reading. Is it essentially impossible to make something drinkable with a wild culture then, as we do with sourdough? That's the impression I get from reading about...
by Saralexis
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Beer with wild yeasts?
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Beer with wild yeasts?

I'm happy to start small, we've got a kit on the go now (training wheels!) but I'd hate to think that I'm tied forever to commercial yeasts! If I'm starting to read up where should I be looking? And when I'm a bit more experienced where do I get yeasts from?
by Saralexis
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Beer with wild yeasts?
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Beer with wild yeasts?

I've been baking with sourdough for a couple of years and I'm just moving into home brewing- probably some country wines come Autumn but mainly beer I think. With my sourdough habit it feels so WRONG to buy in yeast! But I haven't found any decent advice on catching and keeping my own- just some tan...
by Saralexis
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Oh do stop moaning
Replies: 33
Views: 1979

Re: Oh do stop moaning

I agree it is learnt behaviour and getting worse by the month. The old addage that Englishness is defined by some inability to complain is now firmly utter balls! I think there is a distinction between a complaint and a moan. Complaining sounds negative but it can be constructive and aimed at reach...
by Saralexis
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: This is what I love...
Replies: 8
Views: 682

This is what I love...

... How powerful all these new skills are making me! It's a Saturday afternoon, we've watched the rugby and had a couple of beers. Children ask for burgers for supper and instead of 'no we don't have any, or any buns' I think: 'well there's mince because I'm half way through making lasagne and I've ...
by Saralexis
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the frozen North (of Ireland)
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Hello from the frozen North (of Ireland)

Hi there. I’m Sarah, I have three small boys and a garden in Portstewart, near Coleraine on the north coast. My youngest just had me outside checking it over and the wind nearly took my ears off! We just bought the house next door and expanded into it, so our smallish garden has just doubled in size...
by Saralexis
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Shopped: the shocking power of British supermarkets
Replies: 21
Views: 8849

Re: Shopped: the shocking power of British supermarkets

Ive thought about this because so far most of my ish endevours hurt my custom with local shops rather than the stuff I get from the big supermarkets- Bread (previously from baker) Veg and fruit (from local green grocer - not that I'm producing much yet!) We have no grocer who I can use for soap/flou...

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