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by mishkin
Wed May 15, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Rocket stoves
Replies: 2
Views: 2512

Rocket stoves

We are planning on building a rocket stove this summer. Has anyone been heating themselves with one? How efficient are they? Any advice, photos? We are also considering putting a very small one in my husband's workshop which is tiny (14m2) but gets icy in winter, any suggestions on a format that wou...
by mishkin
Wed May 15, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Nettle Recipes.
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: Nettle Recipes.

Curried, either in a meat curry or a potato one if you're vegetarian!
by mishkin
Wed May 15, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...catch an adder
Replies: 13
Views: 2321

Re: ...catch an adder

When I was a child in the French Alps, we were told to immobilize them with a forked stick behind their head before picking them up... I never tried, they terrify the living day light out of me as do all snakes even the harmless ones, but I wouldn't kill them not just because they are protected but ...
by mishkin
Wed May 15, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: I found loads of black summer truffles
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

Re: I found loads of black summer truffles

Amazing! I am really jealous ! I am in the South-West of France, bang in truffle country but never have seen any pocking out of the soil. Were they under oak trees, what sort of terrain? What did you end up doing with them? Oil would have been my preference. Very exciting stuff!
by mishkin
Wed May 15, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: "Self Composting Toilet" or "Bucket and Chuck it"
Replies: 19
Views: 10373

Re: "Self Composting Toilet" or "Bucket and Chuck it"

I have used a composting toilets these last four years (first thing we did in our new life) and had our first useable compost last year! It took 3 years basically but it's the finest. We use saw dust every time we go to the loo, the bucket is emptied every 3 days or so, then it is emptied in a heap ...
by mishkin
Wed May 15, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Nettle Recipes.
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: Nettle Recipes.

My favourite nettle recipe is "Cheese and Nettle Toast"! rince the nettles (with some vinegar to get rid of insects and slugs) fry them up in butter or oil, chop them up. Add to that some mustard (Dijon is best but English is fine too) cheese and a good dollop of cream, salt and pepper. Yo...
by mishkin
Wed May 15, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello there!
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Hello there!

Thank you Susie! I love your quote- Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who let in the light!
by mishkin
Wed May 15, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello there!
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Hello there!

Hello there! Glad to have found this site! We (not the royal we but myself, himself and adult daughter) live in the South-West of France, into permaculture etc. We have composting toilets and are planning on building some rocket stoves (3, one of them a small portable one) so plenty of advice is nee...

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