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by CookOnFire
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home educators?
Replies: 5
Views: 3319

Re: Home educators?

I have home educated for the last (almost) 30 years. My youngest is 17 so I feel as if I'm nearly retiring at last! Mine had pen pals when they were small and it was a great source of encouragement -- they used to collect stamps too so there was extra fun in getting the post! I found the best thing ...
by CookOnFire
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Oven Temperatures
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Oven Temperatures

I've cooked on a Solid fuel Rayburn for nearly 30 years and its neither art of science its just difficult! It takes a lot of practice and I'm just trying to work out ways of making it simpler. The manufacturers don't provide much guidance.
by CookOnFire
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Oven Temperatures
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Oven Temperatures

All ovens whether gas, electric, fan assisited, oil, wood or solid fuel fired operate at a range of temperatures. When your recipe says "290 degrees C for 30 minutes" it does not mean exactly 290 for all that time. On gas and electric cookers there must be a range between which the tempera...
by CookOnFire
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Transporting children
Replies: 15
Views: 7016

Re: Transporting children

That is a shame. Both options are potentially safer than seats on the bike. I wonder what the rationale is? I assume purpose built tandems are still okay.
by CookOnFire
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Transporting children
Replies: 15
Views: 7016

Re: Transporting children

When our children were little we had no car and lived where public transport was very thin. We started with a home made trailer pulled behind our tandem and that was great -- you couldn't buy them ready made easily in the 1990s! We went up enormous hills and on holidays miles away from home. When th...
by CookOnFire
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: bread
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: bread

I'd love that soda bread recipe too. I have one but it sounds very different to what you describe. The texture of a Grant loaf is very solid. My children grew up on them - they just thought it was normal and white sliced was something you had for a very very special treat! By a wood oven I meant the...
by CookOnFire
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: bread
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

bread

I've recently thought about doing Grant loaves again. I used to do them in a batch of six at a time in my former house where the Rayburn was a big "Supreme". Now I'm wondering about trying it out again in my smaller "Royal". Has anyone tried bread making in a traditional wood-fir...
by CookOnFire
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Home made yoghurt
Replies: 14
Views: 2431

Re: Home made yoghurt

Thank you all for the interesting replies. I just wondered how come it used to work and now it doesn't. I cook using a solid fuel Rayburn so there is a gentle warmth available overnight and I am always on the look out for ways to make use of it besides drying the washing in wet weather! Drying apple...
by CookOnFire
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Home made yoghurt
Replies: 14
Views: 2431

Re: Home made yoghurt

I just use the cheapest small supermarket yoghurt carton I can get. It always used to work!
by CookOnFire
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Home made yoghurt
Replies: 14
Views: 2431

Re: Home made yoghurt

I have made home made yoghurt from milk for years. Recently though I've had a problem getting it to work. Has anyone else noticed a change?

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