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by Cornelian
Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A personal question...
Replies: 30
Views: 1470

Re: A personal question...

Everyone has their own reading preferences and it is absolutely fine not to like late nineteenth century literature (can't stand it myself, got over it a long time ago). I don't expect my friends to like what I like, nor do I expect them to read what I do. I don't touch literature at all - I need so...
by Cornelian
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Favorite hm cooking cheat
Replies: 18
Views: 1504

Re: Favorite hm cooking cheat

Bulk White Sauce mix (this makes a better white sauce than trying to make it from the start each time): 2 cups (500 g) powdered milk 1 cup (250 g) plain flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup (250 g) butter or margarine. Combine dry ingredients, add butter and blend until mix resembles dry breadcrumbs. Put in...
by Cornelian
Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What are you selfsufficient in?
Replies: 40
Views: 1171

Re: What are you selfsufficient in?

People often don't realise how close they are to being self-sufficient in some area of their lives. It really helps to have a good hard look at what you are doing, and often you realise that you are, indeed, no longer reliant on the dreaded supermarket for a large chunk of your life. Just as often, ...
by Cornelian
Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Menopause!
Replies: 44
Views: 4536

Re: Menopause!

The onset of menopause gave me ovarian cancer, so it ain't all good. ;) Please, please, please, if anyone experiencing menopause gets an otherwise unexplainable new round apple shape - large belly, no waist any more - get it checked out. If you start to have to get up every night to go to the loo, g...
by Cornelian
Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Can someone tell me what goes into sausages?
Replies: 41
Views: 1719

Re: Can someone tell me what goes into sausages?

I notice that most English based sausage recipe books insist that for wet sausages you always need some form of rusk - usually breadcrumbs pop up - rusk to absorb fat and flavour. But I have a bunch of French sausage recipes here and I note not a single one of them uses any form of rusk - although t...
by Cornelian
Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: My 2010 self-sufficiency challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: My 2010 self-sufficiency challenge

I am worried most about onions. To grow enough for what I would like to eat I'd need to cut down on other crops. I can use leeks instead of onions, but I will need to develop strategies to cope with the inevitable onion-less weeks. Onions are the one thing I can't seem to grow in pots ... unless som...
by Cornelian
Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Food dehydration and storage
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Food dehydration and storage

I bought the best dehydrator that I could. I dehydrate just about anything I can get my hands on. Mine is a round one which can expand to 30 trays and yes I have and use all 30! I do have a vacuum sealer but I rarely seem to use it - fruit and vegies will last fine in an airtight glass jar - you can...
by Cornelian
Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: My 2010 self-sufficiency challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: My 2010 self-sufficiency challenge

I am very restricted in the way I arrange my beds - my block slopes toward the north quite markedly - so everything steps down in a series of terraces toward the northern boundary - most of the beds are actually at different levels. I'd dearly love a FLAT piece of land with regular rows but I just c...
by Cornelian
Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Ginger
Replies: 25
Views: 1867

Re: Ginger

Interesting thread ... I would like to try growing ginger from the shop bought stuff, so come spring and the warmer weather will definitely give it a go. Thanks for the tips!
by Cornelian
Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: My 2010 self-sufficiency challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 790

My 2010 self-sufficiency challenge

After coming out of a year to 18 months of being so ill, I need something to get me going again. So a couple of months ago I decided that in 2010 I wanted to be as self-sufficient as possible. I decided that: * In 2010 I will be 100% self-sufficient in vegetables and herbs. * I will be 30% self-suff...
by Cornelian
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Can someone tell me what goes into sausages?
Replies: 41
Views: 1719

Re: Can someone tell me what goes into sausages?

*makes note of the fact you can put whiskey in a sausage ...*
by Cornelian
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Moving to smallholding soon
Replies: 20
Views: 1799

Re: Moving to smallholding soon

Welcome Richard from half an acre at the other end of the earth from where you are :) Your new venture sounds amazing although I don't want to swap your winter for mine. :wink: Good luck with it all and don't forget to take some muscle rub with you. :wink: That and lots of hot deep baths will get yo...
by Cornelian
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Norwich
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Hello from Norwich

Hello, Stuart - welcome from the edge of the world!
by Cornelian
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Can someone tell me what goes into sausages?
Replies: 41
Views: 1719

Re: Can someone tell me what goes into sausages?

Sausages = SNAGS = Skin, Nose, Arse, Guts. :wink:

I am getting into making my own snags this year - I love gourmet sausages but they are way too expensive to buy, so will try my hand at making my own.
by Cornelian
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: The great rhubarb debate
Replies: 20
Views: 2126

Re: The great rhubarb debate

Mine grow all year round, too ... they're like triffids ... Well - I do think your climate is slightly different to ours... :wink: True - I am blessed by my climate for growing things here, but then I moved to Tasmania specifically for that reason. Most mainlanders think we are encased in snow the ...

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