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by Cligereen
Fri May 13, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Disease-resistant heritage gooseberries?
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: Disease-resistant heritage gooseberries?

I have hedgerows chock-a-block with gooseberries. They are wild I presume and I have no clue of their breed but they must be heritage as the house is 120 yrs old. They are a bit smaller than the usual 'bought' varieties, green and a bit hairier than most but taste great. They are resistant to diseas...
by Cligereen
Wed May 04, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Glad to be back!
Replies: 6
Views: 1865

Glad to be back!

Hi Everybody, I'm back on the site after a few years away. I was living in Ireland and moved back to the UK for a couple of years but then I realised the grass wasn't greener and it's not how I remember it from 30 years ago when I was in the prime of my life, so I'm back in the middle of the bog and...
by Cligereen
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Glad to be back!
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Glad to be back!

Hi All, It's a long time since I posted here. The last time I was living in Ireland and planning to move back to the UK. Well, we have finally moved, well twice actually. Moved back to a village outside Matlock in Derbyshire in December 2013 and moved again to a house with a bigger garden in Novembe...
by Cligereen
Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies
Replies: 20
Views: 8883

Re: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies

Eating fresh pineapple helps to clear mouth ulcers, it's the bromelaine in it that does the business.
by Cligereen
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: An alternative breakfast
Replies: 28
Views: 2473

Re: An alternative breakfast

How very sexist of you Digger!...I'm a fella, not a woman! Not sure of your fancy ways up there in the North Wesht but down here in the bog we do sometimes substitute tea for coffee in the name of good health.
by Cligereen
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: An alternative breakfast
Replies: 28
Views: 2473

Re: An alternative breakfast

Whatever happened to the traditional 'whore's breakfast'? ...two fags and a cup of coffee. Works for me! :coffee:
by Cligereen
Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Horse Burgers anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 1408

Re: Horse Burgers anyone?

Like I said in the OP, I know people do eat horse and that's fine if that's what you choose to eat. Personally I don't eat horse and have no wish to. If I buy meat that is labelled as beef then that's exactly what I expect to get. The Govt has announced that there is no health threat from this meat ...
by Cligereen
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Horse Burgers anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 1408

Re: Horse Burgers anyone?

Yep, I have a mincer and I'll certainly be doing that but what if the prime beef steak is rump of horse?

I don't know what horse meat looks like, so how do I know if it's beef or horse?
by Cligereen
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Horse Burgers anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 1408

Horse Burgers anyone?

Today I am traumatised. Truly. On the Irish news today it was announced that our 'beefburgers' contain up to 30% horse meat. I've calmed down a bit since I heard it on the 6pm news but gawd it's bloody awful. I don't buy ready made burgers but I do buy minced 'beef' and make my own. I wonder now if ...
by Cligereen
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??
Replies: 33
Views: 3736

Re: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??

We live in a fairly large old stone farmhouse. There is a solid fuel range in the dining room (was a kitchen many moons ago). The range is connected to the rads and hot water tank. We burn peat briquettes and wood in that. We use one bale of briquettes a day, which cost us €3.30 each and mix it with...
by Cligereen
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I make a non-stick pan, non-stick again?
Replies: 16
Views: 12735

Re: How do I make a non-stick pan, non-stick again?

Thanks all for the info. The pan I have is a good heavy one, not sure if it's cast iron or not. It is a Wedgewood pan that T3Sco had a special offer on about 10 years ago. Oldjerry, your method is the one I remember now. Thanks for jogging the memory, I'll try that and see how I get on. The little b...
by Cligereen
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Man Flu
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Man Flu

I like to think of man-flu as our retaliation for having to put up with PMT. Women get PMT but it's the men who suffer with it!
by Cligereen
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I make a non-stick pan, non-stick again?
Replies: 16
Views: 12735

How do I make a non-stick pan, non-stick again?

I have a non-stick frying pan that has lost its coating. It is now very much a sticky pan. I remember hearing somewhere, sometime about a way you could make them non-stick again. I seem to remember that salt was involved in some way but I can't remember the details :scratch: . Can anybody help me ou...
by Cligereen
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper
Replies: 66
Views: 21827

Re: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper

£91 for a few rolls of Izal!!! The only explanation must be that they are into some kind of masochism. I can think of no other legitimate use for that stuff. Makes me clench up just thinking about it. Of course my Nan never did explain about the scrunching of the paper prior to contact. If she had t...
by Cligereen
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper
Replies: 66
Views: 21827

Re: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper

I happened to be lurking around the toilet paper (or bathroom tissue if you want to be very PC) section of the supermarket the other day. Yes, I know I'm sad but hey! Anyhoo, I noticed they are now doing buttered toilet paper. Yes, BUTTERED with shea butter (whatever a shea might be...don't have the...

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