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by kiery
Sun May 30, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: (Swiss) Chard
Replies: 13
Views: 1824

Re: (Swiss) Chard

Thank you for all your replies. Chard food festival here I come!
Even though it is raining here I'm off to get some of my chard for a lovely salad for lunch.

:flower:
by kiery
Sun May 30, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Green gas from Ecotricity
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

Re: Green gas from Ecotricity

From the info on their web pages; gas is produced from anaerobic degradation of food waste, so I think it is more sustainable than conventional sources.
It wont be 100% green from day one but the money I pay will be invested in production of green gas plants and technologies...
by kiery
Fri May 28, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Green gas from Ecotricity
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

Green gas from Ecotricity

Hi,
Anyone signed up for this green gas from Ecotricity? Seems a bit more expensive than what I'm paying at the moment but just wondered if any fellow ishers had taken the plunge and what they thought (or anyone else ). thanks
by kiery
Fri May 28, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: (Swiss) Chard
Replies: 13
Views: 1824

(Swiss) Chard

Help! I think my red stemmed chard is ready to harvest from my allotment. As I got the plants from a neighbour I have no idea what to do with it :dontknow: . I have scoured the internet, but have not been able to find too much about it. From what I managed to piece together from my allotment veg bib...
by kiery
Mon May 17, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Lavender biscuits
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: Lavender biscuits

So do I! Alys Fowler did them on her tv programme a few weeks back and she used the flowers I think.
Sorry I haven't a clue but I'll surf the web to have a look.
by kiery
Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do your grandchildren call you?
Replies: 35
Views: 2404

Re: What do your grandchildren call you?

We are lucky to still have great grannnies for my children, so we have an Omi (pronounced Oh-me, my grandmother is Austrian), Gee-gee, Ghany and Gran.
by kiery
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: my first forray into Burda
Replies: 15
Views: 2146

Re: my first forray into Burda

Oh my, the pattern looks horrendous to decipher. I feel sick just by looking at it. I have been on the burda site a few times - admired the clothes, but not downloaded anything. I think I will give it a miss now. Good for you for giving it a go though!! I found a new site ( to me anyway) and thought...
by kiery
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Edelweiss
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Edelweiss

Thanks guys,

I am off to hunt down some seeds and get my drindle on. :flower:
by kiery
Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Edelweiss
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Edelweiss

Does any one have any experience of growing Edelweiss in the UK, especially Scotland?

I fancy going back to my roots (my omi is Austrian) and having a go at growing some, but don't know where to start.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :flower:
by kiery
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: The Ish home haircut
Replies: 44
Views: 4319

Re: The Ish home haircut

I hate going to the hairdressers!!! I can't justify spending all that money on a haircut I couldn't reproduce at home without industrial products and 3 hours ( I have quite curly coarse hair). After reading loads of books and searching on line I found a layered cut which works best for me- Comb you ...
by kiery
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what's it like to live in scotland?
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: what's it like to live in scotland?

Great! Just don't tell too many people. It is hugely varied but please don't just look at the central belt. Here on the east coast we don't seem to have the same extent of religious conflict citizentwiglet has had experience of, but then there are not very many faith schools in my area (or private w...
by kiery
Thu May 08, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 19
Views: 2846

Ticks, the bane of all gammies lives! And they are getting worse up the glens; thanks cimate change with the wetter and warmer weather they seem to be around for longer and in greater quantities (now there is a useful PhD!) If you tried to remove the tick with a pair of tweezers (I know it seems lik...
by kiery
Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: I'm back .......with some news!
Replies: 37
Views: 5295

Congratulations, that's wonderful news!! :cheers: I did miss you and had wondered where you had gone citizentwiglet. I had hospital births for both my two girls and while i don't like being in there I found it reassuring being in a consultant led unit; I needed an emergency c-section with my younges...
by kiery
Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Eco deoderant
Replies: 42
Views: 11867

It is interesting to read all these ideas for an eco deoderant as I am always on the look out for a green alternative. I haven't tried any crystals but over the years I have used pitrock, Weleda and green people deoderant and haven't found them any good. However, one thing I have found absolutely am...
by kiery
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Box schemes - do they work out cheaper?
Replies: 17
Views: 3288

I must have gone to the wrong box scheme :( I ordered a box from our local box scheme and it only lasted about 3 days ( fruit was gone in a matter of hours!). I thought it was very expensive for what I got and not econmical for my family of 4. Now we have the allotment, hopefully we can grow a lot m...