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by Green Aura
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Finland !
Replies: 41
Views: 4106

Re: Hello from Finland !

Hei Jackie,

Welcome.

My brother and his family live in Turku - I visited a couple of years ago and fell in love with the place.
by Green Aura
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: strange apple tree
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: strange apple tree

Looks like you've got yourself a family tree! I'm serious. They graft 2 different types of apple, pear, plum or cherry onto 1, usually dwarfing, rootstock. They're done for small gardens that don't have room for 2-3 different types as most apples need a different, but similar, type to pollinate. If ...
by Green Aura
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Home made skin toner
Replies: 14
Views: 2659

Re: Home made skin toner

It's unlikely that they only use lavender EO and water - most of the oil won't dissolve and floats. An excellent skin toner is the water produced from making the EOs - called hydrolats or hydrosols. You can get them from places that sell good quality oils, in all sorts of "flavours" - rose, geranium...
by Green Aura
Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: IS BARTER LEGAL?
Replies: 29
Views: 1893

Re: IS BARTER LEGAL?

I read something once on a LETS site that said something along the lines of bartering is potentially taxable if it's considered part of a business. I think what they were looking at was if someone bartered something like a new roof for a car, or something big like that. I think jam for eggs would fa...
by Green Aura
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Einstein's fridge
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: Einstein's fridge

Sounds great. I particularly like the idea that it'd be good in isolated places. How do we keep an eye on this?
by Green Aura
Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you save...
Replies: 21
Views: 716

Re: What do you save...

Sorry folks but I think I may have out-crazied the lot of ya. I have a tumble dryer - I don't use it very often but need it to dry the towels for my aromatherapy business if necessary. Anyway, I save the fluff out of it, shred it and bleach it with the pulp when I make my handmade paper. It strength...
by Green Aura
Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Scotland!
Replies: 29
Views: 1747

Re: Hi from Scotland!

Hi agapanthus

Welcome from the highlands.

We, too, started our veg patch and installed a polytunnel. The locals still have a book on where it'll be found after the hard winter winds we have up here. But we remain quietly confident.
by Green Aura
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cooking on wood burner
Replies: 20
Views: 7414

Re: Cooking on wood burner

hey you lot! i'm in sweden and i havent lit my stove yet. and you are all firing up and cooking on yours already. am i being very hard or are you lot just going very soft? :tongue: We've only lit ours a couple of times since March! We had double glazing installed in February and with south facing w...
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Been to the doctors
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Been to the doctors

I'm so glad you've found a Dr who'll listen and is prepared to act. I'm sure that getting your thyroid problem regulated will help enormously. We always did thyroid function tests on clients with many of the symptoms you described, before we even looked at a psychiatric diagnosis. Hyperthyroidism, p...
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Story generator
Replies: 66
Views: 2597

Re: Story generator

....they were all mouse-sized. So he went to see his friend the kangaroo to see if he could borrow his...
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cooking on wood burner
Replies: 20
Views: 7414

Re: Cooking on wood burner

Don't forget your kettle! I keep mine on a trivet on the coal-fired central heating boiler and lift it down when I want a cuppa - only takes a few minutes. And I dry my herbs and seaweed above it (although that's probably an obvious one).
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: OUCH !!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1087

Re: OUCH !!!!!

Sorry to hear about your injuries. I'm afraid that some people (OK most) probably should stop driving when they get to "a certain Age". Not sure when that is - just hope I'll recognise it. When your shoulder's had a couple of days to recover use that stuff I told you about for your wife's arthritis,...
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Manchester
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Hi from Manchester

Hi from Scotland (ex Ashton under Lyne)
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What does Butternut Squash taste like?
Replies: 15
Views: 2396

Re: What does Butternut Squash taste like?

Butternut squash risotto is yummy. Also try roasting your veg, whatever but definitely including butternut squash, baste it with a little stock with Harissa paste dissolved in it. OMG.