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by Green Aura
Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: starving children
Replies: 31
Views: 3390

Re: starving children

Dear Annpan I think you knew you were walking into a potential minefield with your opening statement - "controversial warning". This subject will always be emotive, for so many different reasons, and it was maybe a little naive to think that the discussion wouldn't get heated. Sorry honey, your pers...
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: I don't deserve this
Replies: 30
Views: 3199

Re: I don't deserve this

The .... way they often portray men as imbeciles. Well they had to get something right by the law of averages! :wink: :lol: I agree - advertising per se is not the problem, but the blackmail, guilt trip, you're not cool unless..., you're a bad parent if your kid's not got one of these and all the o...
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person
Replies: 121
Views: 48847

Re: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person

Oh and although I've not taken any salary yet (thanks to OH), I made enough money in my first year of trading to pay to do the aromatology training I've been dying to do. Life is good.
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person
Replies: 121
Views: 48847

Re: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person

Until 18 months ago I was a drug worker - working with people with heroin problems etc. I really loved working with my clients, but it was getting to the point where I was being paid to fill in forms, do audits and other B/S and less effective work with the actual person. OH is computer programmer, ...
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Arepas
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Arepas

Do you mean polenta? You can buy it in a solid pre-cooked slab from most supermarkets.
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Something special for Yule
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Re: Something special for Yule

I buy it from a chinese warehouse type place in Manchester, I'm sure they're all over. It's huge - at least 2 feet in diameter, because it's a by-product of making soya milk. I suppose you could make it - in theory it should be easy enough but you'd have to do it several times to get enough skin I s...
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Ethical products - do they make jobs harder?
Replies: 14
Views: 2820

Re: Ethical products - do they make jobs harder?

Hi cthb
Welcome to SSish. It'd be nice to know a bit about you. I'll happily give you my opinion when I've more idea who I'm talking to.
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Magic Moments
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Magic Moments

Oh Charlie - that's one of the most magic of all.
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: CHEAP EDGING MATERIALS FOR RAISED BEDS?
Replies: 16
Views: 3713

Re: CHEAP EDGING MATERIALS FOR RAISED BEDS?

Try freecycle for any freebie wood a la the types mentioned before. An alternative option is weaving willow withies, put stakes in ground at frequent intervals and bend the withies back and forth. You can make them to any shape, height or size you want, and if you grow a couple of willow trees you c...
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: starving children
Replies: 31
Views: 3390

Re: starving children

There are elements of truth in most of these. In countries with high infant mortality rates and no social welfare (pensions etc) there's little option but having many children to ensure you'll be looked after when no longer able to be productive in your own right. Life expectancies increase in these...
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Oil lamps
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: Oil lamps

looks good - what oil do you use?
Good excuse to drink beer - OH would be happy
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: urgenr advice needed please
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: urgenr advice needed please

Chop and blanch - I think all of it will freeze
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Aphrodites Flan
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Aphrodites Flan

The block sort is - don't think the tub stuff is.
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Aphrodites Flan
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Aphrodites Flan

I found this recipe on the net ages ago - can't remember source. Thought I'd post it here because it's really tasty, easy to make and really easy to make a vegan version. In fact I make both at the same time (I'm happy to use vegan marg and soya milk to make the pastry) so my daughter's happy and so...