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by kathleen
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: 5 star, A1, solid gold preghead...
Replies: 15
Views: 4290

Re: 5 star, A1, solid gold preghead...

I spent hours looking for the tv remote yesterday...hours & hours...and found it in a most unlikely spot. Our couch is made of wood, & has a bench seat which opens up (where I put all of the books which don't fit anywhere else). The remote turned up in there! What on earth I was doing in there to st...
by kathleen
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: purple potatoes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: purple potatoes?

We have potatoes like that over here in NZ, they're an old Maori variety called Tutaekuri (which delightfully translates as dog poo..which I suppose is what they look like!), also known as Urenika. They're so beautiful when they're cooked, a bit more dirty tasting than a regular spud, but I quite li...
by kathleen
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Free print to PDF software
Replies: 9
Views: 6800

Re: Free print to PDF software

There's one called cutepdf writer which I use, it's really good. http://www.cutepdf.com/
by kathleen
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Headstrongs Software list
Replies: 26
Views: 9484

Re: Headstrongs Software list

I use a fantastic sound recording/mixing/editing programme called audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
by kathleen
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Pregnant & Starving...but don't know what to eat!
Replies: 27
Views: 5612

Re: Pregnant & Starving...but don't know what to eat!

Yip, is kind of bad timing that my husband's away - he's a winemaker & had already arranged to do the harvest in Italy before the baby made itself known! I'm not very much fun at the moment, so it's probably best that I'm not inflicting myself on anybody :wink: .
by kathleen
Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Pregnant & Starving...but don't know what to eat!
Replies: 27
Views: 5612

Re: Pregnant & Starving...but don't know what to eat!

Funny about the mashed potatoes too - I've just spent a couple of weeks eating them for just about every meal!!! It's winter here, and there's something so appealing about warm soft potatoes...
by kathleen
Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Pregnant & Starving...but don't know what to eat!
Replies: 27
Views: 5612

Re: Pregnant & Starving...but don't know what to eat!

You guys are wonderful!! Makes me feel far less crazy :wink: . Cheese & tomato toasted sandwiches seem to be working for me today, & when I was at the greengrocer before I felt compelled to buy a pineapple, which I've gobbled up big hunks of, and made a sweet & sour sauce with the rest - I think tha...
by kathleen
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Pregnant & Starving...but don't know what to eat!
Replies: 27
Views: 5612

Pregnant & Starving...but don't know what to eat!

Help! I'm pregnant and have gone off all of the food I usually love. The food's not making me feel sick, but I just don't want it and am completely baffled about what to cook for my dinner! My husband is away for work for a couple of months, so it's just me and the cats for a while. Any wonderful he...
by kathleen
Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 chemical free ideas for the home
Replies: 32
Views: 36655

Re: 101 chemical free ideas for the home

MrsD'ville mkII -I use b.soda to wash my hair, but I dissolve a teaspoon or so in a mug of warm water, pour it over my head & kind of lather it up - it washes out way easier than putting it as a paste on your head :wink: . And to make your hair all lovely & silky, put a teaspoon of apple cider vineg...
by kathleen
Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Making soap/toiletries
Replies: 36
Views: 5581

Re: Making soap/toiletries

I haven't ventured into soap making, but I do make my own cleansing/moisturising cream from beeswax (from a guy down the road) olive oil (from the biodynamic vineyard my husband works at) and rosewater - really really easy & doesn't make much mess. I get a bowl & sit it over a pan of simmering water...
by kathleen
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person
Replies: 121
Views: 84030

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

I used to be a primary school teacher until earlier this year - it burned me out completely!! Went on stress leave, and whilst finding my balance again I decided to start my own music teaching studio and it's the best thing I ever did! Was terrifying to walk away from a government salary & go out on...
by kathleen
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Can I put this on my compost ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: Can I put this on my compost ?

And you'll probably get loads of rocket mysteriously sprouting out of your compost heap! Yummy!
by kathleen
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Where's the main page gone??
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

Where's the main page gone??

Might just be that I'm technologically impaired, but I can't find the main 'ish' page any more?? Am I looking in the wrong place or is it hiding from me? Please help! :smurfin:
by kathleen
Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: eco menstrual stuff - boring for men
Replies: 133
Views: 39029

Re: eco menstrual stuff - boring for men

This is such a helpful thread - I am in the process of testing out my mooncup for the first time! So far so good :cheers: :) Thanks to all for the information!!
by kathleen
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Seitan
Replies: 64
Views: 11709

Lentilly chilli...

We had a really yummy chilli for dinner tonight, I cooked up brown lentils in miso broth til they were all lovely & soft, boiled up smushed up tomatoes with some hot chillis til they were all reduced & gorgeous, gently fried onions ,carrots, chillies, garlic & mushrooms, then put it all in a big pot...