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by patR
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Clearview Pioneer Oven woodburner?
Replies: 9
Views: 2285

Re: Clearview Pioneer Oven woodburner?

phew.... and i thought you were a millionare.... :flower:
Ours is on most of the time, I love it, it cooks our food for free, heats the house, drys the washing (overhead rack) boils water.... best thing we ever did.
by patR
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: My Soda Bread.
Replies: 13
Views: 1912

Re: My Soda Bread.

Yep it works with as a sweet one too, just add a tablespoon brown sugar, a chopped apple and a few sultanas, cinamen etc... and bake a little slower and it makes a lovely tealoaf type thing. keeps a few days wrapped in a cloth too.
by patR
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: My Soda Bread.
Replies: 13
Views: 1912

Re: My Soda Bread.

Ive since started to add a good handful of porrige oats, and it keeps better. Plus its better for you, lovely with grated cheese on top too....
by patR
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Clearview Pioneer Oven woodburner?
Replies: 9
Views: 2285

Re: Clearview Pioneer Oven woodburner?

13,000 euros!!! OMG!
We paid 800 euros for our wood burner cooker, and thats new , its stainless steel, oven two hot plates, firebox and double warmer at the bottom, it even included the chimney and pipes...
You can buy a house here for 13,000 euros... :lol:
by patR
Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: My Soda Bread.
Replies: 13
Views: 1912

Re: My Soda Bread.

For areally special one, try mixing in caramalised (sp?) onions plus a sprinkle of grated cheese, (that little hard bit that gets left over ) mix as normal, add grated cheese to the top then bake..... mmmmmmmmnnnn :cheers:
by patR
Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: My Soda Bread.
Replies: 13
Views: 1912

My Soda Bread.

Doesnt need yeast, and can be knocked up in moments, there is no temp guide as we have a wood fired kitchen range and I just have it on ... about three logs... 9oz plain flour 3-4 oz SR flour half oz cooking marg half teaspoon bicarb soda 1 teaspoon salt one teaspoon sugar. dash of milk to mix. sese...
by patR
Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Carrot and Green bean Soup.
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Carrot and Green bean Soup.

One of our best... and as we grow tons of beans, cheap too. no precise quantities as I never measure... I use a big old cast iron soup pan for this... A large splurge of olive oil, enough to cover the bottom of the pan.... go on its good for you! 1 med chopped onion. 2 or 3 cloves of garlic chopped....
by patR
Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Beetroot Suprise
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Beetroot Suprise

The suprise is, its really very nice. The quantites are a little vague as I tend to just sling things in.. Enough cooked beetroot to cover the bottom of suitable dish. Good handfull mushrooms, sliced. 1 small green pepper. sliced. About a pint of good strong cheese sauce. Put chopped beetroot in ove...
by patR
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Hydrogen cells for cars.
Replies: 1
Views: 1164

Re: Hydrogen cells for cars.

well we managed 910 kl on a full tank, cost of 72 euros... we are well chuffed, has anyone else tried this, if not why?
by patR
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Simple life in Portugal
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Re: Simple life in Portugal

Hi thanks for your comment, we love it here, we sold an ex council house and gave up more or less all we had to come here, our house is still semi ruin, all the dosh went getting the cottage done up to try to give us at least a little income, its very hit and miss though. But as I said on our blog, ...
by patR
Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Simple life in Portugal
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Simple life in Portugal

http://www.livingthedreamportugal.com

Ive juststarted a blog, please have a look, and ive linked it to here... of course. :flower:
by patR
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Hydrogen cells for cars.
Replies: 1
Views: 1164

Hydrogen cells for cars.

Dont know if this is right section for this, but we've recently bought and fitted 3 hydrogen cells to our transit van, improving the fuel usage by loads, now getting between 38 and 40 miles per gall (well we are in Portugal so the equivilent in klms) plus the emissions is down to almost nothing. Sur...
by patR
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from wet Wales.
Replies: 21
Views: 2180

Re: Hello from wet Wales.

Hi from Portugal, its a little damp here today too.
by patR
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Any one know about a Stanley Errigal woodburning cooker?
Replies: 7
Views: 5272

Re: Any one know about a Stanley Errigal woodburning cooker?

At least if you have to, get a wider topped one with a back entrance chimney then you can put pans on the top and the kettle of course, we did it all the time before investing in a woodburning range.
by patR
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Washing clothes at 15 degrees? New product
Replies: 19
Views: 7256

Re: Washing clothes at 15 degrees? New product

For most of the summer over here I use the old cement washtank in the garden for our clothes, the water ids from the well and comes up freezing, I have to leave it a while to warm up but it works perfectly, all I use is a block of laundry soap, doesnt smell fantastic, sort of carbolicky... but its c...