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by Chickpea
Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Gone off milk recipes
Replies: 18
Views: 5453

I freeze a lot of milk too. Anyone who tells you it can't be done, or that it affects the milk in any way, is talking out of their seat. It tastes exactly the same, it's the same in every way. I freeze full fat milk, skimmed milk and semi skimmed. If she says she doesn't like it, just don't tell her...
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Effective Microorganisms (EM)
Replies: 14
Views: 6448

Peter, is it a GMO?
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: HFW takes on T*sco
Replies: 14
Views: 6045

The M&S policy sounds very convincing to me. Jonathan Porrit advised them on it, and it seems very sound. I compared the T***o announcement with the M&S one and wrote an article about it here . The upshot is that both policies are good, but M&S's is more all-encompassing. T***o still haven't address...
by Chickpea
Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Starting down the road to being greener
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Is it a secret, then? OK, I won't say anything. Mum's the word.
by Chickpea
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 health uses for kitchen herbs
Replies: 15
Views: 5842

14. Chamomile tea for calming, relaxation and helping sleep 15. Cloves as a local anaesthetic - get a miniature bottle of vodka, tip out the vodka and half-fill with cloves then put the vodka back (drink the vodka you can't fit back in the bottle). Leave it somewhere dark for a couple of months, giv...
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Scheduled Allotment Destruction by Olympics
Replies: 20
Views: 9137

Somebody suggested to me that the s-called "vital footpath" necessitating the demolition of the allotment may all be a ruse, so the council can sell off the land to developers once the Olympics are all over. Now that's sneaky. My brain just isn't cynical enough to think up things like that. Somebody...
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Ray mears Wild Foods
Replies: 34
Views: 13148

It is archeaological and really interesting. Its amazing that plants most people ignore today or regard as pest's were once a staple diet. I agree. I'm waiting for him to show us how you can get all your necessary nutrients from couchgrass, bind weed, docks and brambles, and then I can give up digg...
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Hawking speaks out
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Kev, you can always go back and edit your posts if you feel you wrote something a bit too hastily! That's true, but I also respect your reaction, Kev. Instead of deleting it and sort of pretending it had never happened, you admitted some of what you said was a mistake (if heartfelt and understandab...
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Eco forum for kids?
Replies: 53
Views: 15880

How about simply having a "Young Ishers" section on this forum? My kids might like to contribute a bit, but they're only young and tend to be flibbertigibbets and lose interest quickly.
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Scheduled Allotment Destruction by Olympics
Replies: 20
Views: 9137

Scheduled Allotment Destruction by Olympics

The Manor Gardens allotment site in London is due to be demolished in a few weeks' time to make way for a footpath serving the London Olympics site. The footpath will exist for only 4 weeks. The allotments have been there for 100 years. I'm proud that Britain will be hosting the Olympics in 2012. I'...
by Chickpea
Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bees
Replies: 9
Views: 2936

Bees

I've signed up for a beekeeping course in May. I'm thrilled and can't wait. but I wonder what is the best time to get started with bees? I thought it was earlier in the spring, but this course doesn't finish until 27th may. Should I wait until I have the know how and then get some bees even though i...
by Chickpea
Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: HFW takes on T*sco
Replies: 14
Views: 6045

What do you make of T***o's latest announcement, their new environmental policy?
by Chickpea
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: GETTING RID OF ANTS!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3844

When my daughter was about 2 she sat on an anthill in the garden and got ants in her pants literally. Poor little mite got bitten quite badly and was upset. We put a paste of bicarb and water on the bites and gave her a hug to calm her down, but we didn't take any action against the ants. We just po...
by Chickpea
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: HFW takes on T*sco
Replies: 14
Views: 6045

Yay! Go get 'em, Hugh!
by Chickpea
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Ray mears Wild Foods
Replies: 34
Views: 13148

I enjoyed Ep 3 last night, about foraing along waterways - catching fish (obviously) and also eating the rootstems of greater reed mace and the seeds of yellow water lilies. They spat the water lily seeds out, even after they had fermented them for a week and ground them up and made them into a sort...