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by Chickpea
Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Ice lollies
Replies: 20
Views: 7138

Ice lollies

In this hot weather what could be nicer than an ice lolly? But don't waste your money buying them - they're just sugar and water anyway. Make your own, then they're much nicer and can even be healthy. I first started making ice lollies as a sneaky way to get some fruit and milk into the children, bu...
by Chickpea
Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: over the ton?
Replies: 15
Views: 3467

Where are you measuring? In east Sussex? Could do then. Round here people keep moaning about the heat, but when I ask them if they're going on holiday this year they say "Oh yes we've booked a week in Malta" or whatever.
by Chickpea
Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy birthday on Wednesday to....
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

Happy birthday! Hope you enjoy your wholefood carrot cake with beeswax candles and that you are toasted with home-made elderflower champagne.
by Chickpea
Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hotchys' Islands' Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 7668

Why not make your own toothpaste? They're all just made of chalk (as an abrasive), sodium laureth sulphate (the detergent but it's not for cleaning it's just because people like it foamy), sweetener and flavouring (to hide the taste of the chalk and detergent), and flouride (but that's only of benef...
by Chickpea
Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello from Scotland!
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

We just got chickens a couple of weeks ago and I strongly recommend them. It's not really a lot to think about. I mean, if you fancied getting a rabbit you wouldn't go "Oh, I dunno, it's a lot to think about". But that's just because you know people who have a rabbit. You may have had a rabbit yours...
by Chickpea
Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Hartlepool, Co Durham (Teesside)
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Hi Shane. Yeah, lots of people are keen to save the planet as long as it doesn't mean actually doing anything different than they are doing already. I get quite cross when you see articles and adverts aimed at people like that "Change your car to LPG, we promise it will cost the same and have exactl...
by Chickpea
Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for plastic onion nets
Replies: 15
Views: 8308

Kirsty you beat me to it! I keep all my little string bags - it's amazing how many I seem to collect from mini cheese for the kids' lunch boxes, satsumas, onions, fat balls for the birds, all kinds of things come in little string bags. Then I stitch them together for pan scrubbers. When they get ful...
by Chickpea
Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Ladies only...
Replies: 64
Views: 29042

Hee hee! Reminds me of the Young Ones episode when Rick finds an applicator tampon (hey, am I the first person to use the "t" word in this thread? everyone has been very euphemistic so far) and doesn't know what it is "A present! For me! Oh look, it's a little telescope - with a mouse in it". That c...
by Chickpea
Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: This whole carry-a-bag thing
Replies: 23
Views: 10728

I made my own shopping bag out of loads of carrier bags cut into strips and knitted together. It's strong and it's got funky stripes (I got really obessive about finding bright coloured carrier bags) and it didn't cost anything. Lots of people say "You should sell those" thinking I could make a fort...
by Chickpea
Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Cheshire
Replies: 13
Views: 2921

Hi Kirsty, and thanks for your nice comments about my blog. We can be newbies together. Race you to see who gets to Jerry Ledbetter first.
by Chickpea
Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for a bread bag
Replies: 103
Views: 75631

Bread machines are great, I wouldn't be without mine but we still get through a lot of shop bread as well.
by Chickpea
Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free fruit just look up
Replies: 18
Views: 8086

It's another good reason to "carry a bag" - you can put your free cherries etc. in it.

It's cherry season. I picked 14lb of cherries from our tree today. At T***o prices that's £44 worth of cherries. Yay!
by Chickpea
Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Are supermarkets evil?
Replies: 75
Views: 29968

You could make your own mayo with free range eggs. It's dead easy - well, it's not easy but it's simple, and it knocks the spots off anything you can buy. Another alternative is Plamil vegan mayo, which doesn't contain any eggs at all (obviously) but is very yummy, especially the garlic version whic...
by Chickpea
Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello From Wales
Replies: 12
Views: 2981

Hi Jon. Whereabouts in Wales are you? I used to live in Aberystwyth. Yeah, the John Seymour book does something to your brain, doesn't it? Those pictures of the 1 acre smallholding, 5 acre smallholding, etc, I spend so long daydreaming about them I've got them emmorised and can walk about them in my...
by Chickpea
Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Oxfordshire
Replies: 11
Views: 3064

Hi Hazel. I love Oxfordshire, I go to the Cropredy festival near Banbury every year. This year we'll need to get chicken sitters whilst we're gone. Our kids love the chickens, too. They've been pestering me for a puppy but chickens are just as much fun to watch and you don't have to take them for wa...