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by Chickpea
Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 122525

We've been promised new toilets on our allotment, but I'm lobbying for a communal shed too. We're not allowed individual sheds or structures of any kind (greenhouses etc.) but there are some communal tools which are stored in the toilets. It'd be a shame if our lovely new toilets ended up full of ra...
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: The Good Life(or as it was called in the US good neighbours)
Replies: 35
Views: 19480

I'd like to see a more updated version. So instead of Margot and Jerry, the terribly conventional posh couple, I'd like to see perhaps neighbours who are really into designer labels, brands, plasma TVs and all the conspicuous consumption. They'd be a good contrast to the family who are trying to be ...
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: A wildlife section?
Replies: 5
Views: 3698

I like this idea. Instead of wildlife, though, how about titling it "Biodiversity"?
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for Baking Soda
Replies: 9
Views: 3136

4. Mix a teaspoonful of bicarb into half a glass of tepid water to cure upset stomach. 5. Make a volcano out of plasticene, place on the kitchen draining board and fill the crater with bicarb and powdered food colouring or paint if you have any. Then allow small children to drip vinegar on and make ...
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Parental Pork Pies
Replies: 14
Views: 5691

It's not so bad if you realise that people are proud of their kids, just as you are proud of yours, and like sharing their accomplishments. It goes like this: Agatha "My little Hugo was talking at 9 months!" [but she doesn't admit he still has never slept through the night by age 4] Bertha "Oh reall...
by Chickpea
Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Calling the Aberdeenshire Ishers...... Help needed
Replies: 18
Views: 3743

He hasn't updated his blog for a while, so if you have any info Shirlz could you please update us?
by Chickpea
Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Mission Impossible? you tell me
Replies: 9
Views: 3154

Brilliant idea, Boots!
by Chickpea
Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Ovens
Replies: 14
Views: 4622

Are you teasing me? TBH, I've only the vaguest idea what a souflé is. Basically you blend a cheese sauce into whisked egg whites and cook it in the oven. The heat makes the air bubbles expand and it rises. You can go to a lot of trouble to make them look especially pretty (like putting collars o...
by Chickpea
Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Food From Your Garden
Replies: 0
Views: 1685

Food From Your Garden

I reviewed this on my blog today. It's the fruit and veg growing book to end all fruit and veg growing books. Forget your D.G.Hessayon "Expert" series. Throw John Seymour in the bin. Monty Don? Pah! Have a look at the article to see why, then get yourself onto Amazon marketplace or eBay to buy it.
by Chickpea
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetingz good people!
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Hi Northernhoard. So you'd recommend the paper log makers then? I'm thinking of getting one. How long do the logs last? Can you use them as your only fuel or are they best saved for getting the fire going then heave some wood on afterwards?
by Chickpea
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from the strawberry patch!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1969

Hi Kanga. Your strawberry patch and herbs sound great. I'm planning on establishing a strawberry patch this year, I'm just clearing the ground for it. Do you eat all yours fresh or make jam with them or something?
by Chickpea
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Ello!
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

Hi, Phoenixangel. What selfsufficientish things are you interested in? Growing veggies? Keeping chickens? Alternative energy? How much space have you got?
by Chickpea
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Uncontested capitalism.
Replies: 23
Views: 5088

Ought to look it up really but I recollect something along the lines of "Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart". Wulf, can you help us out?
by Chickpea
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: it's another of those "word" things.........
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

It's part of the funeral service. Have you been to a funeral recently, Martin? My sympathies, if you need them.
by Chickpea
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Ovens
Replies: 14
Views: 4622

Maybe not, mp. Fan ovens have a more constant temperature, and it's temperature fluctuations that cause souffles to fall. Are you teasing me? Do you really have probelms with souffles because I've never known what the fuss was about. They're dead easy and really nice. I love all those things made wi...