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by Maykal
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Should smoking be outlawed?
Replies: 30
Views: 5790

Re: Should smoking be outlawed?

Evening Demi, i dont like sitting eating my lunch with my kids with people smoking arround me. Lots of people don't like going out for a smoking and having other people's kids around them. The point is to have a system which encourages businesses that cater for the entire range of customer needs: pl...
by Maykal
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Should smoking be outlawed?
Replies: 30
Views: 5790

Re: Should smoking be outlawed?

If you think about it, this is not for pub or restaurant clients but more for the people that work there. If you ban smoking in the workplace that must automatically include ANYWHERE that a person works, like bar staff and waitresses. Yes, you're right, I had forgotten about that being one of the j...
by Maykal
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Should smoking be outlawed?
Replies: 30
Views: 5790

Re: Should smoking be outlawed?

If the government were to outlaw smoking on the principle that 'they know what's best for you' then that would open the door for a lot of other restrictions. It would be hard to outlaw smoking on the basis that it kills people without using the same logic to outlaw drink, cars, nice (ie unhealthy) f...
by Maykal
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

Re: Hello

Hello Leigh and welcome! I suppose you should start by decide how much time and effort you want to put into looking after the two stone planters. Do you want to plant seeds on a yearly basis, maybe starting them off indoors and transplanting them when the weather and their size allows? Or would you ...
by Maykal
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Bulgaria
Replies: 31
Views: 2603

Re: Hi from Bulgaria

I wanted to have a go at making chedder last year but really didn't have the space. You need to either have a good cellar with the right humidity, or failing that, get yourself an old fridge and regulate the temp in it to about 12C or there abouts. I imagine you get plenty of good raw honey there to...
by Maykal
Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Grrrrr....burning plastic!
Replies: 18
Views: 9568

Re: Grrrrr....burning plastic!

Council tax - one of the reasons I left. Mind you, plenty of rif raf here too, but mostly I only suffer from aural pollution.

@Lilia - what does the neighbour have to say about it? Have you tried having it out with them?
by Maykal
Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Bulgaria
Replies: 31
Views: 2603

Re: Hi from Bulgaria

I think it's from Cyprus originally. I've just been watching your video on making Bulgarian cheese, it's a bit like the 'telemea de capra' we have here (same method). Good vids, anyway. I like the grape stripping/pressing thing you've bought yourself! So, for halloumi (or might be haloumi) you need ...
by Maykal
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Bulgaria
Replies: 31
Views: 2603

Re: Hi from Bulgaria

Agh, cascaval, it's processed rubber here too. Re cream - lots of products here use the artificial soya stuff (or whatever the fk it is) too, but in the markets you can pick up fresh cream and just sweeten it yourself. Or in the supermarkets we have something called 'smantana de gatit' which means '...
by Maykal
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: jar preserving absolutly everything ( in the water bath )
Replies: 36
Views: 5411

Re: jar preserving absolutly everything

also,all the jarring is done here at the end of the season, in the autum when its getting cooler, and everything is stored over winter when its often sub zero temperatures outside, and everything is eaten within 6 months, before it gets too hot again. Same here. Everything is done seasonally and wi...
by Maykal
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Romania
Replies: 20
Views: 3021

Re: Hello from Romania

Hello to you too Bill1953!
by Maykal
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Romania
Replies: 20
Views: 3021

Re: Hello from Romania

Thanks MuddyWitch!
by Maykal
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Preserving red and yellow peppers
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: Preserving red and yellow peppers

I looked up ajvar and it does look very similar to the zacusca made only from peppers, and a bit spicier. I'll have to try making some when the peppers are in season in the markets. Another thing you can do with excess peppers is to make a kind of paste with them. I don't know the exact recipe (whet...
by Maykal
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Preserving red and yellow peppers
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: Preserving red and yellow peppers

Hello there, Here in Romania they grow a lot of peppers (no greenhouse needed :) ). They usually preserve them in jars: 1. Roast/grill the peppers. 2. Remove the skins and the seeds. (I find that sticking them in a tupperware box for 10 minutes after roasting/grilling helps the skin to come off easi...
by Maykal
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Romania
Replies: 20
Views: 3021

Re: Hello from Romania

@Millymollymandy, Milims, and SusieGee: Hello to all of you! @demi: Luckily we drove from Romania to Skopje so we did see a little bit of the countryside on the way. I was there for a sporting tournament so I didn't get a chance to escape. We did have one day when our team wasn't playing and I had t...
by Maykal
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Almond Milk
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Almond Milk

Hi,

Wasn't almond milk used in a lot of mediaeval recipes as a thickening agent?