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by fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Easy orange cake
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Easy orange cake

I thought I'd share this orange cake recipe I found on an Australian website a few years ago - I'm afraid it uses cup measures: 1 whole orange cut up and popped in the food processor, whizz around and add a cup of sugar, a cup of oil and 3 eggs (I only use 2), then 2 cups of self-raising. Chocolate ...
by fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Does Himalayan Salt kill Sourdough Starters?
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Does Himalayan Salt kill Sourdough Starters?

Getting a loaf of bread out of very few ingredients and little effort is easier than I thought. I had started by putting flour and yeast in a bowl, something came up and the bowl was left covered for a few days as I still hadn't got around to it. Then I couldn't be bothered with it all so I added wa...
by fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Bread

The Farmhouse Kitchen (ITV) recipe book is one I had - I wouldn't mind watching repeats of that programme again. The modern cookery programmes are enjoyable enough, but it would be nice to see cookery your average person can learn to get stuck into in their bog standard kitchen on ordinary work days...
by fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Bread

If others are interested in this book, it's available online from many suppliers at about £3.00, incl. posting.
by fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you growing this year (2017)
Replies: 18
Views: 1546

Re: What are you growing this year (2017)

I'm chitting Kestrel and Swift, potatoes that haven't been mentioned - I hope i haven't made a bad choice just 'cause they were cheap at Wilko's...
by fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What's wrong with fennel?
Replies: 5
Views: 728

What's wrong with fennel?

I've planted some fennel seeds in trays and I've just read, in an article about companion planting, that you shouldn't grown fennel near any other food crops but it doesn't say why not - what harm can it do??
by fruitfly
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: spathiphyllum and anthurium
Replies: 3
Views: 685

spathiphyllum and anthurium

Can these plants be grown outside in the SE?
by fruitfly
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Radish and turnip
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Radish and turnip

1. I bought some new radish seed before coming across some old ones in the shed. Regarding the old ones, will they be safe to eat as microgreens, either up to a cress-like point or with a few more leaves (assuming they are still viable), and 2. in an effort to get a wee bit more for my money, am I l...
by fruitfly
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Smart phones
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: Smart phones

It's an Alcatel OneTouch 20.12G that I want to replace my old Alcatel OneTouch 20.12G with. The online chat support of Carphone Warehouse said it was a smart phone.
by fruitfly
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Smart phones
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Smart phones

I've been looking for an android phone that has keys and/or a flip top. Alcatel has a nice one but isn't android so I can't get Whatsapp, which is not essential but I would like it if I can have it. There are so many sources of mobiles that when I think I've looked everywhere, there's another result...
by fruitfly
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Hide wires?
Replies: 7
Views: 3527

Re: Hide wires?

I decided to leave things as they were... it sounds like I'd be opening a can of worms.
by fruitfly
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Mobile screen
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Mobile screen

I need to remove the glass screen of my mobile phone and it's proving very difficult - is there any way to do it or is it meant to be permanently stuck - it's been in water and I'd like to dry it out because the screen won't show anything even though it comes on and lights up.
by fruitfly
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Grainy dates
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Grainy dates

I recently bought some dates from Holland and Barrett, taking advantage of their Penny Sale. They had an unusually grittiness to them - is that normal with certain types of dates or could something be wrong with them - they look and taste alright.
by fruitfly
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Crochet hooks
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Crochet hooks

I bought a double ended 6mm bamboo hook and it feels a bit funny. I haven't used it yet but I'm not really looking forward to it, I'm so used to the metal ones. It's nice quality though, with the size scorched into it.
by fruitfly
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Crochet hooks
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Crochet hooks

:occasion7:
Happy New Year to you all!
I have two of some stainless steel crochet hooks and I'm deciding which ones to keep. Some are all silver and some have a golden hook end - what's the difference and is one better than the other in some way?

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