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by starchild
Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: can't...bake....anymore.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: can't...bake....anymore.....

Yum! Any room around the table for me?

How do you make marshmallow squares?

Good luck with the stall; I reckon you'll have an empty table soon :)
by starchild
Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Lavender
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Lavender

Hiya! I just prepare it like any other herb - pick it when it's a dry day and let the plant dry out; then flake off the flower heads and store in a cool, dark place. You can hang bunches of lavender from the ceiling with a paper bag over it to catch the bits. Doesn't exactly look pretty, but it's su...
by starchild
Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies
Replies: 23
Views: 18884

Re: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies

22. (I think) yarrow tea for treating fevers. 23. Colloidal silver for bites, stings, sore throats, cuts, any infection inside or out (we make our own, so I think that would count as a natural remedy?) 24. Sage tea for sore throats (and I second the recommendation for thyme too :) ) 25. chamomile te...
by starchild
Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Lavender
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Lavender

I cook with mine too - shortbread, cakes, icecream, muffins - anything goes! A lovely thing to make as pressies for people are lavender bottles. I made some one year for Christmas and everyone loved them from my 20 something friend who was intrigued to my octogenrian friend for whom it bought back m...
by starchild
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: home made cleaning recipes
Replies: 15
Views: 2759

Re: home made cleaning recipes

Now I'm confused LOL! I thought amonia was bad to use..........
Where will find some information on it?
by starchild
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: cooking on log burners
Replies: 17
Views: 2618

Re: cooking on log burners

Thanks Possum - I almost wish it was winter now!
by starchild
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: home made cleaning recipes
Replies: 15
Views: 2759

Re: home made cleaning recipes

Thank you. Hedgewitch; I'll have a good read through later.
by starchild
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: cooking on log burners
Replies: 17
Views: 2618

Re: cooking on log burners

Doesn't that work only if you have glowing embers rather than a roaring fire?
I would have thought they might get black on the outside and be uncooked on the inside!

I'll have to just try it and see what happens :)
by starchild
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: lampshade out of paper cups
Replies: 6
Views: 1963

Re: lampshade out of paper cups

my Goodness; tha'ts amazing - very cool. Well done you! :cheers:
by starchild
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: nice muffins...
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: nice muffins...

Here you go; this is adapted from the topping I make for bakewell tart and has a 'secret ingredient' which is basically rice flour. The addition of this to recipes makes them really light ;) i also find, personally, that making your own SR flour rather than using shop bought gives you much more cont...
by starchild
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: nice muffins...
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: nice muffins...

I tend to make muffins if I want comfort stodge and fairy cakes if I want something light. My muffins are like heavy fudgy gorgeousness and I have no complaints! I have the perfect recipe for the lightest, fluffiest fairy cakes if you would like it. I guess you could make them into muffin sizes if y...
by starchild
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: home made cleaning recipes
Replies: 15
Views: 2759

Re: home made cleaning recipes

how do you all feel borax rates in terms of eco friendliness and safety for us mere humans? I've tended to be very cautious of it, using vinegar and bicarb and essential oils for most cleaning jobs, but I sense that borax might have a bit of muscle for really greasy jobs? For spraying in the kitchen...
by starchild
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: cooking on log burners
Replies: 17
Views: 2618

Re: cooking on log burners

That camping oven looks *so* cool! I cook succesfully on top of our woodburner and find that it's even better than the hob - for some reason it doesn't catch on the bottom, no matter how long I leave things on it for. it makes great rice pudding and porrage :) And I've even cooked Sunday veg on ther...
by starchild
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Freezing - to blanch or not to blanch
Replies: 10
Views: 4758

Re: Freezing - to blanch or not to blanch

I don't blanch broccoli - I just split it into florets and freeze it as it is.
It tastes and looks fine :)
by starchild
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Places to visit/do in Cornwall...?
Replies: 23
Views: 2277

Re: Places to visit/do in Cornwall...?

my favourite beach in Cornwall is a small one called Trebarwith Strand - it's about 3 miles from Tintagel. We've stayed there every year for the past 7. It's beautiful at sunset and great if you're a surfer........... Have a wonderful time! I was there on the day of the Boscastle floods, so the plac...