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by elfcurry
Mon May 17, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Walnut liqueur
Replies: 9
Views: 3705

Re: Walnut liqueur

I *bought* a bottle of walnut liqueur many years ago with my left-over Lire at an Italian airport. It was smooth but I could never really say I liked it much. People who tried it didn't hate it but didn't want a second helping.

If you do try doing this, I'd be interested to hear how yours does.
by elfcurry
Sun May 03, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Collecting items to reuse
Replies: 28
Views: 4172

Re: Collecting items to reuse

I was wondering today whether it's usual for people who lean towards greenness to have houses full of cr*p which just might come in useful at some point in the future.

Mine certainly is and it's because I can't throw out something which I think might come in useful.
by elfcurry
Sat May 02, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Dumpster diving!
Replies: 12
Views: 3855

Re: Dumpster diving!

If the police are interested in catching people stealing what someone throws out, their priorities are wrong! Can you imagine the desk sergeant answering a 999 call and saying "well it may be against your company policy but we have genuine calls to deal with, involving crimes of violence and propert...
by elfcurry
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: ceramic tiles
Replies: 2
Views: 961

ceramic tiles

I have several square metres worth from the bathroom and I'm not sure what to do with them. A lot are broken but many are not. I've already chucked out some in small pieces. They still have tile adhesive so quite rough. Can I use them in cement mix for a clothes post hole? I suppose they might be us...
by elfcurry
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: No apostrophes!
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: No apostrophes!

It's amazing how you can't think of a sentence involving apostrophes when you need one... Other folk's aren't so fussy - they just spread apostrophe's around indiscriminately... :wink: What? Three times as many as there should be? You'll wear it out. :tongue: I've definitely had this odd behaviour ...
by elfcurry
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: changing isp
Replies: 6
Views: 2413

I like Martin's advice but not tried Tiscali. Can I suggest plusnet? I've been with them for about six months and no trouble at all. More to the point a VERY particular (ie will complain if any little thing is wrong) friend likes them. £10 a month for 1GB download suits me for browsing for hours a ...
by elfcurry
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: To anyone else Yahoo is worthless...........
Replies: 13
Views: 3304

Google OS ??

Try another OS. For instance Ubuntu, a variety of Linux is free (both in the 'not constrained' sense as well as costing you nowt) and is easy to install and use. Really, it is. I tried varieties of Linux in the past and had trouble installing and configuring it and gave up but this is just a breeze....
by elfcurry
Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for plastic milk bottle tops
Replies: 11
Views: 3747

Some are recyclable. I've just checked my lodger's T***o one and it has a triangle with a 2 in it, as does my Coop one. My council recycling scheme doesn't accept them so it makes no difference here. I think supermarkets (probably not small private shops) should be required to have containers for re...
by elfcurry
Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 re-uses for 2litre bottles
Replies: 38
Views: 15615

fill with tap water and freeze... use to fill up the spaces in your freezer.. a full freezer works best... BUT...also doubles up as a bit of fresh water if you have a water cut off for whatever reason. I don't agree; you're wasting energy by freezing water for no good reason. The idea of filling yo...
by elfcurry
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: New series: The River cottage treatement
Replies: 5
Views: 2400


Where did he find such a bunch of people? I'm lost for words aboiut how to describe them!
by elfcurry
Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Tinned Peach and Chilli Pepper Wine
Replies: 12
Views: 4737

No eye of newt? Are you serious? Marmite, strong black tea, Epsom salts, orange juice chillies...? :shock: Actually I have a pretty good crop of chillies for the first time ever, wondered about chilli wine and thought of consulting you but this sounds complicated ... and really rather odd. When I se...
by elfcurry
Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: racking issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 2382

racking question

I've got a question. What do you do with the slugde? Chuck it? I still find it hard to separate it from the liquid and it's often a significant proportion of the whole so I feel reluctant to throw it away though presumably you could compost it? I've also sometimes drunk the more fluid parts if it ta...
by elfcurry
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: I know I am cheating
Replies: 12
Views: 3895

So how's it doing? And who are the earplugs for, her or you? If it's bubbling, the yeast is doing its stuff and you just have to wait. I think you should treat the 'ready in a week' thing as sales hype. (It worked - you bought it!) I do have a hydrometer but never really tried it. It just seems a lo...
by elfcurry
Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: mushrooms picked while out on walk today
Replies: 18
Views: 7238

I left that page loading while I read another thread.
When I came back there was still no single complete picture to look at.

You might have warned us they are huge files.

So as to your query: no idea.
by elfcurry
Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: tell the truth....
Replies: 50
Views: 16073

does it really taste good... or is it just alcoholic and cheap? Mostly good. :drunken: I suppose if a batch was a bit naff I'd try to drink it because of the effort and ingredients. So far that hasn't happened though*. My most recent lot was some plum wine made from plums in punnets reduced to very...