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by StripyPixieSocks
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Facebook - to join or not to join
Replies: 44
Views: 2083

Re: Facebook - to join or not to join

I love Facebook but am tight on security, if I don't know who you are, you ain't getting in (at least if you have friends in common I recognise that's fine) but what's with random people trying to add you who have absolutely NOTHING in common... ah well. I love it because I can keep in touch with my...
by StripyPixieSocks
Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Who taught you to cook?
Replies: 32
Views: 1984

Re: Who taught you to cook?

My Nana taught me, she was always baking at the weekends when I stayed... I remember cooking Scrambled Eggs for my Granddad while standing on a stool because I couldn't see over the cooker :)
by StripyPixieSocks
Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Poison
Replies: 22
Views: 4033

Re: Poison

Actually it seems like the Chlorine is washed off: http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/carrots.asp http://cheaphealthygood.blogspot.com/2009/10/10-modern-food-myths-busted.html Again a mixture of true and false which is usually hyped by the media they also soak some salad leaves like this to remove W...
by StripyPixieSocks
Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: How Do You Like Your Meat?
Replies: 27
Views: 2073

Re: How Do You Like Your Meat?

Having been a vegetarian for 16 years and then 'turned to the dark-side' I like my meat well cooked as well as the sight of blood makes me feel quite ill. Much as I like my TV chefs I like my meat cooked all the way through... it even turns my stomach when I see H-F-W et al eating stuff raw... I've ...
by StripyPixieSocks
Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Our wee baby Highland cow
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: Our wee baby Highland cow

Adorable wee thing awwww :)
by StripyPixieSocks
Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: First attempt at smoking... success
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: First attempt at smoking... success

That's a great idea, we've been thinking about smoking stuff with out BBQ as well, at least now we know it can be done!

I bet that Trout tasted awesome! :D
by StripyPixieSocks
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Favorite Frugal recipes.
Replies: 15
Views: 2339

Re: Favorite Frugal recipes.

Our frugal recipes this week are: Lentil Soup (Onion, , Garlic, Celery, Carrots, Vege Stock & Red Lentils) Make loads... freeze it for later in portions! Ratatouille (Onion, Aubergine, Courgette, Mushrooms, Peppers, canned tomatoes) Make loads can be used on backed potatoes, over pasta, as a lasagne...
by StripyPixieSocks
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: yarn jargon interpreter required
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: yarn jargon interpreter required

There's also a chart at the bottom of the linked page which tells you how to use other thicknesses / guages / hooks for items by using a formula to get the right amount of stitches / right size. http://www.earthguild.com/products/knitcroc/marypat/gauge.htm It's a bit complicated but I worked it out ...
by StripyPixieSocks
Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: you are kidding me
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

Re: you are kidding me

I suppose in all honesty it might actually be a good thing for people with little or no money to be able to buy things gradually over a few months though... that's the only up-side I can see and with money becoming even tighter lately it seems the Christmas stuff in the shops is becoming earlier... ...
by StripyPixieSocks
Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: you are kidding me
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

Re: you are kidding me

I've already seen all kinds of Christmas stuff on sale here... puddings, mince pies etc... I was a tad shocked I can tell you! It's getting out of hand now I think!
by StripyPixieSocks
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: a skill/craft that ishers might like
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: a skill/craft that ishers might like

I love pyrography, saw it in Cornwall years ago when on holiday and bought myself the kit soon after... can be done on leather too... great fun, might grab a photo of my OH's battle box for medieval re-enactment and post it later :)
by StripyPixieSocks
Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Video Tapes *potentially stupid question*
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

Re: Video Tapes *potentially stupid question*

Please don't use them near skin (as jewellery, clothing etc) they have in some cases some very nasty, toxic chemicals on the actual tape and that's never good :(
by StripyPixieSocks
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi there.... I'm back
Replies: 19
Views: 1321

Re: Hi there.... I'm back

Welcome back :hugish:
by StripyPixieSocks
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The spare parts, do you hoard them?
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Re: The spare parts, do you hoard them?

Oh blimey... do we ever!! When we were having a clear out before moving, my OH threw out so many PC parts that were out of the ark it was unbelievable... he also breaks everything apart to pick out bits for making robots with... The hoarding here is endless... we might need to move into the bigger c...
by StripyPixieSocks
Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: secret meal
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: secret meal

Awwww that's lovely! :cheers: