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by Green Aura
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: The elephant in the room... AKA... the American Election
Replies: 68
Views: 5042

Re: The elephant in the room

Well we managed to stay up until 4am when we knew for certain Obama had got it. I'm glad we did - another piece of history observed (including 1st moon landing - assuming it ever happened - and pulling down the Berlin wall amongst many other things) My friends we do, indeed, live in interesting times!
by Green Aura
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: What is it about mealtimes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: What is it about mealtimes?

Ask her? She's old enough to know she's upsetting you all and it doesn't sound like she's deliberately naughty. Talk to her quietly, away from mealtime, find out if there's some sort of problem. If so fix it. If not tell her how much of a problem it is for you all and what you expect and sort out wi...
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Land shairing
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: Land shairing

You're probably too far away. My garden is up for grabs. I did post it a few weeks ago

http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/ ... &sk=t&sd=a

Don't know if that's how you do links - hope it works.
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Basil
Replies: 15
Views: 1150

Re: Basil

I think there are many plants that are classed as annual in Britain but are perennials in their native country. I don't know about basil, but it'll grow better in France than over here. Have you thought about freezing some - pack it into ice cube trays - enough in each for one meal. when frozen, sti...
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What's for dinner?
Replies: 94
Views: 5528

Re: What's for dinner?

Good'un tonight.
Potato cakes with soured cream and lumpfish roe. Champagne.
Poulet en champagne with brown rice, mushrooms and green salad. Sancerre.
Toffee pecan roulade (care of T*sc*'s finest) with double cream.
Coffee and brandy.

Yummy.
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Blood on the wallpaper??!
Replies: 11
Views: 1006

Re: Blood on the wallpaper??!

I have to say I'm unsure how it would work but you put salt on bloodstains in textiles. Maybe a saline spray, wet it then put some white fabric or paper on it to soak it up or something like that might work, but Eve's right - you can't really scrub it.
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Land shairing
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: Land shairing

Are you anywhere near Ashton under Lyne, Eve?
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cat brought in a duckling
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Cat brought in a duckling

Found a dead snipe on the doorstep this morning. First I've ever seen - the bloody cat didn't even eat any of it. I'm assuming it was too big for him to get though the catflap.
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: The elephant in the room... AKA... the American Election
Replies: 68
Views: 5042

Re: The elephant in the room

We're planning an all-nighter too. But after my birthday dinner I'll probably be asleep by 10!
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Would it be possible...
Replies: 10
Views: 6533

Re: Would it be possible...

There's also "view your posts" - I look in there if there's someting I'm particularly hoping will get a response.
by Green Aura
Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: How do you pickle onions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2060

Re: How do you pickle onions?

You can make sweet pickled onions by adding sugar and a cinnamon stick. Yummy.

Or hot by adding chillies etc .......
by Green Aura
Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Mangoes?
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Mangoes?

Don't know about outside your body, but if it's not brilliant to eat as a piece of fruit what about making it into lassi. I love it and usually make it with mangoes that are a bit too ripe to eat easily.
by Green Aura
Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is Ebay a rip - off?
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Re: Is Ebay a rip - off?

Oh SarahJane, half my house has been kitted out by ebay - in fact they sent me a present last year for being such a good customer! How embarrassing is that? You do have to be careful, p+p can be extortionate - we've been quoted £165 to deliver a roll of lino - I think that basically they can't be bo...
by Green Aura
Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Old people's Bebo!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 785

Re: Old people's Bebo!!!!

I love Facebook. I've met up with so many old friends and being hundreds of miles from most of them I can have live chats and keep up to date.
by Green Aura
Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Never-ending stew
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Never-ending stew

Sounds great. I remember my grandmother always had a pot of soup on her Yorkshire Range. Doubt there was any alcohol in it though! She chucked anything she had in it, including the previous nights leftovers.