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by aussie
Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fantasy-Ish island
Replies: 46
Views: 9386

Take a look at how many communes set up in the '60s and '70s are still runing and viable- none, here, that I'm aware of, and there were dozens.
A fine ideal, untill you factor in human nature.
Even when there were plenty, most of the folk were on welfare, not self-supporting.
by aussie
Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New, bewildered and a little bit concerned...
Replies: 16
Views: 4471

...and country music. Not Sudanese, then, I gather..? :mrgreen:
My wife and I lived in a slide-on van for almost two years..a bit squashy,but cosy in winter, and comfortable.
by aussie
Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Life without guilt?
Replies: 13
Views: 4314

Sounds great :thumbleft: I've been baulking at paying sixteen bucks for a leg of aussie lamb, but had forgotten just how much other folk pay...so, this sundays roast will be lamb....and a bottle of something special to go with it.
by aussie
Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Life without guilt?
Replies: 13
Views: 4314

Is it a matter of being torn between garlic and mint sauce, a choice of cultures and cooking methods? :wink: In other words, how did you serve the lamb ..?
by aussie
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie from Oz
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Hi, crazy mumma! Poly is the way to go..my gal 3000 gallon tank rusted out at the base in ten years, and now has a poly bladder inside.
Which part of the wide green/brown (green, here) land are you in?
by aussie
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Oooooouch
Replies: 31
Views: 7107

Hope everything goes well, Nev.
by aussie
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Orange And Black Stink Bugs On Citrus...?
Replies: 5
Views: 2434

I'm still squishing, Nev, but there don't seem to be any eggs. How big are they? Are they found on both the top and the underside?
by aussie
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: need an easy way to make a greenhouse/shed
Replies: 38
Views: 16158

I have several near me which have been made using very heavy fencing wire which is inserted into lengths of poly pipe (about 3/4 inch). The lengths of wire ( one place used concrete reinforcement rods which are bendable) are pushed into the ground to form a curved roof, with each rod or heavy wire a...
by aussie
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Orange And Black Stink Bugs On Citrus...?
Replies: 5
Views: 2434

I hadn't noticed any eggs, I thought they must fly in from somewhere, so that's a good tip, Nev. These, and above all fruitfly (not in SA or WA, I think) are something you sure don't need in NZ gardens, Jack.
by aussie
Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just had it explained
Replies: 29
Views: 6708

I have to echo MillyMollyMandy's comments earlier in the thread. I think there is far too much emphasis placed on sport in australian culture, far too much wall-to-wall coverage of sport in the media, and a vast amount of taxpayers money spent on it, when health and transport infrastructure are crum...
by aussie
Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: perfect rice?
Replies: 25
Views: 7471

Yeah, Tay, I find it absorbes too much water, because it expandes more than ordinary long or short grain- and it cooks faster. Also, it doesn't seem to need pre-washing to remove the excess starch which makes ordinary rice gluggy. It has a much lower GLI, as well.
Makes great biriani and pilaf.
by aussie
Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Orange And Black Stink Bugs On Citrus...?
Replies: 5
Views: 2434

Orange And Black Stink Bugs On Citrus...?

Considering the number of antipodian gardeners wafting the scent of gum leaves around the previous Lemon topic, I have high hopes of some good advice. These bugs are orange and flatish, around the size of a thumbnail, and there are also some which are larger and black. They both seem to extrude a sp...
by aussie
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: perfect rice?
Replies: 25
Views: 7471

The method I have described gives you steamed rice, in which case the grains are larger and seperate. In this case, you only stir the rice before you cover it prior to the 15 minutes steaming. This is the method used in Chinese and Asian restaurents. The method Jack describes is boiling, and it does...
by aussie
Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi...
Replies: 10
Views: 2063

:lol: Hi Shirl
by aussie
Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: perfect rice?
Replies: 25
Views: 7471

Here's the standard long-grain SE ASian method: Wash the rice in the cooking pot (you need one with a tightly fitting lid) until the water runs clear, then fill with water exactly the height of one adult knuckle above the surface of the rice. Cover, and bring to the boil. Stir the rice, cover again ...