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by IrishAbroad
Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: stop smoking article
Replies: 15
Views: 9788

Andy Hamilton wrote:True MMM :lol: Need a licence in the UK to grow tobbaco, they lifted it during wartime though and some people did grow their own!
Think you need a licence in France too :wink: tum ti tum ti tum (you ain't seen me, right)
by IrishAbroad
Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How to make soap
Replies: 31
Views: 14964

Just been playing around with a pretty good soap calc at



http://www.soapcalc.com/calc/SoapCalc.asp?sfgdata=4

It works for liquid soap too
by IrishAbroad
Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How to make soap
Replies: 31
Views: 14964

Well if you can get your hands on pure Potassium Hydroxide (Potash) I believe the recipe is the same - just use Potassium Hydroxide (Potash )instead of Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda) and you end up with liquid soap.
by IrishAbroad
Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cabbage
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

Very very thinly sliced and deep fried in really hot oil - otherwise known as crispy fried seaweed. Take it out when it stops crackling (about 5 seconds - you'll know what I mean when you try it) - serve with a sprinkle of brown sugar.

YUM!!!
by IrishAbroad
Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Courgette Cake
Replies: 9
Views: 4419

Where in France were you, if you don't mind me asking?

Martin
by IrishAbroad
Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Courgette Cake
Replies: 9
Views: 4419

Courgette Cake

Last year I was surfing for things to do with my courgettes as I had far too many and came across this. Sounded yuck but really is yum.

This will make two 8â€Â
by IrishAbroad
Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Courgettes
Replies: 25
Views: 13590

If you go to the recipe exchange I've just posted a recipe for Courgette Cake. Sounds yuck but is surprisingly moreish
by IrishAbroad
Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Tomato glut
Replies: 17
Views: 8929

Tomato glut

Ok, so I planted too many :oops: Now we're going to end up with about 100kg tomatoes. I've tried sundrying some but unfortunately my dog really enjoyed them!!! Mum-in-law (always great for suggestions) has roasted some in olive oil and gralic for bottling (under the oil) and made loads of puree for ...
by IrishAbroad
Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How to make soap
Replies: 31
Views: 14964

LOL - Well I work as an independant consultant and the company I currently work for are more interested in results than my "other uses" of company resources :mrgreen: Yes I have seen some recipes using about 5% beeswax melted in the oil. I will be trying it soon. They do warn though that any sugar (...
by IrishAbroad
Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How to make soap
Replies: 31
Views: 14964

Oh and as with all skin products, always do a patch test first (you know, a little on the inside of your elbow to make sure you don't have a reaction)
by IrishAbroad
Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How to make soap
Replies: 31
Views: 14964

Just reading up at all the posts I've generated heehee. (Been away for the weekend). Ina - B&Q, T***o, Wicks, Do-It-All etc all sell it. Lee - Yep you are right about the price and the lather but it does make a very gentle and moisturising soap and I live in France so olive oil is relatively cheap -...
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How to make soap
Replies: 31
Views: 14964

How to make soap

Due to popular demand (well MillyMollyMandy asked me) here's how to make Castile Soap (or olive oil soap) Castile soap is a hard, pure and verymild soap with great moisturising properties (and in the shops it's bl**dy expensive) Ingredients 1litre Olive oil (try to get the cheapest lowest quality oi...
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Too many beans
Replies: 8
Views: 4077

Ok triple M, I've ten minutes before my train so I'll do it in the Tips section :bom:
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Basil experiment
Replies: 23
Views: 10633

Our department has been hit so we're spending a lot of time bringing water from the local river. (Don't let the river police read this!!!) Worst hit however is our hay. I don't think we'll have enough for the horses this winter and as most areas have been hit the same hay prices will shoot up :( The...
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Month by month ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 2929

Have you tried making the soda yet??? :mrgreen: