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by GeorgeSalt
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Urban Basketry
Replies: 6
Views: 5128

Re: Urban Basketry

Polyprop is reclyclable, if you can get it to the processor.
by GeorgeSalt
Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: The dark side of leeks, lettuce etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 2521

Re: The dark side of leeks, lettuce etc.

Use the fleece, Leek. Use the fleece.

(after all, it is rather nippy out)
by GeorgeSalt
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Bee keeping books
Replies: 5
Views: 5515

Re: Bee keeping books

I'm not sure beeking is something I'd want to learn from books, must be better to find a local beekeeper. But hopefully someone will know a book that's good.
by GeorgeSalt
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: seabuckthorn
Replies: 11
Views: 3934

Re: seabuckthorn

And very nice it is too.. 900 g sea buckthorn gave 900 ml juice when simmered with just enough water to cover them in the pan. Strained, 900g sugar added and the total yield was 1500 ml of cordial/syrup. Diluted with fizzy water it's a refreshing drink, and it promises to be a tasty syrup over yoghu...
by GeorgeSalt
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Is my plot contaminated
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Is my plot contaminated

Hello there every one l am new here and need a bit of advice.After along wait we finally got a place with enough space to keep some hens and grow some of our owm produce. But while we were on a family holiday last year we had a fire that involved part of the garage and the oil tank.The oil has been...
by GeorgeSalt
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: seabuckthorn
Replies: 11
Views: 3934

Re: seabuckthorn

How near the coast are you? We used this plant all the time when we put coastal gardens together in West Cornwall(back in the day),because of it's ability to withstand salt winds(not sure about frost resistance though,to be honest). As such it's readily available down there,and pretty cheap,pm me i...
by GeorgeSalt
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: seabuckthorn
Replies: 11
Views: 3934

Re: seabuckthorn

Bumping this.. Nipped into Lituanica this afternoon, which is to the typical Eastern European corner shop what T***o is to Arkwrights, and they had bags of frozen sea buckthorn. This is a species I've been wanting to try for a while, but the only patch I know locally is on a nature reserve - and the...
by GeorgeSalt
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Ersatz
Replies: 17
Views: 4252

Re: Ersatz

I think there's an important distinction between ersatz and adulteration and bulking out. Roasting acorns for coffee is ersatz, using sawdust to stretch bread for profit is adulteration, substituting sawdust for flour because that's all you've got and a full belly is more comfortable than an empty o...
by GeorgeSalt
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Ersatz
Replies: 17
Views: 4252

Re: Ersatz

Check the ingredients list on high-fiber breads, sawdust is added under the name "cellulose". Lots of other foods have it, too. Oh nice , and to think bread is always seen as wholesome. Was it on this site that someone posted a link about E920 (think that's the right number) being used in bread and...
by GeorgeSalt
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should you pay for someone else's lifestyle choice?
Replies: 42
Views: 5985

Re: Should you pay for someone else's lifestyle choice?

Masters degrees aren't free, even in Scotland. Unless you count the undergraduate MA degrees that Scottish universities offer which are BSc equivilants.
by GeorgeSalt
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Ersatz
Replies: 17
Views: 4252

Re: Ersatz

Strawberry jam.. made with beet and no strawberries, and the pips were wood chips.. only found this one because I came across "strawberry pipper" on someone's CV.
by GeorgeSalt
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What do I do with screwtop jars?
Replies: 10
Views: 5139

Re: What do I do with screwtop jars?

My best taker used to be a lady who sold homemade jam in a stall at the seaside every year. She definitely is not allowed to use recycled jars anymore, and now has to buy them in at great expense. I did a bit more digging.. your lady with the jam stall should still be able to re-use clean jam jars ...
by GeorgeSalt
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Growing your own barley
Replies: 8
Views: 3063

Re: Growing your own barley

Just remember when it comes to harvest that barley was known in the feed industry and itchy-and-scratchy.. ..
by GeorgeSalt
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Growing your own barley
Replies: 8
Views: 3063

Re: Growing your own barley

I have a suspicion that the new book will be waiting on the results, so that you can complete the final chapter.. .. .. ;)
by GeorgeSalt
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What do I do with screwtop jars?
Replies: 10
Views: 5139

Re: What do I do with screwtop jars?

There is a problem with recycling at the moment on a national level (possibly EU wide - but I wouldn't put it past the UK to cock-up the system for themselves). For administrative convenience (and perhaps lobbying by some parts of the industry) the recycling permit scheme for glass and plastic pay t...