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by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Trying to be handy .. cheese/butter
Replies: 11
Views: 2578

Not sure - I thought you just used salt (and cabbage of course)! However, it may be a good way of using up the whey rather than chucking it out. (Having discovered paradise and being flat broke all in the same place I'm becoming slightly obsessional about getting something out of every last scrap). ...
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Trying to be handy .. cheese/butter
Replies: 11
Views: 2578

Uses for whey

I'm just reading a book called Nourishing Traditions (bit weird but interesting).
She talks about using whey to cause lacto-fermentation for preserving veg - like sauerkraut etc.
Maggie
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Dandelion wine
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

Dandelion wine

Hi I've spent the last couple of weeks picking and freezing dandelion heads to make some wine. I've been told by one person that you have to take off all the green bits, but someone else told me that if you leave it on the resulting wine tastes like retsina. Anyone know if this is true? I looooooove...
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel problem
Replies: 11
Views: 3173

Polytunnel problem

We bought a tunnel from First tunnels. Frame went up just fine but we never seem to have calm enough weather up here to fit the polythene. We've tried in what is relatively calm weather and had to abandon it. We've got their aluminium base rail kit which is supposedly easier than trench digging etc ...
by Green Aura
Mon May 12, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: cleaning stainless steel
Replies: 8
Views: 2289

Cleaning stainless steel

When you've got the crud off wipe it over with some baby oil!!! Fantastic.
by Green Aura
Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: how do you cook a peacock/hen
Replies: 23
Views: 6009

http://www.godecookery.com/incrd/incrd.htm#016
http://www.lc.capellauniversity.edu/~13 ... eacock.htm

Found both of these with a quick google - both sound a bit Mrs Beeton - "First catch your....."
Maggie
by Green Aura
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind turbines and planning permission
Replies: 7
Views: 3130

Thanks Martin - and everyone
Still not sure where I stand but I'll leave it for a while - until our house is sold.
Maggie
by Green Aura
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from deepest darkest Sutherland...
Replies: 20
Views: 4613

Hi
I too live in Sutherland - near Durness. Do we count as urban self-sufficient? Don't care really - this seems like a really good forum.
Maggie
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind turbines and planning permission
Replies: 7
Views: 3130

That was all completely arse about face. Permission denied under 50m and not needed over 100. + dwelling not swelling! I'm driving down to Manchester today to finish off selling the house so I'm all of a dither - my excuse anyway. By the way if anyone's interested in buying a house in Gtr Man area -...
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind turbines and planning permission
Replies: 7
Views: 3130

I've read differing things. I think round here it is impossible to get permission within 100m of neighbours, may get it at 50-100m, don't need it under that. How many people live more than 100m from nearest swelling? Even round here the housing tends to be closer together than that.
Maggie
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind turbines and planning permission
Replies: 7
Views: 3130

I know - I can't believe how lucky I am. When I'm rationalising the move I tell myself I've worked towards this for years (retraining etc). But the truth is we were in the right place at the right time and grabbed the opportunity with both hands. I still can't believe it - just hope the business goe...
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind turbines and planning permission
Replies: 7
Views: 3130

Wind turbines and planning permission

Hi folks Just moved to NW Scotland (see entry in newbie section). Glorious scenery, fantastic lifestyle, great neighbours, but weathers been foul. Our heating and hot water is currently provided by an ancient Franco Belge boiler which is coal-powered. It's costing us over £20/week just in coal at t...
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: grass
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Hi
Echo last post but cardboard might be better than carpet - unless it's pure wool and hessian-backed. Otherwise it may never rot!!!
Maggie
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Polytunnel query
Replies: 22
Views: 9914

Polytunnel

Hi Alexandra Don't know if you've sorted out your polytunnel yet but if you're in Scotland have you looked at Highland Polytunnels website? Their prices look quite good and I'm hoping that, being based in Inverness, they know of the particular problems of growing in the highlands. I'm hoping to get ...
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from sunny (today at least) Durness!
Replies: 10
Views: 2414

Thanks for the welcome

Hi Thanks for the welcome messages - I'm hoping to get to know y'all better over the coming months. Will be busy running new business (won't promote it here as per rules, but google green aura and you might just find me!). A polytunnel is certainly on the cards but first we have to clear the jungle ...