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Hots



Joined: 23 Sep 2010
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Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 16 1:14 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Steradent tablets are good for cleaning the loo bowl, just drop a couple in the pan and leave them overnight.

Citrus peel and avocado skins make excellent fire lighters when dried.

As for stalks and outer leaves? SOUP. Obviously.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 16 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Goodness - loads of things I can do with the steradent tabs then!

I think the loo bowl is my fav!

Nesquik choc milk mix? Its a dry powder.
I dont do milkshakes (lactose intolerant), but can I use it in cakes?

jettejette



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 16 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:


Nesquik choc milk mix? Its a dry powder.
I dont do milkshakes (lactose intolerant), but can I use it in cakes?


I'm sure you could use it in cakes, as it's sweetened you'd need to cut down on sugar.
Perhaps you couuld mix it with a bit of water for a non alcoholic slug pub or a wasp trap in the Summer.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 16 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

neskwik is the work of demons and should be used as an ingredient in (censored due to the terrorism legislation)

Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 16 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One of our helpexers bought it....... its pretty dire - chocolate milk mix....thank God my kids never wanted it.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 16 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think chocolate milkshake powder is one of those things best thrown out if you don't use it for milkshakes. Otherwise you'll end up wasting other useful ingredients. You could use it to add to a bowl of rice krispies to ruin them.

As for left over chips, I balance mine on my left shoulder when starting a new thread in Does it really matter.

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 16 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
I think chocolate milkshake powder is one of those things best thrown out if you don't use it for milkshakes. Otherwise you'll end up wasting other useful ingredients. You could use it to add to a bowl of rice krispies to ruin them.

As for left over chips, I balance mine on my left shoulder when starting a new thread in Does it really matter.


Better check local regs on disposal of toxic substances!

Henry

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 16 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As I don't use breadcrumbs in cooking, I always freeze odd bits of left over bread and use it to make bread pudding. Every so often I have to evict all the bread from the freezer and make one. Think the time is coming quite soon. I also have to find the frozen sloes and make some bramble wine from the frozen blackberries.

My vegetable peelings go in the wormery or on the compost heap. The worms have been quite happy outside under the bay tree this winter and put their heads up when I feed them.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 16 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am just asking, does steradent attack the bugs you want in a sceptic tank?

Rob R



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 16 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gregotyn wrote:
I am just asking, does steradent attack the bugs you want in a sceptic tank?


Yes, it "Kills 99.9% of bacteria".

Hots



Joined: 23 Sep 2010
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Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 16 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sceptic?
A deliberate, amusing typo?

We have a septic tank and using up Granny's old Steradent tablets in the downstairs loo doesn't seem to have affected it's efficaciousness.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 16 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hots wrote:
We have a septic tank and using up Granny's old Steradent tablets in the downstairs loo doesn't seem to have affected it's efficaciousness.

I expect a bucketload of them might make some difference...

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 16 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
Hots wrote:
We have a septic tank and using up Granny's old Steradent tablets in the downstairs loo doesn't seem to have affected it's efficaciousness.

I expect a bucketload of them might make some difference...


Certainly might. Twice the safe dose s NOT twice as safe.

At work some years ago the cleaners 'killed' the septic tank by putting too much toilet cleaner (or cleaner of the wrong type) down the loos and sinks.

Henry

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 16 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hots wrote:
Sceptic?
A deliberate, amusing typo?

We have a septic tank and using up Granny's old Steradent tablets in the downstairs loo doesn't seem to have affected it's efficaciousness.


It's okay, we would pronounce the typo the same way over here on this side of the pond.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34018
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 16 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
Hots wrote:
Sceptic?
A deliberate, amusing typo?

We have a septic tank and using up Granny's old Steradent tablets in the downstairs loo doesn't seem to have affected it's efficaciousness.


It's okay, we would pronounce the typo the same way over here on this side of the pond.


Usefully, we wouldn't. Otherwise, we'd know you as sceptics, not septics.

We throw all manner of stuff down our tank. Nothing much seems to bother it, even a heavy dose of caustic before Christmas.

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