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  Topic: Wormery! Wormery!
Hedonists

Replies: 31
Views: 8967
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 07 7:59 pm   Subject: Wormery! Wormery!
Can I suggest a couple of threads:

http://forum.downsizer.net/viewtopic.php?t=4053

http://forum.downsizer.net/about6229.html

The 2nd includes a couple more links

To answer your ...
  Topic: Home Made Tom Ketchup - Squeezy Bottles???
Hedonists

Replies: 10
Views: 3009
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Aug 20, 06 9:33 pm   Subject: Home Made Tom Ketchup - Squeezy Bottles???
Thinks for all the advice. I think glass bottles are the way to go.
  Topic: Home Made Tom Ketchup - Squeezy Bottles???
Hedonists

Replies: 10
Views: 3009
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Aug 20, 06 2:28 am   Subject: Home Made Tom Ketchup - Squeezy Bottles???
Later in the year the Duchess and I are hoping to knock up some tomato ketchup. I was wondering if it might be possible to bottle and preserve it with preused plastic squeezy bottles?

We have some ...
  Topic: Lobster and Crab article
Hedonists

Replies: 6
Views: 2090
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 06 10:06 pm   Subject: Lobster and Crab article
The recipe looks lovely, thanks WW. Am looking forward to giving them a go
  Topic: bite repellant thing
Hedonists

Replies: 10
Views: 3693
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 06 9:59 pm   Subject: bite repellant thing
I get bitten a lot around my lower legs. Quite a large area around the bite tends to swell a lot, and become quite stiff. I've found a daily dose of vitamin B1 is a great way of preventing bites. I do ...
  Topic: Lobster and Crab article
Hedonists

Replies: 6
Views: 2090
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Jul 22, 06 11:14 pm   Subject: Lobster and Crab article
I'll dig out a recipe if anyone's interested.

Yes please WW, they sound lovely.

Good article, thanks Jonnyboy.
  Topic: Rabbit recipe ! Who's got one ?
Hedonists

Replies: 7
Views: 1936
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jul 05, 06 6:28 pm   Subject: Rabbit recipe ! Who's got one ?
I'm sure I've mentioned this on here before... barbecued rabbit is wonderful, but my advice is to slow(ish) cook it, over not-too-hot coals, otherwise it has a tendency to dry out. Plus IMHO rabbit wi ...
  Topic: Solar cookers
Hedonists

Replies: 16
Views: 7925
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 06 10:30 am   Subject: Solar cookers
Here's a version possibly more suited to the Essex climate in June...
http://eartheasy.com/solar_oven.htm


Thats a very nice looking gadget, but it sort of defeats the purpose. Especially at t ...
  Topic: Hooray - the first of many
Hedonists

Replies: 21
Views: 5132
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 06 5:20 pm   Subject: Hooray - the first of many
I made a courgette wine last year. Its still maturing so I've yet to taste it. The first time I racked, it smelled truly awful. The last time I racked it seemed much better.

I included a couple of ...
  Topic: Solar cookers
Hedonists

Replies: 16
Views: 7925
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 06 5:04 pm   Subject: Solar cookers
What's it look like?
Its very similar to the pic at the top of this page:
http://solarcooking.org/minimum.htm
Mine is slightly taller but has a wooden frame, and cardboard sides.

I bet it's Romf ...
  Topic: Solar cookers
Hedonists

Replies: 16
Views: 7925
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 06 4:43 pm   Subject: Solar cookers
I finished building my solar cooker about ten days ago... there hasn't been a clear and sunny day since

I tried to cook some baby spuds in it on Sat. Put the cooker in the centre of the ga ...
  Topic: Black and white polythene
Hedonists

Replies: 4
Views: 2183
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 14, 06 9:16 pm   Subject: Black and white polythene
A lot of online hydroponic stores stock it. I'm not sure what their prices are like though. At a guess I'd say the ones obviously aimed at marijuana growers would charge more than those selling to peo ...
  Topic: Crushing eggshells
Hedonists

Replies: 15
Views: 7471
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jun 11, 06 10:05 am   Subject: Crushing eggshells
I take it all you eggshell hoarders wash them before storing?

Not at all. We have a small pot in the kitchen that all the useable waste goes into (tea bags, veg scraps, eggshells, etc.) Mos ...
  Topic: Crushing eggshells
Hedonists

Replies: 15
Views: 7471
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 09, 06 9:23 am   Subject: Crushing eggshells
Bake them for a while, they crush up easy then

Or lay them out in the sun & save some energy

I collect mine all year round, and sling them in a box in the garage. A couple of tim ...
  Topic: Rabbit and Pigeon? Ideas
Hedonists

Replies: 17
Views: 7516
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Jun 09, 06 9:21 am   Subject: Rabbit and Pigeon? Ideas
Barbecued rabbit:

Marinate in dark soy sauce, tarragon & chilli seeds, then barbecue. We eat ours with a massive mixed salad.

You need to keep a bit of an eye on the barbie. Rabbit has so li ...
 
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