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  Topic: Using coconut oil to replace butter in a biscuit recipe
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 12
Views: 7547
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue May 12, 15 12:12 pm   Subject: Using coconut oil to replace butter in a biscuit recipe
tis ace stuff for the liquid part of pancake batters and it makes a better bechemal sauce than moo milk so there might be a use for the 495 ml

Exactly dpack I really do use it instead of milk i ...
  Topic: Using coconut oil to replace butter in a biscuit recipe
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 12
Views: 7547
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon May 11, 15 7:50 am   Subject: Using coconut oil to replace butter in a biscuit recipe
Unless you need it nut free why not replace the milk with almond milk? I use it as a substitute for milk in cooking all the time. Or you could try some oat milk or similar substitute so it has more bo ...
  Topic: spicy red cabbage
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 3
Views: 3791
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 15 10:43 am   Subject: spicy red cabbage
We use this one and love it. You can vary the amount of chilli, the kabanos is optional (it goes great with sausage and mash) and it freezes well.
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1758646/rosemary- ...
  Topic: Deer
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 6
Views: 29438
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Sun Jun 08, 14 9:51 am   Subject: Deer
We had deer regulary at our old place (one on its own is not uncommon, particularly if it's roe or muntjac). Cheap bean netting strun between long canes is a quick and cheap interim measure. Also, one ...
  Topic: Landrover Defender
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 13
Views: 5895
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed Jun 04, 14 11:10 am   Subject: Landrover Defender
...Might know someone interested, I'll check...
  Topic: What's killing our chooks?
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 9
Views: 7512
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon May 19, 14 11:07 am   Subject: What's killing our chooks?
Could be polecat, but bite to the back of the neck is classic mink. They tend to kill everything they can get within range of, though not necessarily to remove/eat. If you can pluck the back of the ne ...
  Topic: Nice Question
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 11
Views: 4030
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 15, 14 6:27 pm   Subject: Nice Question
Why not a slight change to 'Dee's Delightful' - earn a few brownie points on top of a good name
  Topic: What is everyone growing this year?
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 22
Views: 7546
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 08, 14 11:02 am   Subject: What is everyone growing this year?
Ooh, I love the planning time of year as the growing season can never come soon enough for me! Not least as with moving last year I couldn't do anything - I miss my home grown.

Interesting list, no ...
  Topic: Is there a quieter chicken breed?
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 22
Views: 4947
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Jan 02, 14 12:05 pm   Subject: Is there a quieter chicken breed?
Our Sussex hens (light and speckled) are really quiet, we hardly hear a peep out of them at any point.

As a point of interest, we also have Pekins as broody birds (not great layers) and have notice ...
  Topic: new members in Wales
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 33
Views: 134984
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 13 6:38 pm   Subject: new members in Wales
It's great to hear from like-minded people, thank you to everyone who has got in touch. Would be good to think we could meet some of you in person at some point.
  Topic: More of the Twelve days linocuts ready to go ...
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 6
Views: 7155
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 13 12:47 pm   Subject: More of the Twelve days linocuts ready to go ...
Absolutely love it - drumming snipe is perfect
  Topic: Improving my accounts
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 14
Views: 12350
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 13 9:37 am   Subject: Improving my accounts
A friend was recommended 'Cashbook' (by an accountant) - apparently you can get a free version... (The friend has a Mac so uses 'Abacus'.)
  Topic: Free e-magazines via the library
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 2
Views: 1486
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 13 5:22 pm   Subject: Free e-magazines via the library
Oooh, thanks for posting that Sally - really interesting selection for both of us to make use of (and save pennies on - every little helps!).
  Topic: Talk Talk s**t customer service
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 21
Views: 7002
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 13 4:34 pm   Subject: Talk Talk s**t customer service
I'm sorry but it's very well known that you don't use TalkTalk because they are utterly crap - they are cheap but that's about it - if you want a proper internet connection use a supplier of quality
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  Topic: Icing the Christmas cake
Somewhere-by-the-river

Replies: 7
Views: 1659
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 13 12:25 pm   Subject: Icing the Christmas cake
Good ol' Mary Berry advises that you marzipan a week before you ice the cake (royal icing doesn't take long to set, so about 10 days before would work nicely)... That said, it's not unusual for us not ...
 
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