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  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
jema

Replies: 73
Views: 4695
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 18 8:57 am   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
It really struck me a few days ago looking round a quid shop type place, that not only was everything plastic, but that 80% of it was for products like disposable razors and other shite that 50 years ...
  Topic: Slow cooker
jema

Replies: 11
Views: 1019
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 18 7:58 pm   Subject: Slow cooker
They definitely have increased compared to the very old ones

These days I like "instant pot" which seems to have a sensible low setting, or sous vide type things with accurate control.
  Topic: minimising data harvest
jema

Replies: 6
Views: 749
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Mar 26, 18 11:24 pm   Subject: minimising data harvest
Good advice on a very complex issue.
You can delve deeper, but then you are talking long essays and not forum posts!
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
jema

Replies: 73
Views: 4695
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 18 12:43 am   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
Reducing yes, making it a factor in buying decisions, wondering where the pressure points are? carrier bags got reduced massively so what is the next target?
  Topic: Garden Path
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 20739
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 18 11:35 am   Subject: Garden Path
I'm quite pleased with my loose lay block brick paving.
Lots of people have excess at the end of a project and give or sell very cheaply
As for weeds you get some, but they struggle and are easily d ...
  Topic: Garden steps
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 4638
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 18 4:00 pm   Subject: Garden steps
with good carpentry and pre treated timber it should be safe and cost effective.

Well given the frame will be hidden, I'll settle for shoddy carpentry and large coach screws.
  Topic: Garden steps
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 4638
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 18 8:13 am   Subject: Garden steps
I'm thinking the steps will be decking and maybe as long as 50cm, so not much more of a slip risk than the deck itself.

I have decided on constructing this with basic joisting. It's the cheapest, s ...
  Topic: Black garlic
jema

Replies: 15
Views: 1892
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 18 4:34 pm   Subject: Black garlic
It's a lot milder, you can eat the cloves like sweets.
  Topic: Black garlic
jema

Replies: 15
Views: 1892
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 18 12:15 pm   Subject: Black garlic
Had some on for 5 weeks in a prover, not come out very even, ranging from black and chewy to black to brown.
I figure that in an unheated kitchen, the device:

https://brodandtaylor.co.uk/folding-p ...
  Topic: Garden steps
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 4638
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 18 11:59 am   Subject: Garden steps
easy enough on an actual slope. This is on thin air! the lower deck the steps go down to, is about 40cm from actual ground level.
  Topic: Garden steps
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 4638
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 18 10:51 am   Subject: Garden steps
May stretch it longer than 1.2m, but I'm struggling to justify anything more than joists and decking steps. I'm curious if I visit B&Q for the joists, whether they will have removed the display wo ...
  Topic: Garden steps
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 4638
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 18 8:24 pm   Subject: Garden steps
bleh , missed a number out, the rise is 60cm. So each step will be a 15cm rise.
  Topic: Garden steps
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 4638
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 18 6:37 pm   Subject: Garden steps
Need to build steps down from one deck to another.
Will be done by taking a 1.2m slice out of the higher deck giving 3 40cm steps.
I'm torn on how to do it though, I'm tempted by brick, but thats qu ...
  Topic: Smoked vodka
jema

Replies: 9
Views: 2185
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jan 02, 18 1:44 pm   Subject: Smoked vodka
Wonder how that is done? or if its just a smoke flavouring added?

https://chasedistillery.co.uk/spirits/chase-english-oak-smoked-vodka/

would appear to have the answer
  Topic: Hurrah for me.
jema

Replies: 19
Views: 11000
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Dec 21, 17 8:49 pm   Subject: Hurrah for me.
We enjoy Turkey at Xmas, but its the one time in the year we will buy Turkey. Basically because we don't consider it anything special.
 
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