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by manda
30 Jul 2019, 03:08
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Plastics
Replies: 91
Views: 49623

Re: Plastics

Cannot remember where I heard it, but some T bags have plastic in them including the ones I use. Anyone else knew this? Yes Gwen they use polypropylene, a sealing plastic, to keep the tea bags from falling apart. This plastic is not recyclable or biodegradable. So brands in the UK that don't use pl...
by manda
11 Jul 2019, 21:36
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: anyone use a jam thermometer?
Replies: 15
Views: 19383

Re: anyone use a jam thermometer?

I've got runny jam that didn't really set properly - can I try reboiling it with more pectin do you think? Sorry only just spotted this. Short answer is yes Long answer is...what I have got below from my wanderings around the internet. You need: The jars of jam to be remade No-sugar-needed type pec...
by manda
10 Jun 2019, 05:53
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Plastics
Replies: 91
Views: 49623

Re: Plastics

Wow, those ecobricks look really interesting You're right, sometimes there no alternative to buying something wrapped/packaged using plastics. You wonder what we all did before it was used I such quantities The Ecobricks are something that I have huge mixed feelings about. On the one hand they are ...
by manda
25 May 2019, 02:12
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Plastics
Replies: 91
Views: 49623

Re: Plastics

I'd happily have everything by email. Me too, until I need proof of identity and haven't got a recent bank or utilities statement with my name and address on (which was also a problem when all the bills came to Jim) The power and phone company here do your bill online and it reads the same as a har...
by manda
23 May 2019, 13:17
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Does anyone actually watch Game of Thrones ?
Replies: 18
Views: 13618

Re: Does anyone actually watch Game of Thrones ?

I have never watched it....I struggle with anything series wise because of my shifts and I never seem to have enough time to catch up with things after so I pretty much don't bother.
by manda
23 May 2019, 13:15
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Plastics
Replies: 91
Views: 49623

Re: Plastics

We do have all our statements by email but the insurance company seem hell bent on sending paper copies despite me saying I would rather have them electronically ...I don't get it....same with the local council and their rates... I'd happily have everything by email. The ironic thing is that when we...
by manda
21 May 2019, 11:37
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Plastics
Replies: 91
Views: 49623

Re: Plastics

LL I am looking forward to having a go at soaps ...going to have to be patient though ...timing is all wrong for it to happen any time soon but hopefully once the house is sorted (and the new one built) I'll get onto it I'm surprised that so many things are still sent by mail that could be sent by e...
by manda
21 May 2019, 03:30
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Plastics
Replies: 91
Views: 49623

Re: Plastics

We use natural made soap bars for washing, hair (shampoo and conditioner), I got some great charcoal and coffee scrub soap for the spotty teenager which I think work much better than anything out of a plastic bottle. We're in the process of selling up and moving to build but I plan in the future to ...
by manda
25 Mar 2019, 09:37
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Anyone ever had dosa?
Replies: 6
Views: 7867

Re: Anyone ever had dosa?

Never had it before...can they be used for sweet and savoury?
by manda
25 Mar 2019, 09:35
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: mince pie alternatives (vegetarian GF)
Replies: 20
Views: 17716

Re: mince pie alternatives (vegetarian GF)

I just noticed this..... Maybe for this year. It's vegetarian friendly COURGETTE CHRISTMAS MINCE: Obviously can be reduced. 21/2 lb(1kg) zucchini (courgettes) - small dice 17 oz(500g) raw sugar 21 oz 600g sultanas (you can add mixed peel if you want into that amount) 2 Tbsp coarse marmalade (any fla...
by manda
31 Jan 2019, 20:44
Forum: Other Wildlife
Topic: One very big octopus!
Replies: 5
Views: 5066

Re: One very big octopus!

Beautiful....I love them....they are so clever.
by manda
31 Jan 2019, 20:42
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: animation competition - morph
Replies: 2
Views: 3857

Re: animation competition - morph

Brilliant....used to love Morph....must have taken quite a while to get that much video.
by manda
23 Jan 2019, 22:26
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Food waste and how we can help...
Replies: 8
Views: 7784

Re: Food waste and how we can help...

lancashire lass wrote: are you referring to Bokashi bins? They've been around for a while.

No LL it was this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEzFOsXh-QQ
by manda
04 Jan 2019, 22:54
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Food waste and how we can help...
Replies: 8
Views: 7784

Re: Food waste and how we can help...

I was looking on the www the other day and saw a piece of equipment that trns waste food into fertiliser - which in itself isn't amazing because you can do that in a compost heap - BUT this one took meat and dairy as well. No if that actually works then that would be truly amazing. If we could get ...