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by manda
20 Nov 2018, 10:31
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Electric Pressure Cookers?
Replies: 3
Views: 5963

Re: Electric Pressure Cookers?

We've got a Sunbeam PE6100 Aviva multicooker (so it is a pressure cooker and rice maker and can saute). The link below is the one we've got. m" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I don't have anything to compare it with - to be honest I've resisted getting one for years....and n...
by manda
20 Nov 2018, 08:45
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Sun dried tomatoes - Advice needed
Replies: 1
Views: 5098

Re: Sun dried tomatoes - Advice needed

Michael did you heat the oil / garlic before hand? There is something about needing to heat oil to ensure you reduce risks of botulism or add vinegar to change the Ph both of which will kill the botulinum....don't know quantities though. I've made them without adding anything else...dried them, then...
by manda
06 Sep 2018, 07:32
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Apples, apples, apples
Replies: 7
Views: 5789

Re: Apples, apples, apples

It's a good idea...there was a guy in Auckland who started off a free food stand outside his house...people can take what they need - they don't have to give back - the point of starting it was home grown fruit and veggies didn't go to waste....just a way of paying it forward. Last I heard there wer...
by manda
03 Jul 2018, 08:26
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Edna
Replies: 25
Views: 6611

Re: Edna

Oh bless her...never thought of equine varicose veins...mind you no reason why they wouldn't.
Hope Edna is feeling better.
by manda
27 Jun 2018, 02:21
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Black Tongue
Replies: 3
Views: 2165

Re: Black Tongue

It could be as said above a Niacin deficiency could also be Mycotoxins Mouth and Tongue Lesions Type-A trichothecenes such as T-2 toxin exert an inflammatory response in the mouth that often progresses to necrosis and invasion by normal microbial flora. Lesion can vary from the so-called ‘black tong...
by manda
04 Jun 2018, 04:03
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: I lurv my breakfasts
Replies: 7
Views: 9423

Re: I lurv my breakfasts

My "breakfast" is usually at the end of my night duty - I finish 7.20am so I usually eat breakfast at about 4-5am
I make granola and have that with yoghurt and fruit.
by manda
04 Jun 2018, 03:58
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: Buying out of date food
Replies: 26
Views: 26342

Re: Buying out of date food

We don't have pigs anymore (not to breed) but we used to get huge amount of fruit and veg for them that were deemed unfit for sale....got to be honest we didn't pay for fruit and veg for a few years....I think it's shocking how much is just thrown away ...and the super markets are setting these stan...
by manda
23 May 2018, 23:10
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: ROSIES ROSE
Replies: 19
Views: 8137

Re: ROSIES ROSE

I think a rose called Sweet Dreams is a beautiful idea June{hug&kiss}
by manda
31 Mar 2018, 07:05
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: A practice water colour
Replies: 8
Views: 9557

Re: A practice water colour

I missed this too....that is beautiful June:-D
by manda
23 Mar 2018, 11:42
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Run incorporating hedge?
Replies: 15
Views: 7890

Re: Run incorporating hedge?

Most of mine free range ....and we have a large shellter belt (hedge) that runs the length of the side of our property.....they sleep in the hedge or in the barn or anywhere else. My concern for you in the UK (I'm in NZ) would be they would climb up and then do whatever they want
by manda
11 Mar 2018, 07:12
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Broody hen
Replies: 3
Views: 1997

Re: Broody hen

i would love to be able to make a comparison....but I can't because I've never used an incubator. I would say though given the choice I will go broody every time because that is my preference...it's natural and they sort out the eggs that are viable for you....any non-viable eggs they will kick out ...
by manda
14 Feb 2018, 22:26
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: What do you all do with elderly birds?
Replies: 14
Views: 5005

Re: What do you all do with elderly birds?

There is another option (if you have the space) and that is to set up a retirement village for the oldies so you can bring in some younger ones for eggs....just a thought if you're finding the thought of moving them on / culling difficult. (This from the woman who has a few acres and untold numbers ...
by manda
14 Feb 2018, 22:20
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: poorly hen
Replies: 7
Views: 3371

Re: poorly hen

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