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by manda
08 Oct 2020, 22:12
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: A busy time
Replies: 9
Views: 95

Re: A busy time

I love making preserves partly because they are quite expensive here in NZ but also because more and more I like to know what's in them....I can't stand looking on the side of a jar and seeing a load of numbers and things that start with artificial. In this world of throw away this and that I find i...
by manda
09 Sep 2020, 01:35
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: describing apples
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: describing apples

I don't know if he goes to NZ regularly, but he said that when he was there they said that the Sturmer orchards had been grubbed up. Waimea said they do the variety but I wonder if their website is up to date ....I'm going to have to check with them now What makes a good cider apple then. High leve...
by manda
02 Sep 2020, 08:33
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: describing apples
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: describing apples

I had a look on one of the fruit tree main sites ...You can still get a Sturmer Apple in NZ but looks like it's largely available on the South Island (which is great for us as we want a good cider apple ). If your friend is in NZ suggest looking up Waimea Nurseries they will give an idea where a loc...
by manda
02 Sep 2020, 05:31
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: microwave /combinations ovens
Replies: 26
Views: 34476

Re: microwave /combinations ovens

I don't know if this would help (because you can enlarge the document for easy reading) https://www.panasonic.eu/downloads/en_GB/popup.html If you then put in NNGD371S in the first search button and click on the blue arrow. Click on the first document that comes up and that should be your oven. You ...
by manda
09 Mar 2020, 07:29
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Corona virus ... this sounds sensible to me
Replies: 18
Views: 7287

Re: Corona virus ... this sounds sensible to me

I'm the infection control rep on our ward....washing hands is the most sensible thing everyone can do....although I think stock piling hand sanitiser is unnecessary...soap and water is more effective and following hospital hand washing process so get in all the nooks and crannies. I'm going to be ve...
by manda
01 Oct 2019, 06:32
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: wool felted picture done
Replies: 8
Views: 5652

Re: wool felted picture done

That is just beautiful June.
by manda
14 Aug 2019, 08:38
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: anyone use a jam thermometer?
Replies: 15
Views: 16551

Re: anyone use a jam thermometer?

Only just saw this Karen.....excellent :-D
by manda
09 Aug 2019, 10:45
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: New Chicks - dealing with the cockerels..
Replies: 8
Views: 6809

Re: New Chicks - dealing with the cockerels..

Roosters are always difficult to identify when they are still young because as Bob says it can sometimes be a dominant female. The most telling thing is as they mature they get saddle feathers (base of tail that fall down either side).... personally I think they often have longer necks and stand in ...
by manda
30 Jul 2019, 03:08
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Plastics
Replies: 91
Views: 25704

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: 16551

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: 25704

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: 25704

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: 11281

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: 25704

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: 25704

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...