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by fruitaholic
Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Sustainable 'Green' Living working to self-sufficiency
Topic: cottees chemical cordials
Replies: 11
Views: 10703

Re: cottees chemical cordials

as an adendum Ive aske the ACCC to see if hte wording on the new cottees chemical cordial is right

it says no artifical flavours or colours - I would have thought the sweetness is a flavour and thats what Ive put to the ACCC

will see what happens
by fruitaholic
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Sustainable 'Green' Living working to self-sufficiency
Topic: cottees chemical cordials
Replies: 11
Views: 10703

Re: cottees chemical cordials

childoftheearth - sucralose was tested with the occassional use by adults in mind it was never tested for massive doses kids will drink (if they can get over the taste) apparently it was on the ABC local radio - sunshine coast - this AM missed the show so dont know what was said saccharine is availa...
by fruitaholic
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Sustainable 'Green' Living working to self-sufficiency
Topic: cottees chemical cordials
Replies: 11
Views: 10703

cottees chemical cordials

this will come as a shock to anyone who grew up drinking the stuff by the bucket load I wrote to the PM and the minister for kids peter garat - I am sorry I am having to write to you, but the parliament web site doesnt have a search facility for the responsible minister, and with this query I really...
by fruitaholic
Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: lettuce by the handful
Replies: 8
Views: 5337

Re: lettuce by the handful

one problem to watch out for years ago we had a fish pond in ground until the kiikaburras fed themselves fat off them the water snails died off - in the water and we thought that was the end of them they turned up in the last handful of lettuce I snipped I washed the lettuce and cut it up finely, ve...
by fruitaholic
Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Recipe sharing at the Kitchen Bench
Topic: GM free and iodine free bread
Replies: 8
Views: 8942

Re: GM free and iodine free bread

minnie wrote:... But by putting it in the bread does that mean there's a bigger hit??

Vicki


they have to use iodised salt

I can't even use that LOL - any salted food tastes aweful to me
by fruitaholic
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Recipe sharing at the Kitchen Bench
Topic: GM free and iodine free bread
Replies: 8
Views: 8942

GM free and iodine free bread

I have a thyroid problem which means I have to avoid iodine - the new laws which say every load in a bakers must have iodine in it is a worry I contace Laucke - the people who make a lot of bread mixes, to ask if they have iodine in their bread mixes and no they dont so if you have a prob with iodin...
by fruitaholic
Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: lettuce by the handful
Replies: 8
Views: 5337

lettuce by the handful

I buy a mix of seeds from cornucopia seeds and mass plant them in pots and broccoli boxes we let them grow about 8cm max and chop them off by the handful for salads and sandwhiches if you dont cut off the growing head - they resprout - if you do cut off the growing head, it helps thin them out a bit...
by fruitaholic
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: Coriander
Replies: 25
Views: 14883

Re: Coriander

minnie wrote:Eden Seeds have the seed, I grew it but wasn't as keen on it as the normal coriander.

http://www.edenseeds.com.au
:D
Vicki


its a sub tropical or tropical plant and much better to try and grow up here
I just cant get normal corriander to do anything except run to seed
by fruitaholic
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: arabica coffee
Replies: 6
Views: 4834

Re: arabica coffee

yep did roast them

I think or problem was we didnt sun dry them for long enough - too much moisture when roasting - a few of them popped like corn
by fruitaholic
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: pineapples
Replies: 2
Views: 2996

Re: pineapples

that one has been in about 12 months the other about 18 months - no special care at all - some say let them dry and tend and care for them in pts - I just shove them in after peeling off the bottom 4 or 5cm of leaves they do like it tropical - so any sort of chill in the winter will kill them off if...
by fruitaholic
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: arabica coffee
Replies: 6
Views: 4834

Re: arabica coffee

they are a good looking bush, the flowers have a nice scent (I have no sense of smell but the goddess assures me it is good) and its a try at something that is hard makes you wonder aboutthe nescafe lot - the processing of coffe is generally done by hand in the countries nescafe buy from - and it re...
by fruitaholic
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: Coriander
Replies: 25
Views: 14883

Re: Coriander

get them to get in touch with kawana palms and pots - on the sunshine coast - they breed them and pot them out for nurseries
by fruitaholic
Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: arabica coffee
Replies: 6
Views: 4834

arabica coffee

growing the plants is the easy bit, turning it into drinkable coffee didnt work with the first batch, maybe these will come out better. I think I rushed the drying or ground before they were fully dry http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b52/paradisi/th_2010_10020008.jpg click on the pic to biggerify
by fruitaholic
Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: Coriander
Replies: 25
Views: 14883

Re: Coriander

a picture of the saw toother coriander growing with a few other things - thers rosemary, chinese 5 spice -the variegated versin and the tree leaves are jabacotiba and theres a day lily there too. And of course tropical chickweed - got it from a neighbour - it washed down in a rain storma and cant ge...
by fruitaholic
Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: pineapples
Replies: 2
Views: 2996

pineapples

we have our first pineapple comingr from a top chopped off and stuck in the ground

Image


Its a pity the new improved, you beaut pineapple is only sold with the top chopped off

click the pic to biggerify
by fruitaholic
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Read all About it - in the News!
Topic: GM Baby formula
Replies: 3
Views: 5601

Re: GM Baby formula

geetically modified produce causes sexual dysfunction in cattle or pigs fed solely on it SBS TV ran a programme a few years ago where north american farmers fed their animals solely on GM produce - they lost fecundity and reproduction stopped If you have to use formula please check all ingredients I...
by fruitaholic
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Best places to buy - jars, lids, books, cheesemaking products and other preserving products
Topic: freecycle
Replies: 13
Views: 9868

Re: freecycle

freecycle is a good concept but there seems to many different rules depending on the whim of the people in cahrge of the local area a lot of freecycle allow animals ot be swapped - fiar enough if oyu have chicks that grow into roosters or ducks that drive your neighbours insane last time I checked m...
by fruitaholic
Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: Coriander
Replies: 25
Views: 14883

Re: Coriander

ralph - its tony


and one leaf = one handfull - thats fro flavour

seems a lot more intense inthe saw tooth corriander
by fruitaholic
Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: What's in your vegie patch?
Replies: 31
Views: 20932

Re: What's in your vegie patch?

the vegie patch - is the ground under fruit trees and in pots and boxes - nothing specially set aside pumpkins - butternutm, qld blue, gramma and jap watermelon rockmelon tomatoes - scab end of about 5 varieties - getting abit warm now - and htats when the problems start up here I'll keep tom thumb ...

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