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    Moral or other question regarding visits into lower COVID tier area.

    Yes. Your immediate area within the Tier3 might be low, but since you and your neighbours, and children, are living within that area and presumably shopping, working, going to school within that area, that doesn't mean that your immediate residence gets a free pass. I live in Lanarkshire. I...
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    Trees in your garden, do you make use of them?

    I reckon I know why it's called Goat willow....it tastes much sweeter than the others :) I have made cordage from all of the willows and, yes, I confess, I nipped off the little sticking out ends with my teeth. Trust me, Goat willow is much nicer than the rest and is probably why the goats...
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    Trees in your garden, do you make use of them?

    I make baskets. I grow and cut back willows and geans and hazels. I also have an oak tree that's very much in the wrong place, I didn't plant it but it grew, and I keep cutting it back every couple of years. I use all of those woods. Geans are the native wild cherry trees. They grow really...
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    Corn Bread Recipes

    Brussel sprouts are best just finely shredded and eaten raw. They're a happy green thing then, not a ....yeah, you know what I mean. They're okay if split in half and laid cut side down on an oiled roasting tray and baked hot and fast. Italian GF of Son1 does them like that and adds chestnuts...
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    Corn Bread Recipes

    If you do eat gluten just use ordinary self raising flour, and if you do eat egg you could whisk one in with the batter too. M
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    Corn Bread Recipes

    Ehm.....I'm a by guess and that looks about right kind of cook with this. Two or three syboes, and half a red pepper (green loses its colour) chopped and fried up in either butter or decent oil. I've been using the Scottish rapeseed stuff recently and it's very good. Doesn't have the tang of...
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    Corn Bread Recipes

    I like mine with cheese and syboes and peppers. I can't eat gluten with impunity so cornbread's become something of a familiar thing. I don't use eggs in mine either and it works out fine. I'm told (veggie household, we don't eat pig) that fried and chopped bacon is good in it though if one...
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    Building a Tiny Wood Cabin with Hand Tools.

    There is, now, a very popular man in Canada who built his own cabin from the trees on his land using hand tools. He has subsequently built other structures, from outdoor kitchen to sauna. Shawn James, whose site is My Self Reliance. I first saw his videos when he was still mostly posting his...
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    Joining Rip Stop Nylon

    Welding ripstop needs the right machinery, at the right temperature, etc., etc., You can tape it, but unless you're using specialised sail or kite repair tape then it's mostly a hit or miss and usually a miss. You can glue it, but that all too often leaves a hard brittle seam Best advice is to...
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    Burnt pan!

    @Billy-o Excellent :) Thank you. I will acquire some. You described my unhappiness with the brillo ones to a T. M
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    Burnt pan!

    @Billy-o A bit OT, but those scourers ? do they leave wee bits of metal broken off like Brillo ones do ? I got fed up with shredded fingertips and threw the last lot of Brillo out.
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    Overnighter with the lad

    That's a happy kid :D.....and Dad by the sounds of it :cool: Thank you for sharing :)
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    Burnt pan!

    Stainless steel will take bleach. It will strip a miniscule layer off it and leave it really, really shiny :) but it'll help dissolve the carbon stuff too. If you have coke in the house you could try that for an hour or so too. Honestly, I just use the Astonish stuff (there's a star drops...
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    Burnt pan!

    What's the pan made from ? So long as it's not aluminium, you can just leave it to soak overnight with hot water, a squirt of fairy liquid and a couple of teaspoonsful of baking soda. Once that's soaked as much as it can, just find the Astonish paste and use some elbow grease, and a green...
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    Want to ID a knife

    Mine's sitting in a box labelled 'sharps' :rolleyes: I'd offer but other folks have first shout so I thought I'd find a link for you. In Spain !.....and look at the price ! I know I didn't pay anything like that for mine from JLSWednesbury all those years ago...