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by GillyBee
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 298
Views: 18216

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

The only way to keep sweet treats uneaten in this house is to keep them as the raw ingredients and make as needed. We are gradually adding more recipes to the treats list. The latest is marshmallow.
by GillyBee
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 298
Views: 18216

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Beans and lentils add moderate protein and store well. You could also add some dried egg and dried milk Dried full fat milk can apparently be used to make mozarella although I am yet to test the recipe I found for this. We also keep some of the bodybuilding proteins (Soy/whey/collagen) for every day...
by GillyBee
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: When to use your food stash
Replies: 28
Views: 1455

Re: When to use your food stash

As others have already said I use my stash as my in house supermarket. I also do a "stock take"about once a quarter and use this to spot anything going out of date and find a way to use it up. This can involve Googling for new recipes to try. Some foods are challenges to rotate. We now have the onio...
by GillyBee
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Container gardening
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Container gardening

For container gardening you could take a look at the vertical veg website.I also like Charles Dowding's no dig website monthly update for vegetables in general and there is always the RHS and Gardeners World websites. https://verticalveg.org.uk/ https://charlesdowding.co.uk https://www.rhs.org.uk/ad...
by GillyBee
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: What a difference a day makes!
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: What a difference a day makes!

I started with air drying in the height of summer heatwave and then tried oven drying - which would be OK if you have an Aga but seemed a waste of fuel on electricity. I now have a £35 plastic dehydrator which does nicely although I dont expect it to last forever. As Jenny said - the results are goo...
by GillyBee
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Out of interest home security
Replies: 25
Views: 1218

Re: Out of interest home security

It was pretty bad were we lived 30 years ago and there was a definite lack of moral compass for some of the youth. You only need a few "wrong 'uns" of any age to cause havoc and make life a misery for everyone else. The local gang made it to the daily papers and there were more than a few crim's but...
by GillyBee
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Quorn meat substitute
Replies: 28
Views: 1183

Re: Quorn meat substitute

Hope you are now feeling fully recovered Jansman. That was quite a drastic reaction and sounds as if it might be getting worse with each exposure so take care when eating out. We had to quit the Quorn after we realised it was full of egg and most variants also had gluten. It is a real pain if you ar...
by GillyBee
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 298
Views: 18216

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

I feel your pain Arsozah. If we ever found ourself on a rationing system I think we'd starve. The staple foods of Wheat/Gluten Potatoes and hen eggs are all off menu as are corn/maize, chicken, beef, and several others oddments found in many processed foods. Our diet is healthy but looks very odd to...
by GillyBee
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 298
Views: 18216

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Last time I went to my local Sainsbury's I noted that there were a lot of gaps on the shelves. Fresh foods seemed fine but the canned/bottled/packets all seemed to be having trouble. I could get everything I wanted but not always the right brand/price. I dont know if it was a one off as I too have c...
by GillyBee
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 298
Views: 18216

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

An enforced and complex "Free From" diet in our house means that DIY food is our only option -especially when you see the price of ready made Free From goods. e.g. vegan mayo is over £2.50 and consists of oil, vinegar, soymilk and a pinch of mustard. Family like the commercial one a little better bu...