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« Reply #50 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 12:15 am »



dear ask aunty dab,

if one doesn't have the required opossum, would a ferret work just as well?

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thats an ideal substitute. failing that a big rat will also work....preferably an Otautau rat.
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« Reply #51 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 01:37 pm »

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« Reply #52 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 02:55 pm »

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oooo good and it seems
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jj will have to source some
walnuts, haven't seen green ones 
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« Reply #53 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 05:01 pm »

  have you ever SMELT the pickled walnuts?

 
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« Reply #54 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 05:26 pm »

   no?

so ya saying i wouldn't wanna
smell 'em then?


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i'll just have to hold me nose
while i eat 'em
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« Reply #55 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 05:37 pm »

I had friends who used to pickle them in large pottery jars (like aladdin  ), and yep, they stunk.

Never tasted one, but these people thought they were delicious, go figure 

OT - and lychees - ewwww.
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« Reply #56 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 06:17 pm »

ewww i hate lychees
mr buys them fresh here
and loves them
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« Reply #57 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 06:27 pm »

we got 2 walnut trees here.... I love fresh walnuts, just way diff than the bought ones...

so what is a green walnut?  the outside green stuff is pickled as well????

We pick em before the possums eat them, then sit them on my windowsill to dry and crack em open... yummy
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« Reply #58 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 08:02 pm »

I had friends who used to pickle them in large pottery jars (like aladdin  ), and yep, they stunk.

Never tasted one, but these people thought they were delicious, go figure 

OT - and lychees - ewwww.


they might smell when you're brineing them, put then you wash them and bottle and pickle them.



 haven't seen green ones 

you got to pick them off the tree while they are still green 
you pickle the whole thing, not just the nut.
they go black and they have a soft texture and are sooooooooooooooo yummy
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« Reply #59 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 08:05 pm »

  they sound devine

i haven't seen green walnuts over here
jj
just hard ones ready to eat
imported from california 
 
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« Reply #60 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 11:16 pm »

 eek



get in the pickling thread 
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« Reply #61 on: Mon 21 April, 2008 - 01:55 pm »

* Silver beet is a fantastic cheap substitute for spinach in a lasagne, just blanch first.
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« Reply #63 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 02:51 pm »

If you have fussy eaters (young or old) that don't like to eat there veges then a good way of getting them to is to puree them and then add to the food you can do this any vege. you can make a whole lot of purees ahead of time and then freeze in bags or containers and then just take out as you need.
you can use in baking as well and you can't taste the vege but it is there- eg chocolate muffins with courgette.

My mum used to use this method when she was nannying and the oldest girl would touch veges and it worked really well. the only vege she would eat was potato.

I also found a book the other week Deceptively Delicious written by Jessica Seinfeld.
which is packed full of great recipes and how to's.
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« Reply #64 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 02:58 pm »

   Great idea! You learn to be soooo sneaky with vege's when you nanny 
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« Reply #65 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 03:02 pm »

my half sister (15) is the same hates most veges only eat potato but not long ago she tried some silverbeat and loves that so now has 2 veges she will eat so when she comes to stay here I have to hied the veges 

 
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« Reply #66 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 03:12 pm »

 


hiding them in bolognase sauce works brilliantly...I grate loads of courgette and carrots into mine when master 14 is here.

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« Reply #67 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 03:17 pm »

Yeah I do that to...even though both my kiddies love veges I still grate veges into bolognase sauce....I sometimes grate onion and mushroom in to it as kain hates both of those and I love them and he doesn't know 

Shhhh....don't tell 
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« Reply #68 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 03:21 pm »

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   the mushrooms just disappear so well when grated 
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« Reply #69 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 03:23 pm »

I just have to prepare the sauce when he sleeping or at work and hide the mushrooms when shopping 
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« Reply #71 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 11:35 pm »

I find grating veges doesnt work. Inip manages to spy them in food no matter how bloody small they are.
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« Reply #72 on: Tue 29 April, 2008 - 12:09 am »

stews are great for that - everything tastes the same
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« Reply #73 on: Tue 29 April, 2008 - 12:53 pm »

When you just have to dust your skirting boards wear socks and run your big toe along them. Save's bending over and exerting yourself.

 

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« Reply #74 on: Tue 29 April, 2008 - 01:05 pm »

 
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« Reply #75 on: Wed 30 April, 2008 - 06:24 pm »

swapping, selling or buying excess produce in your local area:

http://www.homegrownmarket.co.nz/

swapping items for free, in your own area:

http://www.freecycle.org/group/NZ/

good place for savings tips:

http://www.simplesavings.co.nz/

thrifty tips:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Community/MessageBoard/Messages.aspx?id=25848721&p=1&c=1

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Community/MessageBoard/Messages.aspx?id=17525223&threadid=17525223

 
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« Reply #76 on: Wed 30 April, 2008 - 06:50 pm »

if you ever find yourself with a tiger, and don't know what to use it for:

check this out

 
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« Reply #77 on: Wed 30 April, 2008 - 08:25 pm »

perhaps utilise the sun, esp when camping...

http://solarcooking.org/plans/
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« Reply #78 on: Wed 30 April, 2008 - 08:30 pm »

if you ever find yourself with a tiger, and don't know what to use it for:

check this out

 

oh good girl im sure that everyone here will benefit from this hint 
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« Reply #79 on: Wed 30 April, 2008 - 09:07 pm »

  that's why it just HAD to be included here 
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« Reply #80 on: Thu 1 May, 2008 - 12:28 am »

Stop bread from drying out by keeping it in a bucket of water

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« Reply #81 on: Thu 1 May, 2008 - 12:33 am »

  so obvious, and yet.... 

economise on space, and keep it in the fish tank 
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« Reply #82 on: Thu 1 May, 2008 - 12:46 am »

nooooooooo WR silly girl!!!!    then the fish would eat it!!!!! eek
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« Reply #83 on: Thu 1 May, 2008 - 12:49 am »

 

we don't want nice fat big fat juicy fat fish, do we? 
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« Reply #84 on: Thu 1 May, 2008 - 12:45 pm »

When you just have to dust your skirting boards wear socks and run your big toe along them. Save's bending over and exerting yourself.

 



a PRACTICAL idea!!

    I love it.
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« Reply #85 on: Thu 1 May, 2008 - 01:20 pm »

you could always get the whole family involved and do the whole house together ify ou have wooden floors too!  Brought to you by dab
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« Reply #86 on: Thu 1 May, 2008 - 04:24 pm »

To save on money don't have any kids 
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« Reply #87 on: Thu 1 May, 2008 - 04:28 pm »

another handy tip for saving on money....don't spend!
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« Reply #88 on: Thu 1 May, 2008 - 04:29 pm »

  with ya there dab! Do you think Telecom and the power company will understand? 
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« Reply #89 on: Thu 1 May, 2008 - 04:48 pm »

worth a try i guess. i don't use telecom anyway....i heard that if you have wind or solar power then you can not only get free energy but you can contribute back into the national grid therefore you get paid!..i think.

so,,handy tip..get wind or solar power.
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« Reply #90 on: Thu 1 May, 2008 - 05:26 pm »

  that is correct, if you are connected to the grid you can get credit on your meter box as it goes backwards.

a solar house would be fan-diddly-tastic 
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« Reply #91 on: Thu 1 May, 2008 - 06:03 pm »

worth a try i guess. i don't use telecom anyway....i heard that if you have wind or solar power then you can not only get free energy but you can contribute back into the national grid therefore you get paid!..i think.

so,,handy tip..get wind or solar power.
  well, there is always a lot of wind around our place - but I guess that wont be of any use here!
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« Reply #92 on: Thu 1 May, 2008 - 08:04 pm »

*taps foot and stares*
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« Reply #93 on: Sat 3 May, 2008 - 12:08 am »

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« Reply #94 on: Sun 4 May, 2008 - 04:23 pm »

I have placed fresh Teabags in the fridge to absorb minor odours found it works well.

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« Reply #95 on: Mon 5 May, 2008 - 05:07 pm »

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« Reply #96 on: Mon 5 May, 2008 - 06:20 pm »

Was just reminded of a tip while reading the grocery thread in parenting.

Does everyone know you can freeze butter and cheese?

Good to know for when they are on special so you can stock up.

Butter, you just pop the whole block in the freezer...... cheese freezes perfectly, and defrosts quickly if you grate it into a bag then pop it in.
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