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  • #441215
    fruitfulfruitful
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    OOOOHHHHHH – headache!! Didn’t think coffee affected me that much but I have had a headache for the last four days in the afternoons except on that one day that I visited my sister and had a cuppa with her!

    :tdown: Maybe I won’t get a coffee bean tree!!!

    #441216
    sue esue e
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    haven’t had a drink since last Saturday night. hasn’t really been a problem but would’ve liked a nice cold beer after the couple of hot days this week. tonight is red wine night but am not gonna partake. it’s more a winding down ritual than anything else i think. 😀

    #441217
    narellehnarelleh
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    Thanks Kasalia – that cough mixture recipe sounds like it may be one I can get the kids to swallow – most home made ones are feral – eg onions soaked in honey, drained:rip:, omitting the details of holding nose and breath to take it and not being welcomed near other people while using it:lol::lol:

    #441218
    osakasuzosakasuz
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    My Dad swears by a mixture of garlic, ginger, fresh citrus juice and honey for colds and flu. Seems to help, I think.

    #441219

    I have a recipe for hoarhound cough elixir, but if onions turn them up they would most likely run screaming from this from what I gather (apparently it is quite bitter). Still, it could effect an instant cure:lol::lol:

    #441220
    jaymesjaymes
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    narelleh wrote:

    I used to always buy a drink each time I went to town but 2 mths ago I stopped doing that and just take water everywhere with me in a larger bottle than I used to – it is not easy when it is really hot and I know that the water will be tepid but I did it for my waistline and our wallet.:tup:

    Narelle, we put a few centimetres of water in each water bottle and freeze them, then when we need a bottle for going out, we just top up with cold water. The ice lasts for a few hours and the water stays colder. Plus, on shopping days, the esky with iceblocks in it, is a great place to keep the spare water bottles cold :tup:

    #441221
    roundthebendroundthebend
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    Hows everyone going with there challenges?

    Still working my way through the pantry jars, some of the rice and pasta’s look and smell a bit sus so will be boiling some up and adding to the dogs mince each day.

    Will also be switching to tea instead of coffee as i have quite a selection of nice quality teas that i need to use up. I used to drink only tea and cant remember when or how i changed to coffee:shrug:

    I did buy my self a wonderfull little tea jiggler when i was in Tassy earlier this year and i still haven’t used it:shy:

    #441222
    roundthebendroundthebend
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    The jiggler:)

    #441223
    osakasuzosakasuz
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    How did we all go with this challenge? Are we ready for another?

    #441224
    kerriebkerrieb
    Member

    Hi

    I’m still working my way through the pantry, I’ve used all the little odds and sods up in my small freezer before I have fresh summer veg from the garden. Managed to skip a shop by using stuff up.:tup:

    I’m working my way through stuff I normally stock for winter the heat snuck up a bit early this year so have heaps left. Any ideas for summery things to do with lentils, green split peas and polenta. I’ve been making bean salads and a nice tomato and chickpea salad to use up some of the winter dry goods.

    #441225
    sue esue e
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    so far i fell off the wagon once -the day i retired. had two glasses of red.suffered for it the next day though and don’t think i’ll bother again.so this challenge has been good for me in that i have proved to myself that idon’t need alcohol in my life. so whenever i feel like buying a bottle of red i’m gonna put it towards something for the garden or the house.thanks for starting it up, osakasuz:D:D

    #441226

    I think I survived six days without chocolate …. i may have fallen off the wagon on day 7 cos I realised I actually had money in the bank again ….:shy:

    #441227
    BobbeeBobbee
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    Mine is long-term but I can’t see myself buying herb mixes etc again. The fresh stuff tastes great and I just need not to be lazy.

    :hug::hug::hug:

    #441228
    BobbeeBobbee
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    :wave:

    Well I fell off the wagon :blush: :blush: Of course it’s not MY fault :whistle: :whistle: I HAD to buy curry paste and powder. And will need to for a while yet…..BUT…….we do have galangal and ginger growing now and are trying for turmeric.

    Also have Thai basil (or is it Thai mint? :S ) and spicy oregano. I have used the herbs with others in stews and stir frys and they taste great.

    Of course I went and dug the gingers yesterday and then googled them today and found they are both perennial and best used for home by bandicooting around the corms…..

    :S :whistle: :laugh: :laugh: .

    I use lots of homemade sauces and chutneys for cooking so that helps to give flavours to take the place of herbs I no longer buy.

    Another BUT though, I do buy the pickling herbs etc for the sauces and chutneys…

    …sigh…sigh….seems like the challenge never ends……..but life sure is not boring. :tup: :tup:

    Anyway it’s back out to the garden as soon as, and back into the ground go the base bits of the galangal and ginger and some of the extra bits. I shall give them a good talking to and of course they will continue to grow……….won’t they! :S

    :hug: :hug: :hug:

    #441229
    busybeebusybee
    Member

    Thanks for bumping this up again Bobbee. Will have to join in. Thinking cap on and will be back later

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