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Yvonne's Blog – February 2012 Archive (5)

Homemade Organic Pest control remedies

Another interesting post, this time from http://wakeup-world.com/2011/12/06/extensive-list-of-organic-pest-control-remedies/.

Below is just an extract - there are more suggested remedies and solutions to fight fungal infections on their page. …

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Added by Yvonne on February 15, 2012 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

GLUTEN FREE - Fresh Egg Pasta

Today was the day, the mood was right and I finally got round to trying my hand at gluten-free fresh pasta.  Finding a suitable recipe seemed to be the hardest part; an internet search threw up endless possibilities, all with a dazzling array of ingredients (given that I always thought that pasta was so very simple and made of just three ingredients - flour, eggs and water). However, no two recipes seem to be the same, which made it rather difficult to determine which sounded best.  So, I…

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Added by Yvonne on February 12, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Saving Food without a fridge - an interesting post by http://www.treehugger.com

Fridges are a recent invention; for thousands of years, people lived without them, but had many low-tech ways of making food last. Today most fridges are filled with stuff that would last just as long and probably would taste a lot better if it was never lost in the back of the fridge. They are expensive air conditioned parking lots for what…

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Added by Yvonne on February 9, 2012 at 6:22pm — 5 Comments

SOMETHING'S A-STIRRING IN THE GARDEN

Returning home after a brief holiday in the UK, I was struck by how dry my island home had become in the short time that I'd been away. Due to a lack of rain, many trees are already turning brown and dropping their leaves and the grass has turned a pale straw colour. My poor cocoa sapling has no leaves at all and one of the avocado trees finally seem to have given up.  It's sad to see a three year old tree give up when it has done so well thus far. Perhaps it will send some new shoots - I'll…

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Added by Yvonne on February 7, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

GOOD IMBOLC (AKA CANDLEMAS)

It is the ancient Pagan celebration of Imbolc (also known as the Christian festival of Candlemas).

If Imbolc be Fair & Bright, Winter will have another flight...

If Imbolc be Shower & Rain, Winter is gone and will not come again...…

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Added by Yvonne on February 2, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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