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New CSH online store
Fri 6-Aug-10
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Danny
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There is a new tab under the site header above.

Online Store

Just bear it in mind if you are considering purchasing preserving / cooking / kitchen / garden stuff online. At least take a peek to compare prices.

It is an affiliate store and Fiona gets between 3% to 8% commission on any purchases made via the links there and links in her articles. It is a tiny income stream for her but they all add up (not to very much just yet!)

I know that many of you want to lend your support and the best way is to click through to online sites like Amazon, Emma Bridgewater, Lakeland etc using the links in the sidebar of her blog if you ever intend to make an online purchase at those stores. And maybe let your online friends know about it too.

Thank you all very much.

This thread is for any constructive comments regarding the store. We will be adding more products as time goes on.

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Fri 6-Aug-10
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Just a thought, Danny " on Lakeland's site there is an opportunity to review a product, or to recommend to others whether it is a good/bad buy, etc. Would that be something you could incorporate?

I only ask, because Fiona has discussed at length about her dehydrator, and so too have others " and I have been thinking about purchasing one. I don't know what makes a good buy " and I notice that one on your site is £350+, yet another is £29.99.

Why would anyone pay £350+, if the cheaper one does the same job?

(In fact, I was looking at one here, in France, for Euros 29.99 " cheaper still !)

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Fri 6-Aug-10
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Thanks, Val. That review idea is certainly worth following up. Great idea. I would trust a recommendation from somebody here if it came to deciding whether to buy A or B.

The Excalibur is supposed to be the top of the range dehydrator and has a large capacity. I think Fiona's cost in the region of £30 from memory. I think that size is what most people would require unless you have a serious amount of food to process.

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Fri 6-Aug-10
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Rosemary polish is super....

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Fri 6-Aug-10
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Danny said:

The Excalibur is supposed to be the top of the range dehydrator and has a large capacity. I think Fiona's cost in the region of £30 from memory. I think that size is what most people would require unless you have a serious amount of food to process.


 

And the Excalibur takes a serious amount of space as well as money. I saw one being used in someone's house last autumn, and it was large. The £30ish one from Westfalia is the one I got, after seeing Fiona's review of it last year, and I am happy with it. It is whirring away as I write...

Fri 6-Aug-10
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devongarden said:

 

 The £30ish one from Westfalia is the one I got, after seeing Fiona's review of it last year, and I am happy with it. It is whirring away as I write...


 

Whirring away is right, Barbara. I always joke that the kitchen sounds exactly like a ladies hair salon when the dehydrator is at work.

Thankfully, we have agreed a truce whereby it is switched off at meal time. doh

But they are really great devices and i am always happy when F produces a super meal using dried ingredients over the winter months. Especially our local Fenland celery. Yum!

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Sat 7-Aug-10
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Your Fenland celery is the reason we have grown a lot of celery this year despite the fact the OH is not really that keen of it but he didn't mind the flavour the dried celery gave to mealscheers

Sat 7-Aug-10
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Not meant to be negative at all....the featured products are all over the normal..well I don't have to think about it budget....from a marketing point of view....maybe the mid-range items should be featured allowing the consumer to go upmarket according to budget....just a thought...from acorns do big oaks grow....dangle the carrot Danny...fnaa, fnaaaa..oh matron....whistlewhistle

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That's interesting, Joana. Do you hope/expect that your celery will be up to the same standard of flavour as the Fenland variety? If it is, then what a success that would be. I was always just so-so about celery as a side dish until we discovered the Fenland. It really does have a superb distinctive flavour. A cut above the rest.

Great suggestion, Elsa, Matron Dear. (puns / entendres to follow. Get out your uniform!) cool spork

That makes absolute sense. Thanks. I will work on it tomorrow.

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Sun 8-Aug-10
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I have no idea what the difference is as regards the Fenland, I have just gone for the self-blanching sort from Real Seeds and see what that turns out like.

Sun 8-Aug-10
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By the way spotted a typo "

Cold Smoker with Beach Wood Smoking Dust

Think it should be beech not beach tongue

Sun 8-Aug-10
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Hmmm - spotted that, Joanna, but got lazy and hoped it would slip by you eagle eyed lot!

No such luck, obviously. embarassed

Thanks.

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I noticed there are rubber rings for preserving jars--what about silicone ones? They can be reused and come in different colors so jars could be color-coded or just look good. They cost more than the rubber rings, but not in the long run, and being reusable is a definite plus for me.

When we are in the States I hope to get into a kitchen shop or two or three.... I know I can't get much, but may come back with ideas!

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Yaay, Barbara!

With all due respects to inhabitants of N. America (and we love them dearly)  medicine, these positive thinking folks have never encountered Cameron / Brown. frown Or Norah Batty cry . Where aspirations meet tarmac!

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Hmm, why is the top of my head all tingly? Did something just go over it again?roll_eyes

Oh well, I'm used to it! big_laugh

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