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Air Dried Clothes
Sat 17-Jul-10
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Danny
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Thanks, BS. star

Yes, I guess that makes sense.

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Sun 18-Jul-10
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devongarden
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I think of it as meaning tests to see if the rule works in general, or if the exception blows holes in the rule.

Yeast makes bread dough rise. If it doesn't, it's a dud batch of yeast, or the water is too hot, or some other problem, not that the rule doesn't hold.

The rising agent in bread is always yeast-no, soda bread proves that isn't a rule at all.

Not the best of examples, but all I can think of at the moment, probably because I have just been making garlic & herb bread for a Big Lunch today. smile

 

Sun 18-Jul-10
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Ooh that garlic and herb bread sounds yummy, Barbara ! i_am_hungry

What's your Big Lunch for - a charity; or a family 'do'?

I think the soda bread example does prove there is an exception to the rule that bread always contains yeast - which is how Wiki describes it.

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Sun 18-Jul-10
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BS, there is bread made with baking powder (the recipe I have for banana bread, which is remarkably like the one for banana cake elsewhere on the forum. So I don't think bread has to have yeast. (I suspect it usually does, collecting air-bourne yeast even if it is a soda or baking powder bread, but that is another matter.)

Garlic and herb bread

1 or two cloves of garlic, chopped.

Basil--recipe says 1 t dried

Oregano- recipe says 1/2 t dried

Rosemary-recipe says 1/4 t dried

Thyme-recipe says 1/4 t dried

(I tend to use fresh herbs in larger quantities, certainly in the summer when I have them)

2 T olive oil, 

Heat oil, add the above, cook gently for a minute or two, making sure you don't brown the garlic, and add to usual bread mixture instead of butter/oil. Works well in a bread machine, smells wonderful!

 

The Big Lunch was a local one for Partner's street, and I went along. We both went last year, too, and enjoyed it. Lots of fresh food, homemade or local, locally grown in many cases. It was good to talk to people I know but rarely see other than in passing as well as those I half-recognise, and meet some new faces.  I hope they collected enough to cover the cost of the church hall where it was held. Last year there were a lot of them around the country, started by Tim Smit of the Eden Project. I don't know if there were more or fewer this year.

Sun 18-Jul-10
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Barbara, I imagine that bread does smell wonderful - reminiscent of holidays, with all those lovely herbs.

I have added it to my collection! laugh

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Sat 4-Sep-10
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What about a flag pole line as would be easy to make and people under 5ft can play too.

Sat 4-Sep-10
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I think ours way back then in my childhood was a flag pole line type of thing, Mutley. It worked very well.

Our present one is a rotary and the steel base is lost so now it just goes into a hole in the ground and is at a strange angle. But I think that the cords could be easily replaced if (a) I knew where to find cords and (b) we had some sort of crimping device to join the ends together.

Better that than dumping a perfectly good rotary clothes line.

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Sat 4-Sep-10
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Danny said:

But I think that the cords could be easily replaced if (a) I knew where to find cords and (b) we had some sort of crimping device to join the ends together.

Better that than dumping a perfectly good rotary clothes line.


 

Any DIY place sells the cords Danny - B&Q; Homebase - in fact, anyone who sells rotary clothes lines!

It is also possible to buy new steel bases to cement into the ground - from the same store probably!

Good Luck!

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Sat 4-Sep-10
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Crikey. Never thought of that. doh 

BS, you are a veritable fount of wisdom  brightsparklystuff brightsparklystuff brightsparklystuff

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Sun 5-Sep-10
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Probably because we have the same view of wastage - i.e. we try not to waste, ay?

We brought our washing line with us when we moved - and just had to buy a new steel base.

Hey presto, washing line up'n'running again.

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Wed 8-Sep-10
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Loved hearing about Kate's OCD on coloured pegs.  I once worked with a Peg Girl.  She and her female friends were in their clubbing days and each of them used to take a stash of coloured pegs to their night clubs.  One girl - one colour.  As they moved around the floor they would each discreetly 'Peg' a guy they fancied, by attaching the peg to the back of a jacket, top, whatever.  Of course, they had great fun as they could all tell which set of guys each girl had her eye on.  Word got around, and then there were all the guys going bananas, trying to get tagged, and wondering who was their tagger.  Just to keep them all keen, the girls exchanged their coloured pegs each time they went out, so the fellas were kept guessing.  What a wheeze.  Fancy going clubbing, Kate?

 

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Wed 8-Sep-10
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wave  What a great story Heather.  Let me know if Kate is going clubbing!!!  big_laugh

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Wed 8-Sep-10
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What a hoot!  Can you imagine Kate going off to a club with her coordinated pegs?

I'll try that again!

Wed 8-Sep-10
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Wed 8-Sep-10
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That was a really great story, Heather, and made me laugh out loud.

Yes, I can indeed imagine The Kate going clubbing, back then when, but I cannot imagine her wasting her pegs.

She would just have said "OK, mate, you've pulled, Get yer coat, like, Or else i'll stick my peg on yer . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jacket".

 

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