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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-01-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,268
Posted By OceanMomma
It has been a long time. Chooks are always very...

It has been a long time. Chooks are always very theatrical & I still have moments where I am wondering if it really is dead frequently. I know people who will happily kill sheep but don't like...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-22-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By OceanMomma
For the urban legend choc chip cookies, just...

For the urban legend choc chip cookies, just google "urban legend choc chip cookie recipe" & you should find it. The actual recipe uses both bs & bp, I don't use either.

For the mincemeat, I used...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-22-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By OceanMomma
I have made the urban legend choc chip cookies...

I have made the urban legend choc chip cookies with just raisins instead of choc & choc chips & rapadura instead of sugar. The basic underlying cookie recipe is actually a really good flexible...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-17-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By OceanMomma
I was just checking the look inside on that book...

I was just checking the look inside on that book when 2 more replies appeared! It is stacks cheaper on amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...i3_rdr_bb_unew...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-17-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By OceanMomma
I make fish stock from the bones or head or...

I make fish stock from the bones or head or whatever I can get. Usually blue cod which I don't think are an oily fish. I only use water. vinegar & fish in my stock. It kinda foams & scums around a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-16-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,433
Posted By OceanMomma
Janssen's temptation...

Janssen's temptation http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif: Thinking about shopping day here too which is tomorrow. I forgot to say I did live way up the north west coast of norway...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-16-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By OceanMomma
I used to homeschool my kids but they wanted to...

I used to homeschool my kids but they wanted to go to school so now I am having to deal with packed lunches. They have vegetarians in the class who make comments about their food. These days the ony...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-16-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,433
Posted By OceanMomma
I don't think we have any scandinavian blood but...

I don't think we have any scandinavian blood but my grandad come from up the top north east coast of scotland so we could have some viking ancestry. One of my favourite cookbooks is Kitchen on...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-11-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By OceanMomma
Cob is not an exact process which is where you...

Cob is not an exact process which is where you would need to guess & then experiment. Firstly how big is whatever you are going to build going to be? If you can get an approximate cubic metre ( or...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-09-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,718
Posted By OceanMomma
Funny my kids love purple potatoes. Maybe our...

Funny my kids love purple potatoes. Maybe our purple potatoes taste nicer than yours. I would say ours are probably a different variety anyways. I usually mash them with 50/50 potato to butter. Or...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-09-2008, 03:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,718
Posted By OceanMomma
Can you have steak instead of sausage? From...

Can you have steak instead of sausage? From memory you don't eat pork do you so bacon anything is out. What I did with pancakes was progressively made them with less & less grains. All they are now...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-08-2008, 02:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,718
Posted By OceanMomma
Can you still get apples & pears? We do apples...

Can you still get apples & pears? We do apples in honey & butter with cultured cream. Just peel & quarter & core the apples. Slice them & then cook in honey & butter with some ginger &/or cinnamon....
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-08-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By OceanMomma
I took dd3 to someone who does energetic...

I took dd3 to someone who does energetic healing. He mentioned that arginine & zinc were issues for her. I took this to mean deficiency. Having googled arginine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arginine...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-06-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By OceanMomma
We're building our own house & it is something...

We're building our own house & it is something like 2798sqft according to the sqm to sqft calculator. That's not including the deck. It's cost us nowhere near $250K but then we have built it...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-04-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,155
Posted By OceanMomma
Nicolena, when you mentioned the remedies not...

Nicolena, when you mentioned the remedies not sticking. I had a homeopath for dd who I think got the right remedy. & gave it once at 1M. It worked like a charm for about a week. Then she ( the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-27-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By OceanMomma
We do a baked pumpkin custard in the late...

We do a baked pumpkin custard in the late winter. When the chooks have started laying & there's no raw milk yet. What I do is cook cut up pieces of pumpkin & a cinnamon stick in enuf bone broth to...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-26-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By OceanMomma
I used to just eat lamb until I discovered that...

I used to just eat lamb until I discovered that hogget & mutton had a lot more flavour. It's had longer to run around in the paddock being a sheep so it appeals to my animal rights side more.
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-26-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By OceanMomma
I can get sheep kidney fat :LOL No shortage of...

I can get sheep kidney fat :LOL No shortage of sheep around here http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I will need to work on getting a beef tongue. I've never eaten tongue...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-25-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By OceanMomma
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif this is even better as I have something to do with all those wrinkly old organic apples...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-19-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By OceanMomma
I have the odd chook who lays over the winter...

I have the odd chook who lays over the winter solstice here but it is nowhere near as dark as it is in places like england where xmas puddings came from. On a good year for us, all the chooks start...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-19-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By OceanMomma
dd is going to be making xmas puddings at school...

dd is going to be making xmas puddings at school as they need to sit for a few months before they are eaten. This made me think it would be good to do a thread on a actual traditional xmas foods as...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-19-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By OceanMomma
I'd love to see a traditional mincemeat recipe...

I'd love to see a traditional mincemeat recipe http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif:
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-18-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By OceanMomma
I was wondering about fermented apple or pear...

I was wondering about fermented apple or pear butter after looking at the apricot butter recipe.

While I was cruising the net, I found this.
http://www.cuisine.co.nz/index.cfm?pageID=55835&r=0...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-18-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By OceanMomma
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ea...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif: yumm!!! That looks so tasty. Thankyou http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-18-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By OceanMomma
I've got NT but I can't find it for the life of...

I've got NT but I can't find it for the life of me. I've never really used any of the recipes out of it after a few disasters http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif:

The jams I...
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