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Most coin insert slots on most supermarket self-service robots ( cahshierless tills) actually unhinge entirely, so you can throw all your loose change in at once without having to feed it coin by coin.

Wakefield, West Yorks.

For a golden, crispy chicken skin coating, corn meal, mixed with salt and black and white pepper, applied to the meat prior to roasting, gives an even flavour and textures well.

Wakefield, West Yorks.

Guacamole dip ( an Aztec invention consisting of avocadoes, lime and chilli) is an ideal accompaniment to pork scratchings, this dish being the most popular snack dish in Mexico.

Wakefield, West Yorks.

I read on the internet that a good way to get grease and grime of your windscreen was to spray it with sugar soap. I duly visited a builders merchants and purchased a sugar soap spray. Yes it worked instantly, giving a crystal clear grease, grime, traffic film and smear free windscreen.


Colonel Cosmic’s crispy crumb coating : crushed cornflakes ( use rolling pin over inner sleeve of cornflakes or a coffee grinder), meld with a beaten egg and Dijon mustard, apply the ensuant paste to chicken, trout, or other fish dishes for a crispy, but non-spicy coating suitable for both fish and fowl.

Last Edited by Grey-Wolf at 27 Jun 21:54
Wakefield, West Yorks.

Great one GW, will remember that vid for rainy days with the grandchildren.

Essex UK

Candles, lipstick, T-shirt transfers, jewellery, toy moulds, rock ornaments, egg shell and paper art – just some of the uses for old crayons
( wax crayon art first documented by Roman Scholar Pliny the Elder)

Crayons top tips vid link here to pass away a rainy afternoon:

Last Edited by Grey-Wolf at 17 Jun 15:20
Wakefield, West Yorks.

Grey-Wolf wrote:

Pouch tobacco may be kept moist by adding potato peel.

A lettuce or cabbage leaf also works.


When growing sweet peas, their wandering tendrils seeking support are easily accommodated by using Wetherspoons wooden coffee stirrers placed perpendicular alongside the seedlings.

Wakefield, West Yorks.

Both almonds and cashew nuts may be grown as decorative house plants. To germinate, soak in water for 24-48 hours, the (shelled) almond should be planted sideways on at a depth of 1-2 inches in moist compost ; the cashew : bulbous end in the compost with a third of the upright nut exposed to daylight, watered with spray can every two days. Sunlight and warmth are essential for these Mediterranean plants. Green shoots and leaves should appear within 25 days. The fruit bearing seedlings will develop into trees within five years.

Wakefield, West Yorks.
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