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Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:06

David - it's called 'added value'  - you can charge much more for something if you've done something to it, even if it didn't need doing and also even if it makes the food de-grade faster than it would have done if it was left whole - that way the customer will have to buy some more sooner than they would have done otherwise.  

Selling it in slightly larger amounts than anyone needs is also good 'cos that way you sell more than you would do otherwise but it gets thrown away 'cos it's past it's sell by date!!!

Convince the customer that it's more convenient like that and you're on your way to your first million!

I made scones yesterday with buttermilk - the sell by date on the buttermilk was 18 Dec but it was perfectly fine to use and the scones are fab. 



Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:56
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
...  Dove, as you would expect, i didnt notice any mistakes! But very glad you posted as i had totally forgotten about winterwatch   ...

Hope you noticed that it's at 9pm and not 9.30 as I put in the heading


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:25

Oh bu$$er - I've started a thread about Winterwatch starting on BBC2 this evening, and I've put the wrong time in the heading and I can't change it  I've asked the mods if they can change it, or if not if they can remove the thread and I'll start it again.  It's a pain not being able to correct headings

Winterwatch BBC2

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:22

Whoops!  I've done a typo in the heading - I'll ask if the Mods can amend it!

Winterwatch BBC2

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:21

A heads up for everyone - Winterwatch starts this evening on BBC2 at 9pm


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:11

Panda!!!  Sit down and have a cuppa - take it easy - are you at work today?  Watch out for signs of concussion (you could get sent home to sit quietly with your feet up for a couple of days )


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:00

Lesley - if you're making another coffee ...................


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:42
fidgetbones wrote (see)

.... I see we got a new wum early this morning. I hope no one takes the bait.

It's been reported to the Mods Fidget - as you say, I hope no one takes the bait - it's been quite peaceful here lately. 

Keep warm and safe


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:00

Good morning all

Temp in the back garden down to -2.2C last night but it's already above freezing in the back garden now.  Think it's a lot lower out the front - there's snow on the grass and the roads are gleaming with black ice. 

The difference between the back and the front in cold weather is quite remarkable - the back is protected from the cold air rolling down the hillside as the gardens are terraced up the hill.  All our most tender plants are in the most sheltered corner behind a trellis fence and also protected by the stacked garden furniture and the pots are bubblewrapped.    Fingers here are crossed.

Improving Water

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 22:34

Leave the water as it is - it's a really bad idea to feed plants indiscriminately - only add measured amounts of feed to watering cans of water when the plants need feeding.

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