Useful things I have learned this week....

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  1. Gromett

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    These are two things I should have known by my age to be honest. I am posting just in case anyone else doesn't know about it.

    First up is baking powder. I have never baked in my life so have never bought this stuff nor have I ever looked at what it is or what it can do.... Whilst on a trawl of youtube I tripped across a recipe and thought it looked interesting and they used baking powder. I did a quick look around on this stuff and found it could be used in flat breads (which I make) and pancakes.

    I just experimented with it in pancakes and wow, a teaspoon full of this stuff makes the pancakes really nice and fluffy. I used too much on the first go and the pancake overflowed the pan :whistle::confused:.
    But the second attempt was lovely.

    I also made some flat bread which I normally make using just flour and water in a frying pan. It made it very nice and fluffy as well. Although next time I will cut down the amount drastically as it did fall to pieces a little bit too easily.


    The second thing I discovered was silicone spray. I have used this for years on my window sliders and thetford cassette slider. Yesterday I forgot to spray the cassette after emptying it so I sprayed down the loo. Now the aerosol can I use sends out a fine mist and I couldn't get the can close to the blade so the bottom half of the bowl got a good dose. When I next went for a pee it had a curious effect. It ran down the bowl half way as normal then beaded and sped up. I got my cleaning kit out and cleaned the entire bowl and gave the whole bowl a spray of silicone spray. I am sure this is going to make the toilet stay cleaner longer and make it easier to clean.

    Yup, I am sure many of you already know these things. However I have managed to get to the ripe old age of 44 without discovering them so I thought there may be others as well.:p
     
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  2. Carol

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    Gromett I am still finding things I never knew and I am much much older, :rolleyes: never thought of Baking Powder in pancakes will give it a go. :)
     
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    every day is a school day never to old to learn and discover new things:clap2::clap2:
     
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    Today I learnt that you have to unwrap some dishwasher tablets.......................................................don't ask!:whistle:
     
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    Silicone mixed with your flat bread will make it easier to swallow
    Baking powder in the cassette will prevent splashes when emptying
    Putting into practice what you read on here can be hazardous to health
    and damaging to Thetford toilet systems
    G
     
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    This week I learned.........
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    I still use that to sail my Kellog's Submarine.........(y)(y)(y)

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    Wouldn't that bicarb soda?
     
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    In another 20 years time you will be a 'know it all' ...

    but by that time the thinking marbles are slowing down and it's all downhill ... :(
     
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    Ah, we used to add a bit of vinegar to ours. soda is a lot more potent with vinegar than powder is with water....

    I was actually thinking of the soda rockets...
     
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    Kenny Jackett doesn't know what he's doing
     
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    No! I think you have to be 16 to be that.
     
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    What about trying it out on your shower walls/wet room too?.. Or using Wax polish on the plastic walls etc!.... Mmmm!. . (y)
     
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    Last week I learnt that you Don't have to unwrap some dishwasher tablets!! ------ again don't ask!! :oops:
     
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    If something is chipped add baking powder and superglue makes it stronger and goes like glass but can be sanded down.

    Joe
     
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    Seen a guitar fret that was worn right down repaired with that method, it is rock hard and resists the strings for a long time.
     
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