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  1. ClissAT

    GrumiChama time again!

    Maybe she tasted fruit like my tree produced this year! Unless you already knew gc fruit was really nice and juicy, you would not be impressed with what my tree offers this year. In the end it...
    Maybe she tasted fruit like my tree produced this year! Unless you already knew gc fruit was really nice and juicy, you would not be impressed with what my tree offers this year. In the end it didn't really matter anyway because the bats got the rest over the last few nights. They cleaned out...
    Maybe she tasted fruit like my tree produced this year! Unless you already knew gc fruit was really nice and juicy, you would not be impressed with what my tree offers this year. In the end it didn't really matter anyway because the bats got the...
    Maybe she tasted fruit like my tree produced this year! Unless you already knew gc fruit was really nice and juicy, you would not be impressed with what my tree offers this year. In the end it...

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  2. ClissAT

    More Ginger Recipes

    Well how quickly things change! I posted those recipes for the ginger ale and fizzy ginger drink with all that sugar in them. I also made a new batch that same day but it seemed so sweet I wasn't...
    Well how quickly things change! I posted those recipes for the ginger ale and fizzy ginger drink with all that sugar in them. I also made a new batch that same day but it seemed so sweet I wasn't able to drink it even when watered down so much. I realise my original plan to cut right back on...
    Well how quickly things change! I posted those recipes for the ginger ale and fizzy ginger drink with all that sugar in them. I also made a new batch that same day but it seemed so sweet I wasn't able to drink it even when watered down so much. I...
    Well how quickly things change! I posted those recipes for the ginger ale and fizzy ginger drink with all that sugar in them. I also made a new batch that same day but it seemed so sweet I wasn't...
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  3. ClissAT

    Ginger or Lemon Beer alcoholic or not

    Really enjoyed your adventures in ginger beer/cordial making. Haven't done it since the children left home, although I have made beer using a kit every year for them at Christmas when it was...
    Really enjoyed your adventures in ginger beer/cordial making. Haven't done it since the children left home, although I have made beer using a kit every year for them at Christmas when it was here. Lol they reckon it was 14 % ha ha. I don't drink beer so no good for me. The Grolsch brand in...
    Really enjoyed your adventures in ginger beer/cordial making. Haven't done it since the children left home, although I have made beer using a kit every year for them at Christmas when it was here. Lol they reckon it was 14 % ha ha. I don't drink...
    Really enjoyed your adventures in ginger beer/cordial making. Haven't done it since the children left home, although I have made beer using a kit every year for them at Christmas when it was...

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  4. AndrewB

    Kombucha & fermenting

    Have a friend who has started making it as well, seems to ferment very quickly in our heat.
    Have a friend who has started making it as well, seems to ferment very quickly in our heat.
    Have a friend who has started making it as well, seems to ferment very quickly in our heat.
    Have a friend who has started making it as well, seems to ferment very quickly in our heat.

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  5. Wayland.

    Cider anyone?

    Hi Jancas. We have just finished this years pressing and despite the prolonged drought the yield was up on last year. We got about 40 gals of fine quality brew. Very pleased. I keep bees and so...
    Hi Jancas. We have just finished this years pressing and despite the prolonged drought the yield was up on last year. We got about 40 gals of fine quality brew. Very pleased. I keep bees and so have made mead, but have not done very well with it. Probably because I cant wait that long before I...
    Hi Jancas. We have just finished this years pressing and despite the prolonged drought the yield was up on last year. We got about 40 gals of fine quality brew. Very pleased. I keep bees and so have made mead, but have not done very well with it....
    Hi Jancas. We have just finished this years pressing and despite the prolonged drought the yield was up on last year. We got about 40 gals of fine quality brew. Very pleased. I keep bees and so...
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  6. DarrenP
    Like x 3

    First time preserver

    Bread and Butter zucchini are delicious. I use the Not Quite Nigella recipe. They are perfect on hamburgers, on a salad, with ham, out of the jar with a fork....
    Bread and Butter zucchini are delicious. I use the Not Quite Nigella recipe. They are perfect on hamburgers, on a salad, with ham, out of the jar with a fork....
    Bread and Butter zucchini are delicious. I use the Not Quite Nigella recipe. They are perfect on hamburgers, on a salad, with ham, out of the jar with a fork....
    Bread and Butter zucchini are delicious. I use the Not Quite Nigella recipe. They are perfect on hamburgers, on a salad, with ham, out of the jar with a fork....
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  7. AndrewB

    Tea

    Andrew, re your sage plant, I'm sure you already know how it hates moisture, too much cold and not enough sun. But it also hates it's roots drying out too much. However it does like moisture if...
    Andrew, re your sage plant, I'm sure you already know how it hates moisture, too much cold and not enough sun. But it also hates it's roots drying out too much. However it does like moisture if it can drain right through straight away and it doesn't mind a bit of fertilizer. Rather like...
    Andrew, re your sage plant, I'm sure you already know how it hates moisture, too much cold and not enough sun. But it also hates it's roots drying out too much. However it does like moisture if it can drain right through straight away and it...
    Andrew, re your sage plant, I'm sure you already know how it hates moisture, too much cold and not enough sun. But it also hates it's roots drying out too much. However it does like moisture if...
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  8. Bamboochicken

    Post your Recommended recipes

    Hi everyone you can post your Recommended recipes here. (sampel) Tollhouse cookies Ingredients 115g cups of butter...
    Hi everyone you can post your Recommended recipes here. (sampel) Tollhouse cookies Ingredients 115g cups of butter or margarine 50g granulated sugar 75g dark brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 TSP vanilla essence 125g flour 1/2...
    Hi everyone you can post your Recommended recipes here. (sampel) Tollhouse cookies Ingredients 115g cups of butter or margarine 50g granulated sugar 75g dark brown...
    Hi everyone you can post your Recommended recipes here. (sampel) Tollhouse cookies Ingredients 115g cups of butter...
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  9. Bamboochicken

    Recommend Recipes

    I'm glad you qualified the 'chicken egg' thing, Bamboo. Telling Aussies to use 'large' eggs might see them hunting down the nearest emu for some eggs! :p
    I'm glad you qualified the 'chicken egg' thing, Bamboo. Telling Aussies to use 'large' eggs might see them hunting down the nearest emu for some eggs! :p
    I'm glad you qualified the 'chicken egg' thing, Bamboo. Telling Aussies to use 'large' eggs might see them hunting down the nearest emu for some eggs! :p
    I'm glad you qualified the 'chicken egg' thing, Bamboo. Telling Aussies to use 'large' eggs might see them hunting down the nearest emu for some eggs! :p
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  10. Mark

    How to treat a lady right chicken video - awesome!

    Ha ha awesome. Have to say there is something about watching chickens that is relaxing.
    Ha ha awesome. Have to say there is something about watching chickens that is relaxing.
    Ha ha awesome. Have to say there is something about watching chickens that is relaxing.
    Ha ha awesome. Have to say there is something about watching chickens that is relaxing.
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  11. Mark

    Homemade lacto fermented pickled cucumbers experiment

    Hi Tim I do brine pickles often. My recipe is the same as yours except I leave mine for at least 4 weeks, longer if I have enough pickles in inventory. The longer I leave them in the brine the...
    Hi Tim I do brine pickles often. My recipe is the same as yours except I leave mine for at least 4 weeks, longer if I have enough pickles in inventory. The longer I leave them in the brine the better they taste. I just started eating a batch of sauerkraut that's at least 8 weeks old, probably...
    Hi Tim I do brine pickles often. My recipe is the same as yours except I leave mine for at least 4 weeks, longer if I have enough pickles in inventory. The longer I leave them in the brine the better they taste. I just started eating a batch of...
    Hi Tim I do brine pickles often. My recipe is the same as yours except I leave mine for at least 4 weeks, longer if I have enough pickles in inventory. The longer I leave them in the brine the...

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  12. Mark

    Question What to make with too many/glut of eggs?

    I just sampled a batch last night. Tangy, but not salty or sour. Fermenting for 3 days.
    I just sampled a batch last night. Tangy, but not salty or sour. Fermenting for 3 days.
    I just sampled a batch last night. Tangy, but not salty or sour. Fermenting for 3 days.
    I just sampled a batch last night. Tangy, but not salty or sour. Fermenting for 3 days.

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  13. MichelleMD

    Anyone making their own vinegar?

    Michelle: Hello, yes I got this from Heidi from Rain Country. Heidi and Pat her husband are so great...good instructors within their own rights. Look her up on you tube however; I started...
    Michelle: Hello, yes I got this from Heidi from Rain Country. Heidi and Pat her husband are so great...good instructors within their own rights. Look her up on you tube however; I started Pineapple vinegar. It turn out really good for the first time. Save the Pineapple when you cut it, place in...
    Michelle: Hello, yes I got this from Heidi from Rain Country. Heidi and Pat her husband are so great...good instructors within their own rights. Look her up on you tube however; I started Pineapple vinegar. It turn out really good for the first...
    Michelle: Hello, yes I got this from Heidi from Rain Country. Heidi and Pat her husband are so great...good instructors within their own rights. Look her up on you tube however; I started...

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  14. ClissAT

    Green Lving Australia

    Thanks for the link...I see they also run workshops on cheesemaking, preserves and fermented stuff.
    Thanks for the link...I see they also run workshops on cheesemaking, preserves and fermented stuff.
    Thanks for the link...I see they also run workshops on cheesemaking, preserves and fermented stuff.
    Thanks for the link...I see they also run workshops on cheesemaking, preserves and fermented stuff.
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  15. ClissAT

    Frozen Mango recipes

    Yummo. I’ve been freezing mango checks. Making smoothies and whizzing the mango into purée and making ice blocks with them and also been dehydrating a heap. So much nicer than shop bought ones.
    Yummo. I’ve been freezing mango checks. Making smoothies and whizzing the mango into purée and making ice blocks with them and also been dehydrating a heap. So much nicer than shop bought ones.
    Yummo. I’ve been freezing mango checks. Making smoothies and whizzing the mango into purée and making ice blocks with them and also been dehydrating a heap. So much nicer than shop bought ones.
    Yummo. I’ve been freezing mango checks. Making smoothies and whizzing the mango into purée and making ice blocks with them and also been dehydrating a heap. So much nicer than shop bought ones.

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  16. ClissAT

    Preserving immature garlic

    Great idea Helen! Mine also tends to rot instead of cure here in the subtropics (not all) but dehydrating or pickling would be the go - I'll have to try it. :)
    Great idea Helen! Mine also tends to rot instead of cure here in the subtropics (not all) but dehydrating or pickling would be the go - I'll have to try it. :)
    Great idea Helen! Mine also tends to rot instead of cure here in the subtropics (not all) but dehydrating or pickling would be the go - I'll have to try it. :)
    Great idea Helen! Mine also tends to rot instead of cure here in the subtropics (not all) but dehydrating or pickling would be the go - I'll have to try it. :)

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  17. Pene

    alternative to steel lids for preserving

    Hi the use of wax seals for preserves is very old. I only use sterile jars and new parafin wax for each jar of fruit preserves. The recipies I use are my grate grand mothers' real sugar and salt...
    Hi the use of wax seals for preserves is very old. I only use sterile jars and new parafin wax for each jar of fruit preserves. The recipies I use are my grate grand mothers' real sugar and salt are used, not corn syrup, and salt w/silicone (for ease of use). I don't encourage this practice if...
    Hi the use of wax seals for preserves is very old. I only use sterile jars and new parafin wax for each jar of fruit preserves. The recipies I use are my grate grand mothers' real sugar and salt are used, not corn syrup, and salt w/silicone (for...
    Hi the use of wax seals for preserves is very old. I only use sterile jars and new parafin wax for each jar of fruit preserves. The recipies I use are my grate grand mothers' real sugar and salt...
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  18. Letsgokate

    Pickle Pipes

    They generally work quite well. I've had a few jars spoil but it's not certain that it was due to the airlock design - I would say they are a good product. I do love my fermenting crock...
    They generally work quite well. I've had a few jars spoil but it's not certain that it was due to the airlock design - I would say they are a good product. I do love my fermenting crock though... it's the best for pickled cucs and sauerkraut :)
    They generally work quite well. I've had a few jars spoil but it's not certain that it was due to the airlock design - I would say they are a good product. I do love my fermenting crock though... it's the best for pickled cucs and sauerkraut :)
    They generally work quite well. I've had a few jars spoil but it's not certain that it was due to the airlock design - I would say they are a good product. I do love my fermenting crock...
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  19. Mark

    Sliced cucumbers pickled preserved in lemon juice & vinegar

    No worries - it's a nice fresh way to pickle them. :)
    No worries - it's a nice fresh way to pickle them. :)
    No worries - it's a nice fresh way to pickle them. :)
    No worries - it's a nice fresh way to pickle them. :)

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  20. gipsi

    Moroccan Lemons

    Yes when I preserve lemons I rinse in vinegar/water solution just to kill any fungus or bacteria on the skin. Mine are organic so no sprays on them. Then I scrub them very well with a green...
    Yes when I preserve lemons I rinse in vinegar/water solution just to kill any fungus or bacteria on the skin. Mine are organic so no sprays on them. Then I scrub them very well with a green scotchbrite fine kitchen scrubber.
    Yes when I preserve lemons I rinse in vinegar/water solution just to kill any fungus or bacteria on the skin. Mine are organic so no sprays on them. Then I scrub them very well with a green scotchbrite fine kitchen scrubber.
    Yes when I preserve lemons I rinse in vinegar/water solution just to kill any fungus or bacteria on the skin. Mine are organic so no sprays on them. Then I scrub them very well with a green...
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  21. ClissAT

    Old Fashioned Cookware & Household goods site

    hey it worked!!!! Happy browsing! I think Odgers & McClelland, Nundle is cheaper from memory, but it's still fun to browse.
    hey it worked!!!! Happy browsing! I think Odgers & McClelland, Nundle is cheaper from memory, but it's still fun to browse.
    hey it worked!!!! Happy browsing! I think Odgers & McClelland, Nundle is cheaper from memory, but it's still fun to browse.
    hey it worked!!!! Happy browsing! I think Odgers & McClelland, Nundle is cheaper from memory, but it's still fun to browse.
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  22. ClissAT
    Like x 3

    Edible Flowers

    Here's a link to a post about edible weeds that has many other links to ID techniques. I've seen this guy on TV & went to his blog or website but I cant find my link to it now but I will get...
    Here's a link to a post about edible weeds that has many other links to ID techniques. I've seen this guy on TV & went to his blog or website but I cant find my link to it now but I will get it again from this page above. I use lots of weeds in my salads & cooking. Heaps grow here. Although...
    Here's a link to a post about edible weeds that has many other links to ID techniques. I've seen this guy on TV & went to his blog or website but I cant find my link to it now but I will get it again from this page above. I use lots of weeds...
    Here's a link to a post about edible weeds that has many other links to ID techniques. I've seen this guy on TV & went to his blog or website but I cant find my link to it now but I will get...
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  23. Mark

    Red/Purple Sauerkraut made from Mammoth cabbages

    Yeah I saw that too, I didn't know people did it like that. Not that I've made it before.
    Yeah I saw that too, I didn't know people did it like that. Not that I've made it before.
    Yeah I saw that too, I didn't know people did it like that. Not that I've made it before.
    Yeah I saw that too, I didn't know people did it like that. Not that I've made it before.

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  24. Jnel

    Olives

    Oh I had thought olives relatively immune to that kinda thing due to their taste uncured! Must be one FAT pidgeon now...Self basting too! Roast pidgeon perhaps?
    Oh I had thought olives relatively immune to that kinda thing due to their taste uncured! Must be one FAT pidgeon now...Self basting too! Roast pidgeon perhaps?
    Oh I had thought olives relatively immune to that kinda thing due to their taste uncured! Must be one FAT pidgeon now...Self basting too! Roast pidgeon perhaps?
    Oh I had thought olives relatively immune to that kinda thing due to their taste uncured! Must be one FAT pidgeon now...Self basting too! Roast pidgeon perhaps?

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  25. Letsgokate
    Love it! x 7

    Canning/Bottling/Preseving

    Looks awesome. The outside bottles don't matter it's the yummy insides that do. It's a lot of work but you sure appreciate the time and effort when you eat the contents. Really are eating the...
    Looks awesome. The outside bottles don't matter it's the yummy insides that do. It's a lot of work but you sure appreciate the time and effort when you eat the contents. Really are eating the fruits of your labour. Well done :cheer:
    Looks awesome. The outside bottles don't matter it's the yummy insides that do. It's a lot of work but you sure appreciate the time and effort when you eat the contents. Really are eating the fruits of your labour. Well done :cheer:
    Looks awesome. The outside bottles don't matter it's the yummy insides that do. It's a lot of work but you sure appreciate the time and effort when you eat the contents. Really are eating the...

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