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  1. AndrewB

    Kombucha & fermenting

    Interesting to see how the Kombucha goes. I’ve only bought some from the shops, the look of the Scooby is a bit yucky.
    Interesting to see how the Kombucha goes. I’ve only bought some from the shops, the look of the Scooby is a bit yucky.
    Interesting to see how the Kombucha goes. I’ve only bought some from the shops, the look of the Scooby is a bit yucky.
    Interesting to see how the Kombucha goes. I’ve only bought some from the shops, the look of the Scooby is a bit yucky.

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  2. Wayland.

    Cider anyone?

    Cider production is now well under way. The last batch will get to 9% so some interesting nights by the fire with Sibelius and Beethoven are in the offing. Do any of you lads ( sorry ladies, lads...
    Cider production is now well under way. The last batch will get to 9% so some interesting nights by the fire with Sibelius and Beethoven are in the offing. Do any of you lads ( sorry ladies, lads have no gender meaning here in Ireland) brew your own beer/ wine etc.? With all that tropical fruit...
    Cider production is now well under way. The last batch will get to 9% so some interesting nights by the fire with Sibelius and Beethoven are in the offing. Do any of you lads ( sorry ladies, lads have no gender meaning here in Ireland) brew your...
    Cider production is now well under way. The last batch will get to 9% so some interesting nights by the fire with Sibelius and Beethoven are in the offing. Do any of you lads ( sorry ladies, lads...
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. ClissAT

    GrumiChama time again!

    I wish that was the case... Our GC is growing really well at the moment too - it seems to have established well after years of slow growth.
    I wish that was the case... Our GC is growing really well at the moment too - it seems to have established well after years of slow growth.
    I wish that was the case... Our GC is growing really well at the moment too - it seems to have established well after years of slow growth.
    I wish that was the case... Our GC is growing really well at the moment too - it seems to have established well after years of slow growth.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Dione

    Stockpiling.

    I never considered myself a prepper but I have to confess the idea really appeals to me! I live in the suburbs close to Brisbane and in the 2011 floods the roads all around me got cut off (I live...
    I never considered myself a prepper but I have to confess the idea really appeals to me! I live in the suburbs close to Brisbane and in the 2011 floods the roads all around me got cut off (I live in a unit on a hill) so I was isolated for a few days and couldn't get to any shops. I didn't have...
    I never considered myself a prepper but I have to confess the idea really appeals to me! I live in the suburbs close to Brisbane and in the 2011 floods the roads all around me got cut off (I live in a unit on a hill) so I was isolated for a few...
    I never considered myself a prepper but I have to confess the idea really appeals to me! I live in the suburbs close to Brisbane and in the 2011 floods the roads all around me got cut off (I live...
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  25. Collin

    Sour Cherries

    Hello Mark, we did 2 cups of sugar to 5 cups of water canned, with unpitted cherries, in pint sealers and processed in boiling water for 15 minutes.
    Hello Mark, we did 2 cups of sugar to 5 cups of water canned, with unpitted cherries, in pint sealers and processed in boiling water for 15 minutes.
    Hello Mark, we did 2 cups of sugar to 5 cups of water canned, with unpitted cherries, in pint sealers and processed in boiling water for 15 minutes.
    Hello Mark, we did 2 cups of sugar to 5 cups of water canned, with unpitted cherries, in pint sealers and processed in boiling water for 15 minutes.

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