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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. DarrenP
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    First time preserver

    Let us know how it goes using zucchini - I figure they're close enough to cucumber to taste pretty similar?
    Let us know how it goes using zucchini - I figure they're close enough to cucumber to taste pretty similar?
    Let us know how it goes using zucchini - I figure they're close enough to cucumber to taste pretty similar?
    Let us know how it goes using zucchini - I figure they're close enough to cucumber to taste pretty similar?
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. letsgo

    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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. letsgo
    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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Mark

    Fermenting Green Tomatoes in Glass Jar

    I didn't end up doing it either - the tomatoes did ripen! They still needed cooking as they weren't as fresh looking as the bunches of delicious red ripe ones :) But I'm glad they didn't go to waste
    I didn't end up doing it either - the tomatoes did ripen! They still needed cooking as they weren't as fresh looking as the bunches of delicious red ripe ones :) But I'm glad they didn't go to waste
    I didn't end up doing it either - the tomatoes did ripen! They still needed cooking as they weren't as fresh looking as the bunches of delicious red ripe ones :) But I'm glad they didn't go to waste
    I didn't end up doing it either - the tomatoes did ripen! They still needed cooking as they weren't as fresh looking as the bunches of delicious red ripe ones :) But I'm glad they didn't go to waste
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  24. Kasalia

    No Knead Bread

    I haven't tried making bread enough... I used to make bread a lot more several years ago but got lazy. Our trip over to Europe reinforced how delicious and important bread is to many cultures...
    I haven't tried making bread enough... I used to make bread a lot more several years ago but got lazy. Our trip over to Europe reinforced how delicious and important bread is to many cultures around the world so I've vowed to start baking bread again.
    I haven't tried making bread enough... I used to make bread a lot more several years ago but got lazy. Our trip over to Europe reinforced how delicious and important bread is to many cultures around the world so I've vowed to start baking...
    I haven't tried making bread enough... I used to make bread a lot more several years ago but got lazy. Our trip over to Europe reinforced how delicious and important bread is to many cultures...

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  25. Director

    Activated nuts anyone?

    Never heard of them either but it is interesting! Soaking in brine and then dehydrating would probably make them taste quite nice I'd imagine.
    Never heard of them either but it is interesting! Soaking in brine and then dehydrating would probably make them taste quite nice I'd imagine.
    Never heard of them either but it is interesting! Soaking in brine and then dehydrating would probably make them taste quite nice I'd imagine.
    Never heard of them either but it is interesting! Soaking in brine and then dehydrating would probably make them taste quite nice I'd imagine.
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