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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. 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. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. DarrenP
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    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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  10. 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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  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

    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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  13. ClissAT

    GrumiChama time again!

    Interesting to note that your fruit has red bracts whereas my fruit has green bracts. Or was that photo taken after the fruit had partially cooked?
    Interesting to note that your fruit has red bracts whereas my fruit has green bracts. Or was that photo taken after the fruit had partially cooked?
    Interesting to note that your fruit has red bracts whereas my fruit has green bracts. Or was that photo taken after the fruit had partially cooked?
    Interesting to note that your fruit has red bracts whereas my fruit has green bracts. Or was that photo taken after the fruit had partially cooked?

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  14. 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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  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. 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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  18. 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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  19. ClissAT

    Cauliflower Rice

    What a great idea! This would go well with lots of things.
    What a great idea! This would go well with lots of things.
    What a great idea! This would go well with lots of things.
    What a great idea! This would go well with lots of things.

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Flatland

    Spaghetti pumpkin

    I've never grown spaghetti squash - I've been meaning to for years! So much to try.... :D
    I've never grown spaghetti squash - I've been meaning to for years! So much to try.... :D
    I've never grown spaghetti squash - I've been meaning to for years! So much to try.... :D
    I've never grown spaghetti squash - I've been meaning to for years! So much to try.... :D
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  25. Director

    ALDI Vaccum sealer sale. $60

    Sweet! The rolls are on sale too, about $14 for 5 metres or you can buy the bags for the same price. The rolls are a bit wider though.
    Sweet! The rolls are on sale too, about $14 for 5 metres or you can buy the bags for the same price. The rolls are a bit wider though.
    Sweet! The rolls are on sale too, about $14 for 5 metres or you can buy the bags for the same price. The rolls are a bit wider though.
    Sweet! The rolls are on sale too, about $14 for 5 metres or you can buy the bags for the same price. The rolls are a bit wider though.
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