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  1. Mark

    Wow lids - what's your thoughts?

    Yes those clip from Ikea are great I use then all the time . There are a few different sizes , if the opening is bigger than the clip I just fold the bag or what ever the opening in half etc....
    Yes those clip from Ikea are great I use then all the time . There are a few different sizes , if the opening is bigger than the clip I just fold the bag or what ever the opening in half etc. Occasionally I have seen then at Woolies or Coles (can't remember) . I also use then for bread bags etc
    Yes those clip from Ikea are great I use then all the time . There are a few different sizes , if the opening is bigger than the clip I just fold the bag or what ever the opening in half etc. Occasionally I have seen then at Woolies or Coles...
    Yes those clip from Ikea are great I use then all the time . There are a few different sizes , if the opening is bigger than the clip I just fold the bag or what ever the opening in half etc....

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  2. stevo

    woohoo... eggs!

    It's probably a calcium deficiency - supplements like shell grit and access to free range would help.
    It's probably a calcium deficiency - supplements like shell grit and access to free range would help.
    It's probably a calcium deficiency - supplements like shell grit and access to free range would help.
    It's probably a calcium deficiency - supplements like shell grit and access to free range would help.
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  3. Mark

    Question Which food strainer, mill, press, cold juicer to make sauce or jams?

    Mark, Not sure if you ever found something to strain your toms. I purchased an attachment for my KitchenAid mixer and it works very well. I have used it on tomatoes and to strain my fermented...
    Mark, Not sure if you ever found something to strain your toms. I purchased an attachment for my KitchenAid mixer and it works very well. I have used it on tomatoes and to strain my fermented pepper sauce.
    Mark, Not sure if you ever found something to strain your toms. I purchased an attachment for my KitchenAid mixer and it works very well. I have used it on tomatoes and to strain my fermented pepper sauce.
    Mark, Not sure if you ever found something to strain your toms. I purchased an attachment for my KitchenAid mixer and it works very well. I have used it on tomatoes and to strain my fermented...
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  4. 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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  5. Tim C

    We don't eat much around here...

    That's OK. I think I'll just supply the 2 pubs, the supermarket and the roadhouse - hopefully there will be enough left over to give some to Mum and friends. The garden expansion is slowing, but...
    That's OK. I think I'll just supply the 2 pubs, the supermarket and the roadhouse - hopefully there will be enough left over to give some to Mum and friends. The garden expansion is slowing, but it has by no means stopped, as I still have heaps of area that is watered but not yet planted. Beans...
    That's OK. I think I'll just supply the 2 pubs, the supermarket and the roadhouse - hopefully there will be enough left over to give some to Mum and friends. The garden expansion is slowing, but it has by no means stopped, as I still have heaps...
    That's OK. I think I'll just supply the 2 pubs, the supermarket and the roadhouse - hopefully there will be enough left over to give some to Mum and friends. The garden expansion is slowing, but...

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  6. Tim C

    Water kefir, Milk kefir - natural fizzy drinks & Labneh

    I'm not happy with mine either-it's an upright loaf. I'm sure a long loaf Breville or similar would make a better shaped loaf for sandwiches etc...
    I'm not happy with mine either-it's an upright loaf. I'm sure a long loaf Breville or similar would make a better shaped loaf for sandwiches etc...
    I'm not happy with mine either-it's an upright loaf. I'm sure a long loaf Breville or similar would make a better shaped loaf for sandwiches etc...
    I'm not happy with mine either-it's an upright loaf. I'm sure a long loaf Breville or similar would make a better shaped loaf for sandwiches etc...

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    Vegie Bake

    ClissAT your vegie bake looks wonderful, I am so envious. To be able to go out to the garden and pick a whole meal is my dream, as they say small steps lead to big things.
    ClissAT your vegie bake looks wonderful, I am so envious. To be able to go out to the garden and pick a whole meal is my dream, as they say small steps lead to big things.
    ClissAT your vegie bake looks wonderful, I am so envious. To be able to go out to the garden and pick a whole meal is my dream, as they say small steps lead to big things.
    ClissAT your vegie bake looks wonderful, I am so envious. To be able to go out to the garden and pick a whole meal is my dream, as they say small steps lead to big things.

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  8. Letsgokate

    Vacuum Sealing

    Ok thanks for the info Kate
    Ok thanks for the info Kate
    Ok thanks for the info Kate
    Ok thanks for the info Kate

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  9. Director

    Vacuum sealer sale.

    Cool - I've always been tempted to get a vacuum sealer for preserving and cooking. If anyone has any hints/tips etc please add them here in this thread so we can collect info on this method.
    Cool - I've always been tempted to get a vacuum sealer for preserving and cooking. If anyone has any hints/tips etc please add them here in this thread so we can collect info on this method.
    Cool - I've always been tempted to get a vacuum sealer for preserving and cooking. If anyone has any hints/tips etc please add them here in this thread so we can collect info on this method.
    Cool - I've always been tempted to get a vacuum sealer for preserving and cooking. If anyone has any hints/tips etc please add them here in this thread so we can collect info on this method.
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  10. becky3086

    Turkey Casserole

    I haven't cooked with turkey much - I really should cook it up more. This does look like a great way to incorporate leftovers I must say. I like your blog too and the header image with all the...
    I haven't cooked with turkey much - I really should cook it up more. This does look like a great way to incorporate leftovers I must say. I like your blog too and the header image with all the preserves looks awesome - yum :)
    I haven't cooked with turkey much - I really should cook it up more. This does look like a great way to incorporate leftovers I must say. I like your blog too and the header image with all the preserves looks awesome - yum :)
    I haven't cooked with turkey much - I really should cook it up more. This does look like a great way to incorporate leftovers I must say. I like your blog too and the header image with all the...
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  11. Flatland

    Tomatoes

    Tomato and Arugula Salad yes it is that leaf. Ingredients 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 4 cups arugula Preparation Combine...
    Tomato and Arugula Salad yes it is that leaf. Ingredients 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 4 cups arugula Preparation Combine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and halved grape tomatoes in a medium bowl. Add arugula, and toss.
    Tomato and Arugula Salad yes it is that leaf. Ingredients 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 4 cups arugula Preparation Combine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and halved grape...
    Tomato and Arugula Salad yes it is that leaf. Ingredients 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 4 cups arugula Preparation Combine...

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  12. Kasalia

    Time to Make cheese

    @Mark Actually my husband just corrected me it is a Wine Cooler Fridge, and yes stored cheddar in fridge, that picture was the last one. The longer you keep it the better tasting. Wine fridges...
    @Mark Actually my husband just corrected me it is a Wine Cooler Fridge, and yes stored cheddar in fridge, that picture was the last one. The longer you keep it the better tasting. Wine fridges have adjustable temp. They are small like bar fridges. We keep it at 10 degrees I think. We wait a...
    @Mark Actually my husband just corrected me it is a Wine Cooler Fridge, and yes stored cheddar in fridge, that picture was the last one. The longer you keep it the better tasting. Wine fridges have adjustable temp. They are small like bar...
    @Mark Actually my husband just corrected me it is a Wine Cooler Fridge, and yes stored cheddar in fridge, that picture was the last one. The longer you keep it the better tasting. Wine fridges...
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  13. Mark

    Three - Fruit Marmalade

    I don't mind at all Nila - it's nice to see you here on our forum interacting.
    I don't mind at all Nila - it's nice to see you here on our forum interacting.
    I don't mind at all Nila - it's nice to see you here on our forum interacting.
    I don't mind at all Nila - it's nice to see you here on our forum interacting.
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  14. Mark

    Thai style Beef Jerky Recipe

    If you do end up getting one (whichever brand) it would be great if you could review it here (showcase) often wondered how my expensive Excalibur Dehydrator stacked up to these new cheap models....
    If you do end up getting one (whichever brand) it would be great if you could review it here (showcase) often wondered how my expensive Excalibur Dehydrator stacked up to these new cheap models. I'm not going to buy one just to compare... I know the round stack ones aren't as good because you...
    If you do end up getting one (whichever brand) it would be great if you could review it here (showcase) often wondered how my expensive Excalibur Dehydrator stacked up to these new cheap models. I'm not going to buy one just to compare... I...
    If you do end up getting one (whichever brand) it would be great if you could review it here (showcase) often wondered how my expensive Excalibur Dehydrator stacked up to these new cheap models....
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  15. 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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  16. Mark

    Sterilock Airlock for fermentation of food

    Here's a new product for beer brewers and food fermenters to try called Sterilock. This small device is fitted to the top of any fermenting vessel just like a standard airlock to prevent air...
    Here's a new product for beer brewers and food fermenters to try called Sterilock. This small device is fitted to the top of any fermenting vessel just like a standard airlock to prevent air getting in whilst letting CO2 escape to relieve the pressure in the container whilst fermentation is...
    Here's a new product for beer brewers and food fermenters to try called Sterilock. This small device is fitted to the top of any fermenting vessel just like a standard airlock to prevent air getting in whilst letting CO2 escape to relieve the...
    Here's a new product for beer brewers and food fermenters to try called Sterilock. This small device is fitted to the top of any fermenting vessel just like a standard airlock to prevent air...

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  17. Tim C

    Speed-balls to feed a tribe

    Oh stop it, it is 1.09 AM and you are making me hungry ....LOL One of these days I will try your recipe..... :situps::D
    Oh stop it, it is 1.09 AM and you are making me hungry ....LOL One of these days I will try your recipe..... :situps::D
    Oh stop it, it is 1.09 AM and you are making me hungry ....LOL One of these days I will try your recipe..... :situps::D
    Oh stop it, it is 1.09 AM and you are making me hungry ....LOL One of these days I will try your recipe..... :situps::D
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  18. 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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  19. Steve

    Question Sourdough Bread

    No, you have done nothing wrong. Sometimes you may prefer to use just a thumbnail like you have done especially if you are uploading several images into a post like I have done in the Abbey thread...
    No, you have done nothing wrong. Sometimes you may prefer to use just a thumbnail like you have done especially if you are uploading several images into a post like I have done in the Abbey thread but you can also see for effect I kept two images (the bread oven and bow maker) in the post below...
    No, you have done nothing wrong. Sometimes you may prefer to use just a thumbnail like you have done especially if you are uploading several images into a post like I have done in the Abbey thread but you can also see for effect I kept two images...
    No, you have done nothing wrong. Sometimes you may prefer to use just a thumbnail like you have done especially if you are uploading several images into a post like I have done in the Abbey thread...

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  20. 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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  21. Greyyowl

    Sometimes it sucks to be nice

    Sorry you lost that wee one. I know the painful feeling! Lost my first one just a couple months ago. You tried to do good, remember that.
    Sorry you lost that wee one. I know the painful feeling! Lost my first one just a couple months ago. You tried to do good, remember that.
    Sorry you lost that wee one. I know the painful feeling! Lost my first one just a couple months ago. You tried to do good, remember that.
    Sorry you lost that wee one. I know the painful feeling! Lost my first one just a couple months ago. You tried to do good, remember that.
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  22. Tim C

    SodaStream adaptor

    Oh geez, that would have been fun to clean up:) A machined one out of steel would do the trick - now there's an eBay money spinner... ;)
    Oh geez, that would have been fun to clean up:) A machined one out of steel would do the trick - now there's an eBay money spinner... ;)
    Oh geez, that would have been fun to clean up:) A machined one out of steel would do the trick - now there's an eBay money spinner... ;)
    Oh geez, that would have been fun to clean up:) A machined one out of steel would do the trick - now there's an eBay money spinner... ;)

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  23. Jenni

    Soda Stream Hack

    Here's the Sodastream website in the USA showing all the different types of models available I had no idea there were so many! Ours is the Source model and it has been working overtime :D
    Here's the Sodastream website in the USA showing all the different types of models available I had no idea there were so many! Ours is the Source model and it has been working overtime :D
    Here's the Sodastream website in the USA showing all the different types of models available I had no idea there were so many! Ours is the Source model and it has been working overtime :D
    Here's the Sodastream website in the USA showing all the different types of models available I had no idea there were so many! Ours is the Source model and it has been working overtime :D

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  24. 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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  25. Mark

    Skin all-in-one worm, lice, and mite treatment for poultry

    I just wanted to say, I've used the ivermectin. It took 3 treatments for my chickens to be free of mites. I also think a batch of pine shavings (I use for them - as they are indoor/basement...
    I just wanted to say, I've used the ivermectin. It took 3 treatments for my chickens to be free of mites. I also think a batch of pine shavings (I use for them - as they are indoor/basement hens) was contaminated with mites. That's why I think it took us so long to get rid of them. I also...
    I just wanted to say, I've used the ivermectin. It took 3 treatments for my chickens to be free of mites. I also think a batch of pine shavings (I use for them - as they are indoor/basement hens) was contaminated with mites. That's why I think...
    I just wanted to say, I've used the ivermectin. It took 3 treatments for my chickens to be free of mites. I also think a batch of pine shavings (I use for them - as they are indoor/basement...
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