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  1. Mark

    Rambo Wok Burner - Outdoor Stir-frys instead of a BBQ

    I wrote a blog post about the Rambo here :)
    I wrote a blog post about the Rambo here :)
    I wrote a blog post about the Rambo here :)
    I wrote a blog post about the Rambo here :)

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  2. Mark

    Make Biltong in a standard dehydrator

    I'll try it with Jim Beam (probably NOT the Devils Cut) but it should work with bourbon shouldn't it?
    I'll try it with Jim Beam (probably NOT the Devils Cut) but it should work with bourbon shouldn't it?
    I'll try it with Jim Beam (probably NOT the Devils Cut) but it should work with bourbon shouldn't it?
    I'll try it with Jim Beam (probably NOT the Devils Cut) but it should work with bourbon shouldn't it?

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  3. Mark

    Cheaper preserving jar alternative to Mason jars

    I see now - they're a two piece lid similar to Mason jar tops. Easy to reuse. I'd love to find a universal lid which can fit to most standard jars regardless of the thread or mouth type.
    I see now - they're a two piece lid similar to Mason jar tops. Easy to reuse. I'd love to find a universal lid which can fit to most standard jars regardless of the thread or mouth type.
    I see now - they're a two piece lid similar to Mason jar tops. Easy to reuse. I'd love to find a universal lid which can fit to most standard jars regardless of the thread or mouth type.
    I see now - they're a two piece lid similar to Mason jar tops. Easy to reuse. I'd love to find a universal lid which can fit to most standard jars regardless of the thread or mouth type.

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  4. Mark
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    How to cure homegrown green olives naturally

    Some of our trees are flowering but I think it's a little too early yet and I'm hoping to see more flowers coming on mid-spring. They have had lots of water this winter and start of spring so if...
    Some of our trees are flowering but I think it's a little too early yet and I'm hoping to see more flowers coming on mid-spring. They have had lots of water this winter and start of spring so if more water is supposed to increase productivity then we'll soon see I suppose. I still have my...
    Some of our trees are flowering but I think it's a little too early yet and I'm hoping to see more flowers coming on mid-spring. They have had lots of water this winter and start of spring so if more water is supposed to increase productivity...
    Some of our trees are flowering but I think it's a little too early yet and I'm hoping to see more flowers coming on mid-spring. They have had lots of water this winter and start of spring so if...

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  5. Tim C

    More Brewing - Making alcoholic lemonade or squash

    The verdict is in on the Splenda squash- I'm just a not-very-sweet-tooth. After 2 weeks in the bottle, the second squash was ok. Very smelly on opening- needed to breath- then ok. A splitting...
    The verdict is in on the Splenda squash- I'm just a not-very-sweet-tooth. After 2 weeks in the bottle, the second squash was ok. Very smelly on opening- needed to breath- then ok. A splitting image of Solo, but with 4.5% alc. The "artificial" sweetener taste subsided over time. I'm sure the...
    The verdict is in on the Splenda squash- I'm just a not-very-sweet-tooth. After 2 weeks in the bottle, the second squash was ok. Very smelly on opening- needed to breath- then ok. A splitting image of Solo, but with 4.5% alc. The "artificial"...
    The verdict is in on the Splenda squash- I'm just a not-very-sweet-tooth. After 2 weeks in the bottle, the second squash was ok. Very smelly on opening- needed to breath- then ok. A splitting...

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  6. Steve

    Question Macadamia Nuts

    Here's another type of macadamia nut cracker called... wait for it... Maca Craca :D I love the name. The guy who makes it (well I assume he does) is called Vaughn and he mentioned his invention to...
    Here's another type of macadamia nut cracker called... wait for it... Maca Craca :D I love the name. The guy who makes it (well I assume he does) is called Vaughn and he mentioned his invention to me on YouTube so I checked out his video and I reckon it's a pretty good tool for cracking macadamia...
    Here's another type of macadamia nut cracker called... wait for it... Maca Craca :D I love the name. The guy who makes it (well I assume he does) is called Vaughn and he mentioned his invention to me on YouTube so I checked out his video and I...
    Here's another type of macadamia nut cracker called... wait for it... Maca Craca :D I love the name. The guy who makes it (well I assume he does) is called Vaughn and he mentioned his invention to...
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  7. Mark

    Gas Barbecue Table All-in-one

    hah, i can imagine that happening at that table, atleast it'd keep the flies away. The table might be good for a special occassion type thing.
    hah, i can imagine that happening at that table, atleast it'd keep the flies away. The table might be good for a special occassion type thing.
    hah, i can imagine that happening at that table, atleast it'd keep the flies away. The table might be good for a special occassion type thing.
    hah, i can imagine that happening at that table, atleast it'd keep the flies away. The table might be good for a special occassion type thing.

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  8. Mark

    10 Good Reasons To Buy And Use A Food Dehydrator

    I appreciate that thanks Tim :)
    I appreciate that thanks Tim :)
    I appreciate that thanks Tim :)
    I appreciate that thanks Tim :)

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  9. bearded1
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    My 100% Organic Spelt bread recipe

    Hi Mary Just make sure the dough is very sticky and use heaps of flour when you roll it out. The other thing is to make sure the hotplate you cook it on is very hot and turn the naan as soon as it...
    Hi Mary Just make sure the dough is very sticky and use heaps of flour when you roll it out. The other thing is to make sure the hotplate you cook it on is very hot and turn the naan as soon as it begins to bubble. Cook on this side until the high spots brown a little. Brush with melted ghee and...
    Hi Mary Just make sure the dough is very sticky and use heaps of flour when you roll it out. The other thing is to make sure the hotplate you cook it on is very hot and turn the naan as soon as it begins to bubble. Cook on this side until the...
    Hi Mary Just make sure the dough is very sticky and use heaps of flour when you roll it out. The other thing is to make sure the hotplate you cook it on is very hot and turn the naan as soon as it...

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  10. stevo

    Coffee growing and making

    yer, I'm an instant coffee person and this is a whole new world. I know it'd be easier just to buy it already done but it was more a challenge to see what the process was about. It seems roasting...
    yer, I'm an instant coffee person and this is a whole new world. I know it'd be easier just to buy it already done but it was more a challenge to see what the process was about. It seems roasting is a bit technical, you can buy roasters but they're expensive so looks like a lot of people on the...
    yer, I'm an instant coffee person and this is a whole new world. I know it'd be easier just to buy it already done but it was more a challenge to see what the process was about. It seems roasting is a bit technical, you can buy roasters but...
    yer, I'm an instant coffee person and this is a whole new world. I know it'd be easier just to buy it already done but it was more a challenge to see what the process was about. It seems roasting...

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  11. Mark

    Honey, soy, and garlic beef jerky

    LOL cheers mate. You can try all sorts of different flavours just pick things you like and marinate well before dehydrating. Stronger flavours work best otherwise jerky can become very bland and...
    LOL cheers mate. You can try all sorts of different flavours just pick things you like and marinate well before dehydrating. Stronger flavours work best otherwise jerky can become very bland and I've made the mistake of making a "lite" version and it was like eating beef roast without sauce or...
    LOL cheers mate. You can try all sorts of different flavours just pick things you like and marinate well before dehydrating. Stronger flavours work best otherwise jerky can become very bland and I've made the mistake of making a "lite" version...
    LOL cheers mate. You can try all sorts of different flavours just pick things you like and marinate well before dehydrating. Stronger flavours work best otherwise jerky can become very bland and...

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  12. 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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  13. Mark

    Perfect Fruit by SPC

    Amen brother! . Wash down them Big Macs with something healthy. Won't do much for us fuglies either.....
    Amen brother! . Wash down them Big Macs with something healthy. Won't do much for us fuglies either.....
    Amen brother! . Wash down them Big Macs with something healthy. Won't do much for us fuglies either.....
    Amen brother! . Wash down them Big Macs with something healthy. Won't do much for us fuglies either.....

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  14. 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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  15. mouseinthehouse

    Making Tofu

    Be nice if there were some pics to go with this recipe...
    Be nice if there were some pics to go with this recipe...
    Be nice if there were some pics to go with this recipe...
    Be nice if there were some pics to go with this recipe...
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  16. Mark

    Question Does pure honey mean pure honey?

    OK, have posted in the other thread. :)
    OK, have posted in the other thread. :)
    OK, have posted in the other thread. :)
    OK, have posted in the other thread. :)
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  17. Mark

    Is rat poison safe to use around my chickens?

    That's a good idea, I coud fence off a small square in the corner of the pen I guess and place the bait in there that should be easy enough.
    That's a good idea, I coud fence off a small square in the corner of the pen I guess and place the bait in there that should be easy enough.
    That's a good idea, I coud fence off a small square in the corner of the pen I guess and place the bait in there that should be easy enough.
    That's a good idea, I coud fence off a small square in the corner of the pen I guess and place the bait in there that should be easy enough.
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  18. 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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  20. Steve

    Butcher a Whole Lamb

    Met a guy the other day who is very self sufficient. Has 2.5 acres and grows veggies, fruit, chooks and his own beef. He gets his cattle slaughtered by a professional who attends onsite with his...
    Met a guy the other day who is very self sufficient. Has 2.5 acres and grows veggies, fruit, chooks and his own beef. He gets his cattle slaughtered by a professional who attends onsite with his portable cold room. Although he said he doesn't save money the flavor of the meet is so superior to...
    Met a guy the other day who is very self sufficient. Has 2.5 acres and grows veggies, fruit, chooks and his own beef. He gets his cattle slaughtered by a professional who attends onsite with his portable cold room. Although he said he doesn't...
    Met a guy the other day who is very self sufficient. Has 2.5 acres and grows veggies, fruit, chooks and his own beef. He gets his cattle slaughtered by a professional who attends onsite with his...

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  21. Mark
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    Pekin duck roasted on an Auspit spit over a fire pit

    Thanks Kate - I'm trying hard to improve at both :D
    Thanks Kate - I'm trying hard to improve at both :D
    Thanks Kate - I'm trying hard to improve at both :D
    Thanks Kate - I'm trying hard to improve at both :D

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  22. 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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  23. Mark

    Dried capsicum (dehydrator)

    These were dried at the "live" food temp for about 8-10 hours give or take.
    These were dried at the "live" food temp for about 8-10 hours give or take.
    These were dried at the "live" food temp for about 8-10 hours give or take.
    These were dried at the "live" food temp for about 8-10 hours give or take.

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  24. 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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  25. letsgo

    Dehydrating

    Cooking first speeds up the dehydrating process as onions take forever. Are you rehydrating with boiling water? Hard to know, read the book, or google.I have only done my leeks and shallots.
    Cooking first speeds up the dehydrating process as onions take forever. Are you rehydrating with boiling water? Hard to know, read the book, or google.I have only done my leeks and shallots.
    Cooking first speeds up the dehydrating process as onions take forever. Are you rehydrating with boiling water? Hard to know, read the book, or google.I have only done my leeks and shallots.
    Cooking first speeds up the dehydrating process as onions take forever. Are you rehydrating with boiling water? Hard to know, read the book, or google.I have only done my leeks and shallots.

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