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  1. 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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  2. Mikielives
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    Christmas Dinner

    Awesome who wouldn't be happy with that box of goodies.
    Awesome who wouldn't be happy with that box of goodies.
    Awesome who wouldn't be happy with that box of goodies.
    Awesome who wouldn't be happy with that box of goodies.

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  3. Director

    Sale on dehydrators.

    Hi Mark, check the link again, it works OK for me. Cheers
    Hi Mark, check the link again, it works OK for me. Cheers
    Hi Mark, check the link again, it works OK for me. Cheers
    Hi Mark, check the link again, it works OK for me. Cheers
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  4. Mark

    Cayenne Pepper Sauce Recipe

    This is something I just have to make @Mikielives thank you for sharing it! I love how this is a true fermented sauce recipe - I've made a basic Tobasco fermented sauce before but never a true...
    This is something I just have to make @Mikielives thank you for sharing it! I love how this is a true fermented sauce recipe - I've made a basic Tobasco fermented sauce before but never a true depth of flavour and ingredients like this. I have a ton of chillies (peppers) coming on at the...
    This is something I just have to make @Mikielives thank you for sharing it! I love how this is a true fermented sauce recipe - I've made a basic Tobasco fermented sauce before but never a true depth of flavour and ingredients like this. I...
    This is something I just have to make @Mikielives thank you for sharing it! I love how this is a true fermented sauce recipe - I've made a basic Tobasco fermented sauce before but never a true...

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  5. OskarDoLittle
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    DIY herbal tea

    Mary, feel free to share whatever information and links you like - that's totally fine. I know other forums are particular about links to other blogs etc, but as long as the links are related to...
    Mary, feel free to share whatever information and links you like - that's totally fine. I know other forums are particular about links to other blogs etc, but as long as the links are related to our content and values there's no problem on SSC as far as I'm concerned. If you would like to...
    Mary, feel free to share whatever information and links you like - that's totally fine. I know other forums are particular about links to other blogs etc, but as long as the links are related to our content and values there's no problem on SSC as...
    Mary, feel free to share whatever information and links you like - that's totally fine. I know other forums are particular about links to other blogs etc, but as long as the links are related to...

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  6. ClissAT

    Mushroom & Broccolini on Toast

    Loved the Mushroom and the Broccolini :) Thanks for sharing.
    Loved the Mushroom and the Broccolini :) Thanks for sharing.
    Loved the Mushroom and the Broccolini :) Thanks for sharing.
    Loved the Mushroom and the Broccolini :) Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Mark
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    Cooking class Thailand Chiang Mai

    No worries, yeah I love how simple but flavoursome Thai food is. We have a shortage of chillies here at the moment - sadly - but I have several on the go flowering so we should be good in about a...
    No worries, yeah I love how simple but flavoursome Thai food is. We have a shortage of chillies here at the moment - sadly - but I have several on the go flowering so we should be good in about a month :)
    No worries, yeah I love how simple but flavoursome Thai food is. We have a shortage of chillies here at the moment - sadly - but I have several on the go flowering so we should be good in about a month :)
    No worries, yeah I love how simple but flavoursome Thai food is. We have a shortage of chillies here at the moment - sadly - but I have several on the go flowering so we should be good in about a...

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  8. ClissAT
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    Baba Ghanoush & flat breads

    Very close to home cooking for me - traditionally made rich with lots of olive oil. Enjoy.
    Very close to home cooking for me - traditionally made rich with lots of olive oil. Enjoy.
    Very close to home cooking for me - traditionally made rich with lots of olive oil. Enjoy.
    Very close to home cooking for me - traditionally made rich with lots of olive oil. Enjoy.
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  9. Mark
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    I made some organic Turmeric powder spice

    Yes Mark that would be my suggestion too. Lots of things keep a lot better in the freezer, such as yeast & herbs/spices.
    Yes Mark that would be my suggestion too. Lots of things keep a lot better in the freezer, such as yeast & herbs/spices.
    Yes Mark that would be my suggestion too. Lots of things keep a lot better in the freezer, such as yeast & herbs/spices.
    Yes Mark that would be my suggestion too. Lots of things keep a lot better in the freezer, such as yeast & herbs/spices.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Mark

    How to make an organic lime cordial from home grown fruit

    .. limes are going to take over your life! They ARE the new lemon. To be honest limes have got to be my favourite citrus fruit, they are extremely versatile, plus they go in your corona! But they...
    .. limes are going to take over your life! They ARE the new lemon. To be honest limes have got to be my favourite citrus fruit, they are extremely versatile, plus they go in your corona! But they cant be used for curries or sweets, dressings and drinks. What more could you want. :)
    .. limes are going to take over your life! They ARE the new lemon. To be honest limes have got to be my favourite citrus fruit, they are extremely versatile, plus they go in your corona! But they cant be used for curries or sweets, dressings and...
    .. limes are going to take over your life! They ARE the new lemon. To be honest limes have got to be my favourite citrus fruit, they are extremely versatile, plus they go in your corona! But they...
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  14. Mark

    How to make cheese jam or jelly from Ceylon Hill Gooseberries

    Correct! It actually does go very well with cheese but I have to say we prefer our Rosella jam for a standard sandwich or on toast anyday over the ceylon hill berry jam.
    Correct! It actually does go very well with cheese but I have to say we prefer our Rosella jam for a standard sandwich or on toast anyday over the ceylon hill berry jam.
    Correct! It actually does go very well with cheese but I have to say we prefer our Rosella jam for a standard sandwich or on toast anyday over the ceylon hill berry jam.
    Correct! It actually does go very well with cheese but I have to say we prefer our Rosella jam for a standard sandwich or on toast anyday over the ceylon hill berry jam.
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  15. Mark

    Lye cured olives

    Here's a video about how to cure olives quickly with lye (sodium hydroxide) which is a very dangerous substance to work with let alone use in food. However, the guy in the video does a good job...
    Here's a video about how to cure olives quickly with lye (sodium hydroxide) which is a very dangerous substance to work with let alone use in food. However, the guy in the video does a good job explaining how to cure olives using the lye method and even though his reasons for curing olives this...
    Here's a video about how to cure olives quickly with lye (sodium hydroxide) which is a very dangerous substance to work with let alone use in food. However, the guy in the video does a good job explaining how to cure olives using the lye method...
    Here's a video about how to cure olives quickly with lye (sodium hydroxide) which is a very dangerous substance to work with let alone use in food. However, the guy in the video does a good job...
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  16. letsgo

    Pie Maker

    Haven't had email notifications on the last few posts on this post :( so had no idea people had replied. I made pies for the family last week and they loved them, want to know when the next lot is....
    Haven't had email notifications on the last few posts on this post :( so had no idea people had replied. I made pies for the family last week and they loved them, want to know when the next lot is. Yeah when they make them :) On a cold wet night tonight having pie and a few chips for tea :)
    Haven't had email notifications on the last few posts on this post :( so had no idea people had replied. I made pies for the family last week and they loved them, want to know when the next lot is. Yeah when they make them :) On a cold wet night...
    Haven't had email notifications on the last few posts on this post :( so had no idea people had replied. I made pies for the family last week and they loved them, want to know when the next lot is....

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  17. Mark

    Maca Craca Ultimate macadamia nut cracker NEW

    There's a new improved version of the Maca Craca macadamia nut cracker called the "Ultimate." This version has an adjustable head that can be screwed in or out to allow for different sized nuts so...
    There's a new improved version of the Maca Craca macadamia nut cracker called the "Ultimate." This version has an adjustable head that can be screwed in or out to allow for different sized nuts so when the top is hit with a hammer the cracking part in the base will only move a certain distance...
    There's a new improved version of the Maca Craca macadamia nut cracker called the "Ultimate." This version has an adjustable head that can be screwed in or out to allow for different sized nuts so when the top is hit with a hammer the cracking...
    There's a new improved version of the Maca Craca macadamia nut cracker called the "Ultimate." This version has an adjustable head that can be screwed in or out to allow for different sized nuts so...

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  18. Mark

    Just purchased a Fermenting Crock Sauerkraut Kimchi Harvest Pot 5 litre

    Yes, once the novelty of it wears off, you can make a batch every week if you want, depends on how fermented you like it.
    Yes, once the novelty of it wears off, you can make a batch every week if you want, depends on how fermented you like it.
    Yes, once the novelty of it wears off, you can make a batch every week if you want, depends on how fermented you like it.
    Yes, once the novelty of it wears off, you can make a batch every week if you want, depends on how fermented you like it.
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  19. Kasalia

    Making Kim Chi

    What's so special about them compared to any other radish besides looking like white carrots? Here's some on eBay if anyone wants to see what they look like... I just purchased some myself :)
    What's so special about them compared to any other radish besides looking like white carrots? Here's some on eBay if anyone wants to see what they look like... I just purchased some myself :)
    What's so special about them compared to any other radish besides looking like white carrots? Here's some on eBay if anyone wants to see what they look like... I just purchased some myself :)
    What's so special about them compared to any other radish besides looking like white carrots? Here's some on eBay if anyone wants to see what they look like... I just purchased some myself :)
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  20. Kasalia

    Making Kombucha

    They come in three sizes and our Scoby came from Next market go look for some, every other person seems to be making it. Ginger beer and lemonade being the most popular. We will decant it...
    They come in three sizes and our Scoby came from Next market go look for some, every other person seems to be making it. Ginger beer and lemonade being the most popular. We will decant it into beer bottles.
    They come in three sizes and our Scoby came from Next market go look for some, every other person seems to be making it. Ginger beer and lemonade being the most popular. We will decant it into beer bottles.
    They come in three sizes and our Scoby came from Next market go look for some, every other person seems to be making it. Ginger beer and lemonade being the most popular. We will decant it...
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  21. 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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  22. Director

    Buckwheat recipes wanted *sigh*

    Ah..didn't think it was that easy. :)
    Ah..didn't think it was that easy. :)
    Ah..didn't think it was that easy. :)
    Ah..didn't think it was that easy. :)
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  23. OskarDoLittle

    Maintaining harvested seeds for cooking

    thanks guys...I hadn't realised the dehydrator could actually make things worse! (lucky I didn't try that then!)
    thanks guys...I hadn't realised the dehydrator could actually make things worse! (lucky I didn't try that then!)
    thanks guys...I hadn't realised the dehydrator could actually make things worse! (lucky I didn't try that then!)
    thanks guys...I hadn't realised the dehydrator could actually make things worse! (lucky I didn't try that then!)
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  24. Mark

    Curing & marinating small Arbequina olives

    Here's an article on how I cured Arbequina olives in just 5 weeks. I really thought it would take longer to cure them even though they are a small olive but I'm happy with the results!
    Here's an article on how I cured Arbequina olives in just 5 weeks. I really thought it would take longer to cure them even though they are a small olive but I'm happy with the results!
    Here's an article on how I cured Arbequina olives in just 5 weeks. I really thought it would take longer to cure them even though they are a small olive but I'm happy with the results!
    Here's an article on how I cured Arbequina olives in just 5 weeks. I really thought it would take longer to cure them even though they are a small olive but I'm happy with the results!
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  25. Kasalia

    Freezing Avocados

    Interesting update! Good to know it can be done :)
    Interesting update! Good to know it can be done :)
    Interesting update! Good to know it can be done :)
    Interesting update! Good to know it can be done :)
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