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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Mark

    Cucumbers cold pickled in vinegar mix

    I think you're right there... I don't know what type they are then but I know it's a sweeter variety than most cucumbers we grow.
    I think you're right there... I don't know what type they are then but I know it's a sweeter variety than most cucumbers we grow.
    I think you're right there... I don't know what type they are then but I know it's a sweeter variety than most cucumbers we grow.
    I think you're right there... I don't know what type they are then but I know it's a sweeter variety than most cucumbers we grow.

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  4. ClissAT
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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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  5. 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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  6. letsgo

    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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  7. Mark

    Rosella jam making

    Thanks Mark for the info. I didn't realize they were so simple to grow, I am definitely putting them on my list:)
    Thanks Mark for the info. I didn't realize they were so simple to grow, I am definitely putting them on my list:)
    Thanks Mark for the info. I didn't realize they were so simple to grow, I am definitely putting them on my list:)
    Thanks Mark for the info. I didn't realize they were so simple to grow, I am definitely putting them on my list:)
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  8. 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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  9. Mark

    Ever had soft eggshell on a chicken egg? Here's why...

    It certainly is a little freaky the first time you see or feel one of these soft eggs!
    It certainly is a little freaky the first time you see or feel one of these soft eggs!
    It certainly is a little freaky the first time you see or feel one of these soft eggs!
    It certainly is a little freaky the first time you see or feel one of these soft eggs!
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  10. ClissAT

    Dehydrator at Work

    I actually cut my mango slices about 10 mil/1 cm or even 1/2 inch thick because it gives them a nice pliable texture, I reckon. But it doesn't matter really, and it's personal preference whether...
    I actually cut my mango slices about 10 mil/1 cm or even 1/2 inch thick because it gives them a nice pliable texture, I reckon. But it doesn't matter really, and it's personal preference whether people like them jerky or a little softer chewy. You're probably over buying more sheets but these...
    I actually cut my mango slices about 10 mil/1 cm or even 1/2 inch thick because it gives them a nice pliable texture, I reckon. But it doesn't matter really, and it's personal preference whether people like them jerky or a little softer...
    I actually cut my mango slices about 10 mil/1 cm or even 1/2 inch thick because it gives them a nice pliable texture, I reckon. But it doesn't matter really, and it's personal preference whether...

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  11. trevmillion

    Making your own Dehydrator Sheets?

    Too true Mark. I think it's almost got to the point where it's not really worth worrying about these days. Although again my daughter tells me that any form of ingestion of these plastics (even...
    Too true Mark. I think it's almost got to the point where it's not really worth worrying about these days. Although again my daughter tells me that any form of ingestion of these plastics (even Teflon & silicon used in cooking utensils) manifests in humans as vague flu like symptoms. Anyway as...
    Too true Mark. I think it's almost got to the point where it's not really worth worrying about these days. Although again my daughter tells me that any form of ingestion of these plastics (even Teflon & silicon used in cooking utensils) manifests...
    Too true Mark. I think it's almost got to the point where it's not really worth worrying about these days. Although again my daughter tells me that any form of ingestion of these plastics (even...
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  12. Mark

    Preserving mangoes by dehydrating/drying

    I dont have a mango tree but I found some semi-cheap in a tray so I ate a couple and dehydrated the rest. They were awesome but like you ClissAT I couldn't stop eating them. Sooo good!
    I dont have a mango tree but I found some semi-cheap in a tray so I ate a couple and dehydrated the rest. They were awesome but like you ClissAT I couldn't stop eating them. Sooo good!
    I dont have a mango tree but I found some semi-cheap in a tray so I ate a couple and dehydrated the rest. They were awesome but like you ClissAT I couldn't stop eating them. Sooo good!
    I dont have a mango tree but I found some semi-cheap in a tray so I ate a couple and dehydrated the rest. They were awesome but like you ClissAT I couldn't stop eating them. Sooo good!

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  13. Tim C

    Dried Fruit Salad

    I'm sure they'll all come out like lollies after dehydration. Kids will love the treats, I'm sure. Enjoy!
    I'm sure they'll all come out like lollies after dehydration. Kids will love the treats, I'm sure. Enjoy!
    I'm sure they'll all come out like lollies after dehydration. Kids will love the treats, I'm sure. Enjoy!
    I'm sure they'll all come out like lollies after dehydration. Kids will love the treats, I'm sure. Enjoy!

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  14. Mark
    Like x 3

    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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Mark

    Here's How I make my home made ginger beer

    Thanks Mark. Yeah I should have known to go looking locally. We are going to give this a go fur-sure. And I like the sound of that Lemon Ginger Tea B1, must try that one too. I'm off to bathe in...
    Thanks Mark. Yeah I should have known to go looking locally. We are going to give this a go fur-sure. And I like the sound of that Lemon Ginger Tea B1, must try that one too. I'm off to bathe in ginger.....:wave:
    Thanks Mark. Yeah I should have known to go looking locally. We are going to give this a go fur-sure. And I like the sound of that Lemon Ginger Tea B1, must try that one too. I'm off to bathe in ginger.....:wave:
    Thanks Mark. Yeah I should have known to go looking locally. We are going to give this a go fur-sure. And I like the sound of that Lemon Ginger Tea B1, must try that one too. I'm off to bathe in...

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  20. letsgo

    Online Farmer Market

    Had a quick look, it's a good lookin website, pretty elaborate. I'll have to revisit :cheers:
    Had a quick look, it's a good lookin website, pretty elaborate. I'll have to revisit :cheers:
    Had a quick look, it's a good lookin website, pretty elaborate. I'll have to revisit :cheers:
    Had a quick look, it's a good lookin website, pretty elaborate. I'll have to revisit :cheers:
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  21. Director
    Like x 3

    Crakin' Maccas

    Yeah nah, wouldn't want to sell anything... hocking the odd thing off on eBay is bad enough for me LOL but happy to refer products sure no problem there!
    Yeah nah, wouldn't want to sell anything... hocking the odd thing off on eBay is bad enough for me LOL but happy to refer products sure no problem there!
    Yeah nah, wouldn't want to sell anything... hocking the odd thing off on eBay is bad enough for me LOL but happy to refer products sure no problem there!
    Yeah nah, wouldn't want to sell anything... hocking the odd thing off on eBay is bad enough for me LOL but happy to refer products sure no problem there!
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  22. Mark

    How to make mango wrap pillows bite sized treats

    I thought I would share this really simple way to not only preserve mangos but turn them into a healthy bite sized snack everyone will love! Mango Wrap Pillows 1. Grab some ripe mangoes....
    I thought I would share this really simple way to not only preserve mangos but turn them into a healthy bite sized snack everyone will love! Mango Wrap Pillows 1. Grab some ripe mangoes. 2. Puree them into a nice thick consistency. 3. Pour onto a non stick tray, sheet, or wax paper and...
    I thought I would share this really simple way to not only preserve mangos but turn them into a healthy bite sized snack everyone will love! Mango Wrap Pillows 1. Grab some ripe mangoes. 2. Puree them into a nice thick consistency. 3....
    I thought I would share this really simple way to not only preserve mangos but turn them into a healthy bite sized snack everyone will love! Mango Wrap Pillows 1. Grab some ripe mangoes....

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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

    My homemade plum jam using semi-ripe fruit

    One guy I follow on YouTube eats his plums green sprinkled with salt - he swears it's delicious! I haven't tried it yet but I'm going to... I've always been a fan of Asian dried salty plums (we...
    One guy I follow on YouTube eats his plums green sprinkled with salt - he swears it's delicious! I haven't tried it yet but I'm going to... I've always been a fan of Asian dried salty plums (we used to eat them like lollies as kids) but I never tried them fresh with salt.
    One guy I follow on YouTube eats his plums green sprinkled with salt - he swears it's delicious! I haven't tried it yet but I'm going to... I've always been a fan of Asian dried salty plums (we used to eat them like lollies as kids) but I never...
    One guy I follow on YouTube eats his plums green sprinkled with salt - he swears it's delicious! I haven't tried it yet but I'm going to... I've always been a fan of Asian dried salty plums (we...
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  25. Mark

    Roasted (rotisserie) Pekin duck from duckling to the plate

    I loved that show when I was a kid...good old pluck a duck.. very funny
    I loved that show when I was a kid...good old pluck a duck.. very funny
    I loved that show when I was a kid...good old pluck a duck.. very funny
    I loved that show when I was a kid...good old pluck a duck.. very funny

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