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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Letsgokate

    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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Tim C

    Scotch biofuel.?

    Honestly, I have no idea how you work out all those measures and temperatures etc no wonder I flunked chemistry at school :) It's going to be a really merry Christmas for you Tim!
    Honestly, I have no idea how you work out all those measures and temperatures etc no wonder I flunked chemistry at school :) It's going to be a really merry Christmas for you Tim!
    Honestly, I have no idea how you work out all those measures and temperatures etc no wonder I flunked chemistry at school :) It's going to be a really merry Christmas for you Tim!
    Honestly, I have no idea how you work out all those measures and temperatures etc no wonder I flunked chemistry at school :) It's going to be a really merry Christmas for you Tim!

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  18. 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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  19. Mark

    My steps to preserving corn by freezing

    Thanks Kate! I forgot to mention this corn self seeded from a couple of failed plants I just let go over winter and then dug into the ground so I didn't even purchase the seed...
    Thanks Kate! I forgot to mention this corn self seeded from a couple of failed plants I just let go over winter and then dug into the ground so I didn't even purchase the seed...
    Thanks Kate! I forgot to mention this corn self seeded from a couple of failed plants I just let go over winter and then dug into the ground so I didn't even purchase the seed...
    Thanks Kate! I forgot to mention this corn self seeded from a couple of failed plants I just let go over winter and then dug into the ground so I didn't even purchase the seed...

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  20. 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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  21. Tim C

    Dehydrating Nectarines, Peacharines and early Peaches

    That's the go... Get the over ripe fruit on special and dry it - I do that too! :chuffed:
    That's the go... Get the over ripe fruit on special and dry it - I do that too! :chuffed:
    That's the go... Get the over ripe fruit on special and dry it - I do that too! :chuffed:
    That's the go... Get the over ripe fruit on special and dry it - I do that too! :chuffed:

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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. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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