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  1. MichelleMD

    Anyone making their own vinegar?

    I tried this Last year with left over organic apple peels and cores. It worked a treat. I half filled the jar with Apple scraps then poured in a 150ml bottle of organic raw apple cider vinegar...
    I tried this Last year with left over organic apple peels and cores. It worked a treat. I half filled the jar with Apple scraps then poured in a 150ml bottle of organic raw apple cider vinegar with the mother and topped it off with boiled (and cooled) water. After 4 or so months there was a...
    I tried this Last year with left over organic apple peels and cores. It worked a treat. I half filled the jar with Apple scraps then poured in a 150ml bottle of organic raw apple cider vinegar with the mother and topped it off with boiled (and...
    I tried this Last year with left over organic apple peels and cores. It worked a treat. I half filled the jar with Apple scraps then poured in a 150ml bottle of organic raw apple cider vinegar...

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  2. letsgo
    Love it! x 6

    Canning/Bottling/Preseving

    Love what has been going on here. Great photos and ideas.
    Love what has been going on here. Great photos and ideas.
    Love what has been going on here. Great photos and ideas.
    Love what has been going on here. Great photos and ideas.

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  3. 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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  4. Mark

    How to grow and make rosella jam

    They might develop a consistent red as they develop... from the pic they look immature to me?
    They might develop a consistent red as they develop... from the pic they look immature to me?
    They might develop a consistent red as they develop... from the pic they look immature to me?
    They might develop a consistent red as they develop... from the pic they look immature to me?

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  5. Mark

    Question What to make with too many/glut of eggs?

    We always have a glut of eggs in October/November besides giving them away, this year I made frittata with fetta, dehydrated tomatoes (left from the previous summer) and either silverbeet or...
    We always have a glut of eggs in October/November besides giving them away, this year I made frittata with fetta, dehydrated tomatoes (left from the previous summer) and either silverbeet or broccoli. I froze them in single meal portions and have been eating one when its too hot to cook. Only...
    We always have a glut of eggs in October/November besides giving them away, this year I made frittata with fetta, dehydrated tomatoes (left from the previous summer) and either silverbeet or broccoli. I froze them in single meal portions and have...
    We always have a glut of eggs in October/November besides giving them away, this year I made frittata with fetta, dehydrated tomatoes (left from the previous summer) and either silverbeet or...

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  6. 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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  7. Director

    ALDI Vaccum sealer sale. $60

    Sweet! The rolls are on sale too, about $14 for 5 metres or you can buy the bags for the same price. The rolls are a bit wider though.
    Sweet! The rolls are on sale too, about $14 for 5 metres or you can buy the bags for the same price. The rolls are a bit wider though.
    Sweet! The rolls are on sale too, about $14 for 5 metres or you can buy the bags for the same price. The rolls are a bit wider though.
    Sweet! The rolls are on sale too, about $14 for 5 metres or you can buy the bags for the same price. The rolls are a bit wider though.
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Mikielives
    Like x 3

    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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Mark

    Red/Purple Sauerkraut made from Mammoth cabbages

    As Skippyherron mentioned above ferments, eg dill cucumbers or sauerkraut, can go mouldy but mostly it's just a bit of harmless white stuff on top which is easy to remove if not left too...
    As Skippyherron mentioned above ferments, eg dill cucumbers or sauerkraut, can go mouldy but mostly it's just a bit of harmless white stuff on top which is easy to remove if not left too long. Black or blue mould with a rotten smell is not what you want though... it usually means that batch is...
    As Skippyherron mentioned above ferments, eg dill cucumbers or sauerkraut, can go mouldy but mostly it's just a bit of harmless white stuff on top which is easy to remove if not left too long. Black or blue mould with a rotten smell is not what...
    As Skippyherron mentioned above ferments, eg dill cucumbers or sauerkraut, can go mouldy but mostly it's just a bit of harmless white stuff on top which is easy to remove if not left too...

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Mark
    Like x 4

    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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  19. bearded1
    Love it! x 4
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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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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