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    Cheesy Eggplant bake

    We grew two eggplant this season and I have never really known a good way to use them. So I was really chuffed to find a good recipe and we tried it out tonight. Delish! I used two medium eggplant. Cut them lengthways into slices about 5mm thick. With a ridged frying pan I cooked them on...
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    Making Tofu

    Okay not exactly curing but wasn't sure where to put this. :) I have failed in the past with my efforts at tofu making but I was determined to get it right this time......and I did.......sort of. Before, I tried to use regular soy milk bought in the supermarket rather than from scratch with...
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    Kale chips

    I can't claim this recipe as I just read it in the latest Grass Roots magazine! But I adapted it a little and it turned out great. Ingredients: Kale - about 6 medium size leaves Rock salt Cayenne Pepper 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon dried fried shallots 1 teaspoon vegetable oil Tear Kale...
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    All purpose Hash

    Mostly we are vegetarian. I eat only a little fish and my partner eats what I cook so he is vego by default! lol One thing that is easy to cook which uses up stuff from the vegie garden is what I call hash. It's easy, filling and yummy. The main ingredient for us is a can of sanitarium...
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    Our First attempt at Bottling Fruit

    Although my partner grew up in a household that bottled large amounts of fruit each year, it is something I have never done......until yesterday! I cannot claim that they are our own peaches as our fruit trees are just planted this year, but they were lovely peaches bought at our once a month...
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    Starting an aquaponics project

    We are very keen to put together a simple beginners aquaponics project this year. the www.backyardaquaponics.com website is an amazing resource. I am going to follow their step by step starter instructions to get a small unit going. My SO has a work colleague who has a good set up in his...
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    Indian Runner Ducks

    We have only started keeping ducks in the last 6 months. As things happened we ended up with an adult pair of Indian Runners plus four ducklings. If you are thinking of taking on Indian Runners this has been our experience: *Unless closely hand raised, they can be quite timid, nervous and...