Are ‘potato onions’ the same as tree onions? I have lots of those and they bunch up well. they’re not brown though.
I’d be happy to swap for a few water chestnuts
We had a gas solar hot water system installed last year and so far it seems to have made little if any difference to our gas bills.
We’re very disappointed with this $3000+++ system.
RW, I have a lot of fowlers but my favourite jars are the dolmio pasta, they hold as much if not more as the small fowler no 20.
My friends save jars for me and I get some from op shops. find the ones you like and work for you and start stockpiling. I never seem to have enough.
Sticky date pudding,
use WIDE MOUTH JARS or you won’t get the…[Read more]
I’m tired of the whole debate. There’s nothing but gloom and doom on the radio, tv, internet.
I’ve read the brochure that we’ve all received and IMHO it’s nothing but spin. Millions of dollars to send out pics of happy looking people and stories like the self funded retirees with 2 dogs and their vegie patch or how a family of four can save $90 a…[Read more]
Baz, would you post some of your recipes please? In the past I’ve made a few sausages and smoked a bit of chicken. Presently I’m contemplating the purchase of a smoker but I’m too busy procrastinating. :shrug:
what to do??
any tips will be much appreciated. :wave:
Hello roadwarrior, and thanks for asking
I preserve fruits, jams, pickles, sauces etc as well as vegetables and meats e.g. beans, carrots, baked beans, chicken, silverside, sausages, potatoes, plum puddings, sticky date puddings, in fact anything we can eat I try to preserve. I recently did chicken stock, goulash, peasoup (very tasty) and several…[Read more]
…. LOL :clap: :clap:
well said lady B. when I told my family I was taking up ‘smoking’ they looked and gasped in disbelief and horror!! I’ve never smoked in my life. I know you understand what I’m on about. I love smoked chicken and double smoked ham and love to have a go at doing my own. I will do a search on ‘smoking’ and see what comes…[Read more]
Almost 4 years since I first enquired about a canner!! I hadn’t realized it was so long ago.
I have canned so much since and am still happy with my All American. Since then I also acquired a namco which is put to good use. Great for small quantities.
Instead of Fowler jars I now use a lot of normal glass jars especially the…[Read more]
replied to the topic Canning/Bottling with methods other than Fowlers-Vacola in the forum Home Preserving, Food Storage and Stockpiling 10 years ago
I use a lot of fowler jars for canning meats and vegetables but you can use just about any glass jars so long as the lids are in good condition.
Greenliving sells replacement lids for most size jars
Hello Burnt, I have a Pico grainmill purchased from Skippy grain mills about 2 years ago. so far, I’ve been very satified with it.
Check out their mills here:
There’s something I don’t understand about all this carbon tax. From what I can gather, this tax is supposed to make us use less energy, thereby reducing the need for coal etc. It sounds like a good idea but … why are we still digging up the stuff and selling it to other countries.
I attended an environmental group meeting in our region…[Read more]
I make up the liquid and add eucalyptus oil. no problems at all. Smells nice too.
I made cucumber spears from the recipe in the blue ball preserving book. so easy and they’re really nice. I thought they would go soft after processing but they’re really crunchy.
Slice your cukes into spears, cover with boiling water and leave for a couple of hours. Drain and pack into jars. Cover with spiced vinegar and…[Read more]
Hi nellikins, :wave::wave::wave:
Just found your post but thought I’d reply anyway.
You must always leave a 1″ headspace in jars, whatever you’re preserving.
I too have bubbles in mine, but if the jars are properly sealed they won’t do any harm.
airpockets are common especially in applesauce I think due to it being so dense.
Looks interesting. wonder if redback trading can bring them in
I had one attempt at pre soaking bread flour. I used homeground and the laucky recipe, one I’ve always used. I found the mixture very wet and needed quite a bit more flour.
I kneaded the dough by hand until it felt right and baked it on a pizza stone in the oven. It was very nice and not too dense.
I can’t really judge the result by one…[Read more]
Andy…. you are such an inspiration. thank you for sharing your story with us. That took a lot of courage.
Big hugs to you
Do you know we will pay $800 a year for rego when Victoria only pay less than $200!
Not so …..
got my last rego (2008) in front of me:
We live in rural Vic, pension rate, 4 cylinder car $241.90
It costs a lot more in the metro area
ETA – As well, Vic rego is tied to the consumer price index and thus increases annually
It is my understanding that a pressure cooker that can only reach 13.8psi is not suitable for all areas. It depends how far one lives above sea level as water takes longer to reach boiling point the higher one lives.
Those who live at sea level can safely can at 10psi
I live 1500m above sea level and for that reason I can at 15psi.
for more…[Read more]
Yes T, that’s the site, I’ve just been reading their forum.
He has quite a range of lids. Not a bad site.
Hillbilly girl, canned meat is quite nice. I’ve done sausages, chops, casseroles, chicken and silverside when it’s on special.
You just have to experiment with different foods as to what’s added for flavours.
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