replied to the topic Did you see 'Dig It' on Gardening Australia last night? in the forum Community Activism and Self Nurturing Communities 7 years, 8 months ago
Thought I recognised the name!
It was truly inspirational… well done Maree!
Community Building at its best!
I’m very interested G-gang…
We are renting on 4acres. I’d need to check with landlord…
We’re here for as long as it takes for our houses to sell… then onto some land further south.
Keep me in mind when the time comes please?
replied to the topic CHOCOLATE! … raw, organic, sugar and dairy free … homemade and DELICIOUS! in the forum Homecooked food (Recipe Request) 7 years, 11 months ago
I think she’s just saying the cacao butter gives a different texture Bobbles.
Both coconut oil/butter and cacao butter are awesome… but I’m with Forest Raven… I prefer the texture of the raw choc made with cacao butter.
replied to the topic Re Whole food cooking for children.Sydney course coming up. in the forum Families and the Home 7 years, 11 months ago
Jude Blereau is amazing. :kiss:
As is her Sydney based friend Holly Davis.
I’m very lucky to have had the pleasure to do a number of courses with both women (mainly Jude) over here in Perth.
Her passion and knowledge is unrivalled… she has changed my cooking forever…
Her catch phrase… ‘To heal, nourish and delight’
That’s what food is…[Read more]
I use lard…. mixed with eucalyptus oil or lavender and tea tree (melt lard, add essential oils, (just a smidge), then let set again.
Lard is just as sticky as vaseline, but not petro-chemical based.
Cheaper too… and works a treat. :tup:
Yay Bobbs… I’m so glad re: the water kefir and blood glucose levels… awesome :hug:
I’ve had my grains stuck in a jar since before xmas… just revived them… they’re good as gold…
You are the kefir Queenie :hug: :tup: :kiss:
replied to the topic Improving soil quickly and cheaply for veggie beds in the forum Vegetables 7 years, 11 months ago
Bentonite Clay is really good for sandy soils… helps with water retention… From stockfeed places it only costs about $20-$30 for a 30kg bag.
For our awful sandy soils over here in the west I use Josh Byrne’s ‘recipe’….
Bentonite Clay (about 2 – handfuls per m2)
Dynamic Lifter (or Organic 2000) (Compressed chook poo pellets… a couple of…[Read more]
I recently made a similar mix for my son’s birthday cake icing… just avocado, raw cacao (cocoa) and agave to sweeten…
Makes a beautiful chocolate/mousse/frosting type thing.
What a great idea to thin it out and make ice creams out of it! :tup:
RE: Water Kefir… from my (meagre)experience, I have always found it best to add the fresh fruit and ‘flavourings’ to the second ferment as opposed to the first. You run less risk of ‘tainting’ the grains…
I always add the sugars and dried fruit to the first… and then either leave it plain for the second ferment… or add the freshly juiced…[Read more]
Leonardo is very cute!
Mauzi, you are an inspiration. :hug: :hug:
I’ve learnt so much from your posts… and really look forward to reading and soaking up the knowledge.
It keeps me sane whilst we continue the search for our own little patch of earth.
replied to the topic Before I go ahead and make sauerkraut, is there something I should know? in the forum Home Preserving, Food Storage and Stockpiling 8 years, 1 month ago
My only tip is not to add too much salt… If it tastes ‘salty like the sea’… there’s too much salt… thus hampering the growth of beneficial bacteria…
It has to taste like ‘blech.. yuk… that’s salty… but not salty like the sea’ haha 😛
What’s the plastic bucket method Zippy? I just pound mine in a bowl and add to a jar… pack it in…[Read more]
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