replied to the topic Homemade Jelly ( the wobbly dessert stuff) recipe please in the forum Homecooked food (Recipe Request) 7 years, 2 months ago
If you want to make pineapple jelly you can just slit a chilli and toss it in the water when you dissolve the gelatine. Fish it out afterwards so it doesn’t get too strong. For some reason it works. It lets it set and you can’t taste the chilli!
Not sure if it would work with the other fruits but it’s worth a try.
Flatbread in the frying pan makes a great meal when camping too. Just make up a standard bread dough, roll it out into really thin circlrs and cook in a dry hot frying pan.
We eat ours with a bit of chutney and lime pickle and yoghurt dip on them. (plain yoghurt with a pinch of salt and a bit of crushed garlic)
I store mine in vac packed bags. I add just a little olive oil and a bit of dried herbs and garlic.
sealed this way they keep quite nicely on the pantry shelf.
Aside from going dark, I am still eating the tomatoes I dried 2 years ago.
Have at least 100 in change.
Stand up and talk to people, be friendly and approachable.
Tasters can be problematical, but try to have at least one.
Take your own food. you may not get away from your stall and you dont want to be eating the profits!
Panty hose work well.
Slip a leg over the head to stop the birds getting them. Cut when mature and then when it’s dry bash against a wall to release the seeds. The panty hose will catch them all for you!
replied to the topic Does anyone keep Guinea Fowl? Looking for feed suggestions. Updated to My Baby Guineas in the forum Backyard livestock 7 years, 11 months ago
Guinea fowl are really silly birds.
We had some sitting on top of our netted veg patch when DH turned on the sprinkler system. They continued to sit there, getting sopping wet from underneath, complaining bitterly the whole time!
They are rather poor mothers and if you dont confine the mother/chicks for the first few weeks she will out run them,…[Read more]
Your grass is going to be what dictates your rotation schedule. 4 weekly rotations will be no good if your grass runs out after 2 weeks.
Generally you put cattle in first to tackle the longer grasses, and then sheep to nibble down the rest.
When lavelling my jars I use a yellow or white paint pen.
Write directly on the glass. The label will never fall off this way!
When you use the jar a quick scrub with a scourer and the paint comes off ready for use again!
replied to the topic Govt proposal to ban common plants. Please submit letter by 11 March in the forum Herbs 8 years ago
If the PTB wants to come and eradicate jimson weed (aka datura, false castor oil) off our place they’re welcome to try!
Our chookyard is completely over-run!
I too add extra powdered milk to thicken yoghurt.
Usually though I just make it exclusively on powdered milk and culture.
A nice yoghurt is 1.5 cups powdered milk, 1/4 can of coconut cream and 2 tbsp sugar and culture, made up with warm water to 1 ltr and heated overnight.
We have enamel tubs out in the paddock and they are not rusty excpt where the enamel is damaged.
you would want old deep baths if you are wanting to grow stuff in them, modern baths would not have enough depth of soil for much other than herbs.
Tip out the soil onto a surface in the light.
every 20 mins or so you can remove the surface layer and let the worms move ‘inward’ again.
you end up with a pile of clean castings and a ball of worms to put back in your worm farm 🙂
I dispute the ‘meat chooks cant walk’ theory.
We kept some commercial hens to breed our own and they never got too fat and happily roamed all over our yard. One even became quite a pet.
They are not good layers though, and don’t really go broody readily. They did produce some ENORMOUS eggs.
Chicken wih Lemon.
1 cut up chicken
1 lrge onion
1 lemon, zest and flesh only…NO PITH
300 ml milk
1 tsp chicken stock powder
1 tbsp fresh thyme
Brown chicken in pan. Put in slow cooker with other ingredients and cook until chicken is done.
Add more fresh thyme at the end.
Dont be tempted just to slice the lemon to put it in. The pith will…[Read more]
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