I use the milk carton labels too, but i use a chinograph pencil,they are waterproof and permanent – made in germany by Staedtler.
The leads like a black wax …I get them at the newsagents for about $2.00
I picked up 10 kilo’s of long grain rice at Aldi this week for $9.99.
Chilling makes no difference to the fizz..I love it chilled .
I fill my bottles 1 inch from the top …and release most of the gas about 1 hour before guests arrive if having a party …but i have opened a bottle and got the glass positioned right so the spurt goes in the glass and you don’t loose it ..
but theres a knack to it …least it…[Read more]
I did have trouble logging in yesterday , but seems alright today
I use now swing top bottles, I get from the brew shop they are brown like a beer bottle, but i have used screw top wine bottles and PET bottles , it a matter of what you can get hold of and personal preference ,
I sometimes release some of the gas out of the bottles …if I use wine or pet bottles , but don’t do this if I use the swing top…[Read more]
I only use 4 large flower heads
Heres my recipe
4 large flower heads picked on a sunny day
2 litres boiling water
8 litres of cold water
1kg of sugar
juice of 2 large lemons
2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
Do not wash flowers just remove any insects and thick stalks
Put sugar in a food grade bucket that had been sterilised
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Aldi has 150 metres of aluminium Foil for $12.99 , plenty of uses for that …solar oven for one. I also found 3 crepe bandages in a pack with clips for $2.00 at the Hot dollar shop.
I make it regularly , and mine is definately not for children …When we are having a seed saving meeting , I usually pull out a few bottles at the beginning of the meeting ….just so everyone is legal when they drive home .
I use a kilo of sugar and age it 6 to 12 months , its pretty potent by then , I put mine in swing top bottles and release…[Read more]
I think I might try a bolognaise sauce for pasta with meat in it …will report back How I go …
My canner arrived today ….read the instructions , can’t wait to get started .
The canning challenge sound a good idea , We just have to get our canners first ….I want to do my own salmon and chicken . It takes a bit of finding recipes for fish and meat . I found the survivalist sites the best so far , currently compiling a word document with recipes I find , will be happy to pass it on when finished .
Thats exactly what i want to do is have meals for when i don’t feel like cooking …
Do you cook the Bolognaise sauce before you can it or does the canning cook it .
I have been looking at recipes on the internet also. I have a question about jars , has any body used Fowler Vocola jars in the canner ? I know they recommend mason jars .
I just ordered mine too…$117.00…whoo hoo
comes 5th december…looks like we will be learning canning together.
Hope i don’t blow up the kitchen , lol
I was thinking about what you should carry in your car boot in case of emergency . Water and First Aid kit came to mind , I thought of comfy shoes in case you have to walk, but what else would you suggest ?
Where did you get it from ? have not seen them that cheap……I want one at that price.
I have been reading about Red Feather tinned butter on the internet , I found some in one of the asian crocery stores, so I bought 4 tins. They were $4.99 for 454g , Can’t live without butter on me toast !
next time I run out of butter I am going to open and try one , will report the results.
They have a 2 year expiry date .
I really enjoyed this thread and have put your advice into practice , we are working towards 6 months food supply at the moment and getting skilled up , I have been reading a lot about retreats , but most of it is in America
Is their any other sites that are Australian that we can get more info on ? Thank you once again ,
We gave the butter chicken from Aldi a try for dinner with rice , it was very tasty and spicy not in a hot way , if you like indian food you should like it .
I just come back from Coles where they are clearing out their Coles brand of organic baked beans for 55cents ….
They only had 6 tins left , so I bought them .
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