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Six Grain Thick Gruel.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HRGNI 31 August 2014 Six Grain Gruel. Thick gruel was made using six ingredients.The ingredients vary from batch to batch, depending what is available. The ingredients are nixtamilized corn,hard wheat kernels, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sorghum seeds. About … Continue reading

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Elderberry Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AKDTN 29 August 2014 Elderberry Juice. Four pounds of elderberries were made into two liters of juice. Notice particularly how the berries are removed from the support substrate. The berries this year are fine quality but not particularly abundant in … Continue reading

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Pressure Canning.

After reading much of the information about pressurize canning fruits and vegetables, my conclusion is the information is more scare tactics than useful particularly about botulism. Raising the temperature of the material to 121°C (250°F) for about five minutes kills … Continue reading

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Tomato Cucumber Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?LYSXF 25 August 2014 Tomato Cucumber Juice Thirty five pounds of tomatoes and ten pounds of cucumbers was made into 30 liter jars of pressure canned juice.The produce was washed and cut into small pieces,cooked and beat into a slurry. … Continue reading

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Tomato Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZJWVZ 24 August 2014 Tomato Juice Eighty pounds of tomatoes were picked and 40 pounds was made into 23 liters of tomato juice. Two liters of water was added to each pot for cooking and to thin for drinking.Two batches … Continue reading

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Viking Potato

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?LSLAN 21 August 2014 Viking Potato One Viking potato was dug for supper. The vegetation has died off and they are fully mature.The potatoes were a good size and total weight was 3 pounds, which is reasonable. My typical weight … Continue reading

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Cucumber Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YEKDK 19 August 2014 Cucumber Juice. A large number of garden cucumbers were available so they were made into 8 liters of juice along with three onions. Seven liters were pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for long … Continue reading

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Tomato Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YCVZV 17 August 2014 Tomato Juice Thirty one liter jars of juice were made from about 35 pounds of tomatoes. Two beets were added to enhance the red color, two onions for flavor as was some celery. The process took … Continue reading

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Beans Cucumber Juice

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZQHOP 15 August 2014 Beans Cucumber Juice Seven pound of green beans and 15 pounds of cucumber along with two onions and one eggplant were made into 21 liter jars of juice, and pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 … Continue reading

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Sugar Beet Fruit Leather

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TLFGK 12 August 2014 Sugar Beet Fruit Leather Four liters of previously prepared sugar beet slurry was made into fruit leather. A liter of slurry was poured onto a cookie sheet and placed in the Excalibur dehydrator for 12 hours … Continue reading

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