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Physalis peruviana (Cape Gooseberry) Ground Cherry

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SOPKC 29 October 2014 Physalis peruviana (Cape Gooseberry) The fruit was removed from three plants of ground cherry, Physalis peruviana, Cape Gooseberry. Two pounds of fruit was obtained. On this type of ground cherry most of the fruit does not … Continue reading

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Dehydrating Beans and Vacuum Packing

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CBCWQ 28 October 2014 Dehydrating Beans and Vacuum Packing Two hundred grams of pressured canned beans were dehydrated and vacuum packed for long term storage at ambient temperatures for back packing and camping.One liter of wet beans makes about four … Continue reading

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Pressure Cooking Dried Beans.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YUNKR 27 October 2014 Pressure Cooking Dried Beans. A variety of dried beans was purchased from a bulk food store and pressure cooked.About a cup of each variety was utilized.Some of the names are not known, but a selection of … Continue reading

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Gruel. Five Grain

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BWCIJ 25 October 2014 Gruel. Five Grain A five grain pot of gruel was made. This is about a ten day supply of breakfast cereal for one person. Ingredients are nixtamalized corn, whole wheat kernels, almonds, sorghum, and large flake … Continue reading

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Hand Crank Corn Sheller Mounting Method.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ELZMC 24 October 2014 Hand Crank Corn Sheller Mounting System used to mount my new Hand Crank Corn Sheller. Waddling through Home Depot a floor cleaning bucket was found and purchased ($10,00). Two holes were drilled and a board to … Continue reading

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Hand Crank Corn Sheller.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FIVAN 23 October 2014 Hand Crank Corn Sheller. Hand Crank Corn Sheller was received today and used to shell the last of my Indian corn about ten pounds. It took some internet searching to find a reasonably priced unit. Cost … Continue reading

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Maseca Corn Flour to make tortillas

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZNMBB 21 October 2014 Maseca Corn Flour to make tortillas Some Maseca, nixtamalized corn flour, was found in my local supermarket. It was used to make tortillas. This is a simple easy procedure, simply add water to make a dough, … Continue reading

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Crushing Garlic

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QBBJG 20 October 2014 Crushing Garlic There is much information about the benefits of ingesting a clove of raw garlic daily. The clove must be crushed and exposed to air for about ten minutes before ingesting to obtain maximum benefits.The … Continue reading

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Indian Corn Tortillas.Garden to Plate.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HPVDY 19 October 2014 Indian Corn Tortillas.Garden to Plate. Indian corn from my garden was made into tortillas. The corn was dried on the cob, shelled by hand with the aid of a simple tool,, nixtamalized by boiling for 20 … Continue reading

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Planting Garlic

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MYHED 18 October 2014 Planting Garlic About 100 cloves of hard neck garlic was planted for harvest in July of 2015. The cloves were saved from my 2014 garlic harvest. Only the largest cloves were selected for planting.The cloves were … Continue reading

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