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22 August 2017 Lentils (Spouts)

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/22%20August%202017%20Lentils/HTML/ 22 August 2017 Lentils After experimenting with various sprouts over time, it was decided to settle on lentils as a daily fresh diet addition. Lentils spout easily in 48 hours and are low cost and readily available. Half a … Continue reading

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20 August 2017 Parsnips

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/20%20August%202017%20Parsnips/HTML/ 20 August 2017 Parsnips My method of parsnip cooking to encourage consumption by young grandchildren. The parsnips are steam cooked for about ten minutes. Parsnips cook quickly so some care is required. After steaming the sliced pieces are sautéed … Continue reading

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19 August 2017 Peach Juice

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/19%20August%202017%20Peach%20Juice/HTML/ 19 August 2017 Peach Juice Nine liters of pressure canned juice was made from 22 pounds of peaches picked off my one peach tree. The peaches were perfect and fully tree ripened. For the last week the squirrels destroyed … Continue reading

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18 August 2017 Tomato Juice

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/18%20August%202017%20Tomato%20Juice/HTML/ 18 August 2017 Tomato Juice Tomatoes are not top quality this year due to cool weather and much rain. About 45 pounds of tomatoes were picked and processed into 14 liters of pressure canned juice at 15 PSI for … Continue reading

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17 August 2017 Ginger Juice

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/17%20August%202017%20Ginger%20Juice/HTML/ 17 August 2017 Ginger Juice A pound of raw ginger root was purchased and made into juice. The ginger came from Peru and is always available in our supermarkets. The ginger was washed and cut into small enough pieces … Continue reading

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16 August 2016 Bulbils Harvested

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/16%20August%202016%20Bulbils%20Harvested/HTML/ 16 August 2016 Bulbils Harvested Five garlic plants were harvested which were left about a month longer in the ground after the main harvest to produce fully mature bulbils for planting in October for the 2017/2018 crop of rounds. … Continue reading

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16 August 2017 Garlic Juice

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/16%20August%202017%20Garlic%20Juice/HTML/ 16 August 2017 Garlic Juice One kilogram of hard neck garlic was processed into about half a kilogram of juice. Process was to remove the cloves skins using a tortilla press. The skins lift off after being crushed. The … Continue reading

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13 August 2017 Tomato Juice

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/13%20August%202017%20Tomato%20Juice/HTML/ 13 August 2017 Tomato Juice Twenty pounds of various tomatoes were picked from the garden and processed into 10 liters of Pressure Canned juice. One liter of water was added to start the cooking process. Annotated pictures depict the … Continue reading

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12 Augut 2017 Juice Kale Celery Basil Dill

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/12%20Augut%202017%20Juice%20Kale%20Celery%20Basil%20Dill/HTML/ 12 Augut 2017 Juice Kale Celery Basil Dill Twenty three liters of juice was made using 7 pounds of kale, 7 pounds of celery, 3 pound of basil and 1pound of dill. The vegetables were covered with water and … Continue reading

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11 July 2017 Tempeh

http://durgan.org/2017/August%202017/11%20July%202017%20Tempeh/HTML/ 11 July 2017 Tempeh A batch of tempeh is made about every third day. Half a liter of dried soy beans swell to one liter during the processing. The process is wash, boil for 30 minutes to loosen skins, … Continue reading

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