Author Archives: Durgan

Sorghum Juicer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZi4vvwjCGw Extracting sugar cane juice using a home-made, Man-powered, ‘Green’ machine. This rough do it yourself device is cheap and effective. It probably is functional for Sorghum and Sugar Cane for extracting small quantities of juice.

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Oats

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PABYN 18 November 2014 Cavena Nuda,Cavena oat groats. While trying to find raw oat grains, some information was found about the various oats sold for human consumption.There is only one type oat available in raw form and this is a … Continue reading

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Gruel or Porridge.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OTGDY 16 November 2014 Gruel A four grain pot of gruel, porridge was made. This is about a ten day supply of breakfast cereal for one person. Ingredients are nixtamalized corn, whole wheat kernels, almonds, and sorghum. Each ingredient is … Continue reading

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Shelling Corn

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AQSBR 12 November 2014 Shelling Corn Approached a local farmer and purchased 20 cobs of dent field corn for making tortillas.The corn was plucked from the plants, as fresh as one can get. My recently purchased crank corn sheller performed … Continue reading

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Processsing Soy Beans

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FHVFT 10 November 2014 Processing Soy Beans One liter of dried soy beans was made into a puree of five liters.About 250 ml of molasses was added to mask the soy flavor. A bowl of these beans is ingested for … Continue reading

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Tortillas Corn and Beans

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CEVNE 8 November 2014 Tortillas Corn and Beans Eighteen tortillas were made with about 50% mixed beans, with nixtamalized home grown Indian corn, and Maseca, commercial flour to make the right texture. The tortillas were cooked in a cast iron … Continue reading

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Tortillas

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FKVFL 7 November 2014 Tortillas Basically tortillas have replaced bread in my diet.About three or four tortillas are consumed daily.The corn is grown in my garden and nixtamalized and made into wet masa. The grinding is dead simple by using … Continue reading

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Nixtamalized Corn Tortillas

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XPCZE 4 November 2014 Nixtamalized Corn Tortillas. Tortillas were made from my own Indian corn mixed with commercial flour.Here is the process of making the tortillas from the masa produced as described in the following paragraph. The corn was ground … Continue reading

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Grinding Nixtamal to Masa

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YZYIN 3 November 2014 Grinding Nixtamal to Masa Utilizing raw corn, making flour or dough for tortillas is very difficult if doing the process when the corn is wet, which is the preferred method The method presented here is a … Continue reading

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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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