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Johnny Cake.Second Attempt.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZHWTU 26 January 2015 Johnny Cake.Second Attempt. Johnny cake was made form Dent field Corn for flour and nixtamalized Indian Corn. This makes a fine Johnny Cake. Pictures depict the process.

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Starting Seeds.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KAWGL 25 January 2015 Starting Seeds Often one desires to test seeds for germination also to give them q good start. To germinate the seeds must be kept damp and have access to air. A damp wash cloth meets this … Continue reading

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Johnny Cake

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ISAAO 25 January 2015 Johnny Cake My first attempt at making Johnny Cake which is a corn meal cake made various ways. Process was to use nixtamalized Indian Corn, baking powder for leavening,apple juice for liquid and some sweetening, butter … Continue reading

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Pea Porridge.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MIQST 24 January 2015 Pea Porridge Peas are readily available frozen, or dried. Frozen were made into a Pea Porridge to be used for cereal for breakfast.The peas were cooked for 20 minutes in a steamer, blended into a slurry … Continue reading

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Planting seeds

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SKZXL 23 January 2015 Planting seeds This is my general procedure for starting seeds. The plastic cups have holes in the sides made with a soldering iron for drainage and to make a small reservoir for holding water. The cups … Continue reading

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Seven Ingredient Gruel

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GDRCE 22 January 2015 Gruel or Porridge. Seven ingredient were made into gruel or porridge.This will be about a two week supply for breakfast cereal.The ingredients are nixtamalized Indian corn, oats, wheat, almonds, walnuts,sorghum, and sunflower seeds. All seeds were … Continue reading

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Navel Oranges Processing

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AFHEN 20 January 2015 Navel Oranges Processing. Thirty pounds of California Navel Oranges were purchased from Costco for $1.00 per pound. This is the first of Navel orange of the season for my area. The 30 pounds or 48 oranges … Continue reading

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Breakfast

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FWLIG 20 January 2015 Breakfast Typical daily breakfast, soy beans and Gruel with some molasses and skim milk. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MOLMQ 12 December 2014 Porridge Gruel http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RPGMQ 29 November 2014 Processing Soy Beans.

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Dinner

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QIQPB 19 January 2015 Dinner Dinner as prepared from garden potatoes, sweet potato, steamed peas, mixed beans and a glass of pear,vegetable and grape juice. The frozen peas were steamed. The beans, potatoes were heated for about a minute in … Continue reading

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Pressure Cooked Dried Beans

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SCAUH 17 January 2015 Presssure Cooking Dried Beans A batch of pressure canned dried beans was prepared. A variety of beans were washed and boiled for about half hour. These were rinsed and pressure cooked for two hours at 15 … Continue reading

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