Author Archives: Durgan

Mussels for Dinner 15 December 2014

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?IHEHX 15 December 2015 Dinner. A pound of mussels from New Zealand was purchased. Three mussels make a fine meal with a tortilla and a glass of juice. The mussels were steamed for about 15 minutes in a butterfly steamer … Continue reading

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Porridge Gruel

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MOLMQ 12 December 2014 Porridge Gruel A gruel/porridge was made from, hard wheat, nixtamalized Indian corn,groats,and sorghum.Each ingredient was blended fine with water and all was mixed in a cooking pot. The pot was placed in a double boiler to … Continue reading

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Masa Balls

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WYOHZ 1 December 2014 Masa Balls After making some Indian Corn Masa, it was decided to try making a different product. About half a liter of Masa was beat into a slurry in the blender, with two large eggs and … Continue reading

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Processing Soy Beans.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RPGMQ 29 November 2014 Processing Soy Beans. One liter of dried soy beans were processed for a breakfast food. Procedure is rinse, boil for about half an hour, rinse again, soak for 12 hours,rinse, cook in pressure cooker for 1.5 … Continue reading

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Gruel Dehydrating.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?EQCFK 29 November 2014 Gruel Dehydrating. An experiment was made by dehydrating some recently made gruel. The end product would make a fine home dry cereal for camping or daily use. It is dry enough to keep for relatively long … Continue reading

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Gruel

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FZIYW 29 November 2014 Gruel Five grain gruel was made from oats,almonds, wheat, sorghum, and nixtamalized Indian Corn. Process was grind in blender with water, cook in double boiler for 1.5 to 2 hours. Store in containers and freeze for … Continue reading

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Suntuf Panels for Garden Shed Roof.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QANAQ 21 September 2009 Shed Roof Replacerment with Suntuf Panels In 2004 a shed was build and typical PVC panels was used for the roof. Similar to Palruf, but am not certain of the name at this time. It may … Continue reading

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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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