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1 December 2017 Soup (Dehydrated Powder)

http://durgan.org/2017/December%202017/1%20December%202017%20Soup/HTML/ 1 December 2017 Soup Soup was made in a double boiler from vegetables dehydrated and powdered and stored in a vacuum pack also jars, when they were in season. The dehydrated produce keeps for long periods at room temperature, … Continue reading

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29 November 2017 Tempeh

http://durgan.org/2017/November%202017/29%20November%202017%20Tempeh/HTML/ 29 November 2017 Tempeh A new batch of tempeh was made. A slice about an inch thick is eaten for breakfast each morning. It is a fine protein source.

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17 November 2017 Brussel’s Sprouts

http://durgan.org/2017/November%202017/17%20November%202017%20Brussel’s%20Sprouts/HTML/ 17 November 2017 Brussel’s Sprouts One of seven Brussel’s Sprout plants were removed. There are about two to three pounds of cabbages from each plant, approximately six servings. The top half were excellent but the bottom half were insect … Continue reading

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11 November 2017 Tempeh

http://durgan.org/2017/November%202017/11%20November%202017%20Tempeh/HTML/ 11 November 2017 Tempeh Tempeh fermented for 30 hours. A teaspoon of molasses and a teaspoon of apple vinegar was added to enhance the fermenting, which it did as evidenced by the vigorous mycelium growth. This is about a … Continue reading

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9 November 2017 Germination (Method)

http://durgan.org/2017/November%202017/9%20November%202017%20Germination/HTML/ This is my standard method of germinating seeds. Dampen a paper towel and place the seeds between the folds. These sprouted in three days (depends upon the seeds), in the dark, and temperature ~72F. Immediately after emerging from the … Continue reading

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1 November 2017 Hot Chili Peppers

http://durgan.org/2017/November%202017/1%20November%202017%20Hot%20Chili%20Peppers/HTML/ 1 November 2017 Hot Chili Peppers Hot Chili Peppers from eight plants have been collected as they ripened and stored in the greenhouse to dry. Sun was scarce this summer so the dehydrator was employed, set at 100F until … Continue reading

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31 October 2017 Hulling Corn

http://durgan.org/2017/October%202017/31%20October%202017%20Hulling%20Corn/HTML/ 31 October 2017 Hulling Corn Ten pounds of Indian Corn were dry enough to remove the kernels. The cobs have been drying in the greenhouse. The small hand machine works fine for small quantities. The kernels must be dry … Continue reading

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31 October 2017 Nixtamalization

http://durgan.org/2017/October%202017/31%20October%202017%20Nixtamalization/HTML/ 31 October 2017 Nixtamalization Nixtamalization is soaking the corn kernels in calcium hydroxide for 24 hours. I use colored Indian corn, since I grow it. About three liters of corn mixed with three large tablespoons of calcium powder. I … Continue reading

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29 October 2017 Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) harvest

http://durgan.org/2017/October%202017/29%20October%202017%20Pawpaw%20Asimina%20triloba%20harvest/HTML/ 29 October 2017 Pawpaw Asimina triloba harvest Weather is getting colder so decided to pick the fruit off the Asimina triloba commonly called the Pawpaw tree. Five pounds were picked. Over the season about ten pounds were picked total … Continue reading

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29 October 2017 Making Cannabutter.

http://durgan.org/2017/October%202017/29%20October%202017%20Making%20Cannabutter/HTML/ 29 October 2017 Making Cannabutter. Cannabutter is the final step to produce edibles. It can be a tedious procedure, I have tried to simplify by using the double boiler method after decarboxylation. Eliminating the trimming reduces a lot of … Continue reading

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