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27 March 2019 Colander

http://durgan.org/March%202019/27%20March%202019%20Colander/HTML/index.htm 27 March 2019 Colander This colander fits into my pressure cooker/canner. When pressure cooking small products like beans or peas in liquid sometimes they bubble up and clog the release vent. This causes the over pressure device to open … Continue reading

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25 March 2019 Chickpea Tempeh

http://durgan.org/March%202019/25%20March%202019%20Chickpea%20Tempeh/HTML/ 25 March 2019 Chickpea Tempeh Five hundred ml of chickpeas were made into tempeh. Procedure is wash, boil for 45 minutes, rub with hands about five times to remove the pea skins,Pressure cook for about 40 minutes, cool and … Continue reading

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23 March 2019 Gruel (6 Grain)

http://durgan.org/March%202019/23%20March%202019%20Gruel/HTML/ 23 March 2019 Gruel Six (6) grain gruel, use a bowl for daily breakfast. Sprouted wheat, nixtamalized colored corn, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and rice. Beat fine with water in the blender. Cooked in double boiler, prevents burning, for … Continue reading

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20 March 2019 Tempeh

http://durgan.org/March%202019/20%20March%202019%20Tempeh/HTML/index.htm 20 March 2019 Tempeh Tempeh after 30 hours of fermentation. ============================================================================= 21 March 2019 Tempeh http://durgan.org/March%202019/21%20March%202019%20Tempeh/HTML/ 21 March 2019 Tempeh The tempeh was allowed to ferment ten hours more at room temperature. Total fermentation time is 40 hours. The … Continue reading

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17 March 2019 Rain Barrels.

Purchased three 45 gallon sealed barrels for collecting downspout rain water. $20.00 each. Barrels have two bungs one has a pipe thread and the other is a garden hose type. I used the pipe thread. Much difficulty obtaining the fittings … Continue reading

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14 February 2019 Garlic (Processing)

http://durgan.org/2019/February%202019/14%20February%202019%20Garlic/HTML/ 14 February 2019 Garlic Seven bulbs of my stored garlic were processed for daily consumption. Maximum garlic benefits are achieved by ingesting garlic crushed and raw. To make ingesting tolerable I mix the daily plug of garlic with oat … Continue reading

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14 February 2019 Gruel

http://durgan.org/2019/February%202019/14%20February%202019%20Gruel/HTML/ 14 February 2019 Gruel Made a batch of gruel, ingredients are; wheat,tempeh, nixtamalized corn,flax, almonds,sunflower seeds. Each ingredient is blended until fine with water. Poured in a double boiler and gently cooked for about two hours. Stored in plastic … Continue reading

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12 February 2019 Lentils

http://durgan.org/2019/February%202019/12%20February%202019%20Lentils/HTML/ Experimenting with fermenting lentils. These were fermented at room temperature 20C. The lentils need be a bit soft. This batch was cooked in the pressure cooker for about 35 minutes. The starter was mixed and the lentils were placed … Continue reading

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4 February 2019 Yellow Lentils (Tempeh)

http://durgan.org/2019/February%202019/4%20February%202019%20Yellow%20Lentils_/HTML/ 4 February 2019 Yellow Lentils Yellow dehulled lentils were purchased from a bulk store. The purpose was to determine if they could be made into lentil tempeh. Lentils 500 ml were washed, and cooked at a gentle boil for … Continue reading

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1 February 2019 Dinner (Fried Tempeh Lentil)

http://durgan.org/2019/February%202019/1%20February%202019%20Dinner/HTML/ 1 February 2019 Dinner Simple meal fried tempeh lentil, fried baked potato, an avocado.

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