Monthly Archives: October 2016

14 October 2016 Dehydrating Cauliflower

http://durgan.org/2016/October%202016/14%20October%202016%20Dehydrating%20Cauliflower/HTML/ 14 October 2016 Dehydrating Cauliflower One cauliflower was dehydrated. It yielded about 125 ml of material. It is remarkable how much is reduced by removing the water. A tablespoon of dried material is a large amount for a serving … Continue reading

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14 October 2016 Dehydrating Cabbage

http://durgan.org/2016/October%202016/14%20October%202016%20Dehydrating%20Cabbage/HTML/ 14 October 2016 Dehydrating Cabbage A purple cabbage,half he cabbage, was dehydrated in the Excalibur dehydrator for about 10 hours at 125F. To reduce brittle dried pieces from flying a plastic container was incorporated to facilitate scraping the dried … Continue reading

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12 October 2016 Dehydrating Vegetables (Slurry to Powder)

http://durgan.org/2016/October%202016/12%20October%202016%20%20Dehydrating%20Vegetables/HTML/ 12 October 2016 Dehydrating Vegetables Dehydrating vegetables from a slurry into a powder for storage at room temperature. The vegetables available were onion, sweet potato, tomato, and egg plant.The nixtamalized corn 1/2 cup was added to prevent the slurry … Continue reading

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11 October 2016 Celery. (Dehydrating non sticking.)

http://durgan.org/2016/October%202016/11%20October%202016%20Celery./HTML/ 11 October 2016 Celery. (Non sticking to pan) The last of the garden celery for the 2016 season is being made into a powder for preservation. The stalks were cut into small pieces for blending into a slurry with … Continue reading

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10 October 2016 Dehydrating- Non stick method.

http://durgan.org/2016/October%202016/10%20October%202016%20Dehydrating%20Non%20stick%20method./HTML/ 10 October 2016 Dehydrating Non stick method. Experimenting with dehydrating plant food it was discovered that dried material sticking to the pan was a major issue particularly in making powder from a slurry. There were various methods available from … Continue reading

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7 October 2016 Nixtamalization

http://durgan.org/2016/October%202016/7%20October%202016%20Nixtamalization./HTML/ 7 October 2016 Nixtamalization A liter of my Indian corn was nixtamalized for about 48 hours. The corn was washed bought to a gentle boil for 30 minutes then mixed with several tablespoons of calcium hydroxide and left to … Continue reading

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6 October 2016 Tomato Plants. (Removal)

http://durgan.org/2016/October%202016/6%20October%202016%20Tomato%20Plants/HTML/ 6 October 2016 Tomato Plants. Frost is eminent in my area and there are many green tomatoes, 2 bushels, so they were removed and will be sorted and placed in containers in a dark relatively cool room to extend … Continue reading

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4 October 2016 Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

http://durgan.org/2016/October%202016/4%20October%202016%20Pawpaw%20%28Asimina%20triloba%29/HTML/ 4 October 2016 Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) Today cutting the grass around one of my two Pawpaw trees, a fruit was espied under the tree and I had my first view of a pawpaw fruit. I never saw any others … Continue reading

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1 October 2016 Pumpkin Seeds

http://durgan.org/2016/October%202016/1%20October%202016%20Pumpkin%20Seeds/HTML/ 1 October 2016 Pumpkin Seeds The seeds from a 20 pound pumpkin were processed by removing the hulls leaving a most desirable, nourishing paste. Pumpkin seeds are touted to be highly nourishing but the hulls are difficult to remove, … Continue reading

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1 October 2016 Pumpkin Juice

http://durgan.org/2016/October%202016/1%20October%202016%20Pumpkin%20Juice/HTML/ 1 October 2016 Pumpkin Juice A 20 pound pumpkin, cost $5.00, was changed into 16 liters of pressure canned juice, and the seeds were processed separately. Process was to wash, remove the seeds, cut into small pieces to facilitate … Continue reading

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