11 September 2019 Processing Garlic

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Garlic processing. Removing skins from garlic can be an onerous job particularly if numerous bulbs are involved. Also garlic to be utilized should be crushed and set aside to mature for at least fifteen minutes after being crushed. I use a simple tortilla press to facilitate processing.
The cloves are separated from the bulbs, partially crushed, and the skin removed.Then placed in a chopper and crushed finely, set side for about 15 minutes and used as required.
There are various internet methods of removing the garlic skin but all are inadequate IMO.

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11 September 2019 Tempeh Soy

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Tempeh was made. Pictures annotated depict the method.

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Picture after 24 hours fermenting at 31C. It will be allowed to fermnt another 12 hours before stopping fermenting. Perfect tempeh.

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After 36 hours fermentation
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4 September 2019 Tomatoes (Juicing)

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Twenty four pounds of tomatoes were made into 9 liters of pressure canned juice. Pressure canned was done at 15 PSI for 15 minutes. Each liter has about 2.5 pounds of tomatoes. The tomatoes were cooked using their inherent juice no water added. Annotated pictures depict the process.

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3 September 2019 Elderberry(Sambucus canadensis)

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Elderberry are ripe in the wild. My neighbor had one bush and I picked the berries and processed them. They make a quality juice.
Process is: remove the berries from the substrate using a small mesh screen, wash, cover in water,cook about 20 minutes, strain through a 2mm mesh screen to remove the seeds. The juice is clear and pleasant to drink.

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3 December 2019 Niagara Grapes (Juicing)

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Eleven pounds of Niagara Grapes from my one garden vine were made into 6 liters of pressure canned juice. The juice is slightly tart but pleasant.The vine foliage suffered from some Japanese beetle damage.The grapes were good quality with few damaged. Pressure canning was done at 15 PSI for 15 minutes. Annotated pictures indicate the detailed process.

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2 September 2019 Blackberry versus Raspberry (Difference)

2 September 2019 Blackberry versus Raspberry (Difference)

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The easiest way to tell the difference between the two is by the core, where the stem attaches to the berry. Blackberries will always have a white core, whereas black raspberries are hollow in the center (just like raspberries).

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2 September 2019 Blackberry versus Raspberry (Difference)

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2 September 2019 Blackberries

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There are three blackberry bushes in the garden. Usually the rabbits denude the shoots during the Winter but this year they survived.There are a reasonable number of berries. I have never found any in my trips wandering through he woods in Ontario. These are sweet and hopefully I will get some for the table. The bushes are mixed with the Pawpaw tree.

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1 September 2019 Sweet Potato

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There are four plants in the garden and this is the first harvested.The plant yielded 6.5 pounds of quality potatoes. One was steam cooked. The other three plants will be left for about three weeks before harvesting. The slips were from a store bought potato.

For reference

25 May 2019 Sweet Potato Planted outdoors.
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The four sweet potatoes growing in the greenhouse were planted in a rabbit protected outdoor garden. They will be harvested in late September. Expect about five pounds from each plant.

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31 August 2019 Vidalia Onion (no bite)

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This onion has no bite and makes an excellent sandwich onion. It grows well in my garden.

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