5 December 2018 Tempeh

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A new batch of tempeh was made: Boiled 25 minutes to loosen skins for removal, Cooked skinned beans 45 minutes at 15 PSI. Then placed in the fermenter for 40 hours.

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29 November 2018 Garden Vegetable Soup

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A few garden vegetables were still in the garden partially covered with snow. Soup was made from these vegetables, 24 servings. frozen. The vegetables used were celeriac, beets, daikon radish, onion, garlic, kale, and tempeh. The parts were cooked in a double boiler and made into a soup slurry.Nothing was added to the pot. A bit of salt was added when ingesting. Very tasty and nourishing.

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More soup was made from the last of the garden vegetable. This soup is very filling.

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24 November 2018 Icers

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Walmart has icers,cost $20.00. They are excellent. I leave them on a pair of shoes and use as required.

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2 November 2018 Tempeh

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Another batch of tempeh was made, about ten days supply for one person.. Fermentation was 30 hour at 31C. Excess beans were fermented in a ziplock bag.I have only three metal molds.
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26 November 2018 Tempeh New batch of tempeh.
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New batch of tempeh fermented about 35 hours. Excellent. Picture focus on removing the skins of the soy beans. The same technique can be used for chick peas. Boil for 25 minutes then rub the skins off.

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23 October 2018 Trimming Marijuana

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Canadians are allowed four marijuana plants at any one time in a house. Growing marijuana successfully takes some knowledge and physical effort. One plants was cut and trimmed for making decarboxylated plant material. If the plant is pulled and allowed to dry for two or there days most of the big fan leaves are removed with a snap of the fingers. This eliminates most of the scissor work. This decarboxylation is for the material for ingesting tncture or edibles.The heat of smoking automtically decarboxylates.

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20 October 2018 Planting garlic

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The garlic bed was planted using the three years cycle; or bulbils, rounds and the final bulb.
The routine is first year plant bulbils, second plant the rounds produced from the above bulbils, third years the bulbs produced are often the same size as the conventional method. Anyway plant these for the main crop

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19 October 2018 Preparing Garlic Bed (2018/2019)

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A 25 by 4 foot area was selected for garlic for the 2019/2019 season. The ground was rototilled last week and is now covered with about 2 to 3 inches of wood chip mulch. This is for some Winter weather protection and to help in retaining moisture during the growing season. Garlic in Zone 5 is planted in the Fall.

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17 October 2018 Processing marijuana.

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One plants was trimmed to prepare for decarboxylation. A new acquisition called an Ardent basically a controlled heating unit for decarboxylating marijuana was acquired. The prepared material is placed in the canister and it is heated for around one hour completely decarboxylating the product. All marijuana need be decarboxylated if not smoking the product. Usually for making cannabutter and tinctures.

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13 October 2018 Chili Peppers

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Four chili pepper plants are in the garden. The fruit ripens individually over the Summer and they are picked and placed in the greenhouse to further dry. The stem end is cut off and they are further dried in the dehydrator. When completely dry they are beat into a powder in the blender. The powder is used as a table condiment as required. The heat never leaves and the powder is as hot in two years as it is today. The powder is kept in a mason jar in the cupboard.

Final processing a fine homogeneous powder about 120 grams.
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13 October 2018 Indian Corn

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About 15 pounds of Indian Corn was drying on the cob in he greenhouse. Today I removed the kernels with my small hand sheller. Shelling corn without a tool is a tedious job. The kernels will be further dried for Winter storage. I use them as addition to gruel for breakfast. At first it is necessary to nixtamalize to get the maximum nutrients. The corn must be very dry for storage otherwise mold will grow.

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