Monthly Archives: July 2010

Pen Station

The little chicks came about two weeks later than my last hatch. As a result, they can’t live in the same pen. This will give you some idea of the setup. Originally: Pen Station Advertisements

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Skesis

MmmmMMMMmmmm… Nearly six weeks old, we are. Originally: Skesis

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A Little Canning

So I guess I’ve been doing some canning. Originally: A Little Canning

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Homemade Limoncello

A traditional Italian liqueur, limoncello is vodka infused with citrus zest and blended with simple syrup. It can be served on its own (commonly as an after dinner drink) or as a mixer. I like it in sparkling water as … Continue reading

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Pickling Part 2: Quick Process Pickles

Also called “fresh pack pickles”, quick process pickles get their acidity from the addition of vinegar, rather than through fermentation. With this method, the cucumbers (or other vegetables such as beans, okra, or carrots) are placed in jars with desired … Continue reading

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Pickling Part 1: Fermented Pickles

With this method, the cukes are soaked in a salty brine for a few weeks. Rather than using vinegar, which has become the more common method, this old school pickling technique relies on the fermentation process to turn these mild … Continue reading

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Banana Not Ice Cream

Just about the coolest use for overripe bananas I’ve ever seen. Cut banana into pieces and freeze it. Run it through the food processor for a few minutes and there comes a moment at which it transforms into creamy, delicious … Continue reading

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