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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    4 December 2011Pomegranate Processing 4 December 2011 Pomegranate Processing. Three large pomegranates were purchased and the liquid removed by putting the seeds through a Champion juicer. (Pomegranates are not grown in Canada to the best of my knowledge.) The seeds are separated from the...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    15 September 2011 Tomatoes Processing. 15 September 2011 Tomatoes The last of the tomatoes were picked and made into juice. Frost is eminent. Method. Cut into pieces, boiled and mashed, strained and pressure canned in liter jars. Parsley, green peppers, celery, and carrots were added to...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    26 July 2011 Blueberry Picking and Processing into Juice. 26 July 2011 Blueberry Picking and Processing into Juice. Twenty two pounds of Blueberries were picked at a commercial farm, and pressure canned. They were priced at $2.75 per pound. Procedure was to wash, cook slightly, make into a mash...
  4. Pressure cooker
    23 October 2010 Processing Dried Beans. 23 October 2010 Processing Dried Beans. A variety of dried beans purchased in bulk is very low in cost. This variety is a possible replacement for meat. Two cups (500 ml) enlarges to about four after cooking. The process is: Wash thoroughly. Boil for 20...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    Eight pounds of elderberries were picked this morning, and removed from the branches. The berries were picked by snapping off the fruit bearing branch and placing in a plastic bag. The problem is removing the small berries from the branches. Usually the process is done by hand plucking. Since I...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    There are millions of Black Walnuts, which are an excellent food source, that go to waste yearly in North America, since people do not know how to process or crack the nuts, due to the strength of the hull and the nut proper. . First it is necessary to remove the hull, then crack the nut to get...
  7. General Chat
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/31/us/31meat.html?_r=2 In case you wanted to read the rest of the article, it's above. But omg, I was grossed out when I got this in an email this morning from Autism Canada (who is a very, very reputable source). The origin of the article is from a respected US...
  8. General Chat
    My daughters friends mom called me last night in a total hissy fit (more than once!).... taking her out of catholic high school, no Christmas, taking her phone.... she is a loser... (HER mom's words...), because she is breaking up with a guy "they like"... Did I mention! She is 14!!!! (and a...
  9. General Chat
    I am at the end of my rope....sitting here with tears running down my face as I type. I think my ds age 9 has an auditory processing disorder, but I can't seem to find an intelligent being that will test him. went to the pediatrician she says go through the school, go to the school they look at...
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    Digging and Processing Horseradish http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BKKWA 10 October 2009 Digging and Processing Horseradish. The square foot board placed under the plant makes digging the roots easy. I read about the procedure on some garden forum, and this was my first year trying it. The plant was...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    Processing Soy Beans. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HQSOJ 31 August 2009 Processing soy beans Soy bean constitute a portion of my diet. Breakfast consists of a bowl of soy bans and a bowl of oats. Soy beans are prepared for about a seven day supply for one person. Four cups dry beans are washed...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    My family is not big on homemade apple sauce. I do freeze apples for pies and baking but not much as we try to do less sugar stuff. My giys do love apple juice though! I can't can (so far) but was wondering if there is a way to make frozen apple juice concentrate like we buy at the grocery...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?MBGVD 30 October 2008 Processing Hot Peppers. Hot peppers have been thoroughly dried in the shed for about six weeks. The stem ends are removed, and the peppers are pulverized in the blender and stored in a jar in the cupboard. This will be used to seasoning...
  14. Frugal Living
    walgreens is processing any roll of film (35 mmm or one time use cameras) for free! today august 6 only with coupon in ad circular
  15. Scrapbooking & Paper Crafts
    Yeah, they're pretty great for a quick reference for a stack of pics...but what to do once those pics are in your albums? I had an idea. I have a mini album. Its 3X3 and supposed to be a wallet album. I used it for a my favorite things album. But i have a few blank pages yet. and this is my...
  16. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I put up my first batch of the season this morning.:clap: They came out pretty well. I am still having trouble with the juice leaving the jar. Cannot for the life of me figure out why:shrug2: If anyone can tell me, I would be so very greatful.
  17. Health and beauty
    BLACKHERBALS.COM DIRTY SECRETS OF THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY by: Fallon, Sally, M.A. http://www.consumerhealth.org/articles Sally Fallon is a nutrition journalist and food historian. She is the author of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/Foods/heg144.htm
  19. Bright Horizons
    http://ldonline.com/ld_indepth/process_deficit/pro_deficits.html Looks really interesting!!
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