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Preserving Garlic by fermenting it

There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- worse  than running out of garlic. You know the feeling? So here's a fermenting hack: 6-8 Heads…

Started by Dave RileyLatest Reply

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Quail recipes or home butchered fowl

I wanted to start a place where we could share recipes for quail.  Then I figured that chicken would be much the same.  I know a brave soul…

Started by Andrew Cumberland

6 on Thursday
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Eggs. eggs. eggs.

If you keep poultry you get eggs. Plenty of them. Since I am not of the omelette or eggah persuasion -- which I find a tad rich -- I seek…

Started by Dave Riley

2 Aug 25
Reply by Jeff Kiehne

Easy citrus marmalade

I'm a really no fuss cook so quick and easy does for me. For all jams and marmalades I was always told to slowly cook the fruit, quickly co…

Started by Susanne

6 Jul 2
Reply by Christa

Curry leaf recipes

I recently finally found a recipe that used my curry leaves.  Very yummy and I also got to use lemongrass and a heap of tromboncino. Anywa…

Started by Andrew Cumberland

1 May 23
Reply by Dave Riley

Challenging Times are the Mother of Invention

I hate to waste sourdough starter discard at the best of times, even though it’s ‘just’ flour and water. But with flour now taking on the m…

Started by Fiona Ryan

14 May 7
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Using what you have to hand

First and foremost, I'm a cook. I cook all day, every day, never tiring of new recipes, old faves and interesting ideas. My garden is a ver…

Started by Fiona Ryan

3 Apr 2
Reply by Fiona Ryan

Tacos with anything?

There I was thinking that my cuisine was getting too boutique and customised. The major issue was my penchant to serve corn tortillas inste…

Started by Dave Riley

14 Mar 29
Reply by Dave Riley

chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

I ferment my own chili paste and I grow most of my own chili peppers. But when it comes to options I've developed a serious habituation to…

Started by Dave Riley

3 Jan 19
Reply by Dianne Caswell

Green Pawpaw Fruit : eating thereof.

I made a green pawpaw salad for tea tonight and it was OK. You know how it is with pawpaws: Ripe or are there? Harvest early to avoid black…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Jun 14, 2019
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Umami 101

After I worked out what I was eating with such addictive enjoyment I took up the adventure of exploring why? Was it the umami? Umami or sav…

Started by Dave Riley

13 May 3, 2019
Reply by Dave Riley


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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