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Andrew Cumberland
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  • McDowall, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia
  • Brisbane Northern Suburbs
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Free coffee grounds

Started this discussion. Last reply by GayleD on Sunday. 13 Replies

I was contacted by a lovely lady today who is marketing manager for Humanitarian Coffee.  They run 5 shops in the Brisbane city centre.  The company would like to give us the coffee grounds from all…Continue

Great Australian Bakeoff

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Feb 1. 3 Replies

Are you passionate about your pastry? Does your sponge rise to the challenge? Well our friends at the Great Australian Bake Off are on the lookout for Australia's finest home bakers so apply now and…Continue

Susan's Dumplings

Started Nov 15, 2017 0 Replies

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The ABC Brisbane very kindly did a news article about us!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Aug 26, 2017. 8 Replies

I am very grateful to the ABC Brisbane for this news article: …Continue

 

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Profile Information

I am interested in:
Aquaponics - I have a set-up that is going pretty nicely at the moment. It has two grow beds and produces quality Jade Perch.

Fowl - I keep four lovely chickens for eggs only and Japanese quail that breed.

Australian Native Bees - I have a hive and hope to be able to increase the numbers of these Ozzie treasures.

Distilling - I make a fair variety of spirits and liquors. I make rum for me and liquors for others/gifts. However, I'm moving to the stage where I don't want to use bought flavours any more. So, I've taught myself to make a rum from burned raw sugar and molasses. I've also made unflavoured rum by fermenting molasses. I've turned out iced peach tea, plum, strawberry, cumquat, and passionfruit liquors. My home grown cumquat liquor seemed to be a hit at the local garden visits. Lately, I've made a foray into ginger beer which was proved very successful, and some fruit based wines.

Beer - I've done a few batches of simple package based beers now.

Cheese making - I've done a lot of cheeses, including marinated fetas with herbs I grow. My most frequent is my Purple Onion Feta. My favourite cheese is my Brisbane Nutty Blue, modeled after a blue Jarlsberg. I also do a Glasshouse Blue which is mild and creamy. I've done Camembert, raw milk blue, cheddar and quite a few others. These days, I stick to my favourite few, unless I am teaching.

Sausage making: I've do a nice Middle Eastern lamb, Thai chicken and Kransky. Loving the smoked sausages.

Jams/Preserves/Chutney - I do kumquat marmalade (home grown), chili jam (home grown) and a lot of others. I'm my preserves have reached the stage where they are entirely driven by what I grow myself.

Crazy scrap reuse - I've managed to grow shallots from tails, sweet potato from tops and tails, and chopped up and recycled old potatoes. Ginger goes pretty well from off-cuts as well. Oh, and of course the other recycle is to compost kitchen waste. I've now cut my garbage output by half. I also have a worm farm and make compost tea.

I like to bake breads and cook, especially where I am using my own produce.

I teach photography and cheese making.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Information, Training and Consultancy
My website is:
http://www.photoslamour.com
What I am looking for:
Information, Products and/or Services, Events, Gardening Help
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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A long time between blogs... March

Posted on March 23, 2018 at 22:28 17 Comments

March 2018

This year I am doing well with eggs.  I'm getting a dozen quail eggs every second day (and almost 20 of them aren't old enough to lay yet!)  I'm also freezing processed male quails now and currently have 5 vacuumed sealed ready to cook.  I might even have a crack at smoking one.  The chickens are still producing 2 or 3 eggs a day.  If I could keep a rooster, my poultry could go "off grid."…

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Quail slaughter and other stuff

Posted on February 17, 2018 at 20:30 14 Comments

UPDATE (February 18):

For those who watched the video, things have moved on from the previous post below.  I am now slaughtering spare males and old females who no longer lay.  Yes, I'm quite comfortable with the decision.  No, there is no cruelty what-so-ever.  In a complete random act of insanity, I am testing whether Big Bertha (the barred plymouth rock) will sit on quail eggs.  Oh, the quails are laying and it's too hot for the chickens to want to perform. …

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How being frugal fritzed my Fajita kit

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 22:11 0 Comments

I found A Fajita kit in the back of the pantry today around 3 pm when I was seriously lacking inspiration for tonight's dinner.  Well, that's an easy answer.  I have some chicken breast in the freezer.  I know!  I'll duck out and get some greens from the garden .... and that was how the fritzing started!

Thinking about it, I also had some spinach wraps I wanted to use.  I'll just replace the burrito wraps from the kit with them.  Oh, damn.  My Saudi students cooked last night.…

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It's gotta melt your heart

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 21:06 10 Comments

One of the kids across the road, young Andrew aged about 9, watched me put the vege patch on the footpath.  He advised me that people would steal the veges.  He was very happy when I told him that I wanted them to take them.  "You can't steal it, if I've already given it to you."  

I've been trying to space my planting out there so that there won't be sudden feast followed by months of famine (inspired by a recent tomato debacle in my yard).  Young Andrew decided that I wasn't…

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At 16:58 on April 9, 2018, Dianne Caswell said…

And I love you too Andrew.... please give my love to Rozie, and I hope she is well and enjoying living with a crazy son of a ,,,,,,,,like you...... 

Thanks, I am pleased to be back too....Looks like you have been pretty busy at the Manor, Looking good... Cheers...

At 10:51 on March 14, 2018, Tammy Small said…

Hi Andrew - thanks for pointer for placing Add.  I think I've added it - not sure if there was a save button that I missed. Will check it later to see if add made it. chat later

At 13:01 on March 13, 2018, Tammy Small said…

Hi Andrew,  I've been told there is a 'for sale' section to BLF, though I'm not really sure where that is.  We make biochar & charcoal, so I wanted to let growers know about this.  Can you please guide me 'where' . 

thank you. 

Tammy 

At 21:21 on March 10, 2018, Tammy Small said…

Thank you. Looks like a fantastic group - if I lived in Brissie, I'd be a real part of it

At 15:09 on January 16, 2018, Craig Trimble said…

A nice welcome note, thank you kindly Andrew. From what I see, you are a great resource and asset to this site.

At 17:41 on January 4, 2018, Paul Hadfield-Lowe said…

Thank you,for the welcome, I need to find a good profie picture

At 16:53 on January 2, 2018, Jason said…
Thanks for the acceptance :)
At 10:59 on November 5, 2017, Jacqui Honeywood said…

Thanks Andrew, hopefully catch you at Gayle's GV. 

At 22:01 on November 4, 2017, Jacqui Honeywood said…

G'day Andrew, thanks for the welcome, yes we worked out that you were McDowall Manor. Have been stalking your youtube channel. Can't wait to have a crack at making the sourdough bread!!

Thanks for inviting us to join the community, Clay and I are really excited to be here and to explore. Would love to catch up at one of the upcoming GVs. 

At 20:16 on October 19, 2017, Daniel Kemp said…

Thanks Andrew.

 
 
 

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