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Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cathie MacLean yesterday. 22 Replies

I'm posting this as a discussion for the ladies who got a starter today. It's ok in the plastic Baggie for a couple of days in the fridge but soon it would be good to put it into the jar you plan to…Continue

Ginger and turmeric storage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cathie MacLean Jul 5. 6 Replies

I harvested some more ginger today. It's really quite amazing how it increases from a tiny nub to a big claw of gingery goodness in 8 or 9 months with very little attention. My polystyrene box had…Continue

Blogging

Started this discussion. Last reply by GayleD May 1, 2017. 19 Replies

I'm thinking I'd like to start writing a garden blog like many of you do already and just wonder how to go about it. Do you prepare all your text and pictures in word and then copy and paste?or just…Continue

Gardening calendar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cathie MacLean Oct 15, 2016. 11 Replies

I am not an organised person.  I do life flying by the seat of my pants and that includes gardening. Sometimes it works out and I have success, but very often I find myself realising that if I’d…Continue

 

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Janet Fong favorited Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
21 hours ago
Janet Fong favorited Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
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Cathie MacLean replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
"Dianne, I find this starter is so resilient I can 'park' it at any stage and come back to it later. So if I have it bubbly on the counter, and suddenly can't continue, I can put it in the fridge and just take the 50g from it to make…"
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Cathie MacLean replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
"Hope you are feeling better Christa.  Don't stress about losing your starter too much, we can always share again! Did you know you can spread some of it out on a baking sheet and dehydrate it, break into flakes and freeze it for a…"
yesterday
Cathie MacLean replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
"Lid can be on or off Susan, as long as it has room to grow. I divide the starter that I take out of the fridge - I only store about 100g so that means 50g for each container. I feed the one to go back in the fridge and I use a measuring jug for the…"
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Valerie favorited Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
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Christa replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
"Haven't had a chance to bake yet, my book arrived in the mail.  Unfortunately I picked up a bug and spent a day in bed.  I have managed to grow 3 jars of starter as I don't want to loose it.  Hopefully Monday will be baking…"
yesterday
Dianne Caswell replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
"Thanks Cathie, (Richard) is looking really good now, as it is getting a bit late now to start I will feed him again before I go to bed. I will be out tomorrow so won't be able to bake until tomorrow night. It's OK I am used to late nights,…"
yesterday
Susan replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
"Thanks for this Cathie.  I have just got my sour dough starter out that you gave me and I'm determined to try it.   Question 1:  I've fed as per what you have said -> do I leave the lid on or off or off covered with…"
yesterday
Che Corrie replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
"Sorry to take so long getting back, Dianne.  I get mine from spingwaterman.  They're based in Toowoomba.  It's $11 for a 19 ltr bottle and $99 each year to hire the base.  Eventually I want to get one of those ceramic…"
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"Looks so nice, Cathie.  I killed my starter a couple of months ago, so began a new one yesterday.  Looking forward to getting back into sourdough."
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Valerie replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
"I find that the starter gets better after being fed and left on the bench each day for a few days. Hence why Emily recommends taking it out of the fridge on Thursday if you want to bake on the weekend. I thoroughly recommend the olive bread recipe…"
Friday
Cathie MacLean replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
"I think it's probably fine. Often if you haven't fed for a while you'll notice a slightly grey liquid on the top which you can just drain away  (it's called hooch and indicates that it's eaten up all the goodies in the…"
Friday
Dianne Caswell replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
"I took my started out of the fridge and feed it this afternoon but when I put the feed in I noticed my starter is very thick, the consistency of the best cream you can buy that if you turn it upside down nothing will fall out. Is this OK? There are…"
Friday
Cathie MacLean replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
"Anyone had a chance to bake yet?"
Friday

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I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
I am very involved with the community garden at the retirement village where I work. I have applied for membership with Brisbane Organic Growers.
I am interested in:
Growing food in an urban environment. I am very interested in food from many cultures, ferments etc.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Plants and Produce, Community Involvement
What I am looking for:
Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Events, Community Involvement
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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Glorious days in May

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 22:30 17 Comments

These are the best days in the year for gardening, the best time to live in Brisbane in my opinion.  Less pests and  less sweat but the dense winter shade is the main challenge I face in this garden built around a two storey house with trees also blocking the low winter sun in the northeast.  I have to plant in different beds just to get enough sunshine. 

This month I will start in the front garden so that I can show off the tall tutuers that my son, Wil, made me.  I wanted something…

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It's a jungle out there! My garden in March 2018.

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 19:40 13 Comments

With the amazing season of rain we've had (plus several weeks of full time work) I've been finding it hard to keep up outside. The growth is rampant! My tanks are full and I've had little call to use them. …

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At 15:10 on July 11, 2018, Che Corrie said…

Thanks for the welcome Cathie.  Sorry it took me so long to get back, I've not been here.

At 20:18 on April 28, 2018, Karon Swift said…

Thanks so much Cathie. I have only been gardening a short time and really taken to it like a duck to water. I spent a few years overseas doing volunteer work and dragon fruit was my absolute favourite fruit. I was so happy when I came back and found out I could grow some of my own. I look forward to hearing about your varieties and what you have been doing in your garden. chat soon K

At 21:52 on June 19, 2017, Mrs Shirley Arnold said…
We arrive Sunday 25th June and leave Friday 30th. We have transport
Shirley
At 9:31 on June 7, 2017, Connie VALENTI said…
Hi Cathie
I found your friend request! Thanking you for taking my call and I look forward to seeing you on the 16th June.
Connie.
At 15:06 on April 22, 2017, conrad maharaj said…

I"II be there wed morning around 10am if ok mobile 0412118234

At 22:40 on July 10, 2016, Rob Collings said…

Thanks so much for being a GV Reporter Cathie! ... and sorry to hear about the posting issues.

Myself and other GV reporters have most likely had similar fun with this at some time.

With so many photos, we have split the report into 2 parts on 2 separate posts in many cases.

I tend to keep the picture file sizes between 100K - 500K, and sometimes a little larger.

And using a word processing program on the computer to prepare the report, followed by a cut & paste when ready can avoid loss resulting from potential site, Web, ISP or local networking issues.

At 4:24 on June 27, 2016, Lissa said…

Cathie - which retirement village do you work at? If you don't want to state publicly can you send me a PM (Private Message - top right of any page where it says Inbox).

I also work in aged care and would be interested to know about your community garden in the retirement village.

At 5:01 on February 4, 2014, Lissa said…

Welcome to Brisbane Local Food Cathie :)

Please get in touch via message or the discussion forum if you need help finding what you are after, or in using the site.

Otherwise simply explore, join the conversations and enjoy.

All the best and happy gardening

Lissa

 
 
 

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