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Lissa's Blog – May 2016 Archive (2)

KOMBUCHA and JUN....and possibly Kefir

Kombucha making has been popular for a long time. I call it my "old hippy" drink though I've personally been making it for just a few years. I find it really helps my dicky tum and it's a very pleasant form of hydration. The K I make is reasonably fizzy but as I dilute it down in water I add it to a bottle of aerated water using the Soda Stream. Looks like beer when I'm finished.

I tried milk Kefir but it upset my stomach - made a good cream cheese with it though. Phil makes some nice…

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Added by Lissa on May 12, 2016 at 5:00 — 16 Comments

COLLARD GREENS

UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE EXPERIMENT WITH THESE PLANTS HAS BEEN ADDED BELOW.

Collard greens are one of the oldest members of the cabbage family and date back to prehistoric times. They have been used in cooking for centuries.

Thanks to Christa for this very informative LINK.…

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Added by Lissa on May 2, 2016 at 7:30 — 58 Comments

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GrowVetiver

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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