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by northwest1
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: What to plant now/temperate gardens
Replies: 1
Views: 4371

Re: What to plant now/temperate gardens

Hi, I just read your August post and thought I'd add my two cents' worth! I'm now looking at a front yard full of weeds - I did try the spray-on weed killer, but it hasn't worked on everything so I will be out there (when it cools down this afternoon) with my gloves and bag and weedstick, digging th...
by northwest1
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Preserving and Canning in Australia
Topic: Tamarillo Chutney
Replies: 1
Views: 3283

Re: Tamarillo Chutney

Hi Kathleen, yes, I keep checking in and see that not much is going on.... I think life is going on a bit too much around here and I don't have time to be at the screen for too long! But in all the busy-ness I have done a little.... tried making mead (three bottles of hopefully something tasty!), ma...
by northwest1
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Monsanto again
Replies: 5
Views: 6094

Monsanto again

Hi all,
I saw this this morning and thought I would put it here for you to read:
http://naturalsociety.com/breaking-mons ... in-france/
by northwest1
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Preserving and Canning in Australia
Topic: Cherry tomato overload!
Replies: 3
Views: 4867

Re: Cherry tomato overload!

Hi Melissa, I use up tomatoes by cooking them up with capsicum and onion. The quantities are: 1 kilo tomatoes, one onion, and half a capsicum, all chopped. Put them all in a saucepan with some salt and about a teaspoon of sugar. Bring to the boil, stirring, and then simmer uncovered until only about...
by northwest1
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: A Real Farm
Replies: 10
Views: 8667

Re: A Real Farm

I'm tired just reading all this!! You work it, you live from it, it's real allright!
by northwest1
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Recipe sharing at the Kitchen Bench
Topic: Artisan Bread
Replies: 7
Views: 8108

Re: Artisan Bread

Hi Vicki, I ordered through The Book Depository in the UK, so I am guessing it is the UK version?? I will know more when it arrives - can't wait. We did have the bread rolls that night (yum) and I have the last of the dough sitting in the fridge, waiting to be used up.... maybe tomorrow, with butter...
by northwest1
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Recipe sharing at the Kitchen Bench
Topic: Artisan Bread
Replies: 7
Views: 8108

Re: Artisan Bread

Hi Vicki, I've just finished mixing up a batch of the bread dough and now have to wait for the whole rise/collapse cycle - and then on to the baking (I think rolls for dinner). I also had a look at their website with all the great recipes and ideas, then had to order the book too ;) It will be fun t...
by northwest1
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Monsanto again
Replies: 3
Views: 3625

Monsanto again

Here is the web address of a further article abut Monsanto:

http://singularityhub.com/2011/04/19/or ... e-of-food/
by northwest1
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Preserving and Canning in Australia
Topic: Preserving in Winter
Replies: 8
Views: 4487

Re: Preserving in Winter

I made one jar of microwave jam yesterday - does that count?? I had some figs (a gift), strawberries (when we tried them we found out why they were cheap) and a handful of grapes in the fridge and I didn't want to throw them out..... sooooooo into a bowl they went! I've made jam the traditional way ...
by northwest1
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: 'Under the Udder' - how to make, cheese, butter, ice-cream, yogurt at home!
Topic: My First Batch of Cheese!
Replies: 13
Views: 9878

Re: My First Batch of Cheese!

Hi Gouldie - well done, and what a great feeling that is!! And what is also as good is when you taste your own hand made cheese.... nothing like it! I took half a round of mine to a friend's place (who suitably admired it :D ) and when I left, said she was going to leave the last sliver for her husb...
by northwest1
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Preserving and Canning in Australia
Topic: Another tomoto idea
Replies: 5
Views: 3107

Re: Another tomoto idea

Yes, more information please!! That is another whole world of preserving that I've never even thought about!
Mira
by northwest1
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm here finally
Replies: 13
Views: 10486

Re: I'm here finally

Hi Worthy, Kathleen! Did someone mention quilting??? I am on the home stretch on a quilt I began years ago and am getting really excited about it! I started it for my daughter and she has been so very patient for all this time. Right now I am waiting for the weather to cool down some - then I'll be ...
by northwest1
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: WA new member
Replies: 21
Views: 10803

Re: WA new member

Hi Kathleen, I've done much the same as you but with a pancake mix! My son loves pancakes for breakfast, and to help my husband make them, I've measured all the dry ingredients into a large jar so that when he's on breakfast duty, all he has to do is scoop out a cup of mix, add milk and egg and voil...
by northwest1
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Recipe sharing at the Kitchen Bench
Topic: No-knead bread.
Replies: 19
Views: 13424

Re: No-knead bread.

Yum! I made this bread yesterday and just had to try it almost as soon as it came out of the oven - so good! Then of course my family had some when they came home - even my 9 year old son asked for more! I don't have a cast iron casserole, so I used a corningware casserole and it was a good result. ...
by northwest1
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food
Topic: Coriander
Replies: 25
Views: 13387

Re: Coriander

Hi all, I have tried coriander in the past and only once did I have any sort of success. Today I planted some coriander seedlings that I bought at a farmer's market and hopefully they will GROW!!!! Just love going to the market at Castle Hill - there is a stall that sells masses of seedlings and you...
by northwest1
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: 'Under the Udder' - how to make, cheese, butter, ice-cream, yogurt at home!
Topic: Cheese cave
Replies: 5
Views: 6715

Re: Cheese cave

lol @ cundalini! My husband has his eyes on my fridge - and told me that if I don't have cheese in it that he is allowed to have it for wine!!! Maybe we need two fridges! I am going to the local brewing supply place this weekend to buy some cheese-making supplies - have to keep that cheese going now...
by northwest1
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: 'Under the Udder' - how to make, cheese, butter, ice-cream, yogurt at home!
Topic: Cheese cave
Replies: 5
Views: 6715

Re: Cheese cave

I've just checked my babies in their nice new cave and they are moulding up nicely. This is the first time I've made cheese - went to a cheese workshop and I had the best time! We were instructed to salt the cheeses 24 hours after we took them home and I put one into brine and just hand-salted the o...
by northwest1
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: 'Under the Udder' - how to make, cheese, butter, ice-cream, yogurt at home!
Topic: Cheese cave
Replies: 5
Views: 6715

Cheese cave

If anyone is looking for a cheese cave/wine cooler fridge, they are available at Big W!! I spotted them today and grabbed one - it cost $98.00 (holds sixteen bottles - four rows of four and has a digital thermo, settings from 5-20 degrees). I have been trying to keep my camembert cheeses at a reason...

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