I know it is the opposite side of the season to collect apples, their ripening usually occurring (at least for me) in the Autumn. Despite this, down here in the Huon Valley you can still buy apples from roadside stands set up outside orchids. I guess they have been keeping them on ice for the Read more about Preparing apples for storage can be easy[…]
So after arriving home from work I decided that my eldest son and I should go to the local beach to try out some of these seaweed that I have been investigating. It would allow me to test the different varieties I could find and also give my sone and I a chance to hang Read more about Tasting local seaweed – The end results[…]
Yesterday I uploaded a video from my recent trip to the beach, where I collected a small assortment of local seaweed. I tasted a couple while there, yet I will be tring a couple of methods of cooking before I give my final verdict on their taste.
Following up on my last post concerning the use of Seaweed, I discussed the prospect of harvesting the underwater plants for the use as food with my children. My daughter, who is a huge consumer of seaweed (she loves Japanese food), was very excited by the idea. She told me she would love to try Read more about Why was the crab angry? Cause the Seaweed.[…]
Darby Simpson recently appeared as one of the expert council members, in episode 2003, where he addressed a question from a listener. The question was concerning boars that should have been desexed, yet apparently the job wasn’t done properly… and the main point I found interesting was Boar Taint. Darby states empirically that Boar Taint Read more about When raising pigs, is Boar Taint a concern to the small hold farmer?[…]
A couple of weeks (or maybe months) ago I submitted an article to Self Reliance Magazine. It is on making Biltong/Jerky drier. I did submit one on making Biltong, yet they had already too many articles on making food for the Summer issue. Luckily I already had started on that article as a possible followup. Read more about Easy method to making your own Jerky or Biltong[…]
The Mead I started last week has been quietly bubbling away in a cupboard. I have not done much, apart from admire it and smell the aroma coming from within. It already smells wonderful, with the smell of alcohol mixed with the sweetness of the honey and the tang of orange. From my instructions, I Read more about “From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.” – Franz Kafka[…]
Part of our food preparedness is ensuring that we have sufficient food on hand. In our old house we had large storage areas for our food, which allowed us to build up a considerable stockpile. In our new home, this has not been the case. While our kitchen does have large amounts of cupboards, they Read more about “I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it.” – Dawn French[…]