Instructables: exploring - food - canning-and-preserves - featured Mon, 3 Aug 2015 12:17:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Boquerones: Vinegar and Oil-Cured Anchovies
Boquerones: Vinegar and Oil-Cured Anchovies - More DIY How To Projects]]> mart33n33 Since the dawn of time, anchovies have been an important component of diets for anyone living near the sea. You’d be wise to continue the tradition - they’re chock-full of Omega 3’s without any contaminants. And because they’re near the bottom of the food chain, and are a well-managed U.S. fishery,...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:34:03 PDT
Easy Homemade Clarified Butter (Ghee)
Easy Homemade Clarified Butter (Ghee) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pavithra Arunkumar Easy Homemade Clarified Butter (Ghee) is used in most of the Indian food preparations because of its taste and aroma. It has healthy saturated fat unlike many of the vegetable oils found in the market and hence it is also healthy to eat. In this Instructable, I would like to show you how to prepare...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:21:07 PDT
Old Style Raspberry Syrup
Old Style Raspberry Syrup - More DIY How To Projects]]> klinong Hungarian Grandma's style, I should say, as this is what I learned from my husband's late grandmother. So good, so fresh, so perfect for hot summer days.Different household has their own method in making raspberry syrup. In this recipe we added extra water in the making, while others like it thicker...
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:54:02 PDT
Fruit Infused Vinegar Variations
Fruit Infused Vinegar Variations - More DIY How To Projects]]> spunk Infusing Vinegar is an easy way to give store-bought vinegars some character. Maybe you've already experimented with adding herbs and spices to your vinegar to add a little something to it. Infusing Vinegar with fruits is a pretty easy process compared to the classic way to produce fruit vinegars: ...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:50:36 PDT
Homemade Pectin
Homemade Pectin - More DIY How To Projects]]> Boddeeen Hello all and thanks for stopping by! For anyone who has made any jelly/jam before, you know that one of the most crucial components to add is pectin. For anyone who has not made preserves before, pectin is the ingredient that "jells" the fruit and gives them the consistency we are familiar with for...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:32:56 PDT
Apricot jam
Apricot jam - More DIY How To Projects]]> Yoruk Hi all, The summer is here, and it's time to start making jam for this winter. I really love making apricot jam, because apricots are inexpensive right now and they are easy to prepare for a nice jam batch.Follow these steps to discover the recipe and to know some of my tips....! Ingredients Ok,...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:21:48 PDT
Cut Mango Pickle (Kerala Style)
Cut Mango Pickle (Kerala Style) - More DIY How To Projects]]> BakeitUp Its the summer season and the season of Mangoes. Let me give you an easy but tasty Kerala style instant mango pickle (Manga achar) recipe. There are countless versions of pickle in India. This one is from Kerala (South India). This is a simple recipe and an age old one which is passed down the gener...
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:57:05 PDT
Easy 5 Ingredient Applesauce
Easy 5 Ingredient Applesauce - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrainFoodmfj This Applesauce is so delicious and so simple you'll never buy applesauce from the store again! Recipe:3 apples2 tbsp Lemon Juice1 tbsp vanilla extract1 tbsp ground cinnamon.Full Directions and funny commentary are in the video or you can follow the following steps: Grind Cinnamon sticks In a cof...
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 12:18:28 PDT
How to Can Cabbage
How to Can Cabbage - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Rustic Barn Owl I have so much cabbage this year, I am canning it in batches. So far I have done 2 different recipes for cabbage; cabbage carrot coleslaw and cabbage sauerkraut. Ingredients & Materials You will Need:mason jars, bands and lidscanning potsauce pan cabbagecarrotsonionsmustard seed Celery seedwhite...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:25:02 PDT
How To Pickle Tomatoes & Make An Amazing Vinaigrette
How To Pickle Tomatoes & Make An Amazing Vinaigrette - More DIY How To Projects]]> BKLaRue Last year, I found myself with an over abundance of Cherry tomatoes. Not 100% sure what to do with all of them, I decide, while canning a batch of my "Hellish" hot pepper relish, to can a small batch of pickled tomatoes too. I grabbed some fresh herbs from the garden and wow to my surprise, not only...
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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:23:39 PDT
Homemade Mustard Oil
Homemade Mustard Oil - More DIY How To Projects]]> loydb Mustard oil isn't commonly found on the shelf, so when I ran across a recipe calling for it, I had to make my own. If you use the brown mustard seeds, be aware that it's a precursor to some kind of chemical warfare (I'm pretty sure that's Science), so be careful with it. For a somewhat milder versio...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:33:41 PDT
Sweet Fermented Pickles
Sweet Fermented Pickles - More DIY How To Projects]]> Invention1 A low-calorie low-glycemic index Sweet fermented Pickle recipe. Fermented pickles are a live food, creating beneficial Lactobacilli and other probiotics. Drill out a canning jar lid to accept a fermentation lock Using a 1/2" drill and a clamp, drill a 1/2" hole in a canning jar lid. Use a lar...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:36:35 PDT
"Hellish" Hot Pepper Relish
"Hellish" Hot Pepper Relish - More DIY How To Projects]]> BKLaRue Like many folks, I like spicy food. In fact, for me, the hotter the better. I'm talking the kind of "hot" that makes you cry, sweat, and think twice about what you just did to yourself. Why, I don't know, but as a kid I remember drinking a bottle of Texas Pete and thinking it was one of the best thi...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 23:04:32 PDT
homemade sauerkraut recipe
homemade sauerkraut recipe - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessyratfink Sauerkraut was something I was not crazy about growing up, but I've grown to love it as an adult. Not only is it super delicious, raw sauerkraut is also probiotic. Yay for health benefits! Plus, this sauerkraut is some of the best I've ever had. Hands down. I love it!I started making my own sauerkra...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:24:45 PDT
How to pickle jalapenos
How to pickle jalapenos - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessyratfink We eat a ton of spicy foods in my house, so I've been on the search for a great pickled jalapeno recipe for a while now. We go through several tiny jars of jalapeños every month, so it's cheaper and tastier to pickle them ourselves!After lots of trial and error, I found a wonderful pickled jalapeño ...
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 12:06:58 PDT
Cheese made easy - Chevre
Cheese made easy - Chevre - More DIY How To Projects]]> LadyJulie Hello again!Today I am making chevre, a soft cheese made from goats milk.Goat cheese is a widely loved cheese, but did not become mainstream in America until recently. It is a simple cheese, sort of a leave it and forget it cheese.Start in the early afternoon, tie up over a pot right before bed, and...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:55:55 PDT
Homemade Cherry Jam: From Tree to Jar
Homemade Cherry Jam: From Tree to Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> SNLouise One of the great things about summer is the fresh fruits and vegetables and all the tasty foods that can be made from them. My friends have a giant cherry tree around their house and this year we decided to use those cherries to make delicious cherry jam.Cherry jam is a great refreshing treat that c...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:29:28 PDT
Cheese Made Easy - Colby
Cheese Made Easy - Colby - More DIY How To Projects]]> LadyJulie Cheese making is easy and fun! Enjoy another cheese, with this Colby tutorial.If you have never made cheese, check out my cheddar cheese tutorial. This covers many basics of cheese making. Preperations Prep time. ...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:47:38 PDT
Easy Cherry Pitting tool
Easy Cherry Pitting tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> gadgetjim When it is cherry season, one of the chores is to remove those pits. This Instructable will guide you through the process of making a simple Cherry Pitting tool out of a piece of 1/8" wire. It is easy and safe that the children can help pit the cherries. I personally like to use this style of to...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:57:40 PDT
How to make toast with jam
How to make toast with jam - More DIY How To Projects]]> jayludden Food was an intricate part of my childhood. We had family dinners every night--it was something that was very important to my family.The first time I made food by myself without adult supervision was in 2nd grade. I went to elementary school in Iowa City, Iowa. One day in January it was snowing real...
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:32:26 PDT
Cheese Made Easy - Marbled Cheddar
Cheese Made Easy - Marbled Cheddar - More DIY How To Projects]]> LadyJulie Make marbled cheddar with a few ingredients. For beginners. Prep You will need:1 gallon raw milk1/32 tsp MA4002 culture or mesophillic with thermophillic culture6 drops Annato coloring8 drops animal rennetCheese waxLabelsEquipment:Cheese press or DIY cheese pressCheese cloth, or sanitized cotton ...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:04:29 PDT
How To Can Tomatoes
How To Can Tomatoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIYTanya Easy step-by-step tutorial on how to can tomatoes. Step 1 - Get tomatoes. small ones are much sweeter. 3 lbs = about 1 quart. Step 2 - Slightly chop tomatoes. I used a processor. Small tomatoes haver much more pulp than the larger ones for chunkier, less watery sauce. Step 3 - In a ver...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:26:28 PDT
Instant Pickles! (30 second vacuum pickles!)
Instant Pickles! (30 second vacuum pickles!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Oakland Toy Lab Got that tickle for a pickle, but feeling fickle about the wait? With your hand-powered vacuum, you can convert your cucumbers in about 30 seconds to delectable dills of delight! This pickling relies on a fascinating process using negative pressure to collapse the cell walls of your cucumber, and br...
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:40:24 PDT
Simple Solar dehydrator e.g. fruit leather or apple chips
Simple Solar dehydrator e.g. fruit leather or apple chips - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sunglowart I do not possess an electrical dehydrator. In summer a solar dehydrator sounds great., free, natural and no wastage whatsoever. So I created one....with just the basic and simplest of utensils, easily available at home and such that when they finish serving as a dehydrator will go back to their ori...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:34:59 PDT
Make Citrus Powder
Make Citrus Powder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell I love unusual ingredients and ALL citrus fruits, so when I came across a few mentions of citrus powder on the internets, I knew I had to try to make some. In addition to a few meyer lemons that a co-worker gave me, I added kumquats, tangerines, valencia oranges, key limes, blood oranges, and grape...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 11:44:44 PDT
Caveman Curd - Lovely Lemon Curd
Caveman Curd - Lovely Lemon Curd - More DIY How To Projects]]> buck2217 When our poor old caveman craved something sweet, what choices did he have? Well not many, Honey, Molasses, sugar from beet or cane or a beautiful cavegirl!.So what if he wanted something with more Zing!!Just add LEMON EGGS AND BUTTERThis recipe makes about 3 decent sized jars as shown Gather sup...
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Fri, 8 May 2015 16:00:25 PDT
Homemade Garlic and Parsley Butter
Homemade Garlic and Parsley Butter - More DIY How To Projects]]> u10sils REDUCING FOOD WASTEIn the UK we throw away nearly 7 million tonnes of food each year and more than half of that food & drink could have been eaten.Food waste is a shame, so I am going to show you a quick way to use up left over/unused cream.All you need is a pot of cream, a jam jar and good arm musc...
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:37:36 PDT
Lemon Curd
Lemon Curd - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell A co-worker brought me 20 meyer lemons from his tree and I have been having fun turning them into different delicious things. Today was a simple lemon curd. I spooned it onto small shortbread cookies and topped it with lemon thyme leaves = lots of yum!Let's break it down...--------------------------...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 11:36:01 PDT
Making Maple Syrup At Home
Making Maple Syrup At Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> jwitham_16 Before we start you will need a few things. The first thing you will need are trees, rock maple trees to be exact. The reason we use maple tree sap is because it has the highest sugar content among the Maple tree family. It takes roughly 40 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup. You will...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:58:09 PDT
Easy Homemade Yogurt
Easy Homemade Yogurt - More DIY How To Projects]]> cube-convict A word before we get started… I want to encourage you that making yogurt is probably much easier than you think! You might think that they wouldn’t sell it at the store if it was easy to make, but that’s not true. Sure, buying yogurt is easier and faster, but do me a favor and try this procedure ju...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 09:49:06 PDT
Pickled Mini Sweet Peppers
Pickled Mini Sweet Peppers - More DIY How To Projects]]> savorthefood February is National Canning Month in the United States. To honor the occasion, Registrar Corp is presenting important information about U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registration regulations for Food Canning Establishments (FCE).Canning food in the United States dates back to May of 1862 ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:15:58 PST
HOT!! Chilli Sauce (Thai)
HOT!! Chilli Sauce (Thai) - More DIY How To Projects]]> B°Art We have made a few bottles of our very own Chilli Sauce now and think we got a great recipe, so decided to share it in a step by step instructable.the red chili peppers used in this chilli sauce we grew ourselves on our balcony and when we got harvest them there where so many we made chili sauce and...
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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:40:24 PST
Jalapeño Jellyño-Jelly/
Jalapeño Jelly - More DIY How To Projects]]> Michael C Jalapeño Jelly is a great sweet and spicy treat. It is common to find it available at farmers markets throughout the state of Texas. It goes great on barbecue, cream cheese and crackers, and can even be found as an ingredient to some cocktails. You will need 3/4 lbs of Jalapeño 2 cups of Apple...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:27:36 PST
Strawberry-Kiwi-Whiskey Jam
Strawberry-Kiwi-Whiskey Jam - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pane-Bistecca I found some really nice and small jam jars in a shop and some beautiful strawberries and kiwis on the market. But I wanted to add something special... my eyes went to the bar... that's it! Whiskey! I cooked this jam, again in my Slow Cooker, as there is no mess at all with it. Just add all ingredi...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 20:55:33 PST
Homemade Pickles
Homemade Pickles - More DIY How To Projects]]> mkirchoff This instructable will teach you how to make homemade pickles using cucumbers, mason jars, brine, and any extra flavorings. The whole process requires about 6 steps.1. Purchasing Supplies2. Sterilizing Equipment3. Making the brine4. Preparing jars5. Adding brine6. Sealing Purchasing Supplies The ...
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 18:52:57 PST
Foolproof Home-Made Oven Method Ghee
Foolproof Home-Made Oven Method Ghee - More DIY How To Projects]]> travelandeat Ghee is an amazing food, one that is long and rich in Indian culture, but it is so full of health benefits that's it hard to believe that it just so easy to make and it taste so good!If you've never tried ghee, you may want to consider it for one of these delicious or healthy applications:-If you ar...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:07:04 PST
Authentic Hand Churned Butter
Authentic Hand Churned Butter - More DIY How To Projects]]> More Cowbell I inherited a wonderful antique butter churn that came from my Great Grandmother's farm. From what I can tell it is from the early 1920's. A time when work was meaningful,conveniences were few and times were difficult. The United States just saw the end of World War 1 and was about to enter into ...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:08:01 PST
Homemade Butters
Homemade Butters - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sonia Thomas My mom and sister have been preparing butter at home for many years now and being the youngest, I have only been eating them :) This is for my mom and sis :)I have prepared the below butters in this instructable : Unsalted Butter Garlic, Lime and Herb Butter Spicy Garlic Butter Maple Pecan But...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:37:32 PST
Superfood Strawberry Vanilla Chia Jam
Superfood Strawberry Vanilla Chia Jam - More DIY How To Projects]]> health nut Jam. That amazing fruity burst of sweetness. Pity the sugar level is so high that it could give you diabetes just by looking at it!So we wonder if we could make our own...and decide it's just too time-consuming. But what only took twenty minutes to make? And it was low in sugar, had loads of...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:43:48 PDT
Easy small batch fermented sauerkraut
Easy small batch fermented sauerkraut - More DIY How To Projects]]> ClareBS You might wonder how to get a big cabbage into a small jar. Follow these easy steps to find out. All you need to get started CabbageSalt—must not be iodisedBowl—bigger is betterJar with wide mouth, gasket and wire bale 100mm wide x 150mm tall. These are readily available at kitchen and houseware...
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 23:51:01 PST
Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Spread (no Pectin)
Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Spread (no Pectin) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kimlacar I love making jam, especially when I have fresh ingredients to use. In the spirit of fall, pumpkin jam seemed the way to go. This borders on being a pumpkin butter, but whatever you want to call it, it is delicious. Stay tuned, this afternoon I will be creating a pumpkin martini with it. But for now...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:34:24 PDT
How To Brine Salmon Eggs
How To Brine Salmon Eggs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Maria Finn If you fish for your own salmon, there's a good chance-about 50/50-that you will catch a a female. Since they are headed upriver to spawn, this means eggs. These orange clusters harbor the highest source of Omega-3's that can be found. They are 3.5 times higher than salmon itself. Increased brain po...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:44:48 PDT
Thai Chillies - pickled
Thai Chillies - pickled - More DIY How To Projects]]> yonygg Where I live the crop season for the Tahi chillies I grow is very fast. before you know it they overripe and dry out on the Bush. So here is how I preserve them so I could enjoy them all year round. basically this method is very simple and will work with any other kind of Chillie pepper. Clean yo...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:45:12 PDT
Glass Anaerobic Fermentation Vessel
Glass Anaerobic Fermentation Vessel - More DIY How To Projects]]> hernberferd Building an all glass, anaerobic lacto-fermentation vessel is extremely easy. All it takes is the creation of single 5/8″ hole, an objective simply accomplished with a hand drill. If (for some reason) you have access to a drill press, this already rudimentary project is made even easier! REQUIS...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:47:36 PDT
Home Made Apple Sauce
Home Made Apple Sauce - More DIY How To Projects]]> boddhi15 This is a pretty simple recipe, but it always reminds me of fall. Enjoy. Ingredients For apple sauce I gathered 4 honey crisp apples (for sweeter apples like these, I would recommend using less sugar), 3/4 cup of water (you may need to add more if you cook it down longer), 1/5 cup of white suga...
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 23:26:41 PDT
Crock pot apple butter
Crock pot apple butter - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tcdevine Recipe5 lbs apples 1 1/2 cups white sugar1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp allspice1 tsp lemon juicePeel and core apples. Mix 1 tsp lemon juice with 2 tbls water mix on apples to keep from turning brown. Drain liquid and chop apples. Put in crock pot. Mix the rest of the ingredients a...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:39:29 PDT
How to Clean and Preserve Anchovies
How to Clean and Preserve Anchovies - More DIY How To Projects]]> Maria Finn Right now massive shoals of anchovies are running along the California Coast. Look west and you can see pods of dolphins, rafts of sea lions, whales breaching, birds diving-it’s a silver scaled smorgasbord for sea creatures. A fishermen friend even reported seeing a Great White Shark jump from the w...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:17:28 PDT
Smoked Anchovy Butter
Smoked Anchovy Butter - More DIY How To Projects]]> Maria Finn You can read my Instructable on how to clean and preserve anchovies. Stop at salting them. Once they have been "cooked" in the salt, you can smoke them. Dry Anchovies and Prepare Wood Lay the salted anchovies out to dry on a rack. Soak two handfuls of applewood or cedar chips in water. Spread t...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:04:08 PDT
Watermelon Jelly
Watermelon Jelly - More DIY How To Projects]]> liquid_fire243 If you want the taste of watermelon to last throughout the rest of the year, this watermelon jelly is a great way to do it. This is a fairly simple canning recipe, that makes 4 (8 oz) jars of jelly. Ingredients 4 half pint (8 oz) mason jars 4 c. watermelon3 1/2 c. sugar1/4 c. lemon juice1 pkg fr...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 23:09:34 PDT
Rendering Pork Lard
Rendering Pork Lard - More DIY How To Projects]]> Maria Finn Photo by Jon Brown Lard is making a comeback. Brussels sprouts, french fries, a chicken leg or pie crust-all better with lard. And despite it's reputation as a sinister fat enemy of arteries, recent reports are showing that it's actually a healthier choice than many of the other options, including ...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:03:35 PDT