Instructables: exploring - food - canning-and-preserves - featured Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:50:14 PDT BLOX v1.01 Let's Make Chutney with Dried Watermelon and Chervil Infused Rum
Let's Make Chutney with Dried Watermelon and Chervil Infused Rum - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chuck Stephens When I saw the Ferrous Chef: Watermelon contest I was perplexed. As a cook and baker I had to do something for the contest, but what can I do with watermelon that hasn't been done before? Also how in the heck do I use chervil with watermelon? Since I had no idea what to do, I did what I usually d...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:27:34 PDT
Kimchee Party! A recipe and a primer on fermentation
Kimchee Party! A recipe and a primer on fermentation - More DIY How To Projects]]> Berkana Kimchee (also spelled Kimchi) is traditional Korean spiced fermented Napa cabbage, famous for being a great probiotic food and for being one of the cornerstones of Korean cuisine. There are other Kimchee instructables out there, but several things set this particular one apart: I've incorp...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:37:07 PDT
Cayenne Pepper Garlic Chutney
Cayenne Pepper Garlic Chutney - More DIY How To Projects]]> pridhi31 This chutney is mildly spicy and full of flavor. Serve it up with your favorite munchies or use it as a spread. I bet it will go well with mostly any dish you name. It is easy to prepare and store as well. The heat basically depends on the size of the cayenne pepper. The smaller the size the hotter...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:28:39 PDT
Strawberry (or any fruit) Honey
Strawberry (or any fruit) Honey - More DIY How To Projects]]> the11apartment Using honey it is easy to preserve the fresh fruity flavours of summer! Honey is a powerful antibacterial and antimicrobial, and it is a perfect substance for preserving delicious summer berries at the height of their season, no canning required! The process is incredibly simple, so let's get starte...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 08:01:22 PDT
Watermelon Rind Pickles
Watermelon Rind Pickles - More DIY How To Projects]]> karalalala Sweet and sour, crunchy, easy to make and finally uses up that mountain of watermelon rind you have been making this summer. Especially hand if you've just made this watermelon and beer sorbet...Watermelon Rind PicklesYield: Two 1 Litre Mason Jars Time: 1 hour + 3 days Cost: Hardware: - a large kni...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:09:16 PDT
Seaweed Kimchi
Seaweed Kimchi - More DIY How To Projects]]> Maria Finn Seaweed is readily available to coast dwellers who venture out at low tide, and getting easier to come by for the landlocked at local grocery stores and online. If you want to learn how to forage your own, visit my Instructables: Harvesting Kombu and Wildcrafting Nori, Wakame, and Other Seaweed. So ...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 17:13:52 PDT
Food Dehydrator
Food Dehydrator - More DIY How To Projects]]> Willie Kruger Well this project came into life not because I planned it, but because of circumstances. Our neighbours, two doors from us, placed a fridge/freezer combination on the curb for rubbish collection a few months ago, and yes, the stingy bastard I am, thought I could fix this and resell it or use it myse...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:54:22 PDT
Strawberry Jam
Strawberry Jam - More DIY How To Projects]]> dveli Prep Your Strawberries Wash, hull and quarter your strawberries Mash Strawberries Using a potato masher, crush your strawberries Adding Sugar Add one cup of sugar per cup of mashed strawberries and add lemon juice Boil Bring to a rolling boil and cook down until mixture is reduced by h...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:18:32 PDT
BEE Well Honey Cough Syrup
BEE Well Honey Cough Syrup - More DIY How To Projects]]> Domhain I have always loved honey, Bee is a great natural sweetener and good for boosting the immune system. Lemon also has antibacterial properties and buzzing with vitamin C. Honey and Lemon are a perfect choice for a quick cough remedy. What you will need 1-2 glass jars (depending on size...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:34:51 PDT
Lemon Honey Jelly
Lemon Honey Jelly - More DIY How To Projects]]> bobcatsteph3 This recipe from Better Homes and Gardens is one of my favorite jellies to can. Bright lemony honey flavored jelly compliments many things from a good piece of bread; toast, croissant, etc. to sweetening your cup of tea. Makes a nice glaze for grilled shrimp, carrots, and other vegetables. I love th...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:13:46 PDT
Extracting Honey From a Hive
Extracting Honey From a Hive - More DIY How To Projects]]> thehivelife Honey is an amazing product of nature. When kept sealed in the combs or a jar, it will never spoil. It even has medicinal and antibacterial properties. Over time all honey naturally crystallizes. It’s still edible and delicious, just in a different form. You can even return it to liquid by heating i...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 09:31:20 PDT
Rhubarb & Honey Jam
Rhubarb & Honey Jam - More DIY How To Projects]]> Josehf Murchison With the health issues of my wife and sons I make jams and fruit desserts for them out of natural ingredients and artificial sweeteners, every spring I make Rhubarb & Honey Jam for them.Although you can pick Rhubarb all summer long and into the fall the best time to pick Rhubarb is in the spring whe...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 20:49:14 PDT
Raw Mango Pickle
Raw Mango Pickle - More DIY How To Projects]]> rajinder kaur This is my version of traditional North Indian recipe of Mango Pickle which can be preserved for more than a year and can be enjoyed along with main course. Ingredients 2 Kgs. raw Green Mangoes1 liter Mustard Oil 400 gms. Salt 300 gms.Fenugreek/Methi Seeds 300 gms.Aniseed/Saunf100 gms.Nigella/Kal...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 11:03:30 PDT
Just In Time For BBQ Season Homemade Pickles
Just In Time For BBQ Season Homemade Pickles - More DIY How To Projects]]> acoens My weekly CSA box (Community Supported Agriculture) included a fun new-to-me vegetable - the Italian Pickling Melon. Similar to a cucumber and just as crisp and delicious, I decided to try out their pickling recipe and share it here on Instructables. Making homemade pickles is an easy process and a ...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 11:53:56 PDT
Easy Infused Honey
Easy Infused Honey - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Easy tutorial for infusing your own honey at home in two different ways. Honey is a delicious and beneficial natural sweetener that can be added to enhance a wide variety of foods and dishes. It's mild flavor profile can also easily take on the delightful and welcome flavor of most herbs, spices, fl...
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Wed, 7 May 2014 16:57:47 PDT
Easy Garlic Confit
Easy Garlic Confit - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie An easy step by step recipe for garlic confit with professional taste and results.  Garlic Confit is a simple way to not only preserve garlic cloves, but also infuse olive oil with garlic flavor. Derived from the French word confire which means to preserve, confit is a culinary method that involves...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:47:25 PDT
Aunt Bea's Best Beets
Aunt Bea's Best Beets - More DIY How To Projects]]> The_I_T_Lady I can a small batch of Pickled Beets every summer.. A couple of summers ago my local farmers market starting selling  beets by the bushel, silly me I figured I was going to pickle them all - what do you need 20 quarts of pickled beets for?  As the beets were cooking .. the aroma was so enticing, m...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:57:26 PDT
Exotic Garden Pesto
Exotic Garden Pesto - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie A fast, easy, and delicious exotic nasturtium pesto recipe that takes advantage of your spring and fall gardens after the basil is long gone and before it pops up again! Traditional pesto is made form basil leaves and toasted pine nuts, but pesto lovers and crafty kitchen folk are getting more inve...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:29:51 PDT
Freezing Fresh Herbs
Freezing Fresh Herbs - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Freeze your garden fresh herbs in several easy steps to freeze that summer flavor and enjoy it all year long! Basil, Mint, Chives, and Tarragon are moisture rich herbs and consequently do not dry well. They instead can be preserved easier and faster by simply freezing the herbs. And as a fun fact, ...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:39:20 PST
Drying Fresh Herbs
Drying Fresh Herbs - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Drying herbs is a simple and quick way to store your summer herbs and enjoy their flavor year round.  I've often found that by the end of the summer I've eaten enough pesto to feed an army, and my garden is still producing a plethora of herbs! Which has led me to drying them so that I can enjoy the...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:46:46 PST
Chanh Muối - salt pickled limes and lemonsối-salt-pickled-limes-and-lemons/
Chanh Muối - salt pickled limes and lemons - More DIY How To Projects]]> wizgirl Salty lemonade is one of my favorite drinks, but I cannot find it where I am currently living. Chanh Muối has at least two definitions: Salted, picked limes or lemons. Vietnamese salty lemonade or salty limeade. The former is the main ingredient in the latter, so here we go. ...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:06:49 PST
Seedless Red Currant Jam
Seedless Red Currant Jam - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bonvivant In the summer of 2013 I visited a friend in Dusseldorf. We both gravitate toward food and our conversations start, end, and are about food. Of course this makes sense if you are the guest of an artist that works mainly with food, people, and memory. Back in the fall of 2011 I met Arpad Dobriban...
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Sun, 2 Feb 2014 16:12:40 PST
Delicious red onion chutney janw Onions are my favorite vegetables. They come in I-don't-know-how-many variaties and there are thousands of great recepies to use them in. So here is one of my favorites: Red onion chutney. What do you need? 1kg of red onions 220grams of cane sugar 350ml red wine 150ml raspberry vin...
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Sun, 8 May 2011 08:05:05 PDT
Sweet and Spicy Kumquat Pickles
Sweet and Spicy Kumquat Pickles - More DIY How To Projects]]> kristinaliv This is a very easy and flexible recipe for sweet and spicy kumquat pickles. In addition to the fruit, the recipe calls for sweetener, vinegar, and seasonings, and you have a lot of latitude to get creative with each of those ingredients! Kumquats: Kumquats are delightful little citrus fruits with ...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:06:14 PST
Crimsonberry Vegan Jam
Crimsonberry Vegan Jam - More DIY How To Projects]]> alannarosewhitney This brilliant, scarlet-coloured jam is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy, makes a great dessert topping, goes fantastic on toast and suits a vegan diet. It is made without pectin, only sugar. To make delicious Crimsonberry vegan jam you will need: Raspberries Strawberries Cranberries Gra...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:00:06 PST
Pickled Scotch Bonnet Peppers
Pickled Scotch Bonnet Peppers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Josehf Murchison I was interviewed by a journalist last week about my Instructable Gold Recovery, one of the questions the journalist asked was if the one process was dangerous and I described it more no more dangerous than making hot pickled peppers. Scotch Bonnet Peppers, also known as Caribbean Red Peppers is a ...
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 09:59:41 PST
How to Process a Pumpkin
How to Process a Pumpkin - More DIY How To Projects]]> solobo You have a pumpkin. You want a pumpkin pie, or pumpkin pancakes, or pumpkin ice cream. What do you do? You cut your pumpkin up, bake it until it's soft, peel it, blend it up, and put it in freezer bags. That's what you do. Growing up, after every Halloween we would process our Jack-O-Lanterns into...
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Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:54:31 PST
Sambal djahe
Sambal djahe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Hack42Moem Sambal is a condiment or sauce that's highly valued and used daily in Indonesia. It's generally more or less pedis, which means hot as in spicy; that's because the main ingredient is peppers. A good, not too hot base pepper is lombok; rawit peppers are hotter. If you're not used to eating very hot p...
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:52:17 PDT
Fresh Pear Sauce
Fresh Pear Sauce - More DIY How To Projects]]> wold630 My parents have an apple tree on their property and each year they spend hours and hours peeling and cooking down apples to make applesauce and apple pie filling. I always said it's too much work just for applesauce - even though the taste and texture is superior to the store bought version. If you...
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Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:31:12 PDT
Peach Butter
Peach Butter - More DIY How To Projects]]> jenzyme I first discovered fruit butters when I was six, where I had a blissful summer eating apple butter on my aunt's fresh bread every single day for breakfast. These days, I subsist on pumpkin butter and cranberry apple butter that Trader Joe's carries from September through December (I stock up). That...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 21:45:21 PDT
homemade lingonberry jam
homemade lingonberry jam - More DIY How To Projects]]> sursula lingonberrys (preisselbeeren in german) are a eurasian relative of the cranberry. they make a deliciuos jam that is perfect with many cheese or meat dishes. right now they can be found it lots of the woods surrounding my city so when i picked some last weekend i made my own lingonberry jam. here's h...
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 03:17:12 PDT
Easy Refrigerator Pickles
Easy Refrigerator Pickles - More DIY How To Projects]]> WUVIE So it's hot, the garden is bursting with a bounty of cucumbers, and you don't have a pressure cooker. You don't have a set of canning jars, you don't know the first thing about making pickles, but you want some. What to do? With a glass bowl, a saucepan, a pile of cucumbers and a few other ingredie...

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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:29:27 PDT
Almond Butter, No Processor, No Problem
Almond Butter, No Processor, No Problem - More DIY How To Projects]]> atepinkrose This is for those who don't have a food processor, but happen to have a COFFEE BEAN GRINDER lying around.  The inspiration for this came from grinding all kinds of grains in my coffee grinder for baby food.  Thought I should at least brag a little about the fact that I didn't have to buy a single ja...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 11:40:46 PDT
how to peel and store fresh ginger
how to peel and store fresh ginger - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessyratfink I love fresh ginger - I like to make sure I have it on hand at all times. I use it for baking, cooking and drinks. :D But you know how you tend to buy it, forget about it, and then find it dehrydated, slightly moldy and shriveled two months later in the crisper drawer? Well, NO LONGER!  I've got a...
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Sat, 25 May 2013 22:48:19 PDT
Thai Chilli Pickle / Indian Pickle
Thai Chilli Pickle / Indian Pickle - More DIY How To Projects]]> followfoodie Ingredients : Thai  Chilli - 15 no  , Slit Onion - 4 no , Chopped Tamarind Juice Extract - 1 cup oil -1 tbsp Salt - to taste n a shallow pan , Heat oil and add  the chopped onion and the slit green chilli . Fry till the onions become translucent. Now add the tamarind juice extract and salt ...
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 06:35:30 PDT
Melanzane sott'Olio ~ Eggplants in Oil
Melanzane sott'Olio ~ Eggplants in Oil - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pane-Bistecca To have some canned stock at home makes sense, especially in summer, when all the vegetables are ripe and you are not able to eat them all at once. The Italians are masters in canning! They have to make the best out of their summer harvest, when everything is really ripe and has to be used. Zucchin...
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 03:02:26 PST
DIY Onion Powder
DIY Onion Powder - More DIY How To Projects]]> TinkeringProductions Well maybe you are in a pickle like I was the other day.  I had just seen ectadie's instuctable for how to make cute owl cheese crackers.  Inspired I start gathering my ingredients and surprise surprise I had no onion powder.  Faced with this I Had three options as I saw them. First I could go to th...
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Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:50:48 PST
quick pickled vegetables jessyratfink Pickled vegetables are a great accompaniment to weeknight dinners - very simple and adds loads of flavor! They're especially good on sandwiches, beans and rice, and in tacos. I looooooove pickled vegetables. I'm making some tonight to go on beef tacos. Ingredients: 1/2 cup or so of veggies of ...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:10:54 PST
Canning Tomatoes scoochmaroo "Canning Tomatoes" is a collection of step-by-step instructions featuring 12 fantastic recipes for canning tomatoes!  Learn everything from the basics of canning to zesty salsa recipes and chutneys.  All projects come from, are written by tomato loving experts, and have pictures fo...
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Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:10:35 PDT
How to Make Apple Butter
How to Make Apple Butter - More DIY How To Projects]]> SelkeyMoonbeam When I came home for the holidays, I found a few bags of apples sitting in the garage- sweet, homegrown apples in more quantity than my parents know what to do with. So I decided to make apple butter. I'd never made apple butter before, but based on cursory internet research, it seemed to be just s...
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Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:18:25 PST
Garden Butter
Garden Butter - More DIY How To Projects]]> IHeartJennysArt Recently I found a recipe on Pinterest for Basil Butter. I made it and loved it! After I made the first batch, I went back outside to pick some more basil when it struck me: Why don’t I just use everything? I have a bunch of herbs including basil, thyme, rosemary, parsley, and green onions. So I pic...
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 05:33:39 PST
how to make my ultimate hot and sweet chilli garlic ginger jam
how to make my ultimate hot and sweet chilli garlic ginger jam - More DIY How To Projects]]> chipbuttiesandnoodlesoup I am slightly addicted to chilli and eat it on as many foods as possible.  This is a spicy and sweet chilli jam with garlic and ginger.  I think it has a bit of a spicy kick but it is not mouth burning, and you can still taste all the individual flavours.  You can make it less hot by deseeding or us...
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Thu, 6 Dec 2012 05:19:19 PST
Pumpkin jam
Pumpkin jam - More DIY How To Projects]]> Patxipt Here's a recipe for making pumpkin jam. It is very easy to make, you just need to pay some attention. Plus, there is also a bonus! Let's start! You will need: - Large pumpkin, around 9Kg/18pounds - Sugar - Salt - Cinnamon - Nuts Start by cutting open the pumpkin and remove the seeds carefuly...
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Tue, 4 Dec 2012 03:15:55 PST
How to make and can applesauce - Canned applesauce
How to make and can applesauce - Canned applesauce - More DIY How To Projects]]> ewilhelm A surprisingly easy way to deal with a surplus of tasty fruit. null Acquire a canning pot. They come with a wire rack for about $18, and for about another $5 you can get the tongs and funnel as well. Jars run about $6-9/dozen, depending on size. Fill the pot about 2/3 of the way up with water,...
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Fri, 5 Aug 2005 22:37:57 PDT
Apple Cinnamon Jelly- A Great Alternative to Cranberry Sauce For The Holidays
Apple Cinnamon Jelly- A Great Alternative to Cranberry Sauce For The Holidays - More DIY How To Projects]]> bywaterdog  A great holiday or year-round treat. This versatile jelly tastes like old-fashioned Candy Apples and is great when used as a glaze on poultry or pork. Sweet and spicy, this super easy, low cost, quick and simple to make jelly is a great alternative to the dreaded "canned cranberry jelly"  for your ...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:57:42 PST
Reconstituting Dried Mushrooms
Reconstituting Dried Mushrooms - More DIY How To Projects]]> LeahHawks (FoodNotions) To re-hydrate the mushrooms, place in a bowl and then cover with warm water. Allow them to steep for up to 20 minutes. Now you have reconstituted mushrooms and flavoursome soaking liquid. Remove the mushrooms from the bowl with a slotted spoon. These can be left whole or finely chopped/s...
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Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:04:44 PDT
Toasted Chili Powder noahw This home-made chili powder's deep and sweet aroma comes from toasting dried chilis and then grinding them to release their potent flavor.  Used as a common Thai table spice, it's a great topper to just about any dish for folks who like a little bit of heat in their food.  It can be used as ubiquito...
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Wed, 3 Oct 2012 10:00:55 PDT
Preserving Chillies: Jam, Flakes, Powder
Preserving Chillies: Jam, Flakes, Powder - More DIY How To Projects]]> pudtiny Every year grow around 20-40 chilli plants of several varieties then preserve them for the rest of the year by: Making Jam Making Chilli flakes Making Chilli powder Or just freezing them (if you just cook with your chillies simply put them in a bag in the freezer, when needed chop while frozen and ...
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Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:59:34 PDT
Cold Cucumber Pickles
Cold Cucumber Pickles - More DIY How To Projects]]> kizz246 I know there are a few pickle recipes on instructables but most use different pickling methods. There's an old fashioned fermented one, a few hot brine methods and even one with water done over a fire. So far I haven't found a cold pickling version, although maybe I'm not looking hard enough. It's t...
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Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:46:14 PDT
citrus salt
citrus salt - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessyratfink Citrus salt is a great way to add extra flavor to so many things. It's super easy to make and makes a great gift for beginning cooks. :) Citrus salt is essentially just what it sounds like - sea salt mixed with lemon, lime or orange zest and then dried in an oven. You can blend your citrus salt or ...
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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:55:46 PDT