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Miracle fruit

The miracle fruit page (https://www.instructables.com/id/S24B0TOF2FRVH88/) is incorrect, it is 3 years to first bear fruit, not 1 foot.

Topic by Anicho  


What is Lotus fruit? Answered

Which one is lotus? The first image, or second? Which one, Sara used on its "Lotus Chips" Instructable? If the first one, why you call the second one 'lotus' also?

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How to plant fruits?

I have a place, which I want to convert to a garden. My home is two story, so I'm gonna use this second story balcony for my garden. As I'm a beginner at gardening, I don't know where to start. I plan to plant fruits here, and I prefer starting from seeds. What fruits are suitable for my place, which is a tropical place? I live in Batam, Indonesia and Batam is just 10 degrees north from the equator. Can I plant strawberries? Please help me.

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How do i trap mango fruit flies?

I have an orchard of about 30 mature mango trees.Most of my mangoes fall off when still small.Most of the mature mangoes have fruit fly maggots.Could you please have any simple solutions?

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do i need to cover pineapple plant planted outside for winter. live in va.

I planted a pineapple top , i need to know do i cover plant  for the frost?

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Ash Around Fruit Tree.

Last year some of my fruit trees died because of wood bores and other damaging ground bugs. I remember once hearing that ashes spread around the fruit tree will protect it from these bugs, but I was told that if you spread too much ash around the tree it will be killed. Does anyone know the right amount of ash to use?

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Summer: the time of fresh fruit

Summer is almost here in the Northern Hemisphere, and school is out (at least where I live).  All the beautiful trees will soon be producing wonderfully sweet fruits for human and non-human passers-by to gorge themselves on.  With Pears, Apples, Plums, Peaches, Cherries and more, immeasurable numbers of fruit tree species are out there.  What are all of your favorite fruits, and what do you do with them?  Do you eat them raw and whole, in a pastry, jellied, dried, or some other way? Personally, I think Plums fresh from the tree take the cake, but all fruits are delicious.

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FRUIT POWERED IPOD CHARGER??????

Hey guys, how do i make a ipod charger thats powered by fruit?? thx

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Make a new fruit bread?

Hi, I just recently starting juicing fruits making great drink for myself however I am not happy that I always end up throwing out all the pulp or what gets seperated from the juice.  I was wondering if there was a method or if anyone had ever made a bread from this left over chaos.  Thanks.

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Free Fruit from your Neighbors

This nytimes article shows just how easy it can be to get free local fruit from trees in your neighborhood. If it's hanging over onto public property, you can go for it. Of course, it's even better to meet the owner and even trade some of your own bounty.I do this pretty often. In my own backyard I get free figs from one neighbor's tree that extends into our space, raspberries off a vine on our fence and oranges from a tree in our yard. Neighbor, Can You Spare a Plum?

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what fruit seeds can you germinate in michigan? Answered

I really want to grow fuit in my backyard but i dont know which fruits can grow in michigan.

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Will wasps attack my blackberry crop?

For the first time ever I have a wasps nest in my garden. they are in an old log in a pile of wood. They are not in the way, and after researching decided to leave them alone and wait for them to just die off naturally in winter. However I have a large crop of blackberries ripening, which I really want and I wondering if the wasps will hone on them when they are ripe. I can protect the berries from birds, but doubt if can protect them from wasps.

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Neighborhood Fruit now has an iPhone app

Neighborhood Fruit has just released an app for the iPhone called Find Fruit. With it you can find free fruit in your area when it's in season. If you want to start foraging for free food, this is a great way to get started. Link

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Are there any fruit trees that will grow "true" from the fruit's seeds? Answered

For example, an apple tree grown from the seed of an apple from the grocery store will have a very small probability of ever producing an edible apple. Are there any varieties of fruit that can grow productive offspring from their seeds? In other words, can I go into the grocery store and buy some fruit, eat the fruit, plant the seeds, and in a few years sell fruit back to grocery store?

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smoothie

Somebody please come up with a rasberry, blueberry, strawberry,milk,ice-cream,peanut-butter honey milkshake.all i want to know is how would i make a smoothie with theese ingridients.thank you.

Topic by dwhp    |  last reply


How do I make cheap jam?

I'm looking to make little pots of jam as a wedding favour. Ideally it would be affordable and in season if possible (I'm getting married at the end of June). Although, it would be easier to make the jam well ahead of time. So, I guess what I'm looking to make is cheap but interesting and delicious jam.

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Good god, it's been ages...

Wow. So today I got bored and came back here after like...a year. Most of you probably won't have the faintest idea of who the hell I am, but that's only to be expected lol. I had a major nostalgia trip and decided to open a drawer and bring back some memories. I sorta scared myself with some of the strange things I had previously created...because they're rather weird to see after all this time o.O I feel like an old person now, so I'll act accordingly. Whadda all y'all kids nowadays d- I can't do this properly. Anyways, what the hell have I missed in the past year? Anything interesting or groundbreaking(After  all this time, what I think to have been cool is probably now a load of steaming crap)?

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How do you cut open a jack fruit

I bought a jack fruit that has been cut in half, how do I cuy it up ?

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How do i make apple juice? Answered

I would like to know how to make apple juice.

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Carbonated Fruit, Water Bottle Launcher, Homemade Sunscreen

  Carbonated Fruit Water Bottle Launcher Homemade Sunscreen Garage Climbing Wall Bicycle Smoothie Maker Sign Chair Fix a Broken Surfboard Floating Dock Kombucha Recipes Easy Summer Salad Catch Fruit Flies Freehand Glass Etching Pinhole Cameras $40 USB Telescope Jar of Fireflies  

Topic by randofo  


how can I dye clothes with vegetable and fruit dye??

My daugther wants to color clothes with eco friendly products meaning no chemicals at all. we are thinking fruits, vegetables, plants... how permanent is the result??

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Can you compost fruit that has been in an alcoholic drink like Sangria? Answered

I was just curious if you could compost fruit that has been floating around in an alcoholic drink. I wasn't sure if it would kill off the bacteria in the compost heap or not.

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How would you trap fruit flies so that you could feed them to foul (chickens,ducks, etc.) and fish? Answered

I've often marvelled at how fast fruit flies appear after dumping a fresh supply of the morning's fruit juicer cocktail mush on the top of our worm box. How can I trap those insects _economically_ and then feed them to livestock? Chickens, duck, fish etc. would readily gobble the fruit flies up IF the flies weren't flying around... how would you capture lots of wild fruit flies? I have been thinking about a trap that allows them to fly in but not fly out and then throwing the trap into a freezer to slow them down and then throwing them to the birds... but I'd like to find something that could be done entirely outdoors WITHOUT electricity. Ideas?

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WATERMELON?PEACHES?PINEAPPLE?

I like grilling fruit but this has gone too far, why didnt someone not add any other grilled fruit,now really?

Topic by Sunny124613    |  last reply


[newsletter] Ultrasonic Batgoggles, Miracle Fruit, Giant Lite Brite...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. May 29, 2008 Welcome back! Have a cool signature for your user name? Share it with the community at this signature collection post. Lots of people have been ordering shirts from our new store. The free shipping only lasts through tomorrow so order now!Want to win some magnetic photo rope to display your pictures? Enter our caption contest!Coming soon... a new contest based on travel tips. Check out these cool Instructables! Go Online without Getting Snooped: Tor (The Onion Router) Want to get online on a network that likes to snoop? Try using TOR. posted by w1n5t0n on May 27, 2008 Ultrasonic Batgoggles Experience echolocation and learn to "see" with your ears. posted by suneth on May 27, 2008 Cheap, easy, low-waste platform bed Build a queen size platform bed with storage space underneath for less than $30, in about an hour, and learn some basic carpentry skills in the process. posted by aeray on May 19, 2008 Make a $5.00 "Space Pen" for your wallet Put handy space pen in your wallet so that you can write upside down whenever you want. posted by doctor_wu on May 25, 2008 How to Build a Hank Drum Build your own unique drum from a propane tank with just a few basic tools. posted by Hermes on May 20, 2008 Make you own wearable arc reactor and be cooler than Tony Stark! Want your own arc reactor like the one in Iron Man? Here's how to do it. posted by mspark400 on May 26, 2008 Giant Lite Brite The original Lite Brite was cool, but a 4' x 4' version is better and allows for multiple kids of all ages to play at once! posted by noahw on May 22, 2008 Make Biodiesel! The biodiesel story continues with the method of making the biodiesel itself. posted by drinkmorecoffee on May 22, 2008 Win amazing LED POV kits! Closes for entries on Sunday! Green Science Fair! Lightbulb "green"house The humble light bulb may be on its way out, but instead of trashing them you can give them new lives as tiny greenhouses. posted by LinuxH4x0r on May 26, 2008 Growing Your Own Miracle Fruit A guide to help anyone willing to grow the exotic and highly rewarding Miracle Fruit. posted by Putzer on Jun 27, 2007 Shoot the Rainbow: Skittles Vodka Loved Skittles as a kid and want to enjoy the flavors in a new way now that you're an adult? Skittles vodka may be just the thing for you. posted by applesticker on May 27, 2008 Dell Laptop into Digital Photo Frame That outdated laptop may be too slow for your new applications, but it can still serve as a sweet photo frame. posted by vorin on May 24, 2008 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


My phun created Ak-47, SMG, and blender...

Ok, so i just got phun, and while i was bored, i made this fruit blender.and then i made an Ak-47and then i made an SMGboth are fully automatic, and phun to play with.here are the pics, and files, but be sure to convert the scene files from .tmp to .phn, so that they will work...

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Do you mix oranges and tomatoes in the same recipe? How?

How do you mix oranges and tomatoes (if at all)? Any favorite ingredient combinations with these two? I'm working on cold salads, and these two seem to clash a lot when mixed with other ingredients. Thanks, everyone :)

Topic by garnishrecipes    |  last reply


Multi Generational Pineapple?

Hi all, i have a Pineapple Plant in my Front Garden Started from a "Top" (i think it's been about 4 years) currently in it's 3rd Generation Gen 1, 1 Fruit ,3 Offspring. 1 Harvested, 2 Left on "Mother" plant. Gen 2, 2 Fruit, 3 Offspring(1 on one plant, 2 on other). 1 Will Be Removed when it's Big enough. Question is: How Many Generations Before the Fruit Becomes Either Too Small or It Doesn't Fruit?

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i am making a password generator for cld, and i need to know how to have cmd choose from a random set of words. thanks.

Here is my code: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ title password generator xl color 0a @echo off :suggestions cls echo suggestions: echo here are suggestions for getting a good password: echo -when it asks your name, try a 4 letter name, shorten yours, or use 1 from tv. echo -when it gives your password, press enter until you get one with 3 numbers. pause goto notes :notes cls echo notes: echo --pressing enter at the end will only change the numbers, not the letters. echo --you can get a password with up to five numbers-- echo --if you dont like your password, try again-- pause goto prt1 :prt1 cls echo what is your name? set /p name= goto prt2 :prt2 cls echo are you a boy or a girl? set /p gend= if %gend% == boy goto boyy if %gend% == girl goto girll :girll cls echo favorite fruit out of these? (type letter of choice) echo a. apple echo b. banana echo c. cherry echo d. strawberry echo e. blackberry echo f. cranberry echo g. lemon echo h. lime echo i. kiwi echo j. raspberry set /p fruit= if %fruit% == a goto apple if %fruit% == b goto banana if %fruit% == c goto cherry if %fruit% == d goto strawberry if %fruit% == e goto blackberry if %fruit% == f goto cranberry if %fruit% == g goto lemon if %fruit% == h goto lime if %fruit% == i goto kiwi if %fruit% == j goto raspberry :boyy cls echo favorite fruit out of these? (type letter of choice) echo a. apple echo b. banana echo c. cherry echo d. strawberry echo e. blackberry echo f. cranberry echo g. lemon echo h. lime echo i. kiwi echo j. raspberry set /p fruit= if %fruit% == a goto apple1 if %fruit% == b goto banana1 if %fruit% == c goto cherry1 if %fruit% == d goto strawberry1 if %fruit% == e goto blackberry1 if %fruit% == f goto cranberry1 if %fruit% == g goto lemon1 if %fruit% == h goto lime1 if %fruit% == i goto kiwi1 if %fruit% == j goto raspberry1 :apple cls echo %name%paris%random% pause goto apple :banana cls echo %name%nabie%random% pause goto banana :cherry cls echo %name%rabs%random% pause goto cherry :strawberry cls echo %name%sifty%random% pause goto strawberry :blackberry cls echo %name%rafty%random% pause goto blackberry :cranberry cls echo %name%risty%random% pause goto cranberry :lemon cls echo %name%rifty%random% pause goto lemon :lime cls echo %name%lissy%random% pause goto lime :kiwi cls echo %name%sest%random% pause goto kiwi :raspberry cls echo %name%bera%random% pause goto raspberry :apple1 cls echo %name%pelt%random% pause goto apple1 :banana1 cls echo %name%nabe%random% pause goto banana1 :cherry1 cls echo %name%rabb%random% pause goto cherry1 :strawberry1 cls echo %name%sift%random% pause goto strawberry1 :blackberry1 cls echo %name%raft%random% pause goto blackberry1 :cranberry1 cls echo %name%rist%random% pause goto cranberry1 :lemon1 cls echo %name%rift%random% pause goto lemon1 :lime1 cls echo %name%rask%random% pause goto lime1 :kiwi1 cls echo %name%swerv%random% pause goto kiwi1 :raspberry1 cls echo %name%silge%random% pause goto raspberry1 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ as you can see, i need to have cmd choose from a random set of names for each fruit. because i dont want it to be the same every time and i want this to be my ultimate batch program!!

Question by Tyler14414  


What veggies grow well in very little light? Answered

I am moving into an appartment with a decent sized patio, where hanging plants would be spectacular, if it weren't for the fact that we are on the bottom floor, and facing north. there is almost no light throughout the day. Does anyone know any fruits or veggies, or heck, even herbs, that grow in next to no light?

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The secret to storing Loquat for wine making!

If you don't know what Loquat means then just look it up on Google or Wikipedia ;)Mostly used as ornamental trees in the warmer climates Loquat fruits come into season right when the summer is on your doorstep.Although the fruits are delicious and high in nutrients, vitamins and so on: Most people do not even bother to try them :(So if you spot them please give the fruit a try and you might get hooked as did.The biggest problem of using Loquat for more than a direct snack is not the seeds inside.They are quite big and you figure ways out to get around them.Biggest hassle is how the fruits ripen.Unlike most real fruit trees there is fixed time.When the first fruits are ready then the last migh be ready about 3 or even 4 weeks later.And depending on the local wildlife you really need to check daily for ripe fruits....So how to do it properly then?Loquat goes bad really fast no matter what you try.Eat them quickly as otherwise they go off.Don't bother...Those are common answers you get from people who had those trees for years in their gardens.The trick however is really simple:Do not plug them off, cut them off!Some half decent pruning sizzors work great here, especially the smaller types.Cut the stem of the fruit so at least 5mm are left on the fruit.Without the hole from ripping the fruit off and handling it with gentle force there will be no damages or open areas ;)Like that the fruits stay fresh for a few days in your fridge, just make sure they are kept quite loose.Do not just fill a big box with them and hope all fruits survive the pressure ;)If in doubt layer them on soft foam strips or cardboard - works really well if can find complete clusters that are ripe enough.If you have access to more than one big tree you can get enough to even make a really nice wine from it.You need to be quick though, so let me tell you how I do it:Prepare a big enough fermentation vessel, in my case a 25 liter plastic drum, purpose made...Add about 10 liters of warm on prefably filtered water, some sugar and a good amount of your prefered brewing yeast.My personal favourite here is port wine yeast ;)You should prepare this drum once you can collect enough ripe fruits on a daily base.Prepare the fruits by removing the stems, the hard spot at the bottom and then cutting them in half.A small spoon can be sharpened to help to get the seeds out if have some with many little ones hiding.Have a pot with boiling water ready and put about 250 to 400 grams of prepared and cleaned fruits in it per load.A quick heating is essential as you want to keep the cooking time as low as poosible.90 to 120 seconds should be enough to get the heat throughout the fruit - please check every now and then that the fruits are quite soft now.This step is vital to prevent self fermentation - you only want your yeast cultures to work on the fruits ;)Squash the fruits when adding them into your drum.To make a full 25 liters with just a table spoon of sugar at the start you will need about 10 to 12 kg of fruits for a high volume and sweet result.The best option due to the constantly changing sugaar content in the fruits is to go with the flow.Stick to max of about 15 liters per 25 liter drum.Monitor the sugar content and alcohol level.Port yeast dies off at a bit over 14%vol of alcohol.Although some strong ones go up to 18% here...If the alcohol level goes over 10% while the sugar content is still quite high then you add water until you get down to about 7%.If the sugar content goes down too low you add more fruits.With still enough active yeast you can even transfer half oa drum to a new batch once the drum is getting too full and the sugar content is still too high.Just a matter of getting used to working with ongiong adding of fruits and water to compensate the time it takes to get enough ripe fruits.Of course there is always the option to go low and start with 5 liter canisters instead....

Topic by Downunder35m  


Are there any recipes on making soda or something like it? Answered

I love soda but i dont always have the money to buy some besides they dont always have the flavors i like, so why not make your own.

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Q: do apples with worms ripen earlier?

Hi, maybe i am just hallucinating, or its age, or its the heat, etc... but it seems every years when its about time for the heavens to gift us apples, and me checking the trees, the very first ´ripe´ apples are the one that got worms, or other form of ´damage´. ... is it just me?.... and if not, whats the chemical process behind that. gracias & greetings de los picos de europa

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How can i make muffins with fruit flavors?

Okay so i want to make some muffins that have different flavors (i don't have much experience so i thought i would post it here and see what ideas you guys have to say) I want to make muffins with the flavor Strawberries Oranges Pineapple Lemon Apples  Pear Blueberries Grapes  Should i just squash the fruits and pour it into the mix or is there a special way of doing it?

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how to avoid damage to ground from trashing fruits ?

We have a grapes tree in our garden. the grapes are at their peak now (if left on the tree they will begin to spoil) the grapes are salty like hell and not edible but perhaps can be used to make some jam or something else parents say trash them - no time to bother making the jam + dont know any friends who do either i see a problem with it - trashing them means trashing the minerals from our garden ground. won't it degrade the ground ability to grow stuff ? how to avoid it ? or does trashing them actually help remove excess salt from the ground ? (is the problem with the ground or with the tree itself ?)

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how can i share a fruit salad froggie to my facebook??

I know it has the icon for it but only the twitter one works, the facebook and email one wont work for some reason

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Twitter Mood Light, Bacon Fruit Cups, Maker Faire 2010

  Twitter Mood Light Bacon Fruit Cups Maker Faire 2010 Moisturizer for Eczema Make Your First Robot Mobile Veggie Garden Ear Spa betacup Coffee Cup Challenge WInners Scorpion FX Makeup Elevator Stick Linux-Controlled Sprinkler Quick Resin-Cast Parts Keyless Dorm Entry Tableless Cloth DIY Mouse Trackball  

Topic by randofo  


Computer-Controlled Appliances, Dired Fruit Rolls, Install Drip Irrigation

Computer-Controlled Appliances Dried Fruit Rolls Install Drip Irrigation USB-Powered Marble Machine Cheap Multitrack Recording Crazy Looper Grass Charging Station Variable Neutral Density Filter Wood Stove from Scrap Granite Countertops 5-Minute Bread Pudding Tesla Turbines iPad Notebook Safe Upcycled Notebook Art AC-Powered Batteries

Topic by randofo  


Pawpaw - to eat or not to eat?

Now that the tree in the backyard is showing first signs of fruits developing I was able to determine that it is a pawpaw tree. After my first surprise that I might enjoy some nice and delicious fruits this summer I asked my friend Google for more details. Shouldn't have done that.... I think in the Us the family of these are usually refered to as Asimina. The bad thing is I now know that not only the tree itself, the leaves and seeds contain Annonacin but the flesh of the fruit too. In some research documents the found levels in the fruits seem to by sky high :( People trying the fruit for the first time are usually totally over the moon due to the new tase or get adverse reactions right away. After a season of eating the fruits several times a week most people claim they now longer can stand their taste and if they try anyway they regret it quickly. The health benefits are quite obvious if you only think of the good stuff in it, but what to do with the levels of Annonacin accumulating in your body and causing vital neurons in your brain to suffer permanant damage and death? As the tree is native to the US I quickly found that the indiginous tribes widely used both the leaves and fruits. But I was unable to find any info on how much, how often or if the fruits were treated in some way to get rid of the toxins. One way or the other I have to teste them once ripe and ready but if I do like them I would love to able to continue eating without loosing the rest of my insanity ;) Anyone eating them on a regular base? Suffering from side effects? Already over it for some reason? Let me know! :)

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Does anyone know and easy automatic way to track and measure the xy movement of fruit flies on a video clip? Answered

I have some lo -res videos of fruit flies lying in a wind tunnel. Im wondering if there is an easy way to automatically track the movement of these flies frame to frame?  Possibly using free software such as imagej.

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Spring is Coming!

Spring is the time now!  Everyone mourn for a death... that of winter!  A new season is rising out of the ashes: Spring!  All of the beautiful flowers will be waking up after a long slumber, and poking their heads out of the earth.  Fruit trees will flower, and soon, there will be an abundance of wonderful fruits to share with one's fellows.  May everyone rejoice at the new time of peace that is arriving!

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How can I dehydrate lime or lemon juice to make a powder?

I'm interested in using dried lime juice powder in place of citric acid powder for things like dusting fruit leather to make sour fruit candy.  Can't you just leave some juice out in a shallow pan in the sun and then powder the result in the blender? 

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Crazy, Amazing and Delicious AIR Experience

What a wild ride... So here's the recipe.  Take one computer illiterate lady who's got a lot of random skills she's learned along the way and throw her into a room with 12 other people who's second  language is CAD or 0110001 or some other variation of looking into the eye of a screen and typing sweet nothings into its curvacious keyboard. Man did I feel like a fish in the desert.  I left orientation completely overwhelmed, flattened, and having no idea what I was doing there amongst all these obviously tech savvy folks. Once again odd man out. Now let me be clear, this has nothing to do with the people. Everyone was super sweet and willing to help. I was out of my element, which is exactly what I needed. For as long as I can remember, I've always thought in art. From the clothing and accoutrements I make for myself  to the images I capture. From the food that I create to the materials I bind together, or the mood i can set in an empty space if given a couple days to have my way with it.  Creation and art are an integral part of my existence as an external expression of my internal voice. So having three paid months to spend on my own work was a dream come true. For the first time in my life I was able to really focus on my work with 100 %  of my attention and not juggle how I was going to pay rent    and which piece goes where or how am I going to afford that thing I need for it.  It was fantastic to have that kind of creative freedom and I feel incredibly lucky to have had that opportunity.   I was able to finally create my stained fruit windows, something I've been imagining and working on in my head for many many years. I was able to experiment with different coatings and textures, slice thickness and transparency  to best preserve the beauty of the sliced fruit.  I spent day after day in the kitchen testing gluten free meal-worm flour bread amongst other insect delights. This was really an important experience for me due to my issues with factory farms and its effects on the environment but still feeling my bodies need for animal protein to perform. Once I felt comfortable with my results in the kitchen, I decided to explore the rest of the workshop at Autodesk / Instructables. Let me start by saying Holy $hit is that shop incredible. There are classes that are required to be able to use any one piece of equipment from the 3D printers to the drill. There were tools in the metal shop that I knew how to use but was unable to because I didn't take the class or get signed off. I recommend that any new AIR be realistic in what they want to use and take those classes right away. If you need a hole drilled and you aren't signed off on the drill, just ask someone who is signed off, they'll drill that hole for you because it's that kind of place. Time goes fast and if there is something you want to learn, go for it because when are you going to have that opportunity again? All the instructors are great and willing to answer all your crazy questions. A special thanks to Gabe for helping me so many times with all my computer questions and when the laser cutter doesn't feel like cooperating. (I did mention I'm computer Illiterate right?) On that note, I have learned soooooo much here and though I still feel that computers are generally going to shut down when I touch them, I have learned how to create an image and laser cut that image. I started with leather and made a few water bottle sheaths, dog collars, a leather necklace and a beautiful bag.  Now I'm working with wood and the detail is pretty incredible. I dabbled in the 3D software world and learned a little with Fusion 360 but I wasn't willing to take my precious residency time to learn it. But I do plan on pursuing that education. It's interesting to me and important for the way the world is going which I'm still trying to wrap my head around being a very old school DIY hand made kind of gal. I really cherished my time as an Artist in Residence at Instructables. Honestly, when I was there, I never wanted to leave and would stay into the wee hours. The people are very kind and its like a large quirky family. I've never worked anywhere where employees voluntarily and enjoyably come in on the weekend to work. By the time my residency was over, I think there were forty-five Airs. So many interesting and creative people.  What an amazing idea this is. What an amazing opportunity for growth this program has given so many people. A truly beautiful gift that I am forever grateful for. Thank you to all the people in the foreground who help us on a daily basis and form this place and for those behind the scenes that make it possible. Thank you, you are so appreciated. Sincerely, Rima Khalek

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