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The Good Life: Shelling Beans

Hey Debs! As stated before, I’ve had a fantastic bumper crop of beans this year!  Take a look at it!

Unless they’re picked at very early in the season for stirfrying, beans need to be shelled.   305 more words

Out And About


A friend (Greg–see second photo) is making these stairs from his library of wood kept in three sheds and curing for 15 years–the boxwood uprights (photo three) are cut from the bush. 23 more words

Why You Should Start Preserving Food

Food preservation may seem like a thing of the past, a method used ‘back in the day’ when fresh produce was scarce in the cooler months, but it certainly has its place in the modern world and we use several methods every day without even thinking about it. 1,067 more words

Vinegar. Oil. Heat.

Man alive my family can buy food.  I adore them and the love through food and shopping as I know it so well.  But.  Man alive. 915 more words


Vonshef dehydrator: a thyme saving device

My husband and I popped into Newtownbreda Tesco on Sunday about an hour before closing, just after they’d reduced a lot of stuff down. There was nothing in the meat section, but the bread and vegetable sections still had plenty. 196 more words


7 Ways The Pioneers Preserved Food Without Electricity

Written by: Steve Nubie

The pioneers knew more than a few tricks to preserve food for the long-term. Any form of food preservation was designed to kill and inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungus and other micro-organisms. 1,011 more words