Good morning, does any one have a way to preserve raspberries and blackberries other than freezing.. drying.. canning ..or jamming i have the book, preserving food without canning or freezing. and i do my blueberry's that way and they are wonderful, i tried it with the raspberries last year and had sparkling berries, they just fermented. i usually wind up with 30-40 pounds of them and you can only make so many cordials i've also made fruit leather and that was good. any ideas would be helpful
i've had really good luck with hot water and oxy clean and let them sit overnight, some of the labels are floating in the morning, some need a bit of scrubbing, i'm sure it depends on the type of glue that was used
Joshua, do you know how much gelatin was required to heal the gums , my husband has "pockets " around his teeth that become infected and the dentist wanted to do surgery, and we want to do it ourselfs . the water pik has been a god send, no more infections since we started using it, now we need to do something to regrow the gum area.
i made rhubarb and chokecherry wine last fall, and they are just down right yucky!!! but i hate to just through them away, i figure if i made vinegar from them it won't taste real good either. any ideas would be appreciated
Thanks John, i'm going to try this. i bookmarked you so i can find it again
i have a maple syrup frosting that is great but you have to heat the syrup to the soft ball stage first, this will be nice because i don't have to cook anything.
HI Thomas, we plant a lot of potatoes every year, and if we let the weeds ( read grass) get to bad.. i've seen the roots grow right through the potato, so that may be an issue with your wheat, unless you do a row of wheat and a row of potatoes that would work fine.
Hi Rose, i'm not sure what minerals go in, and i didn't put any salt in, i'm hoping to use the grey water for plants so i didn't want the salt in it. keep us informed on how it works for you.. this is a fun experiment
can i dig up my asparagus crowns and divide them and put them back in the bed in bare spots?? the bed is about 10 years old and i have some plants that are all gnarled, and wonky so i think i'll just pull those and replace them with others in the bed
Hi Rose, i used dried herbs, the water is cool/warm i use rainwater and then add some hot water to it. i'm washing sheets, socks, underwear, towels, jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and i wear my jeans and sweatshirt for the week before i change them. i'm going to see if the not rinsing is a problem... i'm hoping not , it will save me alot of work
Update on the laundry sock... this is what went into my sock this week soapwort, yarrow, lemon balm, mullien. then i put the sock in a jar of vinegar that i had soaked orange peels in several monthes ago, then today i washed clothes with it and i'm still impressed with the results.. my clothes are just as clean with "the sock" as they were with detergent. i didn't put them through a rinse, i'll see if it becomes a problem. slight vinegar smell when i took them out of the washer, but after they were dry no vinegar smell at all.. I'm absolutely sold on "the sock" Chad any idea how long before i need to change out the herbs. after the laundry was done i squeezed out the sock the best i could and stuck it back in my jar of vinegar and topped it off with a little extra to make sure it was covered
Hi R Ranson, ultra dish mate is our soap, we only use a couple of drops (literally) per gallon jug, then rinse very well, we start out by making apple wine or hard cider then i put a mother from the time before in to the jug put a cloth over the top and let it sit, the apples are from our own farm and we are certified naturally grown, so no sprays at all, we have a cider press and make the cider. so the hard cider that we made to drink was made from the same batch of apples that the vinegar was and the hard cider didn't turn cloudy, ( and it turned out very well.... very tasty ) so the cloudiness happened after i added the mother to it. we are on well water also. dead yeast sounds reasonable to me, but wow... thats a lot of dead yeast and we siphoned it off into another container and left the yeast and such on the bottom of the first jug. i've been using it for cleaning and laundry and such so it's not a waste, but this is the first time it has ever happened, and it has me baffled.. thanks for your input
i made 5 gallons of apple cider vinegar last year and it has a cloudy mass in the lower 1/2 of the jug, i've been able to siphon off the top, it smells like vinegar..it tastes like vinegar, i've tried to strain it and the cloud goes right through the strainer, if i use a t-shirt to strain it ... it gets stuck in the fabric so nothing goes through... i almost want to think that it the pectin in the apples??? has anyone had this with their vinegar?? i've been using this batch for cleaning, laundry etc
i've been using charcoal for about 2 years now and it works great, i had very sensitive teeth for years tried all the sensodyne toothpaste, and baking soda and salt to no avail.... 3DAYS after i started using the charcoal the sensativity was gone and have not had it since ... it dosen't really have a taste, just kinda gritty, i see the dentist every 6 months and he knows i use the charcoal, and he has told me my teeth look really good
i can't wait to see your pictures Chad... thank you!!! i washed my last 3 loads of laundy with your method, and my results were.......1) my clothe are no cleaner then before.. BUT.. they also are NO dirtier then when i wash them with soap. 2) i didn't have to put them through a rinse.. so that saved a lot of time and effort. 3) i had soapwort, lemonbalm and vinegar available at the time so that is what i used. i can make the vinegar, and harvest the other herbs so this is wonderful. i'm thinking about buying some rare earth magnets to put in the sock also.. oh, i also took my sock after i was done with the laundry and put it in a jar and filled it the rest of the way with vinegar, this way next week i'll just pull the sock out of the jar and toss it in to the wash.
we have alot of cloudy days here, ( upper michigan) so when there will be several cloudy days in a row we usually stick them in the sauna over night and for the most part there dry in the morning. the hardest thing i had to solr dry is tomatoes
hello everyone, this is my first post... i was wondering if anyone has done laundry without using any type of soap?? i do laundry by hand and it would be easier if i didn't have to put the clothes back through for the rinse. thank you