Monthly Archives: July 2015


This is the name of the machine (one of a number that is available) for turning frozen fruit into something the consistency of soft serve ice cream. We got the basic, and as neither of us like the flavor … Continue reading

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garden update

On a general basis, the garden hasn’t done as well as I’d hoped and expected.  There are a lot of reasons for that, not the least of which is a lot of experimentation with soils, growing conditions, etc.  There was … Continue reading

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making Ghee

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of canning butter, make and can up ghee instead.  Basically glorified clarified butter, you heat the butter so the solids separate and let it continue to heat so the water is evaporated off. … Continue reading

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