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A Freehold of My Own

Documenting my journey toward being a self sufficient family

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April 2013

Finding the Sacred in Housecleaning

A very good post on housework, the most dreaded aspect of homemaking!

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Lacto-Fermented Garlic

I started this on February 1st, it sat on the counter for about a week and then into the fridge it went. It smells amazing. And yes the blue-green colour is normal. This recipe involved whey. I’ve since been fermenting with just brine, 1 tablespoon of sea salt to one cup of water, it’s much easier and less cloudy.

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Infused Water – Lemon, Cucumber, Mint

I put this together last night and left it to infuse. It turned out really nice.

12 cups water
2 lemons
1/2 – 3/4 of a long english cucumber
12 mint leaves

Slice the cucumber and lemon very thin, put into a 3 L jug with the mint leaves. Fill with 12 cups (approx.) of filtered water. Leave in fridge over night.

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Crafting – April 10th, 2013

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The Modge Podge bug has bit me for the first time in ages. The canisters didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted, the labels went a little see through. Still look pretty cool though.

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Coleslaw-Kraut

 

 

 

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Coleslaw-kraut…what is it you say? It’s essentially the sauerkraut recipe from a lovely book I just purchased (for $2!) called¬†The Lost Art of Real Cooking by Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger¬†and the basic idea of fermented coleslaw that I got from my Mother-In-Law. It is happily fermenting away on my counter. I will keep everyone updated!

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