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I’m slowly working towards some simplicity within the home, but hey! It’s a lot of hard work!
I love having a go at growing my own veges and always use herbs fresh from my garden. I try to plant from seed whenever I can and have learnt to save and share my own seed for the following year. I make Award Winning preserves and pickles; and my husband brews Award Winning boutique beers as well. I love to stockpile and try to limit quick trips to the shops. I dabble in bread making and enjoy making my own stocks too.
I enjoy feeding my family good hearty meals, nothing like those tiny restaurant stacks you have to look for on the plate. My husband maintains our vehicles and machinery and we both enjoy fabricating on a small scale mostly relying on metal & timber recyclers for any materials needed.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Vinegar brewing at home
Today I checked on my vinegar vat, and noticed it had made an excellent 'mother'. On closer inspection it had made 3 'mothers'. Wonderful!!!! I also noticed that there had been a lot of evaporation in the vat. So maintenance is required today for the vinegar.
Here is a photo of the vinegar 'mothers' from the vat. Two were sunken, and one was floating.
I have cut the 'mothers' into 4....so I have plenty to share. If you would like one I am sure I could send one in the mail...Australia only though.
I also set up and started my own Apple Cider Vinegar, by adding a 'mother' to two jars, adding half a bottle of Store bought Apple Cider Vinegar to each jar, then topping them up with filtered water. All you need to do now is cover them with a cloth and wait for the magic to happen. Once your vinegar makes a mother you can expand yours too.
Do you make vinegar at home? Or would you like to have a go at making vinegar at home....if you have any old bottles of wine, now you know what you can do with them.
I am also going to try making Pineapple Vinegar from Rhonda's blog and you can click on the link here: Making Pineapple Vinegar with Rhonda