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  • Originally posted by Annieh View Post
    Thanks for the encouragement. Well, they're in now and all I have to do is wait.

    I might put some garlic in next, last year I grew elephant garlic, it was very easy and successful.
    Yup, garlic is an easy crop to grow..... Do you have any root crops planted? I have grown turnips, rutabaga/swedes, carrots, and beets in winter. The carrots get very sweet over the winter... which makes them especially yummy!

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    • If you like reading about gardening, I think Eliot Coleman would be a great sorce of information for you. He has several books out, specifically you may find his books on gardening in winter and on year round gardening interesting. He is a pretty big name in the organing circles here in the states.

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      • No root crops in yet, I have had only limited success with carrots in the past but I do use a lot of them so would be worth having.

        Thanks for the book recommendation, I will seek it out.
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        • Dinner: Roast pork with crackling, pear puree and feijoa and ginger jam.
          Roast root veges: Carrot, parsnip, kumara, beetroot.


          Snack earlier was muesli with milk and cream. Even though non-primal (oats and peanuts), it tasted good and really filled me up.
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          • Tasty! Very few things in life are better than pork crackle, I reckon

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            • Originally posted by EmmaM View Post
              Tasty! Very few things in life are better than pork crackle, I reckon
              I love it!
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              • Tramping day again. Four hours through sun, wind and rain. With a little bit of snow to be found along the way. Delicious.
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                • Now that sounds lovely! We were in the upper 30's today and it was hot and blustery and plain yuk! Your walk sounds lovely! Do you take pictures of the scenery? Do you live in the country so you have easy access to wilderness for walking?
                  Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                  Primal low: 186 lbs
                  Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                  Goal weight: 140 lbs

                  "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                  • Yesterday's weather ranged 10-17C according to the met office, but I'm sure it was lower where I was since it is elevated. Yes I do take pictures, yesterday I forgot my camera so borrowed from a friend. However she is not technologically inclined and is more likely to send me the prints than digital files .

                    I live in town, but it's only 30 minutes' drive to my nearest national park with loads of tracks ideal for hiking. Yesterday we did a one-way journey because our friend was happy to drop us off at one point and pick us up at another exit. That's why the weather changed as we went, started out fine but we walked into the cloud and rain as the day went on. Makes life interesting

                    We have a beautiful coastal walkway too, but my friends prefer the mountain so that's where we usually go.
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                    • Sounds awesome - share some pics if you can sometime!! I've always wanted to go to NZ and Australia ... culture is so much closer to South Africa too.
                      Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                      Primal low: 186 lbs
                      Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                      Goal weight: 140 lbs

                      "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                        • Aaaah, lovely view! Looks like a good rambling area!
                          Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                          Primal low: 186 lbs
                          Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                          Goal weight: 140 lbs

                          "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                          • I made my first batch of cottage cheese today. It was remarkably simple to do, and the result is edible though somewhat less than exciting.

                            On my initial attempt, I was discouraged that I could not seem to be able to make milk curdle by heating then adding vinegar. But I heated it quite a bit more and suddenly - curds!

                            Then simply strain and go out for a few hours so as not to be tempted to interfere while the whey drains off and return to find white cheese. It was extremely bland so added salt and spice half, herbs to the other half. This did not beef up the flavour much, I hope it might be stronger tomorrow.

                            All in all, a worthwhile experiment.
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                            • Wow, impressive! Am sure it will get better with practise. What do you eat it with?

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                              • Hi Annie - well done you. I would love to learn the art of hard cheese. Not sure if there are courses in nz?
                                Hope you are all good
                                G x
                                "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                                ...small steps....

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