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My First impressions: Pickle Pipe Silicone Fermentation Airlock

I've literally only had my Pickle Pipes for 3 days and they're working for me already by helping me lacto ferment some organic, heirloom, homegrown rainbow carrots. How these silicone fermentation airlocks perform over the next several weeks will determine whether I decide to purchase more Pickle Pipes or not. Fermenting rainbow carrots (image above)

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Weber Q 220

Cooking Home Grown Quail on my Weber Q

Introduction It's all well and good to produce your own food, however, if you don't cook it correctly or at least with some imagination your home-grown produce can be a tad bland. So true is the notion you don't need to do much to make good food taste great and I'm the first to preach

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Black Russian Tomato on Vine

The Black Russian – Tomato Variety Rate & Review

  Introduction In our tomato variety reviews we rate and review each variety based on the following criteria:   Size of Fruit vs Productivity Taste & Meatiness (texture) Disease and Pest Resistance Growth X-Factor So, without fear, let's get started! Characteristics # 1 in our tomato series is the Black Russian. This odd coloured tomato might be “different”

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Yellow Beefsteak

Yellow Beefsteak – Tomato Variety Rating & Review

There are many subtle variants of the Yellow Beefsteak (some with quite different attributes) but this particular variety could be slightly different (or not) from what others grow with the same name. As with all the tomato reviews on SSM, the article will summarise by giving the tomato variety a final rating score by averaging the rating

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DryCASE Package

DryCASE Review

  The DryCASE But, I'll write about the benefits of training in the rain or “rain training” perhaps, another day. In this post, I want to review my latest training purchase to help me enjoy my exercise routine in bad weather and get the most out of my workout. These days, we are loving our

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Italian Tree Tomato Half

Italian Tree Tomato – Tomato Variety Revew & Rate

A warning first about this particular tomato plant – grow it as a supplementary tomato not as the main staple as results can be mixed from season to season with this cheeky giant. Some seasons it grows perfectly and others it really struggles without any obvious reasons why… I suspect it's a little fickle when it

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yellow cherry tomato lettuce

Yellow Cherry – Tomato Variety Review & Rating

Now, I know I have already covered another yellow variety (yellow beefsteak) but this variety though the same colour is quite different. A few years ago, my brother (Phil) and I were taking a stroll around my garden and we came across my tomato patch; in this patch, I happened to be growing several varieties

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black plum tomato whole on tea towel

The Black Plum – Tomato Variety Review & Rating

This tomato variety is called the Black Plum. And, let me start by immediately stating how I completely misunderstood this tomato from the beginning (until I actually tasted it). I grew this tomato through our winter here (subtropical climate) and although it's warmer than other places through winter where I am, tomatoes still can be tricky to

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Rambo high pressure wok burner buy

Rambo High Pressure Gas Wok Burner

With the holiday season approaching there’s one thing better than smelling the roses and getting people together outside and that’s the smell of a BBQ or how about an outdoor wok fry up? I know it might sound a little different for some people but outdoor wok cooking is a sensational and fun way to

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