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  • 11 September 2012 - Infographics: Sprouting

    We almost always have something sitting on our bench sprouting away! Here is a small infographic we did up about sprouting:

    There are many methods of sprouting – you can buy a special sprouter, use a clay sprouter, a special jar with a mesh screw on lid, or keep it simple like we do by reusing a glass jar and attaching a piece of tule with a rubber band. 🙂 The process is really very easy! It’s just a matter of firstly soaking the seeds (see the appropriate time for the specific seed below), then keeping them moist by rinsing them often to avoid mould and exposing them to sunlight towards the end to get them a good dose of chlorophyll. We generally rinse them twice a day and after rinsing we simply turn the jar upside down at a 45 degrees angle to allow any moisture to drip through … Read the rest

  • 24 January 2011 - How to make cottage cheese at home

    In addition to butter, yoghurt and brie, we’ve loved making cottage cheese at home too. It’s so easy we almost don’t want to tell people.  We normally use 2L of Cleopatra’s raw cow’s milk, removing the cream and putting it aside to make our butter.  To remove the cream simply leave your milk standing upright in the fridge so the cream can naturally separate from the milk – you will see a definite line.  Once separated, just make a small hole at the bottom of the bottle, take the lid off the top of the bottle and let the milk drain from the hole in to a separate jar.  When it has drained to the cream line, pour the cream into another container.

    We simply pour the skimmed milk in to our large glass jar and allow it to curdle at room temperature for a maximum of … Read the rest

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