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Old 08-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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So I have been thinking about other things that I would like to make from scratch. I was thinking about starting to make my own bread and saving yeast cultures for that, I also want to start using my mash to produce items such as mustards and ingredients for my bread or rubs. I am going to start buying green coffee beans to roast as well. What things do you like to homemake?

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So I have been thinking about other things that I would like to make from scratch. I was thinking about starting to make my own bread and saving yeast cultures for that, I also want to start using my mash to produce items such as mustards and ingredients for my bread or rubs. I am going to start buying green coffee beans to roast as well. What things do you like to homemake?
Toffee. Instead of store bought xmas presents, I gift homebrew for the X and toffee for the Y.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:26 PM   #5
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All the tomatos and chilis and stuff from my garden. Pickled chilis from my garden. I load my own rounds, work on my own vehicles...
I also made 2 beautiful daughters from scratch. My wife and ex had a hand in those though.

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All the tomatos and chilis and stuff from my garden. Pickled chilis from my garden. I load my own rounds, work on my own vehicles...
I also made 2 beautiful daughters from scratch. My wife and ex had a hand in those though.
Haha very nice. I miss having a garden, moved into an apartment. I will definitely step it up once I get into a house. What kind of rounds do you load? I am going to pick up a Kriss Super V soon and I have a Kimber Classic II right now. Time to start loading some .45 ammo so I don't go broke!
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I do the garden thing and smoke my own fish that I've caught, love to cook make pasta sauces from scratch. I think cooking and brewing go hand in hand.

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I hunt, fish, and hand harvest wild rice. We have a nice garden. We're definitely trying to live a life as "hunter-gatherers" as much as possible.

We don't buy much from the grocery store, but when we buy meat or eggs we buy from a farmer friend. I am NOT going to get into chickens, but I sure thought about it. I think if I didn't travel away in the winter that I would make that my next step.

I used to make all my own bread but went low carb about two years ago so I don't do that.

I make wine from chokecherries, apples, etc- whatever we can find.

I also have been into soapmaking for about two years now. I make shampoo bars, laundry soap, and bath soap. Since I have the oils, I've also been making my own lip balm, body butters, salves, lotions, and so on. I make bath salts, and stuff like that too.

I had fun the other day making marinara sauce. Now, that's not really that impressive I know. Until I mention that EVERYTHING came directly out of my garden. The tomatoes, onion, garlic, parsley, basil, and carrots. We picked the veggies and herbs, and then washed them and cut them up. That was cooked down, and blended with my immersion blender. Then the meat was added, made from venison I shot with my bow last year. It was pretty time consuming, but it really is gratifying. (plus it tasted awesome!)

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I here those bath salts will make you naked and do crazy things

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Yeah. Like wash my hair while I"m in there.
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