Category Archives: Cooking

The Art of BEEing: Brewing with the Bees

My beer supply is starting to get a bit low, so with no pressing projects and today’s forecast looking perfect for brewing I decided it was time to pull out the equipment and start another batch.  I had had a … Continue reading

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Real Life Review: InstantPot IP-DUO60 Electric Pressure Cooker

For years a friend has been extolling the virtues of her electric bean cooker (essentially a slow cooker with a timer) , so I was sort-of in the market for one if I ever came across it.  Then one day … Continue reading

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Trying out the sausage stuffer

I am addicted to tools, and the kitchen is no exception. I recently received a gift card to a kitchen supply store, and when I came across a shiny red and polished stainless steel sausage stuffer I was hooked. It … Continue reading

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Shop Projects – Wok paddle

I recently transitioned from a flat to a round bottom wok, and in doing so I found that I didn’t have a good utensil to work with the round bottom. Flat edged utensils bridged over the contour, while of my … Continue reading

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Real Life Reviews: Barley Crusher malt mill

Many years ago I began all-grain brewing, and at the time a Corona mill was the best I could afford. It served me well for many years and several hundred pounds of malt, but the older I get the lower … Continue reading

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Apple Processing Day 2015

Apple Processing Day at Rurikia for 2015 was planned to be held on 3. October, but as the day approached the weather was more suitable on Sunday the 4th so the date was shifted – a good move as it … Continue reading

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Real-life reviews: Bertazzoni Master Series 36” range

Once the new Bertazzoni Master Series range arrived and was installed, I found out that while initially I would have preferred 6 burners rathar than 5, I was actually quite happy to have the 5 variable burner sizes instead of … Continue reading

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