Experiments in 2021

Posted on wo 22 december 2021 in blog • Tagged with experiment

This is a list of experiments Ina and I have been conducting in 2021.

  • gardening
    • Arno taking over full responsibility for the allotment
    • Ina helps with voorcultuur, odd jobs
    • harvesting musterd seeds
    • cleaning musterd seeds
    • harvesting mirabels
    • more hedgelaying at the Proeftuin
    • more planting cuttings
      • raspberry
      • black and red currant …

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Summer 2020 experiments

Posted on ma 19 oktober 2020 in blog • Tagged with experiment, season: summer

This is a list of experiments Ina and I have been conducting during the summer of 2020.

  • deepen experience with baking bread with sourdough starter
    • different types of flour
  • ferments
    • using sourdough starter for things other than bread
  • drying
    • nettle
    • mint
    • leaves of horseradish (blad mierik)
  • growing seedlings
  • growing cutlings …

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Lessons learned baking bread

Posted on di 26 november 2019 in blog • Tagged with experiment

I have been making bread regularly since 2017. As I look through the photo's I have made over the years I notice quite a shift in how I do things now versus how I did them when I started out.

Notable changes:

  • I started using more water in my dough …

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Summer 2019 experiments

Posted on wo 28 augustus 2019 in blog • Tagged with experiment, season: summer

This is a list of experiments Ina and I have been conducting in July and Augst of 2019. Some things I put under several headings as they contain elements of both.

  • ferments
    • mirabel ferment
    • beet ferment
    • ketchup ferment
    • sugar ferment
    • whole tomato ferment
    • hot pepper and garlic ferment
    • getting to …

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Distillation experiment

Posted on di 20 augustus 2019 in blog • Tagged with experiment

A few days ago a friend and I set out to do an experiment in distilling alcohol from a fermented sugar solution.

On 2019-04-13, I put the sugar ferment together as follows:

Yeast starter:

  • 1l water
  • 100g sugar
  • 12g yeast nutrient (voedingszout)
  • 5g yeast

Sugar solution:

  • 2l water
  • 2kg sugar …

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Using wasted heat

Posted on ma 04 maart 2019 in blog • Gewijzigd op 05 maart 2019 • Tagged with permaculture, attitudinal principles, experiment, season: fall, season: winter, season: spring

When making bread, the recommendation is to place the dough in a warm spot to rise for about one hour. Since we hardly heat the house in winter (the thermostat is set at 12°C; the living room is a bit warmer still) this proved a bit of a challenge …


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