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Freya Gereke
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Ed Francis replied to Freya Gereke's discussion Question about Preserving Winter Chanterelles in the group Mushroom Foraging
" My son enjoys drying chanterelles in a dehydrator.  In my opinion the flavor is much more intense.  You need to put them in a small boil with very hot, boiled water, for 30 minutes to an hour.  It's not worth drying with…"
Nov 7, 2012
Freya Gereke added a discussion to the group Mushroom Foraging
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Question about Preserving Winter Chanterelles

I have about 5 oz of winter chanterelles I collected in Salt Point yesterday and I'm trying to figure out how best to preserve them.With my last batch, I dry sauteed and froze them, but when I wanted to use them later, the caps were mushy and slimy while the stalks were still tough and fibrous. The flavor was there, so I chopped…See More
Feb 19, 2012
Freya Gereke commented on Found Fruit's group Mushroom Foraging
"I found some really nice chantarelles on Mt. Tam last weekend, but there were only a few of them"
Jan 26, 2012
Freya Gereke commented on Pasha's group Seed Exchange
"I have some mystery greens seedlings to give away. I've planted as many as I can and the rest need a home. PM me for address if you're interested."
Jan 17, 2012
Freya Gereke joined Pasha's group
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Seed Exchange

Got extra seeds left over from your Spring or Fall plantings? Want to try new types of plants by sharing with your community? Seed Exchange is the place to swap Heirloom and Open Pollinated Seeds, Vegetable Seedlings, Fruit Trees and Berry Cuttings.
Jan 17, 2012
Freya Gereke commented on Found Fruit's group Mushroom Foraging
"I found some mushrooms the other night that look A LOT like Nameko, but I don't have an ID guide that can help me. I grabbed them riginally because I thought they could be sulphur tuft (for dye) but after seeing them in the daylight, they look…"
Dec 2, 2011
6pairsofshoes replied to Freya Gereke's discussion Seeking Lemon Curd Advice for this recipe. in the group Jams Jellies and Preserves
"You can can lemon curd safely at home, provided you use lemons that are sufficiently acidic.  The USDA recommends hot water bath method but with the proviso that the canned curd not be kept longer than 3-4 months.  After that, it should go…"
Oct 15, 2011
Lola replied to Freya Gereke's discussion Seeking Lemon Curd Advice for this recipe. in the group Jams Jellies and Preserves
"Lemon curd is delic, but it can't really be "canned" safely at home.  The shelf-stable stuff needs industrial processes to be safely consumed/kept. Can't even make this work with a pressure canner."
Oct 13, 2011
Freya Gereke commented on Kendra's blog post Healthier Homemade Cheese Crackers
"These look great! I'll have to give them a try."
Sep 15, 2011
6pairsofshoes replied to Freya Gereke's discussion Seeking Lemon Curd Advice for this recipe. in the group Jams Jellies and Preserves
"http://www.finecooking.com/articles/foolproof-lemon-curd-method.aspx   Cream the butter and sugar first.  This is essential.  The article above explains how to do this and the result is no clumped egg yolks no need to strain. I use…"
Sep 1, 2011
Freya Gereke added a discussion to the group Jams Jellies and Preserves
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Seeking Lemon Curd Advice for this recipe.

Does anyone have experience canning lemon curd? All I know about canning lemon curd is that Meyer Lemon Curd cannot be canned safely because it isn't acidic enough. I'd like to make a big batch of curd and store it for longer, but I'm afraid of scrambling the egg and ruining the batch. I am used to using Alton Brown's recipe from the Food Network website, found here and copied below. It…See More
Aug 13, 2011
Freya Gereke commented on Found Fruit's group Home Brews
"I just posted about my first brewing project at Peculiar Purls. Check it out! Comments on the post are welcome and anyone with ideas for Peach Beer are needed."
Aug 2, 2011
Freya Gereke posted a status
"The new post is up at Peculiar Purls. This time it's Beer-o-Clock! http://ning.it/pmx1Lk"
Aug 2, 2011
Freya Gereke commented on Michele Senitzer's group Recipes
"Not a recipe per se, but I wrote a bit about baking with sourdough at Peculiar Purls this week."
Jul 19, 2011
Freya Gereke replied to Freya Gereke's discussion Baked Lemon Tilapia and More in the group Recipes
"Tilapia Ready to Go in the Oven Citris Fava Salad and Blood Orange Dressing Recipes available at peculiarpurls.com"
Jul 6, 2011
Freya Gereke added a discussion to the group Recipes
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Baked Lemon Tilapia and More

I write a blog at peculiarpurls.com. Every so often I post recipes that I came up with. Monday I put this one up along with a citrus fava bean salad and a blood orange salad dressing: -Baked Tilapia- Preheat oven to 400°FIngredients:1lb tilapia fillets (~4)1 Meyer lemon¼ tsp thyme2 cloves garlic2 tbsp olive oilsalt and pepperDirections:1. Cover two baking sheets in aluminum foil (to make clean up easier) spread olive oil evenly across both…See More
Jul 6, 2011

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Tell us about yourself and your interests
I am a Pagan crafter with bigger dreams than my South Berkeley apartment lets my fulfill, so I volunteer at the Havanescourt Homestead on regular basis to learn about farming and get my hands dirty. Then I come home and cook with what I'v earned and and bought at local farmers markets.
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http://I blog at peculiarpurls.com and sell my hand-dyed and hand-s...

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At 12:17am on May 14, 2011, Michele Senitzer said…
Hi Freya, thanks for joining Found Fruit.  The content here is created by members. I would encourage you to start by joining groups. We have a mushroom foraging group and a forage central group.  joining them will keep you posted on what is in season and whether members are going foraging. Besides joining groups, you may also post events, share blogs and discussions or barter fruit and veggies or other goods through the site.  Let me know if you need anything and please help spread the word about Found Fruit.
 
 
 

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