Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How to make enzyme.







I am rather a laggard in experimenting in this exercise of turning garbage into Enzyme.

In 2009, I visited Malaysia and Singapore and I was introduced to making a multi purpose cleanser. A friend whose husband is a university professor gave me some leaflets of information of how a Thai inventor had started this. I was naturally sceptical. What good can come out of a third world country like Thailand.

Recently, I was talking to my sister E who had just retired as a school principal. I was telling her about my over abundance of plums from my plum trees. We talked about Enzyme, and she was very happy with hers. She said her floor was very clean after using it. I felt convinced to give it a try.










Here it is.

The proportion is 1 part brown sugar, 3 parts fruit and/or vegetable waste, 10 parts of water.



Steps:

1: Mix sugar with water, add the fruit/veg, orange/lemon peels will give a nice citrus smell.

2: Fill in air tight plastic containers/bottles, leaving about 2 inches for fermentation.













Steps:

1: Mix sugar with water, add the fruit/veg, orange/lemon peels will give a nice citrus smell.

2: Fill in air tight plastic containers/bottles, leaving about 2 inches for fermentation.

3: Store in a cool, dry and well ventilated area.

4: Do not put it where there is direct sunlight.

5: After the first week, slowly open the cap to release gas, be sure not to shake the bottle.

6: Push the floating veg downward every once in a while.

7: Ferment for at least 3 months.

8: Filter and it is ready for use. You get a brownish fluid.

9: The solids can be put in the garden as fertiliser. Some people recycle this to restart a new batch.

10: Add about 1 tablespoon to your normal washing solution.

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Sometimes you get a  jelly like layer is a scoby……see youtube..pa Cheng…Aunt Cheng…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZgT7Io2-Gw in this you see the jelly like layer..this is also used as a mother to make kombucha tea…

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The dishes are less oily, but it could be psychological.

I asked my friends in Malaysia, one told me an interesting use, her husband sprays it in her bird cage, and gives the cage a good smell.

Some people make a lot of claims about being environmentally friendly and saving money. I don't know about saving money, because you spent quite a bit on the brown sugar. Environmentally friendly, perhaps, since you reduce the use of detergent. I am still experimenting, I have started a batch with my apples.

Please give me your opinion.

Remember: The proportion is 1 part brown sugar, 3 parts fruit and/or vegetable waste, 10 parts of water.




Sunday, August 21, 2016

friday photos Brom

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Thursday Challenge: Camellia blooms falling on the ground.


"GROUND (1 of 2 weeks)" (Things on the ground, Soil, Garden, Lawn,...)

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Friday, August 19, 2016

My exx pastor remembers his dead son.






Eleven years ago we faced the devastating stillborn arrival of Toby Jack (TJ). Robyn and I visited his burial spot today with the anticipation of seeing him on the other side of this life. Looking back I am still so grateful for the support of people from all over the world who journeyed with us in this first taste of parenting. Each of you holds a special place in our lives.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Is dine and dash a crime?

theft is theft, why go pigout when you have no intention of paying. Someone has to pay for your callous action. Almost 40 years ago, I was waitressing to help pay my university fees. An idiot came and ate and dashed. The bill was not much, but I got a ear full the rest of the evening. The boss said, next time it happens, we dock your pay.

Police are refusing to prosecute diners who run off without paying for meals.

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Annalize Chiew Would you have tried to stop him if you could, and probably injure yourself?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Disposable potato plates

Ngarimu on his red scooter as he went around the grounds to see if we were working well.


Zero-waste Strategy Management: Here's the Volunteers at work. Dressed in our official crew kowhai/yellow or kikorangi/blue T-shirt and cow boy hat, we trudged our kikorangi/blue and kakariki/green bins to our different stations. By chance, I got involved in Ngarimu's Zero waste program. Ngarimu also sourced cutlery and plates made of potatoes which is 10-0% biodegradable.




Sometimes, it is inevitable that we have to use disposable cutlery and crockery. The convenience outweighs the tedious job of washing up like a big picnic or party.

I am very proud to be associated with Ngarimu and his Ngati Whatua Maori people in leading the zero waste movement in New Zealand. During our Waitangi Day, Ngarimu led a whole army of volunteers to teach tens of thousands of festival goers recycling.

To walk the talk, Ngarimu supplied cutlery and crockery made of potato. These special disposable forks, spoons, knives and plates went to the worms at the worm farms on the Marea.

These food fed the army of workers and volunteers. The yummy food came in big containers at lunch time. Ka Pai aka good job. No need for too much washing up and harmful detergent.

Can you see the beige colour forks, knives and plates?


http://www.potatoplates.com/

Monday, August 15, 2016

Red: ABC Letter F for Funnel


A funnel is the smokestack or chimney on a ship used to expel boiler steam and smoke or engine exhaust. They are also commonly referred to as stacks.
When I was young, my dad used to drive us in his Fiat to the little playground in Sibu near to the temple. We felt very proud that ocean going ship could come to Sibu as we were 90 miles from the sea.

Dad proceeded to tell us he went to London in a P & O line when I was 20 months old.




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