How to sprout mung beans easily in your kitchen (this method doesn’t use any specialized tools – just a colander, a bowl and a pot cover). Not mentioned in the video but most people, if they plan to eat the sprouts raw, rinse their sprouts a few times in clean water and some even use a food grade hydrogen peroxide solution to rinse the sprouts.
A lot of information about the benefits of purslane aka pigweed (it’s a good source of Omega-3 fats, for example) as well as how to identify it. The narrator is growing purslane as a potherb in his garden but this is an extremely common and easy to find plant, even in urban environments.
Arborist, Steve Zumalt of North Attleboro, Massachusetts fills us in on what we need to know to stock up on firewood for the winter: How to season wood and how to know when the wood is well seasoned/dry, which woods to stock (in New England), BTUs, fireplace vs. wood stove and so on…
Here’s a step-by-step on how to make flour tortillas.
The poster, abrahamdiaz writes “This is the traditional recipe made in northern Mexico. Ingredient measurements should be followed exactly as shown in instructions; water quantity may vary depending on desired mixture texture. This recipe makes about 18 tortillas.”
His recipe uses vegetable shortening – since that’s a modern product – that wouldn’t be traditional. Maybe in the past they would have used lard. But he anyway, gives a substitution measurement for vegetable oil.
Another use, this one quite old, for fruit leather/dehydrated fruit puree. Apparently, in the Middle East dried apricot puree is made into a refreshing fruit drink.
The fruit leather is reconstituted by soaking in warm water for several hours (overnight) – can also be put into the blender to speed things along – then it is refrigerated. You can adjust the amount of water and add a sweetener if you feel it necessary at this point.
The following videos show two slightly different techniques. A warning that the background music in both is fairly loud (I’d mute it, as there is no talking in either video, just visual demonstration).