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HOW I MADE A SOLAR POP CAN FURNACE / HEATER


I found this in a post from http://theroadtoserendipity.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/mnemonics-brachychitons-and-macgyver/
This is surely not my department but it is so ingenious I HAD to post it… it fascinated me how a person can take pop cans and make a solar panel out of it!

Enjoy the creativity 🙂

Uploaded on Feb 16, 2009
THIS IS A 64 CAN , MY FIRST TRY AT MAKING ONE SO I MADE A VIDEO OF IT
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The easiest, cheaper natural Eco-friendly laundry detergent recipe ever!


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Today, I am going to give you something totally different!
I had mentioned in a previous post, that a while back, I had gone through intensive research for a year and a half developing and searching recipes for natural cosmetics and home cleaning products well, here are the easiest ingredients for your laundry powder soap.
(Not liquid which I personally find impossible to store and work with.)

Let me know of your experiences… I am always open to learn new and different ways of doing it 🙂

Ingredients
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1. 4 cups of natural soap flakes (Can be found in any supermarket under any name or make)
2. 2 cups of washing soda (Or called soda crystals)
3. 2 cups of Borax (I found that very expensive so I purchased instead a cheaper brand of natural laundry detergent. I nevertheless found that omitting the Borax without replacing it with a substitute, did a good job too)
4. 6 Tbsp of oxygen bleach (Found as well in a regular supermarket)

Method
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Pour everything together and mix thoroughly. Use it in the same amount as regular powder!

With time passing by, I realized that I did not have to be so particular with amounts and just poured the ingredients into a big box in fairly equal amounts taking in account that the soap flakes is the larger ingredient and oxygen bleach a distinctively smaller one in the recipe.
That way it was not a strain to renew my batch every time.
It is an easy, cheap way to be aware of your health and the environments.

I hope this was of some help to all of those looking for an easy alternative way of living!
Keep me updated 🙂

Quick & Easy Seitan ( vegetarian meat ) recipe made from scratch!


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Until five years ago, I always bought expensive Gluten flour to make homemade Seitan.
Then, I just bought it ready made as the difference in price was not worth the hassle.
That is until I found a easy recipe explaining how to do it from scratch with plain flour.
When someone had proposed to show me how to do it about ten years ago I totally refused. It
sounded so very complicated…

Now, I make Seitan myself, the quickest, cheapest ( The price of less than a kilo of flour)
and easiest way!

Enjoy!

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Dough resting
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Seitan dough recipe
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1. 5 cups white flour
2. 2 Tbsp salt
3. 2 cups water

Method
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Put in a electric mixer or in a bowl all the ingredients. Knead until it has the regular dough texture.
Let it sit for 30 mn.

Put lump of dough in sifter with bowl underneath, let tap running. Squeeze dough for 5-10 mn
until water is clear.
Make sure nothing is left on the side of sifter. That is your gluten and it’s done!

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Rinsing of dough
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add:
3 to 6 tsp spices for 7 cups of flour

For Asian flair: Garlic, onion, ginger
Italian flair: Basil oregano, sage, rosemary
Mexican: Garlic, cumin, silatro, hot pepper

Seitan dough ready to cook ©copyright2013owpp

Seitan dough ready to cook
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What is popular by me is, garlic,oregano, pili-pili ( hot pepper ) salt, paprika.
I fry it for about 30 mn or I put it on a fire, in tomato sauce with the same spices I use in the
Seitan dough. Sometimes I’ll put in in the oven in a bit of oil in a closed heat resistant glass bowl,
for 50 mn on 177 Degrees Celsius = 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Throw small balls in the soup, or fry with onions… there are endless possibilities!