@kaysejean I can't find tallow locally and don't want to render my own, so I don't have first hand experience with it. Lots of people...
So, I may be wrong, but doesnt tallow, while an awesome oil, trace quickly? Would lard be a better option for slow tracing?
Your first recipe is similar to one I often use, which is:
30% olive oil
25% beef tallow
20-25% coconut oil
10-15% HO sunflower oil or...
My strawberries are also blooming but I do not have great hopes for the fruits: last year birds ate most of them.
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