How to Make Amazing Sourdough Bread

How to Make Amazing Sourdough Bread

Chewy and slightly tangy, who doesn’t like a warm slice of sourdough bread? I bet you didn’t realize just how easy it is to make either. The bonus to sprouting/fermenting/souring grains – or anything for that matter – is that with the bacteria...
20 Ways with Tomatoes: What to do with too many tomatoes

20 Ways with Tomatoes: What to do with too many tomatoes

This summer we grew a whole tunnel house full of tomatoes. There were weeks that we were picking 10kg (22lb) per day. That is A LOT of tomatoes to keep on top of! Finding ways to use or preserve tomatoes became almost as much of a chore as actually picking, eating and...
Preserving Lemons

Preserving Lemons

Preserved lemons are one of my favourite flavours. I use preserved lemon a lot in my cooking, and they are so pricey to buy and Preserving lemons is so easy to do! Winter is the time of year when lemons finally become affordable to frugal stingy bums like me. It is...
Preserving Summer Squash (Zucchini) and Tomatoes

Preserving Summer Squash (Zucchini) and Tomatoes

It always happens. Inevitably we end up with more zucchini that we can possibly eat in time before the next batch is ready. I like summer squash, don’t get me wrong. But using up the excessive volumes of zucchini can be hard. My mother in law freezes grated...
Simple Canned Salsa – Using up the Summer Harvest

Simple Canned Salsa – Using up the Summer Harvest

If you are like me, all the Summer produce comes ready to harvest all at the same time. One of my family’s favorite meals is Pork Carnitas which is best made with homemade salsa! This delicious but simple salsa uses up onions, garlic, heritage tomatoes and bell...
Gluten Free Dairy Free Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake

Gluten Free Dairy Free Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake

Christmas time is tricky when you have food allergies. This dairy and gluten free christmas fruit cake is rich and spicy like it should be, and really hits the spot in the holiday season. We have been gluten free for many years, but it is only recently that my husband...
Quick and Delicious Fruit Mince Recipe from Scratch

Quick and Delicious Fruit Mince Recipe from Scratch

One of the key flavours of Christmas is fruit mince – sweet, tangy, spicy and a little bit boozy. This super quick fruit mince recipe will last for a year in the fridge and it tastes delicious. You can use this fruit mince recipe to make mince pies or rolls or...
How to Make Vanilla Essence – Super Easy Gift Idea

How to Make Vanilla Essence – Super Easy Gift Idea

It is that time of the year when we start thinking about what we would like to give people for a gift at the end of the year. Making your own vanilla essence is a super lovely gift to give, and a frugal option for your own vanilla needs for the year too. For other...

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