Rhubarb Jam

I have rhubarb on the brain, it’s practically running through our veins. The plants are the gift that keeps on giving, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make some rhubarb jam not just to preserve for us but also to give as a small Christmas gift for friends. Recently, I made rhubarb and peachContinue reading “Rhubarb Jam”

Parsley and Walnut Pesto

I wondered down to the local produce market last Friday. It’s at the primary school from 8:30 until 11:00 every Friday morning. It’s the perfect excuse to get out of the house in the morning, buy produce from locals and most importantly, go and play at the playground.  Obviously, the produce is seasonal, so I’mContinue reading “Parsley and Walnut Pesto”

Prosciutto – The Finished Product

It was the day we had been waiting for. 12 months we had patiently waited checking on our prosciutto hanging in my mum and dads shed. We waded through the maggots, we waited to for it dry out, then put a reminder in my phone and promptly forgot about it. But as the day startedContinue reading “Prosciutto – The Finished Product”

Prosciutto Part 3

WARNING: THIS POST CREEPS EVEN ME OUT! This life, the one that we’ve decided to live, the one where we grow our own, bake our own, preserve our own, well, it’s tough.  There’s amazing highs (our chickens and foraging our own food) and there’s incredible lows (this composting disaster and we mustn’t forget Bitch-face). All ofContinue reading “Prosciutto Part 3”

Making Prosciutto – Part 1

I love the idea of learning about how to do the things of old. Skills that have been put to the wayside as people focus on a life of convenience. So when our lovely, local barista at Cafe Indulge talked about making prosciutto, I jumped at the opportunity to give it a go, in factContinue reading “Making Prosciutto – Part 1”

Home Made Tomato Sauce

The days are cooling down here but there are still bowls of tomatoes in our fridge and I can’t think of enough ways to use them. I’ve made bolognese with fresh tomatoes, roast tomato risotto, roast tomato pizzas, every combination of tomato and basil and been eating them fresh. Sadly, there’s not a lot coming fromContinue reading “Home Made Tomato Sauce”

Home-made Burgers

I had a plan! Dinner… Food is usually involved in my plans. It had to be great, inspired… The pressure was all coming from me. The motivation was to use some of our preserves, the inspiration, this post. On the way home I bought some Otway Free Range Pork. Dinner was easy, but so delicious. I added to theContinue reading “Home-made Burgers”

Berry Picking and Jam Making

Nearly every summer when we were growing up we would pick berries. The days were long and hot, all 3 kids piled into the back of the station wagon.  On arrival to the farms each child got given a bucket, but we would eat more than we collected. We picked raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. MumContinue reading “Berry Picking and Jam Making”