Sometimes when Amy tells someone that we make all of our own baby food, they are astounded. Maybe the idea of giving a precious baby food seems to complicated to get safe results? We’ve found it to be extremely easy. And unlike preparing just about any other meal, making baby food at home is really just two steps. Continue reading “Making your own baby food is as easy as 1, 2. Easier than ABC!”
PEARPLE? Pear and Apple (pearple) are showcased in this lovely chocolate bundt cake. We were gifted some beautiful pear tree drops from a hundred year old tree in South Tamworth.
Homebrewing is so IN right now, isn’t it?! I love homebrewing and take pride in the fact that a majority of the alcohol consumed in our home is not only responsibly consumed, it’s like 75% or more completely home made! But brewing beer can be time consuming and requires ingredients that aren’t always that local. Cider, on the other hand, well that stuff practically grows on trees! Boo ya! Want to make some hard cider? We’ll show you how! Continue reading “How to make Hard Apple Cider [infographic]”
On these cold winter days we find ourselves surrounded. Earthy vegetables are scattered throughout the cool and dry spots of the house in boxes, baskets, and paper bags, the rest jammed in the fridge. Our winter cache is beginning to dwindle to the hardiest of produce: carrots, celeriac, beets, parsnips and potatoes, all of which taste sweeter than standard grocery fair from the magic/science of starches, sugars, and cold weather. Winter is the only time of year I truly enjoy peeling vegetables, for the stunning aromas of these wonders encompass my head like a perfume. The smell of a winter celeriac freshly diced is a gift that makes me weak at the knees.
Today we’re working with a northern standby, the potato. Not as aromatic and seductive as other earthen vegetables at first whiff, yet the warmth and comfort associated with the potato, not to mention its versatility, makes it a true staple of virtually all styles of cooking. I feel like something a little different this time. Let’s make some pancakes.