Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Sourdough Challenge


Mrs.Meagre from Meagre Makes More is currently holding a sourdough challenge on The Home Makers Forum and some members are learning how to make their own sourdough starter which I also did during her challenge last year and, after much trial and error and patience on her part, finally  ended up with my Gertrude.


Crofton Terracotta Roaster

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Lavender Soap

I have had some lavender infused olive oil ready to be added to soap for a few weeks now so on Monday I told the menfolk not to come into the kitchen as I was making soap and they were banned from entering :-) I don't want any distractions when I am handling the lye so they made themselves scarce for a half an hour or so.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Which is your favourite?

At this time of the year we normally have a lot of dahlias growing and after the recent rain, courtesy of tropical cyclone Debbie, they have sprung up everywhere despite many bulbs being dug out by the chooks unfortunately. Destructive little things that they are.



Thursday, 13 April 2017

Bone Broth Workshop

On Wednesday one of our regular Simple Living Toowoomba workshop presenters, Racheal, held a bone broth workshop in her home. Of course most people my age were brought up by mothers who often had bone broth bubbling away on the wood stove so it is nothing new but it is great to see so many young people who are interested in learning about the benefits of broth.


Monday, 10 April 2017

Growing a Dragonfruit

I know a lot of my readers have been following the progress of our one and only Dragonfruit and a few days ago I finally picked it. Dragonfruit is a tropical fruit native to Southern Mexico and Central America and, as we live in a supposedly cool temperate region, I really didn't think we would ever see fruit on our plant. However, perhaps it enjoyed our unusually hot summer temperatures recently and I was quite intrigued as I followed its progress over the weeks since the beginning of February.


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