Margy laid an egg!

Margaret, aka Hotlips Hoolihan (Hotbeak just doesn’t sound right)  laid an egg!  Actually, she has laid 6 eggs and managed to keep us from finding them, the secretive little thing! The nest boxes are in a row at the back of the henhouse, we put a couple of plastic eggs in one of them to […]

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What to cook with Rhubarb?

Rhubarb isn’t only red these days.  Although I must admit I love red rhubarb.  But it comes in all sorts of  mixed exotic colours.  So If you want to put some colour into your life you should definately have a look at some of the options you have.  Silverbeet also comes in these bright colours […]

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Making a Sourdough Starter.

The idea is that wild yeast in the air get into your starter and it is then a live thing.

A pet even.

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There's a loaf but no fishes. Sourdough Bread.

I think I’m going to try and bake and freeze some and see if that works for us. It’s very nice being able to make the bread, and it’s very tasty.

I’m going to make some walnut sourdough next.

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Starting the starter – Sourdough Bread

And the next step – leaving the teens in charge of the starter for four days OMG! I hope it likes getting up in the afternoon and staying up late all night listening to loud music – maybe they’ll start it’s own facebook page for it!

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Ooooh Bakin' – that's bread. The Starter

Here’s the thing – you have to have a starter (which is alive)

And you keep it in the fridge.

And you feed it………………….

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Odds and Sods Curry

It was totally Awesome! I guess we could also call it the Gone To God Curry! What comes out of your pantry when there’s nothing much left? And you live too far for fast food, or the supermarket?

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Muffins Away – Carrot and Zucchini

Have been trying to find the recipe for carrot and zucchini muffins for ages.  I usually cook things like dinner, or savoury things, I just don’t do cakes.  I’m not sure why they often put me down for ‘Dessert’ when there’s a community thing on – they’ve obviously never heard me in my kitchen when […]

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