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Posted by Cherry on 6 April 2015 | 4 Comments

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Pudding for breakfast. Nom nom. High in quality protein, high in fibre, omega-3 dense and gluten-free, chia seeds make a great breakfast. If you haven't already given it a go what are you waiting for.

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Home-made extracts; Vanilla, Almond and Orange.

Posted by Tricia on 15 September 2014 | 2 Comments

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Last December I made a few bottles of vanilla extract. One for my own use and the other as a gift. Today I've made more vanilla extract as well as a few bottles of almond extract and orange extract. I go through a fair bit of these three previously store bought essences. Good/natural essences aren't cheap so it makes sense to make your own. They are super easy to make but you do need a little patience to allow them to sit, steep and flavourise for between 2 to 4 months.IMG 5434

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Simply Sauerkraut

Posted by Tricia on 13 May 2014 | 3 Comments

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I have wanted to make sauerkraut for years and I have finally done it YAY! My friend Den came for a visit a few months back and showed me how. She whipped some up in no time. I'm so over all the fancy this and that that you can make these days. I'm sticking to the basic old-fashioned stuff from here on in. All she used was some cabbage, good salt and caraway seeds. I had the perfect container on hand that I bought especially for sauerkraut. I think it cost me $5 from our local second-hand shop. For recipe read the full post.IMG 5199

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Savoury zucchini slice

Posted by Tricia on 27 January 2012 | 4 Comments

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At this time of the year anyone who has a couple of zucchini plants in their garden and a few chooks is overrun with you guessed it..... zucchinis and eggs. This savoury slice recipe takes care of both of those little problems and what's more you can freeze them in convenient meal-for-one sized pieces. I live alone most of the time and find it quite diffficult to make healthy meals for myself. I love cooking for OTHER people and I like to cook BIG meals so I'm am particularly challenged in this respect. These savoury slices are ideal for vegetarians as well as for getting vege's into your kids. A perfect light meal on a hot summer day accompanied by a fresh garden salad. The actual recipe I'm sharing with you here is only a suggestion. Create your own version with what you have on hand. I do use some fabulous recipes that I follow to the letter but this is a dish that invites your own input, inspired by seasonal availablity or your own personal taste preferences.

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