Tag: food

Shopping in Wellington

No! Not for clothes. No point in doing that. No point in shopping for clothes unless it is a new carhart jacket.  When I get back to the farm it will be work clothes all the way – until January when I return to…

The Kitchens Triangle

Kitchen, Garden, Table.  There is a lot of canning going on right about now. They call it canning in America. In New Zealand we call this bottling. Though neither makes sense when the food is put in JARS  – so it should be called…

Celery Soup for my Little Sister

Even though my little sister lives far, far away in New Zealand I can still cook her some celery soup. Aren’t we lucky. Our mother became sick when my sister was only a little girl and I keep forgetting that she saw me in…

Muffins and Mad Dogs

My friends the young students, and I made fruit and vege muffins yesterday.   Which gave us plenty of energy for outdoor pursuits. I found this recipe somewhere ages ago and delve into it off and on, using whatever is in the house (that…

How to make No-knead Kefir bread on a Snowy Slushy Snainy day!

The snow was a bit of a disappointment yesterday but we did  get about two inches of snowy slushy snainy rain. Snain is Viv’s new word for snow mixed with rain. I like it! We got snained! And while the wind was blowing the…

How to steam eggs – no need to boil at all.

I have always had trouble peeling boiled eggs.  No matter what method I tried I could not do it. Every egg I peeled looked .. well .. pitted, mauled, savaged. I never had this problem when I was young but in my impatient adult…

Drinking from Puddles and making Sauerkraut with Whey

Puddles are superior drinking water evidently. John is a great believer in fermented foods – most especially sauerkraut (he is of German extraction – the extraction being way way back in the mists of time).  Live foods are incredibly food for the gut and…

Multi tasking would be better as a monotask

This is the result of multi tasking. Do not mix trying not to repack, simmering a redwine reduction for tonight’s pasta, making a homemade pizza for lunch, cleaning out the fridge, stamping cards and making the Final List, plus cleaning the basement laundry when…

Stock that is good enough to drink

Vegetable stock I mean! Seriously. Why would we cook with a vegetable stock that was not good enough to drink.  Most of the supermarket stocks are just salty and un appetising with a list of chemical ingredients a mile long. They tell me there…

Easy Apple Butter Ice-cream

Something bright and sweet just for you and I.  And a thank you for yesterdays tremendous response in the Lounge of Comments.  When we were little and living by the beach, and before our Mum became ill,  we used to have what Mum called…