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Slow Living July

Slow Living July

Linking up with Christine again this month and for once I am not running behind. Nourish -Make and bake as much as possible from scratch. Ditch over packaged, over processed convenience foods and opt for ‘real’ food instead. There has been more bread...
Did Someone Say Spring?

Did Someone Say Spring?

Well apparently yes they did. Asparagus is shooting… And the Mulberry is fruiting. Well the plants think so and who am I to judge.  I think they are much better equipped to measure the soil temperature than I am. What this really means is that the brassicas I...
Home Grown Chicken – The Taste Test

Home Grown Chicken – The Taste Test

Back on the 14th of this month we had a trial run at butchering our own chicken and I have been meaning to write about the finished product but life (read work) got in the way. After finishing the butchering we chilled the chicken in the fridge for 48 hours to let the...
Lime Spice Syrup Cake

Lime Spice Syrup Cake

This cake is soooo good.  Share it with friends over a coffee served with a good dollop of Greek yogurt (or double cream if you prefer) as desert with family or just on your own with a cup of tea and a good book. Cake 185 gm Soft Butter 1Cup Castor Sugar 4 Eggs...
Butchering Meat Chickens – A Trial Run

Butchering Meat Chickens – A Trial Run

Before you read any further I will let you know there are no gruesome photos of headless chickens in this post.  If anyone wants to see step by step butchering pictures there are plenty on the net and since I am a novice I have no words of wisdom to impart just...