Posts tagged with "homesteading"



Make your own Gluten Free Granola
Country Kitchen & Recipes · 22. October 2021
While both muesli and granola are a mix of grains, seeds, nuts and dried fruits, the main difference is that granola is sweetened with honey or maple syrup and is baked. Muesli is not baked. They each are regarded as a healthy breakfast.
Dusted Jam Drops Recipe (Gluten Free)
Country Kitchen & Recipes · 30. August 2021
So here it is, jam drops for everyone, even those with coeliacs disease. The recipe is fairly simple, with the addition of almond butter and flax meal, the biscuit crumb is a little denser, crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle, and less powdery than usual. I used homemade mariposa plum jam for the middle. Needless to say, they were gone in a couple of hours!

The hidden value in home based living.
Country Kitchen & Recipes · 02. August 2021
A productive household is simply one that is working and productive for the good of the people that live there. If our mortgages are the biggest expense of our lifetimes then why aren’t we producing more from our households?
Quick Banana Bread Bites
Country Kitchen & Recipes · 13. July 2021
These quick Banana Bread Bites have been the most requested and most popular snack in our home for most of winter now, so I thought I'd share them with you. One of those recipes that can be made without much thinking, grab a fork and a stainless steel bowl to mash the bananas and then whip them up. Simply pour into a cake tin and pop straight into the oven. No fuss, just like most recipes that appeal to me!

Making soap for ourselves.
Country Kitchen & Recipes · 05. July 2021
I have looked at cold process soap many times, but knowing that there is a learning curve, it has taken me quite a while to even think about making soap this way. Also there is a chemical reaction that takes place when making these soaps, so you have to be on top of safety concerns and wear safety equipment.
Winter Morning Magic
Garden · 28. June 2021
The shortest day has arrived. It was memorable and beautiful and I can’t remember a Winter Solstice quite like it. We woke up to a pink, purple , blue and apricot-tinged sky. The sun was enlarged by the misty fog, becoming a gigantic round ball of light that beamed across our winter flowers, which were glistening like jewels under the magical glowing light.

Country Kitchen & Recipes · 01. May 2020
Pine Trees exist everywhere on earth. Except for Antartica (sorry to my science station readers). This makes it a truly accessible plant, that anyone can use.
Garden · 09. April 2020
When we made it into the greenhouse (ah) to get going on the winter vegetables, we decided to plant foods that would help us stay at home longer and enable us to distance ourselves, while remaining healthy, choosing many “cut and come again” staples that compliment many a meal.

Garden · 22. February 2020
It’s the greenest summer I have ever seen up here on the hill, and it has us all a bit thrown. On the whole, its actually been very cool, the temperate nature of our climate usually has us desperate for rain. This year we have been gifted so much extra. It's easy to forget (...)
Garden · 27. November 2019
The Borage is blooming readily by now, the sweet peas start to climb up them and reach for the trellis in the middle. I’m calling this my “sweet pea circus” as it accidentally has been shaped like a tent. It will invite the bees to a new spot in my garden, hopefully they will pay attention to the two new raised beds sitting beside it. (...)