Country Kitchen & Recipes

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.

Strawberry Euro Cake (Gluten Free)
Country Kitchen & Recipes · 02. April 2021
Traditionally in Europe this cake is made after breakfast, once you have rounded up all the strawberries in the patch and brought the spoils back inside. I have adapted the recipe to be gluten-free. I have found that adding almond butter makes a fluffier sponge and that yogurt, sour cream or thickened cream all work great in the recipe, so you can use whatever you have in your fridge.
Tomato and Zucchini Soup
Country Kitchen & Recipes · 08. March 2021
We’ve been enjoying this quick summer soup, and its the ideal lunch, that warms you up on these cool days we’ve been having. It’s also nutritious, giving us all the vitamins we need through the changing seasons.

Country Kitchen & Recipes · 27. October 2020
It is also widely known as Barnbrack, and Bairín Breac. Traditionally, the loaf that's baked is quite large and would be used in a fortune telling game. Many different charms with all sorts of meanings used to be placed in the dough before baking, for example, whoever got the gold ring would be next to marry!
Country Kitchen & Recipes · 28. June 2020
Here are the super easy snickers-like vegan chocolate bars I made over the weekend. Healthy, well "healthier" than the store-bought, they are filled with fruit, nuts and delicious dark chocolate. High fibre and filled with nutrients, these bars are rich and sweet, but also are satisfyingly filling, so one is really enough!

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.
Country Kitchen & Recipes · 08. March 2020
I have made the pastry gluten free as I have coeliacs disease. It's taken me along time to perfect, but now although theres many different ingredients to the Irish original, it tastes similar and has the same crunch as it comes hot out of the oven.

Country Kitchen & Recipes · 19. March 2019
I love to make this when my tomatoes are in abundance and the great thing about it, is that its not fussy on the type you have, so mix them all up to make this sweet sauce. I have gifted this for christmas and its really been popular, I've run out again.
Country Kitchen & Recipes · 05. March 2019
A couple of weekends ago we had a fun weekend at the Yinnar Community Garden, where I showed a lovely bunch of people how to make my Garden Glut Pickles during a "Kitchen Pantry" workshop, which is a series of 5 workshops to be held up until May, funded by the Latrobe Health Assembly and facilitated by the volunteers of the garden and neighbouring ARC Art Gallery.

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