Bacon recipe

Ingredients Pork belly (keep the rind and ribs attached if you intend to hang your meat after it is cured) Salt (a few cups is all you will need) Spices (optional) such as: bay leaves chillies crushed juniper berries peppercorns

Mixing small children and elderly residents makes sense

I have always thought that we do some things that make no sense in our modern day world. For instance, my grandmother (aka Nan) lives in Shepparton on her own. She is 87, and she has her life and routines, but she is perhaps a bit lonely. I live 2.5 hours away with three children…

A great place to start – change your breakfast

I found a great way to feel healthier…..start by loading the first meal of every day with really healthy things. I always feel good when I have a big bowl of seasonal fruit, muesli and yoghurt on top. The only problem is, I can’t believe how expensive breakfast cereals cost at the supermarket. What’s worse…

Toasted muesli

Ingredients 1/4 cup oil 1/4 cup brown sugar (optional) 1/4 cup honey 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional) 3 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup coconut 1/2 cup wheatgerm 1/2 cup bran flakes (preferably unprocessed, but processed if that is all you can get) 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds…