I love knowing what is in my food, especially sausages. I have made pork sausages here, but you can use chicken, lamb, beef, goat, what ever you can find! Sausages are a great way to use the whole of an animal, bits and pieces that may not be perfect for other uses. Also, sausages need…
Month: January 2010
Getting silly with sausages
Tom was delighted with his Christmas present (see The perfect Christmas present for the perfect man), and why wouldn’t he be. It’s not every day you get a meat mincer, sausage casings and some spices. A gift that enables you to be creative, make mess, make dinner, and involve the whole family is indeed the…
Kids DIY haircuts
I guess after a few months of trying to DIY many things at home, eventually ones thoughts turn to the topic of hair. Does becoming self-sufficient mean I need to attempt DIY haircuts?
Keeping cool for record-breaking overnight heat
Last night Melburnians experienced their hottest night on record since 1902 – 30.6 degrees Celcius. This temperature didn’t drop below 30 degress until morning (See the Age: Sleepless in the city: Melbourne sweats through equal-hottest night).
Gold fish health spa
A few weeks before Christmas, my friend Anna rang me with one of her more unusual requests. Could we house her boyfriend Andrew’s two goldfish (at that stage contained to life in a small tank with bright blue pebbles and a plastic plant)?
No rotten bananas – the price of being so picky
I stared at the badly browned and limp banana on my bench the other day, so tender to the touch that I could barely lift it, and knew what had to be done.
Banana Loaf 1 ¾ cups self raising flour ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar 2 eggs ¼ cup milk 75g butter, melted 1 cup mashed bananas Sift flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl. Mix in sugar. In another bowl beat eggs. Stir in milk, butter and bananas. Mix quickly…
Can’t change the world? Then change yourself
I feel very concerned about the way we are destroying our planet, and at times I have felt helpless to stop it. Sometimes it feels like our own small changes are insignificant when the issues we are facing (global warming, peak oil crises) are so large. Normal living pressures and trying to juggle work, family,…
This recipe is inspired by Hugh Fearnley-Whitingstall’s bolognese sauce. I am a great fan of Hugh’s and can totally recommend watching any show he has ever produced! This sauce can be used for pasta, or lasagne. It nearly uses every herb I have in my garden, so I love it! Awesome to be able to…
How to make your own semolina pasta
Time: Takes an 1.5 hours Ingredients 2 cups (250g) plain flour 2 cups (335g) semolina
My lazy day just got busy
I awoke this morning thinking I would just relax a little today after the new years celebrations. Right! New Years eve was spent at our friends house, swimming in their pool trying to beat the 38 degree C heat, then darting the enormous hail stones that rained from the sky in one of the more…