A ham in a week (2kgs)

Different stages and timings for ham Ham takes a while to make – but it isn’t hard. You just need some time on your side. I bought a 2kg ham and it took a week to cure and soak it before I could cook it. Then it took a few hours to prepare before I…

Makin’ bacon – anyone can do it

I am glad I wasn’t bought up Jewish, or I would be having serious issues sticking to the ‘no bacon’ rule. I would not really call myself a pork eater except for bacon. Recently my local permaculture newsgroup made me aware of an interesting program on the ABC called ‘River Cottage Spring’. There is a…

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

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…