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Homegrown Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway Winner Announced 

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Congratulations to Alice for winning the Homegrown Kitchen Cookbook giveaway! Alice, please email me and we can sort out getting the parcel of goodies to you! A huge thank you to everyone who entered and for all of your lovely comments and support. It means so much! I wish I had a book and yarn for each and every one of you. More textile giveaways to come in the not too distant future! 

GIVEAWAY: Homegrown Kitchen Cookbook by Nicola Galloway – Giveaway Closed

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  You know those invaluable cookbooks that live on your bench and have been dog-eared dozens of times with food stains and marks found on almost every page? This new Homegrown Kitchen Cookbook by Nicola Galloway has already become that for me after only mere weeks of having it in my possession. The love and effort put into this book by Nicola is so obvious throughout and her passion for cooking good food is infectious. This […]

Basic Noodle Omlette + Anxiety

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  Things may seem rather quiet around here, but I can promise you that the quietness on my blog is a reflection of the busyness in my life and the chaos in my head. I have found the jump from two kids to three mind boggling. It is exhausting, relentless, and tedious at times. Conversely it is also wonderful and fun and hilarious. But if I am to be honest, more often than not, I am overwhelmed. Postnatal […]

Probiotic Coconut Yogurt: Plain or Chocolate!

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Have you tried making coconut yogurt but haven’t had much luck? I get questions from a large number of people about the secrets to making a consistently good coconut yogurt that is tangy and thick and that doesn’t separate. My method is EASY and I get a perfect batch every time. You don’t need any fancy equipment and you don’t even need to have probiotic capsules on hand. This method uses leftover coconut yogurt which you […]

Winter Solstice

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The winter solstice just passed exactly two hours ago. I love this day as it means the days will start to become longer again (here in the Southern Hemisphere, that is). Wellington is looking rather wintery today. I will be making some curry and fermented starchy goodness  tonight to warm our bellies (pictured, but I can’t share quite yet!). There has been plenty going on behind the scenes lately and I am looking forward to sharing […]

Giveaway: Sourdough Bread Kit

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  Photography by my lovely friend Virginia Woods-Jack I get mighty excited about making bread. It is my favourite fermented food and I never tire of watching the dough rise slowly throughout the day or the smell it creates during baking. I love how unique each loaf is when it is finished baking and pulled from the oven. Over the past couple of years I have slowly saved up and purchased a few bread-making tools […]