Bagels are a very special bread that originated in the Jewish communities of eastern Europe as far back as the early 1600s . These special breads are first boiled prior to baking, which makes them chewier and with a lovely, shiny crust. Bagels have always been one of my favourite treats, next to doughnuts, of course. About a decade ago I toyed with making bagels risen with yeast. They were delicious but I didn’t make […]
Things have been very quiet on here. If you follow my Instagram you will know I have still been doing a fair bit with food and fibre, as well as the odd workshop. My partner asked about the blog the other day and suggested I do a simple blog post just to give an update and to let people know what my plans are over the next while. Keeping up with the blog has been impossible […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]