Yummy recipes - some of them are yummy FOOD ones, some are yummy DRINK ones, and some are yummy HOUSEHOLD product ones!

  • Pickled Radish

    Pickled Radish

    Another canning job completed on the weekend! [recipes below] In the cooler weather we get a lot more plants producing abundant harvests in our garden, as the micro-climate creates perfect conditions for many of the crops that won’t grow well once the full-on heat of brutal summer kicks in. One of those things right now that we’re having a glut of, is

  • Lemon Cordial

    Lemon Cordial

    Old-fashioned lemon cordial Makes: approx 1.2L Ingredients 1 kg sugar 1 litre water 1 tablespoon citric acid 1 tablespoon tartaric acid zest of two lemons (optional) juice of 6 lemons, strained (350ml once strained) Instructions Add the sugar, water, citric and tartaric acids to a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to simmering point, stirring continuously until the sugars and acids have completely dissolved. This takes 5-10mins. Stir in the lemon juice. Once cool, bottle. I used a funnel to pour the cordial into used and washed bottles. Notes The original recipe calls for 2kg of sugar, I decided to halve the amount. If you don’t use citric and tartaric…

  • Jammin’

    . Today we’re rockin’ it out – and we’re jammin’….! Strawberry Jammin’ that is πŸ˜€ Yep – you can buy home-brand strawberry jam for super-cheap at the local supermarket, but when you read the ingredients on the back of the jar/tin, it can definitely give you a case of the willies, wondering why allllll that unnecessary stuff is even in there – and wondering just how much actual strawberries it even contains… So – at the moment in our part of the world, strawberries are thriving, and if you don’t grow them, they can be purchased for around $4kg – so who wouldn’t want to make jam?!?! And today we…

  • Dame Washalot

    . Today it was time to whip up another batch of Laundry Liquid, although we still have about 4L left from the last batch, but we’re getting a bit sick of the empty containers cluttering up the kitchen bench, so rather than throw them out (GAH!) we’ll fill them back up, so that they aren’t taking up ‘wasted’ space somewhere. AND – as we’d said that we would post