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Girragirra tomato passata recipe

  Here’s our Girragirra tomato passata recipe, because Summer in Oz means tomatoes are go! It’s our low tech way of storing that sunshine in a bottle for those chilly Winter days ahead. Girragirra Tomato Passata Recipe: Grow your own, they WILL be tastier than anything you can buy. If[…]

Are we nuts? Why we make activated almonds.

  Activated almonds have become a bit of a “thing” over the last little while. My 88 year old Mum’s having none of it! She tells me it’s a load of hippie rubbish. But I figure if the Ancient civilisations built a tradition around the soaking and drying of nuts[…]

Yoghurt – in 5 easy steps

It’s 44C in the shade today – the perfect temperature to set yoghurt.  But not so great for being outside. So let’s stay inside, make our yoghurt, then set it outside. Win! I was lucky enough to learn this technique from the very clever David Asher. David’s one of the[…]

Christmas Kraut – a gift to your gut health

Everybody’s yakking on about gut health, fermented food and the microbiome. If you have nooooo idea what they’re talking about, have a bit of a read here and then come back, OK? Gut Health: In the words of that guru of guts Dr Michael Mosley ” Your gut is astonishingly[…]