The Instant Pot Chicken Broth

I’ve had a few close encounters of the overcooked kind with my instant pot, but thanks to more seasoned pressure cooking chefs, I’m gradually learning to get a long with it. While it makes yogurt (a setting that can also be used to prove dough), works as a slow cooker and can even produce aContinue reading “The Instant Pot Chicken Broth”

How to Make Sourdough Starter – A foolproof method

The easiest way to get going with a sourdough starter is when someone gifts some to you, but if you have to start your own, here is how! It takes 7-10 days to get one going, but if you take care of it, you will have a reliable starter for breads, pancakes, sweets and more!Continue reading “How to Make Sourdough Starter – A foolproof method”

Troubleshooting Sourdough Starter

Getting a sourdough starter going is a labour of love and maintaining it too! You have to take care of it like you would a plant, it needs to be fed, and has some other things that it benefits from too! Here you will find some tips on what to do if…. There is liquidContinue reading “Troubleshooting Sourdough Starter”

Perfect Cheese Scones with sourdough discard

These cheese scones are a great way to use your sourdough discard, they’re quick to make and this batch went so fast that I didn’t even get a fancy picture of one plated! Recipe Method Preheat your oven to 220C / 420F – Scones need a hot oven to get a quick rise! Get aContinue reading “Perfect Cheese Scones with sourdough discard”

Easy Sourdough Bread, Everything you need to know

My sourdough starter is called Marletta. She’s 33 years old and was gifted to me by a friend of a friend. I love her. Having tried and failed to get my own starter going a couple of times, it feels great to finally be having some success with baking bread, which was one of theContinue reading “Easy Sourdough Bread, Everything you need to know”

Foraging for Blackberry Jelly! Two Ingredient Recipe!

Blackberry season is here, and as with the Stanley Cup play offs you have to sacrifice your body to get the best fruit. I’ve been out battling the brambles and have come home with a bounty of blackberries – 6lbs to be exact! Foraging and Canning are essential homesteading skills as per the Homesteading SkillsContinue reading “Foraging for Blackberry Jelly! Two Ingredient Recipe!”

Free Garlic!?! Harvest and more!

I learned a lot about garlic this year. I had to plant in the greenhouse because I was dealing with a rodent issue in the autumn and planing outside wasn’t an option. We also get A LOT of rain on the west coast, so rotting was a concern. What did I plant? Garlic from aContinue reading “Free Garlic!?! Harvest and more!”

Essential Homesteading Skills Survey

Since I came from the city to my microstead on the Sunshine Coast, I had to make some big changes. I’m a fairly practical person but I’ve been surprised by just how much work it takes to keep a garden and house running smoothly. If I want to reach my goal of sustainable growing, IContinue reading “Essential Homesteading Skills Survey”

3 films for the planet that you need to see this holiday season

Aside from all the usual holiday, girl meets boy, comedy ensues, they fall in love etc. Movies you may get dragged into, perhaps this holiday season is the time for something more meaty! (stay with me vegetarians)! 2020 has given us time to reflect, if you’re thinking has brought you to a place where youContinue reading “3 films for the planet that you need to see this holiday season”

10 Uses for Mason Jars You Need to Know!

We’ve all seen Mason Jars adapted in to wedding centre pieces, lunch boxes and candles but here’s the ultimate hipster guide to using these versatile jars in ever aspect of life! We’ve collated the top 10 uses for Mason Jars that we hadn’t seen before, no chalk paint or glitter here! Mason Jar Bird FeederContinue reading “10 Uses for Mason Jars You Need to Know!”