Say Cheese!

The first cheeses from our own Sweetpea’s milk… 8 litres of milk into what should be a kilo or more of brie. Now all we have to do is wait three to six weeks to find out if it’s any good. And while she’s giving us five litres of milk a day, we need to... Continue Reading →

Wood stove cookery

A wood fuelled stove is one of the most sustainable methods of cooking there is, especially when the fuel comes from the 50 acres of trees up the back of the property. There’s enough fuel up there that’s just been blown over by the storms since we moved here to run the stove for the... Continue Reading →

Bounty from the garden

The weather may be dry but the vegetable garden is producing abundantly.  Yesterday I harvested so many tomatoes that I had to get creative with cooking (still leaving plenty to eat raw or as bruschetta) We now have 6 jars of tomato jam, 7 jars of green tomato chutney, 2 large bottle of fresh tomato... Continue Reading →

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