Category Archives: in the kitchen

Plastic Free July and homemade bread bags

This year I’m taking part in Plastic Free July for the first time. I’ve decided to take on the TOP 4 challenge, refusing single use plastic straws, plastic bottles, plastic bags & coffee cup lids. The straws are easy as … Continue reading

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Bottling the stout and a beer bread recipe

I came across this super quick beer bread recipe this afternoon that looked too simple not to try, only 4 ingredients and no yeast, kneading or proving required. Who else would offer such a convenient recipe but Jamie Oliver himself? … Continue reading

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Preparing to bottle

Ooops time got away from us as it tends to do so the stout has had an extra week in the fermenter. We’ll be bottling tomorrow night so I sanitised all the bottles with a  Phos-San fluid this evening to … Continue reading

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Brewing Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Last night was brewing night and although I had expected I’d be more of a eager observer than a brewer for my first attempt, as things turned out Trav was working late so with the deadline in mind I jumped … Continue reading

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Ladies’ choice at the brewery

Living further out from the city means one thing above all – more space! Trav was quick to reacquaint himself with the joy of homebrew recently and while we bottled his New World Ale another recipe caught my eye – … Continue reading

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Yoghurt is a success!!

Yes! This afternoon I gingerly lifted the lid on our Easiyo tub and well looky here – we have our first tub of Greek yoghurt!    The top layer was nice and firm like store bought, and underneath it is … Continue reading

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Making Yoghurt

One of the skills I wanted to learn this year was how to make yoghurt from scratch – we go through so much at home and I’m tired of seeing all the containers go into the bin after just one … Continue reading

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