Kitchen skills

How to roast peppers

As with most ingredients how you prepare them can enhance the flavour. This holds very true for roasting peppers. The roasting process brings out their sweetness.

How to steam vegetables

Steaming vegetables is a quick and easy option for getting vegetables onto your plate.Steaming your vegetables is a great way of keeping some of the crunch in your vegetables, none of us likes soggy broccoli with dinner.

A pepper

Working with peppers

Working with peppers doesn’t have to be difficult, and you don’t need to spend your time scraping seeds from the inside of the peppers. Here is the best method I have found for preparing peppers.

How to Care for a Chopping Board

While taking good care of your knives is important, taking good care of your chopping boards and surfaces are just as important.

Can you live without a slow cooker?

My slow cooker is one of the key pieces of gear that I rely on and use every week without fail. I think that a slow cooker is a must have item for anyone wanting to make real food a part of their life, here are my reasons why.

Self care

Food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities

When I was younger, I remember being weird for not being able to eat nuts (well I was weird because of other things too, but that is not the point). Having a food allergy was unusual, that sadly is not the case now.

Kombucha tea

I don’t profess to know the origins of Kombucha, there any many theories about who came up with it, to be honest I don’t mind who invented it, I’m just interested in the benefits it offers.
So you may be asking yourself, what is Kombucha?

2018 goals

Another year over and a new one underway. I hope you had a great break and enjoyed time with friends and family. We had a year with lots of ups and downs, so it was nice to finish the year with a positive experience.We took a lovely family holiday in Northland, the kids went camping for the first time, and we all enjoyed a lovely time in the sunshine.

General blogs

2017 goals

Happy New Year!!!! Another year over and a new one underway. I hope you had a great break and enjoyed time with friends and family.

2016 goals

Happy New Year!!!!
I am not one for making New Year’s resolutions, I prefer to set myself goals for the year, I like having something to work towards, and the start of a new year brings the time to set my goals.

Alternative ingredients

One of the key things missing that I found important when removing ‘standard’ foods from our diets was knowing an alternative I could use. Many of the alternatives I discovered, that were suitable for how we wanted to eat.