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[19 Apr 2012 | 12 Comments | ]
Head Cheese Recipe

It’s a boiled pig’s head, meat removed and diced, then set in a terrine mould with jelly made from the cooking broth. What’s not to like?!

Frugality, Keeping Animals, Recipes »

[9 Feb 2012 | 9 Comments | ]
Pig Trotters In Sweet Vinegar

We’re getting towards the end of the pigs we raised for meat – literally! I’ve never cooked trotters before, so this was an interesting meal.

Frugality, Growing Food »

[12 Dec 2011 | 14 Comments | ]
Digging Up Potatoes

Whenever we have potatoes sprout in the cupboard, we plant them out in a spare garden bed. It costs nothing, and you typically get back about 5-10 times as many potatoes as you plant!

Potatoes are also amazing for establishing new garden beds. They break up the ground, attract lots of worms, and leave a lovely rich soil behind.

I use the standard potato-growing technique – dig a fairly deep trench (up to a foot deep), put the seed potatoes in the bottom, and cover them with an inch or so of …

Frugality, Household, Illawarra Organisations, Waste »

[29 Sep 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
Illawarra Freecycle

FreeCycle is a great way to give a new life to stuff you no longer want, and to divert still-useful waste from landfill tips. Here are some of the useful things I’ve picked up…

Frugality, Growing Food »

[25 Jun 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
How To Store Pumpkins (Winter Squash)

With proper storage and a little care, many varieties of pumpkins can be kept for 6-12 months without refrigeration. In fact, they get sweeter and tastier the longer you store them!

Frugality, Growing Food »

[20 Jun 2011 | 9 Comments | ]
Why Grow Your Own Pumpkins?

Why would you bother to grow your own pumpkins when they’re so cheap from the supermarket?

Frugality, Growing Food, Permaculture, Waste, Water »

[17 Jun 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Mulch Delivery

We had 9 cubic metres (4.6 tons) of mulch delivered – and I have to move it all by wheelbarrow!

Frugality, Growing Food, Preparing Food, Recipes »

[4 May 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Duck Egg Yolk Pasta With Pesto

It sounds really fancy, but it’s actually just a practical way to use up duck egg yolks after making lots of meringues with the whites! Home made pesto is quick and delicious accompaniment that does the pasta justice.

Frugality, Keeping Animals »

[3 May 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Muscovy Ducks Arrive

We welcomed two new residents to the homestead this week – a pair of 4-month-old white muscovy ducks named Sir Francis and Louie.

Frugality, Growing Food, Preparing Food, Recipes »

[5 Apr 2011 | 13 Comments | ]
Home-Grown Pumpkin Soup

One of our favourite meals on a rainy Sunday is pumpkin soup. It’s dead easy to make from scratch!