Yesterday I showed a friend how to kill, pluck and clean a chicken.
A cheap and simple home-made chicken processing station. It also doubles as a very handy outdoor sink for washing vegetables, plant pots and tools.
The pigs finally came home from the butcher. We received back 74 kilograms of porky goodness per pig – that’s a lot of meat to have sitting in front of you!
There was a little bit of discussion about feeding scraps to pigs on my original entry about our pig project. There are quite strict laws around the feeding of scraps and waste to pigs in Australia (and many other countries), and you really need to make sure you’re doing the right thing. The NSW Department … [Read more…]
New Scientist magazine has just published an article about the sustainability of kangaroo meat for human consumption. If you’re interested read it now, as I think free access to the full article is removed at some period after publication. The article looks at issues like methane production, water use, feed conversion efficiency, orphaned joeys, humane … [Read more…]
Kiama Council has been putting on a series of focus group workshops this week, on topics such as health, community, waste, and environment. Last night I participated in the Food workshop. What an awesome experience! The room at the Harbourside Brighton was packed with people passionate about all aspects of food – there was a … [Read more…]
I made this video some time ago, as you can probably tell if you know our kids. Have a read of the labels on the products you’re feeding your children – if it sounds anything like what the girls are cooking up here then please stop!
Tonight we had a couple of kangaroo mini-roasts for dinner, bought from our local Woolworths supermarket. I’ve eaten kangaroo many times before, and like it just as much as beef. Megan has never been quite so keen, simply because it’s kangaroo. However, we both enjoyed this pre-packaged roast. It was quick and easy to cook, … [Read more…]
A couple of weeks ago I promised to post the recipes of the lillypilly treats I made. This is the first… A real bellini is a “brunch cocktail”, made by pouring some peach puree into the bottom of a champagne flute and then topping it up with sparkling Italian wine. Champagne or other sparkling wines … [Read more…]