• Fermented buckwheat bread

    If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might be surprised to learn that my gluten-free sourdough starter is now languishing in neglect at the back of my fridge since I discovered fermented buckwheat bread (poor thing!).  Since making my first experimental loaf, I have baked only buckwheat bread, because not only is

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  • Mummy’s Milo

    Growing up, I guess I always took it for granted that Milo was made in New Zealand. I’m not quite sure why; I suppose it was my own ignorance …or clever advertising by Nestlé helped me to form that wrong assumption. Well anyway, that was my understanding well into adulthood, so that when I left home (after

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  • Kombucha – what is it?

    My husband tells me he has some colleagues at work who are awaiting this post with interest.  After the Christmas/New Year holidays in December and January, it was observed by his colleagues that he had lost a noticeable amount of weight since they had last seen him.  He was never really overweight as such; just getting

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  • Why you should make mayonnaise at home

    In preparing for this post I had such fun making this little instructional video with my talented and super-generous friends Holly and Murdoch (of One Man Crew).  We decided a mini-instructable was the absolute best way to demonstrate that, unless you need enough to feed a village in one sitting, you really need never buy mayonnaise again!  Fresh mayonnaise is so quick and

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