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Making: Easy Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

June 15, 2015 | Cooking, Food & Fermentation | 5 comments | Author:

These delicious little things have become a house staple at our place – the go-to biscuit of lunchbox and ‘we have nothing to munch’ issues alike. They’re crunchy and chewy and full of yum, and extremely easy to make. You … Continued


Easy Kitchen Staples: Wholefood Vegetable Dips

May 18, 2015 | Cooking, Food & Fermentation | 4 comments | Author:

A delicious vegetable dip (with home made crackers) is a hard snack to beat. Here’s three super easy and awesomely tasty recipes you should make right now… Sitting down and sharing food with others has to be one of the … Continued


A Year at Otter Farm: Book Review

March 12, 2015 | Cooking, Farming, Food & Fermentation, Publications | 7 comments | Author:

When a place calls itself a ‘climate change farm’ you would suspect that it’s first book is likely to contain more than recipes for home-made pasta and tips for starting seedlings. And you would be right! With a subtle twist of the telling, A Year at … Continued


Making: a Crostata for the Season (Rustic Fruit Tart)

February 2, 2015 | Cooking, Food & Fermentation | 3 comments | Author:

Silently eyeing the crostata off, I did briefly think of eating it all just there and then. No one else was home you see, they didn’t know I had made it. Still eyeing the tart off, I paused for just … Continued


5 really scrummy Things To Do with Berries this Summer

October 27, 2014 | Cooking, Food & Fermentation | 6 comments | Author:

It’s coming up to berry season, folks! There is nothing quite as good as eating a handful of summer berries picked at their seasonal best. You can taste the summer sun in their tiny delicate bodies, all the while wondering … Continued


Making: Brydie’s Sneaky Sourdough (easy Low Yeast Bread)

September 29, 2014 | Cooking, Food & Fermentation | 17 comments | Author:

It’s pretty hard to beat the smell of freshly baked bread at dawn…


The many delights of Fresh Turmeric

August 1, 2014 | Cooking, Preserving | 18 comments | Author:

Recently we were lucky enough to score some of the amazing, earthy sunshine that are organic turmeric rhizomes. So much goodness in this plant! But like many harvests, when it rains it pours. Here’s what we did with ours. 


Meet the Makers: fermenting for Sandor Katz

January 22, 2014 | Cooking, Courses + Workshops, Fermenting, Food & Fermentation | 2 comments | Author:

So when Sandor Katz lands on our shores in a few weeks, we’ll be feeding everyone who comes along to the evening talks, sessions and workshops with fermented goodness. Crocks are bubbling across the country in readiness – thanks to … Continued


Apple and Juniper Kraut + Fermented Tomato Salsa

January 17, 2014 | Cooking, Fermenting, Food & Fermentation, Preserving | 8 comments | Author:

We had the best fun at the free little Fermentation workshop at the MCA last night! As promised, here’s the recipes from what got made. Apple and Juniper Sauerkraut and that delicious Fermented Tomato Salsa… 


Sandor Katz: the Good Doctors interview…

January 13, 2014 | Cooking, Fermenting, Food & Fermentation, Preserving | 1 comments | Author:

In readiness for joining us in a few short weeks for the Art of Fermentation with Sandor Katz tour, Sandorkraut recently recorded an interview with the Good Doctors. As usual, the interview was a great mash of folk history, science … Continued


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