Posts Tagged ‘homemade’

How To: Making Vegetable Stock from Food Scraps

Vegetable stock is one of those things that it is really useful to have on hand, it can add delicious depth and flavour to a whole range of dishes, as well as being an integral parts of soups, risottos and other dishes. Making my own stock has always been high on my to-do list, but the idea of buying fresh veggies purely to turn them into stock then dispose of them just didn’t sit right. That was until I realised you can just as easily make vegetable stock out of your food scraps, making the whole thing practically free!

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A Sunday afternoon in the kitchen

One of my favourite ways to wind down on Sunday afternoons is to spend some time in the kitchen, cooking things to see me through the week at work and some sweet treats for my housemates as well. This weekend I was able to do just that, all whilst keeping an eye on the cricket scores!

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Recipe: Banana and Walnut Loaf

They did some filming at my house last week and we were left with a large pile of very ripe bananas, which I assume were used as set dressing for the scenes in the kitchen. We had been using them in smoothies but they hadn’t gotten so ripe that even putting them in smoothies wasn’t appetising anymore! So banana and walnut loaf came to the rescue instead!

This is a super simple recipe that takes about 15 minutes to whip up, and about 55 minutes in the oven.

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Homemade Bath Products

As first cab of the rank in my quest to learn new things I decided to do a homemade bath products class run through Laneway Learning and taught by the Green Renters. The class was held outdoors at the People’s Market¬†which has taken up residence not far from my place, resulting in many visits by me to trial their ever-changing food options, browse the craft stalls and sample the drinks. It’s a pretty cool setup on what was an inner city car park.

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