Lacto-fermented Ginger Carrots

ginger carrots

Lacto-fermented Carrots are a great start to cultured veggies that both adults and children will like.  This recipe has been adapted from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. As carrots have a higher sugar content than cabbage, this ferment does not keep as long as…

Cultured Dilly Carrots


We have been fermenting veggies for many years now. This fermented dilly carrot recipe is one of our old-time favourites (from Lisa’s Counter Culture). It is well liked by children and has become a staple fermented veggie in our fridges. Perfect for school lunches.

Hollandaise Sauce


Hollandaise sauce is the perfect way to give your meals a boost of healthy fats.  An emulsion of eggs and butter using lemon juice, hollandaise sauce is said to have originated in the 1700’s in Holland.  One good reason to own a thermo-mix is…

Butter Sweet Butter Drops


Why we feed our kids butter?  I was horrified the first time my Grandad tried to feed my 4 month old baby butter dipped in sugar off a teaspoon! This was an age old tradition he had created with his 9 children, 36 grandchildren…

D’s 2nd Birthday Parties


D was pretty lucky on his 2nd birthday as he got to have 2 celebrations! We were in Far North Queensland visiting family around the time of his birthday so had a Scooter Party to celebrate. It was fun to work with a theme…

D’s 1st Birthday

d first birthday dog cake

Birthdays are a very special time. I have found that party planning and preparations are a way to reflect and remember the beautiful day that our children come to join us. D’s first birthday was particularly sentimental. Being my first and only child I was dedicated…

Bone Broth Gravy


When you have bone broth on hand, it is always simple to make a nourishing, nutrient dense and flavoursome gravy to add to breakfast sausages, rissoles,  steak or roast meats.  Gravy is a great way of adding bone broth to your family’s diet. Eating…

Beef Bone Broth


A South American proverb states that, “a good bone broth would resurrect the dead”.  Broth is one of the simplest, in-expensive items that are the backbone to any traditional kitchen. If you want to start somewhere, start here.  What is Bone Broth?  it is a…

Macadamia Mayonnaise


Store bought mayonnaise is a trap for refined oils, refined sugar and added colours and flavours. Homemade mayo is easy to make and more often than not you would have the ingredients on hand to do so. Once you have succeeded with homemade mayo…

S’s 3rd Birthday


It’s a wonderful time to get together with special friends and family to celebrate the life of a child or person when it is their birthday.  Our youngest daughter turned 3 and we had a wonderful day surrounded by love, laughter and fun. This…