Posts Tagged“eggs”

This lovely slice makes a wonderful lunch or snack.  It is also a great way to use up an abundant harvest of zucchini and eggs!  Like most of my recipes this one is super thrifty as well, the entire dish would cost under $4 or about half that if you have homegrown zucchini and eggs! Ingredients 4 eggs ½ cup parmesan cheese 1 cup SR flour or SR gluten free flour ¼ tsp salt dash of pepper 1 tsp minced garlic 1 medium onion, finely diced 2 cups finely grated zucchini ( can substitute some carrot if you like) ½…

I was very fortunate to receive an ice cream maker for a gift this year, and boy is it a fun “tool” to have.  I do joke with the family that it is an item which needs to be used “responsibly”!  The one I got is a Cuisinart ICE 30 A and if you are in the market for an ice cream maker I would recommend this model, it works wonderfully well.  Homestead hubby found this one on sale for only $99 (RRP was $179) on the internet.  I think it was the end of the purple stock, as the…

I still find it amazing to see what a great variety and amount of food can be produced in a suburban back yard.  Today I gathered this lovely harvest of chillies, lemons, eggs and some lavender flowers and it is winter here on the NSW south coast!  The mandarin tree is loaded with fruit which will be ready in coming weeks and we are still picking spinach, broccoli, kale, endive, radish, oregano, celery and even have some tomatoes on some volunteer vines!  The tomatoes planted themselves and are growing well, they have quite large green fruit, so I have decided…

Maybe I’m a bit crazy, but I think there are few things as exciting as picking fresh produce from your own backyard!  We’ve been having some lovely harvests this week.  Finally we have grown some delicious corn, other times we’ve tried to grow it were less successful, but this time we hit the jackpot.  Fresh corn cooked a few minutes after picking is amazing, no doubt full of nutrients too! We have also been enjoying lots of eggplant, chilli, lettuce, endive, spinach, tomatoes, cucumber and tons of basil.  I have made several large batches of basil pesto and then frozen…

Chickens are a wonderful addition to just about any homestead. They are suited to even the smallest of yards. We have a small flock of five chickens, which provide us the most delicious fresh eggs, turn our compost, as well as giving us great garden fertiliser. Chickens are pretty low maintenance and require very little effort for the wonderful returns they provide. They just need secure housing to protect them from predators, clean water, and some food daily. We tend to feed our chickens plenty of kitchen scraps and some leafy greens from the garden, plus a bit of commercial feed…