Homemade beverages – ginger beer

There are more and more things I discover which are easily made at home. Ginger beer is one of them. It’s relatively easy to make, requires limited equipment, and it’s ready to drink in about three days.   Equipment The equipment needed to make ginger beer at home is basically a set of special bottles. […]

Growing herbs – Backyard gardening

As the temperatures are slowly rising here, I got into gardening on the weekend and gave my little backyard some much-needed attention. Unfortunately, one part of that attention was dedicated to farewelling most of our herbs. They just hadn’t managed to keep going due to our dry (yet warm) winter. Now, I know that not […]

Sealing food

If there is one food preservation method I’m not very familiar with, it’s food sealing. Reading about it made me want to try it even less. Food sealing, however, needs to be mentioned because there is a good chance you will have come across it in the form of a vegetable covered in oil. Let […]

Cellaring and storing food

Storing food correctly can greatly increase their life span. I remember growing up that we always had a cellar. At the time I didn’t pay much attention to it and now I wish I would have one. Potatoes, for example, could last up to a year in our cellar. Now, I only have the ‘modern’ […]

Pickling food

When I hear ‘pickled food’, my mind usually turns to pickled cucumbers. Pickled cucumbers are easily the most well-known kind of pickled food. But, little did I know that you can pickle all kinds of food. And pickling is actually one of the oldest forms of food preservation. So today, a little run-down of what […]

Freezing food

Recently I talked about reducing food waste. One option to reduce food waste is to freeze food so it keeps its freshness. This option is particulalry great for fresh produce and I love using it for something like kale. But I also like freezing when I prepare meals in advance. Today I decided it’s time […]

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