Home-made marshmallow and goji berry jelly rocky road

This is an adults only kinda rocky road, not overly sweet, and with dark chocolate and goji berry jelly you can enjoy it all to yourself. I had a too-late thought that pistachio nuts instead of peanuts would make this extra Christmas-sy but I think I would prefer the taste of the peanuts anyway. I…

a Christmas pickle

I’m eager to start our Christmas tradition of home-made gifts – but this year I am making pasta and cookies or rocky road and so I can’t start until the 23rd/24th of December. It’s put me in a bit of pickle as I am in the mood but can’t do much about it except make…

Christmas is all around – home-made gifts

What kicks off the Christmas season for you? Aside from binge watching Christmas movies like Love Actually (which is on tonight šŸ˜‚), home-made Christmas presents are one of our traditions that begins the Christmas season for me. Cass and I have made these for our loved ones every year since we have been together. This…

pickle in the middle – rhubarb pickle

This is a tasty little pickle that was featured in the roast beetroot salad on SBS Food Safari Earth (Nov 9th 2017). When I saw it I immediately thought, ‘awesome – another thing to do with all the rhubarb we have at the moment!’ I grow giant rhubarb which is green, and is slightly more…

all about that pesto

I share this a lot – but it’s so good! I whipped up a batch of basil pesto yesterday afternoon for tea tonight – all ready to go – just gonna whip up a quick salsa with avocado, tomato and diced red onion with a red wine vinegar dressing and put the pasta on. I…

coffee & tv – home-made cold brew coffee

This is a smooth and tasty cold brew coffee that you can make at home, and also take in an esky to enjoy camping or on picnics. This also makes a thoughtful gift and we made up bottles to include with our home made Christmas gifts. We did the batch Christmas morning. We are camping…

golden brown – pistachio amaretti (gf)

These gorgeous little biscuits were an idea from an old ABC delicious magazine. I have made some changes to ingredients and steps to achieve a more desirable biscuit. I am including them as little gifts as a part of our homemade Christmas gifts. They are super simple to make and look great wrapped in some…

sly gin – cumquat gin

This is the next in line for a bunch of infused spirits that will make tasty home-made Christmas gifts. 1 kg cumquats 7oo ml gin (we used Gordon’s and this was tasty –Ā it wouldn’t be worth using a super good quality gin but you wouldn’t want to use super cheap or it won’t be nice…

slingshot – cumquat brandy

This is the lastĀ in line for a bunch of infused spirits that will make tasty home-made Christmas gifts. I feel the need to explain the title. It is a Black Seeds song and it rhymes with cumquat – but alsoĀ the cumquats pack a punch (in a good way) hence the name Slingshot.   1 kg…

Vanilla Morrison – vanilla infused vodka

Will make excellent home-made Christmas presents, as well asĀ a tasty home-made treat. This is part of a few posts on infused spirits you can make at home. Make a few of themĀ to bottle into 60-100 ml bottles as small gifts. Cass and I are making a few different flavours and giving with a 700 ml…

should I stay or should I limoncello?

Will make excellent home-made Christmas presents. This is a start of a few blog posts on flavoured spirits. Cass made these about 6 weeks ago. At Christmas we give home made presents and I thought little bottles of these would be good ones to add. So we are in the process of making this week…