Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Not quite Kimchi

Last Saturday I bought a wombok cabbage from Racheal which was picked from their Birdsong Market Garden and I remembered a tutorial Rhonda had on her blog where her daughter-in-law Sunny was using one of these cabbages to make 'Authentic Kimchi'. Sunny is Korean and she really knows how to make kimchi so I thought I would give it a go. I did read a few other blog posts about the process but in the end I was getting confused as everyone seems to make it differently and sometimes I find it is better to just stick to one recipe and tutorial.


 

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Photography Classes and the Joys of the NBN

I mentioned recently that my son and I had booked in for a photography class so that we could learn how to use our cameras. I really really love my old Canon Point and Shoot camera as it is so convenient to use but seeing as I also have a Nikon Coolpix P600 which I bought on eBay for a discount as it was 'refurbished' ...whatever that means, I thought it was time to find out how it works properly. Our tutor, Don Hildred, was given the difficult task of combining both the basic course and the more advanced one as I wanted to do the basic one but my son already knew most of the basics so really needed to do the more advanced one. However, Don took it in his stride and was very helpful.


My Mother's Day present to myself...just because I loved the colour :-)

Monday, 15 May 2017

A new soapmaking experiment ~ The Hanger Swirl


On The Home Maker's Forum there is a challenge on the go for those who have made a few batches of soap and would like to experiment with something new. We have chosen the 'hanger swirl' for the first challenge and I thought I would try out some of the new clays I bought recently.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Decluttering, Beads and Permaculture

What is the connection between decluttering, beads and permaculture I hear you say? Well nothing really but I just wanted to touch on those three topics in this post. Our Simple Living Toowoomba group is having a decluttering workshop on the 20th May and one on permaculture next month.



Tuesday, 9 May 2017

More sourdough experiments


Anyone who has been reading here for a while would have noticed that I have a sourdough starter called Gertrude who is now an international traveller :-) The CEO can't eat the thick crust on the sourdough I make so I was interested to see a Soft Sourdough Loaf come up in my Pinterest feed a while ago and pinned it for future reference. I had a look at Home Joys blog and found some other loaves there that looked easy enough for me to make and I wondered how the braided Soft Rye Sourdough Bread  I saw on that page was made.


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