Canning Tomato Sauce

I’m canning my tomato sauce for the first time this year. Last year I just froze it in freezer bags, which is easier. Unless the power goes out. ;(  Plus, I like the idea of using reusable glass containers rather than plastic bags. Dog Island Farm has a great post which sums up everything you […]

Lemonade or Lemon Cordial

We are blessed with two lemon trees that produce a lot of lemons. We are totally spoiled by drinking fresh lemonade almost year-round. I think that what we call lemonade is called lemon cordial in Australia. Whatever you call it, it’s a great summer drink. And the trick to making it is to make a […]

Grad Parties

Three years ago we had a high school graduation party for my eldest. You can read it about here. I’m re-reading it tonight because I’m in the planning stages of a high school grad party from my youngest! Woo hoo!  She wants a taco bar and fruit skewers.  I’ll put her and her friend on […]

How to Make a Stir Fry

For a quick meal, a nice stir fry can’t be beat, especially with bits from the garden.  I usually mix up something like this Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry but when I read the post on Northwest Edible Life about keeping a Mason jar of stir fry sauce in the fridge I had to try […]

Cooking Sunday

Sometimes the best way to save money is to do as much as you can on the weekends to make your week go more smoothly.  To that end, today I: Mixed up and refrigerated a tart crust to make a quiche later this week (recipe from Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from […]