Category Food

Making Biltong

So the second dehydrator project was to make some biltong. It was quite a process, and does take a few days, but we think it was well worth it in the end. We may try another recipe next time, as this one has a lot of sugar in it, and it is strange for the […]

Sundried tomatoes: My first dehydrator project

Chris bought me a dehydrator as one of my Christmas presents, and I’ve been waiting to use it since then. Though of course, it doesn’t come with all its pieces in the box, so we needed to head out and get some candle light bulbs first, and then needed to decide what we would like […]

Christmas presents: The Best Chilli Braai Relish

We had fun bottling a few different things as part of Christmas presents this last year. The apricot jam recipe we used is the same one that can be found in this post, here.  The Chilli Braai Relish is simply a winner! It was in one of the Idea Magazines and we have had so […]

Apricot and Plum Jam

We received some beautiful apricots from Wild Organics. And then they just sat there in the kitchen staring at us. I really dislike most fruit. The only things I could eat in huge quantities are berries. So I decided to make us some jam. The recipe I found for the apricot jam can be found […]

Finished Limoncello

So the limoncello is done! The picture above shows what it looks like when you drain the vodka to remove the lemon peels. It’s such a stunning, lemony summer colour! So Now just to finish it off. All that need to be done is to add the syrup. To make the syrup, I put one […]

Homemade Lemon Curd

The last few weeks have been a bit crazy. I’ve even been meaning to take pictures of the limoncello as it has been turning yellow, but I haven’t got to it. Good news is that it will be ready to drink next week. Good for a summer refresher. So the by product from this experiment […]

Homemade Limoncello

How to make homemade moonshine… Just kiding, but that’s what it felt like pouring vodka into jars in my kitchen. We have been sitting with an unusual problem for the last little while. We have had a surplus of leomns. The tree in our garden increased it’s yield by over 300%. Though this is only […]