I consider eggs one of the basic ingredients everyone should have in their kitchen. They’re incredible versatile, affordable, and easy to cook.
However, a lot of people can’t have eggs, and a lot of people choose not to eat eggs. And luckily, there are many alternatives out there that are just as versatile, affordable, and easy to cook as eggs are. But even if you do eat eggs, you should give these alternatives a try. Often the results are a little bit different and delicious.
Living through the seasons is what all our ancestors used to do. Depending on the weather, the food available would change and their activities would change as well. With most people living in cities and having a somewhat stable routine throughout the year, following the seasons is not common anymore, other than changing your wardrobe and turning on or off your heating and cooling systems. But, there are benefits to following the seasonal changes as they come even if you live a traditional 21st century lifestyle.
I live in the South of the UK where we have 4 very distinct seasons. When I talk about summer, autumn, winter and spring, I am mostly referring to those as they exist here. But that doesn’t mean that what I am writing about here can’t be applied to other places with hotter or warmer weather, as long as you adapt things to your particular climate and the specific rhythms that come from it.
Staycations have been getting more and more popular as people want to save money or have shorter breaks.
But even if you don’t take those into consideration, staycations are a great way to slow down and appreciate what we have available right next to us. Not every beautiful place and interesting visit requires a trip on a plane or hours of driving.
I don’t think I need a big introduction for this one: biscuits, cookies, call them whatever you want. They’re made with flour, usually butter, and they’re always moreish.
And don’t forget crackers! Not exactly biscuits, but similar enough.
Welcome to the second installment of my weird ‘let’s use all the stuff’ limited palette mixed media self-imposed challenge.
Like I mentioned before, feel free to join in and share what you’re doing, I’m @embersonthehearth in Instagram. And, be aware that I an not an artist, I just like making things because it’s fun.
The single best way to get fresh food is to grow it. This is great if you have a homestead, or a live in a farm, or your house has a massive garden. A bit harder if you live in a flat or have a very small garden.
Even so, there are still quite a few things that can be grown indoors without using a lot of space. All that you need is a few pots, a sunny windowsill, and a bit of patience.
Milk is in my list of basic ingredients because it is used in so many recipes, as well as being used on its own for things as common as coffee and cereal, or just a good ol’ glass of milk!
However, this doesn’t mean you have to stick to dairy milk. There are many plant-based milk alternatives in the market, with more coming out each year.
There are options for all budgets, and with so many to choose from, there’s definitely one you will like.
Cute victorian girls, books, cupcakes, and a beautiful shade of forest green. Everything you need for your next book club meeting, plus some tips to help you run the event, some recipe ideas, and a fun bookish game.
If you don’t have a regular book club, you can use these to host a one-off book exchange. Never heard of those before? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, I only came across them a while ago. Book exchange parties are a fantastic way to get new books without having to open up the wallet, something we can all get behind!
It doesn’t matter if you’re forced to stay indoors due to a sudden pandemic, if the weather is way too horrible to get outside, or if you just can’t be bothered to leave the house. There are still a lot of options to keep you occupied and entertained at home beyond Netflix.
These are 30 things you can do while staying cosy indoors.
Making bread can either be extremely complicated or very easy, it all depends on what kind of bread you want to make and the choices you make along the way.
I’m all about easy and simple, so I always try to figure out what comprises the basics of a recipe. Once you have that down, you can customise to your heart’s content. And this is exactly the approach I took with bread when I first started baking it.