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.
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!
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.
Fair trade has become one of those ‘good’ words associated to food, much like organic or local. But, just like those, most of us don’t really understand what fair trade really means or what products can actually be fair trade. It is usually seen as a beneficial thing, even something we should prioritise when shopping, but what is it exactly?
Join me as I explore the concept of Fair Trade.
Oats seem to come in and out of fashion and we are now living one of the ‘in’ periods.
The great benefit of this is that ingredients usually become more easily available and more varieties pop-up. The negative side is that prices tend to go up. Luckily oats seem to have mostly avoided the price hike and only benefited from the larger variety.
Join me as we delve deep into everything oaty! From healthy protein balls to corn spirits.
It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced home cook or just starting out in the kitchen. These 10 ingredients are always useful to have around!