In the Kitchen

We are all about old school. I’m mindful of using the word tradition to excess, as it could imply an outmoded way of thinking. That is not true. When I say traditional, I mean the way my parents and grandparents have done, and always I mean food related. Here in the Farmhouse section, we have recipes, home made food, how to guides and tutorials on achieving food nerd heaven. We do a lot of seasonal homemade food like sauerkraut, bacon and sausages and homemade jams and we also do other things, like food preservation, meal prep, and cold pantries.

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Easy Apple Pie (with puff pastry!)


Sometimes you want dessert, and not only do you want dessert you want it to be easy. After using up most of the large pack of puff pastry, I had a sheet and a half left and knew I wanted to do something with it. My co-op box had some beautiful pears and apples from Stanthorpe so I figured it would be nice to whip up a pie. So I did. And it was glorious.

If you want a simple and easy pie recipe that won’t break the bank (but will settle the craving!) then this pie is for you!

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Prepsteading basics: an 8-step how-to guide on how you can start

It seems no industry and no sector is currently immune to the economic upheaval that is currently in the world. And as a result, it is mindful to consider how prepared you are. This is going to be worse than the 2020/21 toilet paper fiasco. This post is about those of us who are already prepared, but wouldn’t mind a top-up, or those who are looking at how to be more prepared than what they currently are. I wouldn’t say it’s an entirely beginner’s option, but it doesn’t mean you cannot work towards some of the points listed to get yourself over the line. With the world in current flux that doesn’t seem to be easing anytime soon, now is as good a time as any to have a little bit of planning in place to get through the difficult days.

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10 ways to start homesteading now!


You can live on an acre of land and do nothing with it, and you can also live on an acre of land that has a full food garden covered in food and medicinal crops. Whatever it is you have, there are a number of ways you can start homesteading right now – whether or not you’ve just moved out to the country, are seeking relief from that 9-5, or want to go full hog self reliant. Let’s take a look at my top 10 ways to start homesteading now, whether you’ve made the move to your first homestead or are planning on moving onto one.