Spiced Oatmeal and Pumpkin Cookie

Spiced Oatmeal and Pumpkin Cookie

Things have still been a little chaotic here at Chez Mutherfudger’s, so I totally dropped the ball on promoting Squash Appreciation Month. Throughout October, I will bring you a mixture of some sweet as well as savoury pumpkin or squash recipes. I did this a couple of years ago, so there are already plenty of…

Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Pt 2 – Bread

Apologies for the lateness in this post – I had intended to post this at the weekend, but life got in the way. To make sourdough bread, you will first need a sourdough starter. You can buy them online easy enough, but don’t waste your money buying one from overseas, that purports to be 100s…

Apple Pear Crisps

Spiced Apple and Pear Crisps

We have a few fruit trees in the garden. An apple tree of indeterminate variety, a Victoria plum, a Quince and finally a Conference Pear tree. The pear tree has branches fully loaded this year.I can’t say that this is my favourite variety of pair, but the tree was established when we bought the property….

Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Pt 1 – Starter

Having a sourdough starter in your life is much like having a pet. We have even named ours Heston Bloomin’heck. You have to keep him in the right conditions and feed him, or he will die. I have made my own bread off and on for several years, but sourdough is by far the tastiest…

Beef Jerky

Beef Jerky

About 12 months ago, I bought a dehydrator so that I could dry iced cookies quicker in order to get on that all important second layer of detail. I justified the expense (which wasn’t that huge actually) to my husband saying that we could also use to it to dry bananas (he loves the chewy…

Cinnamon and Plum Cake

Cinnamon and Plum Cake

Despite the colder turn the weather has taken, my garden is still producing. I picked some Victoria plums last week while they were still green and under ripe. The reason is, if I wait for them to ripen on the branch, then the bugs and birds will have had a nibble. Picking them under ripe,…