Preserving Summer: The Benefits of Canning and Preserving Produce

FREE chapter of Canal House Cooking, Vol. 4 below!

The bursting flavors of summer fruits and vegetables can be made to last all year by canning and preserving them. Canning can brighten your pantry throughout the year, extending the life of perishable produce and utilizing those fruit and vege ‘gluts’ that can sometimes occur when growing food at home.

Quince Jelly Recipe, Apricot BBQ Sauce Recipe, Mandarin Marmalade Recipe

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Thai Chicken, Potato and Loquat Curry Recipe

This afternoon we made a Thai chicken curry for dinner, with potato, zucchini, diced fresh tomatoes, freshly picked silverbeet and spring onions, some homegrown kaffir lime leaves, and homegrown loquats!

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$4 Can Still Go A Long Way

Our local op shop rocks – amazing what you can get for practically nothing. They probably don’t even know how valuable EG magazines are, information wise. When the lady went to add everything up, she counted the magazines as 30c each!!

Portabello Mushroom, Bacon and Sage Omelette Recipe

We made this scrumptious omlette today for a late lunch / early dinner. We used 4-5 medium to large luscious homegrown portabello mushrooms, and the flavour that these emparted into the eggs was amazing.

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Mushroom Kit Update 18.10.08 – Uber Growth

Have a guess what we’ll be having for breakfast over the next few days! 😀

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Portabello Update 15.10.08

Spring Scorcher


Today is the hottest it has been this season — in the 30-somethings. There’s luckily a bit of a breeze, but it’s a warm-air type of breeze. In cat terms, this means it’s a day of sleeps, stretches, sleeps, and more sleeps.

BBQ Mutton with Lemon Pepper and Oregano Recipe

This was tonight’s dinner. Absolutely fantastic. We cooked these on our gas BBQ. Simple yet delicious!

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Spring-time Seed Raising


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Emerging Leafy Green Seedlings


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