Made Simple

simple ways to tread lightly

Category: Recipes

Good food – cooking from the garden – preserving/freezing

Nasturtium – eat the whole plant

Nasturtium – eat the whole plant

Nasturtium has to be one of the hardiest flowers I have growing. It self seeds, it’s a good ground cover, the bees love the flowers and the whole plant is edible. To me that’s a perfect plant.

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Kale chips – I’m not sure it’s a thing

Kale chips – I’m not sure it’s a thing

‘Kale chips’ – who hasn’t heard about them.  I guess the assumption is that kale, being a superfood, would be even more super as a chip.  I cringed and laughed at the idea but finally gave it a go. We’ve had…

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Mushroom and miso broth – easy to make and so tasty

Mushroom and miso broth – easy to make and so tasty

I love a noodley brothy meal and will often buy one for lunch or make a version at home. I think it’s because the depth of flavour of the broth/soup means it feels satisfying without needing to full up on…

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Making sticky rice – it’s easier than you’d think

Making sticky rice – it’s easier than you’d think

I’ve been playing around with cooking and eating sticky rice lately. I’ve made it a few times and it’s surprisingly easy and more impressive on the plate than plain rice. I struggled to find out how to cook it online…

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Making pesto from the garden

Making pesto from the garden

I love making a mixed green pesto as it uses a variety of raw greens I know are good for me but I probably wouldn’t include in a meal unless I was having a salad or a smoothie.  And I…

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Making butter

Making butter

I recently saw a post about making butter by shaking up cream in a jar. It made me wonder – if I used my tupperware cream whipper and just kept shaking it – would it turn to butter after the…

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Pumpkin laksa

Pumpkin laksa

I started writing this post months ago and thought I should get finished it since it’s about pumpkin based soups and here it is spring.  (Though as I type it’s a typical spring – raining and a little chilly so I…

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