Homestead DIY · In the kitchen · sourdough

How to make a Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Starter, What Is It and How to Make It. What did the pioneers and homesteaders do to make their bread rise before yeast was sold in little packets at the supermarket? Well a fermented sourdough starter made from flour and water, that captured the yeasts and beneficial bacteria in the environment, was used to leaven their bread. This was a valuable item on the homestead that was passed down for generations.

Homestead DIY · In the kitchen · sourdough

What is Sourdough and Why you should have some.

Sourdough is a must on any homestead and for anyone wanting to step away from processed supermarket food and move towards a more healthy, organic and sustainable lifestyle. Sourdough is a delicious traditional fermented dough that has many health benefits and a unique, delicious and tangy flavour that no other bread can compare. You can use sourdough in so many ways, not just bread making.

In the kitchen · sourdough

Sourdough Crumpet Recipe

Sourdough Crumpets Nothing beats a deliciously warm crumpet dripping with butter and golden syrup in the morning. And now, with this easy recipe, you can ditch the store bought ones and make your own delicious sourdough crumpets from scratch! Crumpets were always a favourite breakfast treat when I was a kid and they still are.… Continue reading Sourdough Crumpet Recipe

Home cleaning · Home remedies · Homestead DIY

How To Use Citrus In Your Home

Winter Citrus. They are such a treat. Oranges, Lemons, Limes, and Mandarins, not only do the taste and smell amazing but they are also extremely good for you and useful in the home too. Here is a list of the most effective and useful household uses for citrus. Fire lightersAll purpose cleanerMeat tenderiseDeodoriser/Air freshener Shower… Continue reading How To Use Citrus In Your Home

Fruit Trees · In the garden

Bare Root Fruit Trees

Bare root fruit trees are one of the great things about winter! These trees are a cost effective way to grow your orchard at fraction of the price of potted fruit trees. Cheap, Quick, Easy So what is a Bare root tree? I better explain before I go much further. Bare rooted trees are called… Continue reading Bare Root Fruit Trees