Feijoa recipes and preservation

It’s that time of year again – more feijoas than we can eat all in one go! But no need to waste anything. I’ve posted some of these before, but here are all my ideas in one place. Eat them fresh or put them in a smoothie Cut in half and scoop out the flesh. Save the skins for feijoa fizz. The smoothie pictured has: A cup of caspian sea yoghurt One pear, chopped Two […]

Baking powder replacement

Those of you who are gluten free or GAPS already know you need to avoid baking powder. You probably already have a bunch of recipes that use baking soda instead. But if you come across a recipe you want to try out that calls for baking powder, it’s handy to know how to replace it. To replace 1 teaspoon of baking powder: Option 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar Option […]

Freezing fruit for smoothies

You probably have a little booklet that came with your fridge / freezer that tells you how to freeze all sorts of different fruit and vegetables. But I bet it doesn’t have these tips in it! You see, I’m all for the quick and easy solution, and when faced with a surplus of feijoas or bananas, the truth is I’m just not going to spend hours prepping them. But these quick and easy methods work! […]

The easiest way to store and use ginger root

Are you sick of throwing away shrivelled up ginger root? Freeze it instead. I came across this tip a couple of years ago, and it transformed my use of ginger. I used to buy fresh ginger for recipes, and then later throw away the remains in a very sad state. I also always found it difficult to grate up in the fresh state as it’s rather stringy. There are a bunch of websites out there […]