CHOCOLATE BERRY & WALNUT CAKE

Chocolate Berry Walnut Cake | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

Autumn is such a glorious season. After the heat and busy-ness of the summer months I welcome the cooler nights and crisp mornings, while still enjoying the warmth of the sun during the day. It feels like an invitation to slow down and enjoy the simpler things in life. Plus … Read More

HERB BOOSTED TABBOULEH SALAD with Quinoa

Quinoa Tabbouleh | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

I still clearly remember the first time I tasted real tabbouleh. It was while living in Canada and I was visiting a friend in Whistler. One of his roommates (flatmate) was Lebanese who loved to cook his traditional cuisine. One of the nights I was staying they had a good … Read More

SOURDOUGH HOT CROSS BUNS w/ Roasted Pumpkin

Sourdough Hot Cross Buns | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

You must make these. I am sharing the recipe today so you have plenty of time to make a sourdough starter before Easter (it only takes 3 – 5 days and you ready to bake!). They are seriously the best hot cross buns I have ever eaten. Perfectly spiced, moist … Read More

CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI (or Marrow) SLICE

Chocolate Zucchini Slice | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

Over the past 3 years or so I have shared 163 recipes on Homegrown Kitchen. The recipes vary greatly – some are family regulars, others are seasonal one-offs, many are gluten-free, and there are quite a few dairy-free recipes from the early days when my son couldn’t tolerate dairy (now … Read More

PROBIOTIC GHERKINS | Lacto-fermented Style

Probiotic Gherkins | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

Our fridge is currently in a crisis state, and I take complete responsibility. You see, this summer on top of preserving all our homegrown fruit to fill the pantry shelves, I have also gone a little lacto-fermenting mad. Any excess garden vegetables or seconds from the farmers market are being … Read More

HANDMADE ROSE & ALOE VERA DEODORANT

Handmade Rose & Aloe Vera Deodorant | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

As this gorgeous balmy summer continues I want to share with you my handmade natural deodorant recipe. I have been making my own deodorant for several years now and find it works really well for me. I say ‘me’ because we are all different and some people find natural deodorant … Read More