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

INDOOR GRAPES + Mint & Walnut Dolmades

Mint & Walnut Dolmades | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

Homegrown Kitchen was born from our abundant garden harvest. On our urban property, just shy of a quarter acre, at last count we have 35 fruiting trees and berries. To list them all here would take too long so here is a short list of our favorites – apricot, white-fleshed … Read More

MAGICAL BLUEBERRY JELLY LAYER CAKE

Cake Collage

We have this family tradition of going blueberry picking in the days after Christmas. We all love berries around here with blueberries topping the list so we like to keep the fridge full, with an overflow to the freezer for winter use. We choose our berry picking day carefully, after … Read More

FESTIVE ORANGE-KISSED CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES + Thank-You

Orange-Kissed Chocolate Truffles | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

Today I share my last recipe for the year plus a special post to say… Thank-you dear readers, for following along on my journey of living simply, growing food in our backyard, and eating predominately locally produced food. When I started this online space a little over 3 years ago … Read More

SHOWSTOPPER SEAFOOD & FENNEL VELOUTÉ from Feast Local

Show-stopper Seafood & Fennel Veloute | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

As promised here is the recipe for the spectacular main from Feast Local held in Nelson last month. This dish, made by our chef for the day Nathan Davis, was an absolute showstopper accompanied by a selection of Kaimira organic wines. The guests were all so impressed Nathan received a … Read More

ELDER FLOWER & LEMON CORDIAL

Elder Flower & Lemon Cordial | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

My goodness, is it already Summer? It only feels like a few months ago we had a pantry stacked full with freshly made summer preserves. Then again, I suppose it was just last week that we opened our last jar of plums. I am hoping this preserving season we can … Read More