Making Dumplings | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

We have a very multicultural family. If you have been following along here for a while you will remember our trip to Central America in 2013 to visit my Mum and her Cuban husband in Havana, plus to Colombia to visit my husband’s brother and his family. We also have German, Canadian, Korean/ Paraguayan, Singaporean and Taiwanese. I am sure … Read More


Fig & Pistachio Panforte | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

Today I share with you a sweet little number I created recently to share with family and friends during this festive season. I am not a huge Christmas cake fan, however, I do like to offer a little treat when people come visiting during the season of giving. This is my take on the traditional Italian panforte, a glorious combination … Read More

INFUSED HONEY: Elderflower Style

Elderflower Infused Honey | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

The gift of food is the best gift anyone can give – well in my eyes anyway. We try to keep our consuming of material stuff minimal around here but when it comes to food we don’t hold back often. If it is locally grown or produced I am happy to pay a higher price. Within reason of-course. And being … Read More


Homemade Coconut Milk | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

I like to make everyday pantry ingredients from scratch as often as I can. This is my second installment in my Handmade Series where I will show you how easy it is to make creamy coconut milk at home. Making fresh coconut milk means less waste and less exposure to BPA [Bisphenol A]. We are often careful to buy BPA-free … Read More