Since we are now safely passed the mid-November mark, it's an acceptable time for a Christmas post! As a kid, one of the staple Christmas traditions in our house was the advent calendar. Chocolate every day, before lunchtime! What a friggin' treat. This year I decided that I wanted to bring back the advent calendar … Continue reading DIY Christmas Advent Calendar!
Since giving up dairy earlier this year, I have been missing some of my favourite baked sweet treats. I wanted to give dairy and egg-free baking a go but really had no idea where to begin, so started with a trusty Google search and took it from there. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic and … Continue reading Easy Vegan Choc Chip Cookies!
Hey garden pals. I don’t know about you, but these frosts and a growing schedule of out-of-garden things has meant that I haven’t done much in the last month. I have, however, checked out some gardens around Christchurch and want to remind you that frost cloth is such a good idea. Really, truly. Do also … Continue reading Faster, Stronger, Larder
Hey Garden fans! Now that Use Good Stuff is a year old, I've been strolling down the memory lane that is this blog and reading how far we have come. What a journey it has been for you and for me. Our relationship has had some highs (New lemon trees and jam making in the … Continue reading Party With Uncle Herb
Cling film, ya’ll. I understand. The handiness. The cheapy cheapness. You need to cover the leftover potato salad from Christmas so you whack a sheet of plastic fantastic over the bowl and voila! When you next need to chow, you take the wrap off and it doesn’t matter that it has mayonnaise on it because … Continue reading Cling On, Wax Off
It’s mid-December, Use Good Stuff fans, and that means there are only so many more sleeps until that big ol’ jolly fella squeezes his butt through your heat pump to drink your low fat soy milk and snack on your Mallowpuffs. While some of you clever so-and-so’s have shopped ahead of time online or caught … Continue reading How The Garden Grinch Saved Your Christmas
Hello Use Good Stuff-ers, hope you’re doing well! Life continues to be hectic (show #2 opens in five days) so today I thought I would simply share a gift idea that I used recently. Behind the glitz and jazz hands of a stage show lies hours and hours of tireless work from a dedicated team. I … Continue reading My Cordial Thanks
Cheese. A staple part of many people’s diets; a wonderful festival in your mouth-hole; an excuse to drink wine… But also another fantastic product that is difficult to purchase in sustainable packaging. This was a thing that made me sad, so I decided to buck up and try making my own zero waste cheese. After … Continue reading Go Your Own Whey: Zero Waste Cheese