Zucchini Piccalilli Pickles

It’s official: we love zucchini piccalilli pickles! This super simple alternative to the ubiquitous bread and butter pickle has been a hit in our neighbourhood, and become a bit of a summertime local currency for vegie swaps. This recipe is easy to throw together, and can easily be scaled up in 1kg quantities.   You will […]

Easy Tomato Passata Recipe

It’s tomato season, and Monique Miller from CERES in Melbourne is gearing up for the second year of the Crowd Saucing project! Here we’re sharing her two top tips to keep your tomatoes a little longer: easy tomato passata and a simple low-tech DIY version for those without a passata press… Words by Monique Miller Even if it’s not been […]

Nasturtium Capers Recipe

Nasturtium Capers Recipe by guest blogger Tracy Milchick a.k.a Hey Harriet So you’re growing nasturtiums and they’re scrambling across every available space in your garden. Even the spaces that weren’t available they’ve made available. They like to grow and they’re not fussy about where. Nasturtium plants have minimal requirements but provide maximum benefits. As well […]

Ginger Beer Recipe from Scratch

This ginger beer recipe comes to us from homegrown homesteading extraordinaire Rhonda Hetzel, from her classic tome on living simply: Down to Earth. The latest issue of Pip is all about permaculture at home, and so if you’ve yet to subscribe we’ve got a special home pack featuring Down to Earth, a subscription to Pip and […]

Spicy Indian Lemon Pickle

Our inaugural Pip Magazine Kitchen Garden Calendar for 2017 is out now, packed with beautiful photos of seasonal produce and recipes to match from some of our favourite gardeners, growers and cooks including Stephanie Alexander, Milkwood Permaculture, Grown and Gathered, the Formidable Vegetable Sound System, Goodlife Permaculture, Kunara Organic Marketplace, My Darling Lemon Thyme, and many more it’s an […]

Salt Cured Yolks

This Salt Cured Yolks Recipe comes to us from guest blogger Signe Langford, from her new book Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs, and we reckon it could be the start of a new craze (move over parmesan cheese…) Sounds weird, I know, but I think there’s a certain romance to some of these old-time recipes […]

Lillypilly muffins

Lillypilly season is finishing up round our parts, so we thought we’d share a little celebratory treat to farewell these crisp little magenta pearls ’til next year. Lillypilly muffins are certainly a treat, with plenty sweet and creamy, but we reckon they give berry muffins a run for their money, and they use up these […]

Nourishing Bone Broth Recipe

What better way to warm up in winter than with a nourishing bone broth? This bone broth recipe, from nutrient-dense food aficionado and rewilding-woman Mel Turnbull, is so much more than the sum of it’s parts. Mel uses kitchen scraps and turns them into a deeply nourishing broth, great for keeping healthy during sniffles season. […]

Winter Salad Greens

Lettuce growing slow with the coming of the cold? Here are our top winter salad greens to boost up your dinner plate with extra-leafy goodness. Perennials, weeds, bits of plants meant for other purposes – there’s plenty of sources to get some green in your belly when the going gets cold, but here are our top 7. […]

Rosehip Syrup

Autumn brings with it all sorts of bounty from the garden, but it also brings cold weather and the start of the sniffles season. Thank goodness for rosehips which are in abundance this time of year and packed with vitamin C! They can easily be made into all sorts of home remedies, but our favourite is this super […]

Edible Flowers

Mother’s Day might mean flowers, but we’re getting creative in the kitchen today with these beaut edible flowers straight from the garden (inspired by a hot tip from April Samson-Kelly)!     Nasturtiums We love eating all the bits of this plant but the edible flowers are possibly our favourite bit with their showy petals, spicy nip and […]

Apple & Feijoa Scrumble

What’s an Apple & Feijoa Scrumble you ask? Why, it’s just like a good ol’ apple crumble, only scrummier! This quick autumnal dessert is great for using up the last of your apple and feijoa harvest, and a pomegranate or two if you’re lucky enough to have them. It uses honey and rapadura for sweetness (both […]

Kimchi : How to

We love fresh, zingy kimchi here at Pip HQ, and this recipe hits the spot! (Also it’s very handy when you’re overrun with Wombok!) This is our favourite recipe from Emily Stokes at Fermaculture Farm. Kimchi Recipe Ingredients: 1 head of wombok cabbage or medium cabbage 1 daikon radish or a few red radishes 1 […]

Storing apples

The easiest way to preserve apples… is not to preserve them at all but to store your apples properly in autumn so that they last into winter. The fact that apples keep has made them a mainstay of the homesteading tradition and storing them is so much easier than turning them into sauce, jelly or drying […]

Five Ways With Figs!

We asked, and you told us! We’ve had an incredible response to our call out for our readers favourite ways to use up a glut of fragrant figs! Here are our five faves (plus some honourable mentions…) 1. Fig jam An indisputable classic – this was far and away the most common response to our […]

Zesty Zucchini Cake

Zesty Zucchini Cake This cake is many things: zesty, zingy, zippy but most of all it uses up the zillions of zucchinis in your vegie patch at this time of year! It has a moist crumb, uses pantry-staple ingredients and is very easy to throw together at a pinch. For the cake: 1 cup, packed, […]

Spiced apricot & apple chutney

This chutney makes use of apricots at the end of their glory, in abundance at this time of year. It’s a yummy treat to enjoy in sandwiches, with curries or on the side of anything, really, throughout the year. If you have you’re own homemade fruit vinegars you could try them instead of the white […]