Welcome to my Little Northern Kitchen!
Since 2014, when my husband and I bought our first house, I have LOVED having my own kitchen. I have always enjoyed cooking and baking but I must admit it didn’t become an addiction until we bought this house. The kitchen really is the centre of this home and I just love to be in it!
It has always amazed me how much processed food is bought and consumed in this country, well in fact in most countries. The more I found out what was in these foods the more determined I became to live as cleanly and as simply as possible, in a way this has become my new mission in life! It all started with my KitchenAid mixer (I loved baking before but this made is so much easier!) I started with a new motto “if I can make it, I won’t buy it!” This included bread, biscuits and cakes to begin with. (I know cakes and biscuits are bad but at least I know what’s in mine and it’s all natural products!) I haven’t bought a loaf of bread for 3 years. My husband loves homemade bread and since that point I started making my own tortillas, pasta, crumpets, bagels and especially pizzas J (I even had an attempt at crackers… needs improvement!) I make all my own cakes and biscuits and I haven’t bought store bought sauces since I was in university between 2007-2010. I make everything from scratch wherever possible.
Okay, this all sounds like a lot of work but It’s actually not! Especially if you enjoy cooking and baking as much as me. It’s my way of relaxing believe it or not. When you start to think about what you eat, you also start to think about how you live and so this food mission became a bit of an eco-friendly mission too, me and my husband started to make 1 eco-friendly change a month in order to be as sustainable as possible.
This blog will hopefully provide people with easy, tasty recipes and some more complex recipes when you want to challenge yourself. It will also give little reviews of eco-friendly products I am trying and ideas of how to become a little greener yourself if you fancy it! Trust me when you start to realise the waste we produce, you start to want to change for the better.
Thank you for visiting, I love to hear from readers and if anyone has any eco-friendly advice or recipes please let me know! I am always learning.
A Massive thank you to my fabulous friend over in Australia, Haylea Bridle, for doing my amazing logo!