How (I Failed) to Make Mint Extract @OmNomAlly | "This is supposed to be easy, right?"

How (I Failed) To Make Mint Extract

Alison Murray Dairy-free, DIY, Gluten-free, Kitchen Garden, Natural Living, Nut-free, Paleo, Recipes, Resources, Seasonings, Vegan, Vegetarian 8 Comments

Making flavouring extracts is supposed to be insanely easy, yet I’ve just wasted experimented with 2 bottles of vodka making mint extract recently. It all started out well enough – I read a few blogs, gathered my ingredients and got about infusing my vodka. It’s easy stuff in theory, bruise a whole lot of fresh mint leaves to release those delightful oils, pack into …

Immune Boosting Garden Herb Stock @OmNomAlly

Immune Boosting Garden Herb Stock

Alison Murray Dairy-free, DIY, Gluten-free, Home Remedies, Kitchen Garden, Natural Living, Nut-free, Paleo, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Stock & Broth, Vegan, Vegetarian 13 Comments

There is nothing more of a sialagogue than a pot of stock simmering away on the stovetop and this vegan garden herb stock is a recipe you will definitely want to make again and again. I made the mistake of making this fast stock recipe one morning before a late start at work – I swear all I could smell the whole shift was …

How to Freeze Fresh Chives (and how to use them) @OmNomAlly | It's incredibly easy to freeze fresh chives, so you can preserve the harvest whenever you have a glut of this flavourful herb.

How to Freeze Fresh Chives

Alison Murray DIY, Kitchen Garden, Natural Living, Preserving, Recipes 3 Comments

There are some pretty awesome perks to Kam working for a culinary herb grower, in fact there’s three such perks illustrated in the photo above (yum, yum, yum) that he brought home this week. Sometimes he takes requests from me, depending on what’s for dinner that night and sometimes he turns up with whatever didn’t make the production cut that …

Natural Pest Control for Ants | Om Nom Ally

Three Natural Pest Control Methods for Ants

Alison Murray DIY, Kitchen Garden, Natural Cleaning, Natural Living, Recipes, Resources 8 Comments

An ant every now and then doesn’t bother me, but this year it’s been horrendous. Even keeping every surface spotless of crumbs hasn’t deterred a steady stream of ants this summer, I’d wake up to an army of ants marching along my kitchen bench. Destroying the nests outside with a jug of boiling water would do the trick for a …