Hi there!

I’m slowly working towards some simplicity within the home, but hey! It’s a lot of hard work!

I love having a go at growing my own veges and always use herbs fresh from my garden. I try to plant from seed whenever I can and have learnt to save and share my own seed for the following year. I make Award Winning preserves and pickles; and my husband brews Award Winning boutique beers as well. I love to stockpile and try to limit quick trips to the shops. I dabble in bread making and enjoy making my own stocks too.

I enjoy feeding my family good hearty meals, nothing like those tiny restaurant stacks you have to look for on the plate. My husband maintains our vehicles and machinery and we both enjoy fabricating on a small scale mostly relying on metal & timber recyclers for any materials needed.

While I don’t always have time to reply to comments, I love reading them. I hope you enjoy your stay and I hope you learn something new because I love sharing what I learn, and I'm always looking for another new skill myself.


Friday, May 6, 2011

Rehydrating sliced bread

If your anything like me, I sometimes don't get to use the whole loaf of bread before it begins to go stale or dry out...Stale bread is really just dehydrated....when our skin is dehydrated we add cream to replace lost moisture.....Same can be done with stale bread....If the bread is a few days old, and you want to freshen it up....all you need to do is re-hydrate it..........with a simple spray of water.....using a light mist.

I keep a spray bottle of water in the kitchen for many reasons...but one is to re-hydrate bread that has began to go stale ......Once you have made the sandwich, if it feels a little dry....just give it one pump of the spray bottle on both sides of the sandwich...using a light mist, you don't want to drown the bread..lol

It's quite a simple idea really,
but when I seen it done years ago,
it was one of those Ahh Hahhh moments....
so simple I should have thought of it myself.

I also use it to spray pre-cooked meat pies
before they go in the oven, 
this stops the crust from drying out while heating the pie. 


  1. What a great idea Nelly Mary. What works best for me and my hectic lifestyle is always leaving the bread in the freezer and only taking out the number of slices I need. It's as fresh as the day I bought it. This works for rolls, wraps, cakes etc.

    Enjoy your trip to Victoria. I'm loving the look of your blog and am going to spend some time trawling through it.

    Happy Mother's Day.


  2. Thanks Anne, just had a look at your blog, love your recipes....keep up the good work, and thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.


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