WRITE ON STUFF: Since the begining of time, people having been throwing around the phrase, “I could make this better at home.”
But is this actually the case, or should we leave the creation of our favourite food items to the professionals?
Conceding defeat and paying for store-bought items is not an option for many at the moment. Infation is rising, and the cost of food items we love is skyrocketing.
Data from Stats NZ shows grocery food prices were 7.6% higher in June, compared to June last year. Milk, potato chips, and yoghurt have increased the most.
* Readers reckon you can make ‘mayonnaise’ out of condensed milk and vinegar, so I tried it
* Why I’d never heard of the ‘oh so Kiwi’ condensed milk mayo
* ‘Even mayonnaise isn’t immune’: Popular Best Foods mayo gets a price hike
* Dinner sorted: Five delicious meals that bring the wow factor
Stuff’s food editor Emily Brookes tested readers’ theory that you can make homemade mayonnaise out of condensed milk and vinegar in response to Best Foods mayonnaise rising by over 20% at the shops.
Brookes wasn’t sold on her version of homemade mayo, but it turned out she made it wrong.
Meanwhile, Waltraud Hoffmann is part of a SuperGrans programme helping families deal with rising living costs. She teaches things like how to use herbs and vegetables to make teas, how to cook nutritious meals, and how to make food last longer.
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