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Give the gift that keeps on giving...

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

- Charles M. Schulz


~ Mother's Day Gift Ideas ~ 

With Mother's Day fast approaching we have some great unique gift ideas. We're sure your mammas won't think it too cheeky if we recommend some gifts that keep on giving and giving! Imagine your mamma cooking you heavenly homemade pasta at your next family dinner, or a spread of scrumptious homemade pizza. And just how awesome would it be to have her make homemade sizzling sausages or fresh homemade cheese! The possibilities are endless...

Or maybe you would like to spoil your mum and have a go at making some healthy 'old school' style food and beverages for her. It can be very rewarding, well worth the effort and she'll love you for it. 

Check out Home Make It's Top 6 Mother's Day gift ideas;

We have a massive range of pasta machines with different attachments for different shapes and styles. 

Our electric Napoli pizza oven is Italian made and cooks pizzas to perfection in under 5 minutes! Temperature heats up to 470°C. We also have a large range of pizza making accessories

Our Cheese Making Kits make a unique Mother's Day gift. The extensive range of kits include Ricotta and Mozzarella, Greek Feta, Camembert and Blue Vein, and a Premium Cheese Making Kit for all varieties of cheese.

We have recently launched our own complete Sausage & Salami Equipment Kits and Sausage Recipe Kits which will make a fun Mother's Day gift idea that will delight any foodie mum all year round. If you're extra nice to your mum, she may even make you some salami this winter!

If your mum enjoys a good cook book, we can highly recommend the newest in the series by Mangia! Mangia! Gatherings: The Spirit of coming together. We have an extensive range of books for foodies, including Chees Making, Preserving, and Cider Making that will compliment any cooks kitchen library.

For other unique and fun gift ideas for this Mother's Day, check out our ONLINE store
Still don't know what to get mum this Mother's Day?  What about a Home Make It Gift Voucher? You can't go wrong with a Gift Voucher. Our Gift Vouchers can also be used for our Food and Beverage Courses

~ What's On ~ 

- Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival

The City of Darebin will be a buzz next week with the commencement of the Darebin Homemade Food and Wine Festival. The Festival commences on Monday 11th May, 2015 with nightly workshops, demonstrations and cooking classes throughout the week around various locations including Preston, Northcote, Reservoir, Thornbury and Fairfield. It will conclude on Saturday 16th May, 2015 with the Meet the Makers Showcase from 1pm - 4pm at Preston Shire Hall. Many of the events are now fully booked out, but you can still register for others. Check out the Full Program and availability here.  Home Make It will be facilitating some events including:

Introduction to Homemade Winemaking & Appreciation: Hurry only a couple of places left!

- Tuesday 12 May, 2015 @ 6.30pm (120 mins) 

- Preston Shire Hall, 286 Gower Street, Preston

- Free but registrations essential. Book here

Hot Spanish Sausage Making Course: **FULLY BOOKED**

**You may wish check out our other Homemade sausage making courses in August and October 2015

- Thursday 14 May, 2015 @ 6pm (120 mins)

- Home Make It, 265 Spring Street, Reservoir

- Special price of $70  for the Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival (Ensure to use discount code ‘SAUSAGE’ when checking out via Paypal to receive the discount).

- Session Includes a free Sausage Recipe Kit valued at $33

Home Brew for Beginners Workshop (also part of Good Beer Week): **FULLY BOOKED**

- Saturday 16 May, 2015 @ 12pm (60 mins)

- Preston Shire Hall, 286 Gower Street, Preston

Make Your Own Feta at Home:

- Saturday 16 May, 2015 @ 3pm (30 mins)

- Preston Shire Hall, 286 Gower Street, Preston

- Free. Bookings not required.

The Salami Sessions
With the Melbourne Salami Festa. Assisted by Home Make It.

Celebrate the garage to plate philosophy practised by Melbourne’s salami makers and learn to make salami with the Melbourne Salami Festa 2014 champion Bernard Holbery. Sessions include breaking down a pig and a hands-on salami making lesson that finishes with a meal and important advice on curing techniques.

Saturday 16 May: 8am – 12noon or 2pm – 6pm
Sunday 17 May: 8am – 12noon or 2pm – 6pm
Northcote Town Hall (Civic Square)
189 High Street, Northcote
$175 + booking fee per person (Classes of 10 people with a minimum of 7)
Tickets: Melbourne Salami Festa.


- Halloumi & Ricotta Cheese Making - May and June, 2015

Learn how to make halloumi and ricotta cheese at home with this fun and hands-on workshop with Gerard, a Cheese Maker from a Victorian Artisan Cheese Company. Halloumi and Ricotta Cheese Workshop held at our two convenient locations, Clayton 26th May, 2015 and Reservoir 2nd June, 2015. 

Salami & Cured Meats Courses & Sausage Making Courses

For those disappointed that they missed securing their place at the Hot Spanish Sausage Workshop at the Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival, we will be running several workshops with butchery expert, James Mele in-store at Reservoir and Clayton throughout the winter months to have you making your own delicious and fresh sausages, and curing your salumi like a professional! Check out all the dates for our Salami and Cured Meats Courses and Sausage Making Courses at our Reservoir and Clayton Stores.


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We couldn't let Mother's Day go by without a tribute to recent Internet sensation Nonna Paola. Italian Mother's and their sons. But we're not stereotyping :)  Enjoy!  

On behalf of the team at Home Make It, I would like to wish all the mums a very special Mother's Day, filled with love, homemade food and great wine this Sunday.