This is my very first time joining in with the lovely Fig Jam and Lime Cordial monthly kitchen tour.
In my kitchen, there is a lovely fresh loaf of bread, which I tried making "the old way".
Usually I either make bread in the bread maker, but most commonly I bake it following the no-knead method in Artisan Bread In 5 Minutes A Day. This morning, however, I felt I just had to knead something. So, grain was put on to grind, and soon I was kneading away, making a terrible mess as I do every time I enter the kitchen, and feeling very happy and satisfied.
I eagerly watched the dough rising, then gleefully knocked it down, then left it for a second, shorter rise.
It turned out that this recipe is much nicer made by hand, so I think the poor old bread maker is officially out of the bread baking business!
Also in the kitchen is half a carton of home-grown eggs. They were enjoyed for breakfast, on home-baked toast, with sausages and tomatoes. I love the brilliant orange of our egg yolks, and that the eggs actually taste nice. (I was never an egg eater before we had our own)
This chipped mug was put to use as a herb-sprouter beside the kitchen tap. At the moment there is a basil sprig in there, hopeful to grow some roots.
Homemade apple turnovers - delicious! We enjoyed these one rainy weekend with whipped cream and cups of tea.
In my kitchen there was a blade of beef slowly pot-roasting. The smell of it with the garlic was scrumptious, and it tasted so good!
There is a huge difference in taste, texture and quality between home grown poultry and shop-bought poultry, but I didn't realise that the beef would have such a difference in it too.
I can't wait until we can grow our own pork!
Some very generous people we know gave us some of their handmade, bio-dynamic cheese to try. It is absolutely beautiful, with the best texture and flavour. I can't wait until our house-cows in waiting grow up, have calves, and we can start making our very own cheese too!
What's been happening in your kitchen lately?
Hope there's lots of yummy goodness!