There is always heaps going on in our kitchen, as we grind our own flour, grow our own meat (aside form pork, which we are lucky enough to be able to purchase from a local free range pastured pig farm) and make almost everything from scratch. Lately I've been determined to capture it more often and share more of our kitchen happenings here, so I couldn't think of a better way than to join Celia and a host of other bloggers in the monthly kitchen tour at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. Make sure you pop over and enjoy a peek into everyone else's kitchen too.
In my kitchen is....
A large batch of meat pies cooling. Made with our organically grown home-beef and shop bought puff pastry. I wrote mostly from scratch above as we still purchase some things, such as this pastry. I'm not brave enough to attempt making puff pastry, especially with home ground flour!
This time around we made about 32 individual pies. Out of this we had dinner and lunch the next days, still leaving lots to go into the freezer. Now when we're short of time one evening all that has to happen is heat up some pies in the oven and steam some greens to go with it!
A friend gave some chillies to Mum and she made a beautiful sauce from them. It tastes so good! I plan on posting the recipe soon :-)
Baked beans with pork is a perfect easy dinner on a cold night. It tastes even better enjoyed in front of the fire!
It's so nice to be able to eat food from our own garden again! We've been enjoying lettuce for a while now but we got to harvest the first of the winter vege the other night. It was simply steamed with a little butter and it was oh-so-yummy!
Killed that morning, into the pan that evening. Poultry is a treat in our house, and one that is always relished with delight. This particular night we crumbed the breast and had it with the steamed greens above and some mashed potatoes. The rest of the meat is in the freezer.
What's been happening in your kitchen lately? Are you an all-the-time baker or a weekender?
Hope you're having a good Sunday!