Sunday, November 01, 2015

In My Kitchen | November 2015


Sourdough loaves are a weekly occurrence in my kitchen. This one was smaller than my usual bake, as I made savoury scrolls at the same time and didn't have enough flour for both. I could have gone and ground more spelt, but I couldn't be bothered. With my love of baking, sometimes I think it is definitely a good thing that I grind my own flour, as if I didn't have that to stop me in my tracks I dread to think of how much flour I would buy, and how much bread there would be in the house!

Speaking of sourdough, I made a double batch of sourdough cinnamon scrolls during the week. They turned out especially nice and I have been enjoying one every morning with my first cup of tea. I blogged the recipe here if you'd like to make some too.



Pictured prior to cooking is home grown pastured pork, layered in a handmade pottery casserole dish with apples, sage, garlic chives, shallots and home grown chicken bone broth.
This was an easy end-of-week meal, and was rather delicious too.
Having our own pork is the best feeling, although I'm not planning on raising any more piglets until next Autumn.
Pickled pork made with the recipe from the Gourmet Farmer Deli Book is also in my kitchen, and let me tell you it is heavenly. I highly recommend you make some too, it is super easy and the rewards are worth it. If you can get your hands on some free-range pastured pork it would be even better.


A bunch of spring blooms, including sweet peas with the most delicious scent. It is my first time growing these sweet flowers and they look and smell so beautiful that I will be planting them every year from now on. Also in the little harvest basket was the very last of the baby potatoes, the remaining little finger carrots and the first of the spring/summer tomatoes. And a little bantam egg from my new Pekins.
Other goodies from the garden making their way into my kitchen are edible flowers, salad greens, edible herbs such as sorrel and hibiscus, and purple salad onions - my first ever!


What is happening in your kitchen this month?
I'm joining in with Celia of Fig Jam & Lime Cordial for the monthly kitchen tour, In My Kitchen. Hop over and have a look, maybe even write your own blog post, or just share a snippet of your happenings in the comments section below.

I hope you have a restful Sunday,

Sarah x


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34 comments

  1. You always have a kitchen full of homely goodness Sarah. Sending some restful vibes back to you x

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  2. I just love how you share all that you've grown, processed and baked here Sarah! The bread and pork casserole look delicious! Nothing so exciting happening in my kitchen, although I did bake up a roasting pan full of caramel popcorn for Halloween! Not too healthy for you, and thankfully I gave it all away to some little peeps who don't worry about such things just yet ... I did do a little "taste test" before I bagged it all up though ;) Have a great week!
    Wendy

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    1. I love caramel popcorn! It's also nice with maple syrup and rosemary on it :-)

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  3. Such a pretty harvest basket from the garden, I still have sweetpeas flowering in November here, they were so late this year, as for the kitchen yesterday I made a lovely warm salad of roasted pumpkin red pepper and onion, with salad leaves and hommous so yummy
    Clare x

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  4. I love sweet peas, definitely one of my favorites. Your's are lovely colors.

    Pickled pork, need to look up your recipe as that sounds delicious. I can get pasture raised pork at the farmer's market.

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    1. Sweetpeas are the loveliest flowers aren't they? I've never grown them before and didn't realize what I was missing out on for so long :-)

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  5. Everything in your kitchen was so beautifully photographed!

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  6. What a delightful photo of those edible blooms and carrots with character. I have bookmarked your cinnamon scroll recipe for when I have an oven again.

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    1. Thank-you Fiona. I hope you enjoy baking them when you get your oven back x

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  7. Raising your own pigs and grinding your own flour, you are quite the domestic goddess :)

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  8. Such lovely things in your kitchen and I'm loving the sound of your sour dough scrolls.

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  9. The last photo with the basket of home grown goodies is so beautiful- especially with the added flowers.

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  10. Wow! I am in awe of the beautiful things in your kitchen. Thank you for sharing and brightening up my foggy and drizzly November evening.

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    1. You are welcome Ania, so glad you enjoyed it x

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  11. Such a lovely basket of fresh produce and fresh flowers. Thank you for the peek into your kitchen xx

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  12. Wow all of your photos are gorgeous. I can't imagine being able to grow such beautiful vegetables and flowers and make flour!

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  13. Those edible flowers and carrots look beautiful. Your sourdough loaf looks delicious as do,those cinnamon scrolls. Thanks for the peek in your kitchen.

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  14. Lovely Sarah... and don't worry, I've single-handedly saved the flour mills. I'm so impressed that you mill your own. I've bookmarked your sourdough cinnamon scrolls to bake very soon. Can't wait until I can smell them baking in my kitchen.

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    1. Good to hear ;-) I hope you enjoy the scrolls x

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  15. what a lovely post sarah. i love sweet peas too. so pretty. gorgeous produce you have there.

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  16. Sarah, imagining the aromas in your kitchen was as much fun as reading your post! Beautiful photos, too.

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    1. Thanks Kim and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it x

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  17. I'm loving your spelt sourdough Sarah, do you have a recipe for this as I'm looking at alternatives to using white or wholemeal flours for bread baking. Your edible flowers and goodies from the garden (and hens) are beautiful - there's nothing like eating your own home-grown produce, is there?! And such gorgeous colours x

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    1. Hi Nicole,
      Thanks so much for your comment. I've just sent you an email :-)

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