Welcome to another little tour of my kitchen.
This post had to start with a photo of amazing chocolate made by Celia. I was fortunate enough to win 500 grams of dark chocolate goodness in Fig Jam and Lime Cordial’s Million giveaway. I would have been happy with one block but we have been savouring no less than 6 different chocolate blends. This was a very generous giveaway. Visit Celia’s latest blog post for more chocolate treats!
Two lovely old teapots thrifted by my husband on a recent trip to country South Australia. The floral arrangements were put together by our children.
Fresh strawberries picked straight from our garden. I cannot believe how good these taste and smell.
A bowl of freshly set home made yoghurt. As a family we consume a lot of yoghurt and recently I have been making my own. It really is easy and is something I should have been doing years ago.
If you are not really into meat you may want to look away for the next photo.
We recently slaughtered a heifer* which will keep us supplied with beef for many months. The home butchering and meat preparation is something Terry normally handles but this time I decided to take care of the the tongue and tail myself. I treated the tongue in a similar way to corned beef by soaking it in a brine solution and then simmering it slowly. The taste reminded me of corned beef although the texture was more gelatinous.
The tail was put into a big pot along with the beef cheeks, plenty of vegetables, stock and seasoning and cooked very slowly until the meat almost came off the tail bones. This was a hearty and delicious meal.
Lastly, a test batch of white sourdough dinner rolls. Next month I am making 210 of these for a wedding. I cannot wait to get stuck into a big bread project.
What is happening in your kitchen at the moment?
*Heifer: a cow under three years of age which has not yet had a calf.