Welcome to another glimpse of what is happening in my kitchen.
Last month I shared a photo of my kitchen and I thought I would continue the tour with a photo of our dining table. My husband made this hefty piece of furniture using recycled timber from an old shed on our property. The chairs were rescued from the rubbish tip and recovered. Like all of our furniture is it hard wearing and not too precious which is just right for a busy country home.
These well worn pieces of butchering equipment were a recent second hand find. They have been added to our collection of home butchering implements and I am sure they have an interesting story in their past.
With any extra assistance on our property comes the need for extra food to keep the hungry workers happy. This was a simple slice made with raisins and walnuts adapted from a recipe in my favourite CWA cookbook. Like most of these recipes they require basic ingredients and they freeze well.
Harvesting my first ever apple crop was an exciting day. Although it was a small crop I was determined to make something special with the apples. I decided on a Salted Caramel Apple Pie loosely based on a recipe from the book Edible Selby. The end result was a bit rustic but decadent and tasty nonetheless.
Last Christmas my mother in law gave me an old Willow picnic tin. Ever since then I have been searching for other old picnic wares and recently I found this Willow thermos in great condition. The stopper is intact but it is missing the actual lid. Would anyone have the matching lid in their back shed?
In March I made 150 sourdough rolls that were approximately golf ball size. For my bread friends, each piece of dough weighed just 20 grams. My friend Paula then created these mini burgers for the patrons of the committee marque at our local race meeting. Thank you Paula for the photo and the opportunity, this was such a fun project!
Every month Celia hosts a foodie tour and we get a chance to visit kitchens all around the world. Please call into Celia’s blog and say hello.
What is happening in your kitchen this month?