In my kitchen…
… a pretty regular sight in our kitchen. Every night after dinner E baths on the kitchen floor, in front of a massive pile of dishes.
… there’s not always freshly baked cookies. After we ran out of peanut butter and choc chip cookies, we topped up with Arnott’s Family Creams. We’ve got tradies coming in tomorrow and we need to keep them happy with something.
… bread dough rises patiently next to the sourdough pizza base.
… the mixed fruit for the Christmas cakes is soaking. I’m baking two this year, one to cut early and share on here (this one will be eaten at our leisure) and the other for Christmas day (the rest of which will be taken to Blanket Bay in January).
… is the booze that’s being used in Christmas baking. I’m getting organised early this year, well it seems that way now.
… is homemade haloumi. Gifted to us from Daniel, who helped us make prosciutto. I went down to grab a coffee the other day and as we’d been sharing tales of self sufficiency and small goods making, he turned to his cool room and gently lifted out this container. We tasted a small bit of his beautiful squeaky cheese. He was telling me how a friend of his recently did a cheese making course, then came and spent an evening teaching him how to make it. I love it when friends pass on their knowledge!
… is our very first batch of sauerkraut. I’ve been eating it on everything!
… there’s some off cuts of a recent kitchen experiment. The recipe will be gracing this blog in December and I will be making it again to share on Christmas day. But until then, I have a tray of it in the fridge to polish off.
… is a very yellow fruit bowl. J recently came home from work with 5 mangoes, I’ve been working through them, eating them for dessert with a spoonful of natural yoghurt.