Thursday, 17 September 2015
In My Kitchen
We're still getting tomatoes from our little row of 5 plants. Store bought ones just don't compare, do they?
My SIL gave me a bag of barley and I used some to make this soup. No recipe, just onions, tomatoes,black beans and barley ( I did add some beef bouillon and a bay leaf) . Sprinkled with some grated cheese it was a delicious meal.
In winter I hope to make soup at least once a week.
A small loaf of bread for us and a bigger one for my son and his family. Using the breadmaker makes it such an easy job. As I often do, I make scones to pop in the oven when the bread comes out.
The house is so cool now that baking warms the kitchen nicely.
Remember my failed attempt at drying apricots? I wasn't about to throw them out so I froze them and today I used some to make jam. The dried apricots needed to be chopped in the food processor first. What I'd do differently next time I use them is rehydrate them overnight first.
Food isn't the only thing happening in my kitchen. When I went to drop off a big bag of things at the thrift store I noticed they had gotten in a number of pretty cups and saucers. They were $5 each so I decided I'd choose 2. This first one has an bunch of Spring flowers on it. Very cheery.
This one is my very favourite. Made in England by Royal Grafton.
The week has gone by so fast. The weather remains cool and cloudy and I've been keeping busy with all the usual things we have to do. Thanks for visiting.