If there is one place i love to be other than in my garden then that would be in my kitchen! This week I have had the pleasure of combining the two… Tom invited his Mum and Dad down to celebrate the bank hol so we planned a self sufficent roast!! We have been itching to dig up some potatoes to see what’s been happening below the surface! We collected all these from two roots…
I left Tom to the task of chicken… I cannot bring myself yet to kill and pluck! I kept busy with collecting the vegetables… asparagus and brocolli! I also harvested some carrots (from the freezer haha – they were of course home grown last year)
I also snapped off some rhubarb to make one of my favourites rhubard crumble!
I collected leeks from the garden to make leek sauce and onions from the shed to go into my stuffing! This was totally home grown too… sausage meat, onions, apples and sage… delicious!
With the exception of peas and sweetcorn from the shop (we did grow these last year but they were not very successful) we had a home grown home cooked roast dinner!! It was delicious!
Today i have been busy in the kitchen on the account that it is raining and i dedicated my whole day yeasterday to weeding and tidying and planting and potting on and catching pesky slugs!! I have made chicken stock which will be used for soups later on in the year and jam!! I’d never made jam before today I adore marmalade so usually make that! So I set to turning these:
It is very yummy and it has set perfectly… i was pleased as punch until…..
Jam splat!!! Oh well lucky i made five jars!!
I cant wait til the raspberries are ready!!
- 27 May, 2008
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