Welcome to a little tour of what is in my kitchen this month…
After huge rain fell on our property recently we spent a week cut off from the world by mud and with very limited phone and internet access we were on our own island, virtually. Of course, the only thing to do was to cook! Amongst other things, I baked these rosemary and olive flatbreads from a recipe in the Bourke Street Bakery cookbook. It was quick, easy and filled the house with that unmistakable smell of good things.
This tasty little rack of chops came from an 8 month old Merino x White Suffolk lamb. The lamb in question was born and raised on our property and slaughtered by my husband, Terry. It is reassuring to eat meat when you know exactly what the animal has eaten and how it has been handled from birth right through to slaughtering. Terry is not a qualified butcher but his years of experience in home butchering means we always enjoy the best cuts of lamb and beef as well as home made sausages. Perhaps making sausages might be another whole blog post one day!
My mother in law recently gave us a big box of plums from her prolific trees. I simmered them slowly with a cinnamon stick and a split vanilla bean until they were very soft. They tasted incredibly sweet with a jam like consistency, although I did not add any sugar. Perfect with muesli and natural yoghurt for breakfast!
Thanks again to my mother in law’s peach tree I baked this upside-down peach cake. I used this recipe which Kate shared through her lovely blog Foxs Lane. I breathed a sigh of relief when it came out of the cake tin relatively neatly! The brown sugar on top caramelised slightly and served warm with cream it was a delight.
What is looking good in your kitchen this month?
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I had some technical assistance with my photos for this post from Miss Piggy. Please call in to her blog for plenty of food adventures and beautiful photos.