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Monday, July 23, 2012

Lambs and bread...our weekend


The weekend at our place was busy, productive and enjoyable.  This seems to be just how our weekends roll. 

After some winter pruning in the garden I made these wreaths.  Sitting in the late afternoon sunshine it proved to be a very meditative task.  I plan to let them dry out and perhaps add some simple decorations to them at Christmas time.


We trucked 800 of these healthy looking lambs off to market.

  

Early on Sunday morning I wandered amongst the fog, mist and cobwebs with the camera at one of our dams, which we call Horse Lake.  An hour later the fog had gone and the scenery had changed completely.  




My friend Sarah recently loaned me this cookbook, Saraban: a chef's journey through Persia.  Immediately I had to test out a bread recipe.  This particular bread is called Barberi and according to the book is enjoyed for breakfast in Iran, often served with clotted cream and honey, fruit conserves, eggs or soup.  The flat, golden loaves were soft and delicious.  Please let me know if anyone is interested in the recipe and I will post it. 





Are you cooking, making or taking photos?
Are weekends at your place busy or relaxed?
I hope your week is looking good.

23 comments :

  1. I absolutely love that book Jane...the bread looks amazing. I can't look at it without wanting to make something from it. I was cooking along the morrocan theme yesterday with lamb. It was meant to be cooked in a tagine but as I don't have one I used my slow cooker. The house smelt fantastic and everyone enjoy dinner! I am now about to knock out some chocolate cupcakes for a cake stall fundraiser for school tomorrow...

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    1. It is a great book Kate and this bread is some of the best and easiest I have made. Good luck for the cake stall :)

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  2. Where do you sheep go, to BH or further afield? Imagine if one ended up on my plate...small world! I'm cooking LOTS of soup at the moment as I'm lazy and they are so easy to cook (and so warming too).

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    1. Hi Miss Piggy. The sheep went to a meat processor in SA. From there the meat is sold to butchers or supermarkets or some may go to export depending on their size :)

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  3. Oh, your lake is so pretty and has inspired me to write! (I've just started a new novel).
    I love making bread, naans are my favourite to make. I'd definitely be interested in the recipe. :)
    We had a busy weekend as usual, and today I have been visiting a little of puppies!

    Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah and welcome to my little place on the web :) I will post the recipe soon.

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    2. Thanks Jane, I look forward to the recipe! :)

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  4. Wow, that bread looks fantastic. Would love to have a try at the recipe too!

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  5. WOW! Love the misty morning photos at Horse Lake. Wreaths, what a great idea. Hmm bread recipe sounds great, international smoko coming up.

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    1. International smoko sounds great :)

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  6. I am new to your blog and have enjoyed reading it. Just hope you are getting a fair price for your fat lambs - supermarket prices have soared. Please post the bread recipe - I would love to try it.

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  7. Me too for the recipe Jane. Please.

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  8. # lovely shots especially the cobwebs and the dam.
    #2 yes to a recipe, those loaves look so yummy.

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  9. Those wreaths are so pretty and your bread of every variety is just the most delicious looking every time. I wish I had some!

    xo Lilly

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    1. Thanks Lilly, I would send you some if I could :)

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  10. your wreaths are beautiful jane..what branches did you make them from? love the misty photos of the dam and lambs..and well that bread is perfect..i'm looking forward to the recipe post..x

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    1. Thanks Jane. The wreaths were made with plum and mulberry prunings. From a fellow bread maker I appreciate your comments :)

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  11. I'm looking forward to seeing that bread recipe, it looks delicious! Stunning photos of your dam as well - it's amazing how a bit of fog just adds some magic that lifts everything out of the ordinary!

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  12. Such beautiful images, Jane. You live such a different life to mine, and yet we have a similar mindset. 800 lambs to market! Wow!

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Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane