School holidays in April meant plenty of time for cooking, harvesting from the garden and experimenting in our wood oven.
These little capsicums have featured regularly in our meals. My capsicum plants survived the heat of summer and are now enjoying the milder conditions and continue to produce prolifically.
The afternoon of Anzac Day was relatively peaceful in our house and the rhythmic process of making pasta was a comforting and quiet activity after an early start to the day.
Our autumn days are still warm and my basil is going strong. I have made plenty of pesto using home grown garlic as well as our own olive oil to put in the freezer for the colder months ahead.
Another month and another old thermos. This little tartan beauty was a birthday gift and my thermos collection continues to grow. The pink rug is a recent addition to my picnic paraphernalia from Hammamas. It is made from light weight 100% cotton and can be used as a light towel, throw rug, baby blanket, sarong, table cloth or anything really. I love it.
Simple, tasty zucchini relish made with excess capsicums and zucchini using a recipe from Whole Larder Love. By the way if you haven't already got this book do yourself a favour. If you care about your food and cook a lot from scratch or from your vegetable garden this book is for you.
Lastly, I have had so much fun experimenting with sourdough pita bread in our wood oven using this recipe from Weekend Bakery. Over the years I have made yeasted pita bread but after making the sourdough version there will be no going back to yeast for me. The versatility of sourdough continues to amaze me.
How was April at your place? What are you up to in your kitchen?
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I received some very kind comments on my last post with two fellow bloggers commenting on my lifestyle. I certainly have idyllic moments in the country but just like everybody else I also have moments of mess, frustration and stress. This blog is a space for me to reflect on the good bits and it helps me to be more grateful for what I have in my life. I am sure this is one reason many fellow bloggers also share glimpses of their life, am I right? I really do have some lovely friends out there in blog land!