April disappeared in a whirl of autumn sunshine, school holidays, overdue housework, Easter, wood oven cooking and visitors. So here we are again taking a virtual wander around my kitchen. If only we could share a coffee and something sweet!
Normally, when I bake with chocolate I don’t buy the fanciest chocolate but I don’t buy the cheapest either. Last time I baked a batch of chocolate chip biscuits I broke a block of dark Spencer Cocoa chocolate into the mix. Now I am not sure I can ever look at supermarket cooking chocolate in the same way.
Home grown limes, freshly pressed olive oil from our trees and eggs from our hard working chooks. These ingredients went into lime and olive oil muffins loosely based on this recipe. This cake was a perfect way to celebrate our annual olive harvest and oil pressing.
Broccoli. Growing in my garden one minute only to be hacked down, woodchop style by my boy and immediately added to our dinner. These moments are pure joy.
Ribs from a freshly slaughtered sheep sizzling in our wood oven. These are best enjoyed outdoors with a cold beer preferably wearing grubby farm clothes.
I have been saving the recipe for these sesame bars for years and I have finally given them a road test. These substantial chunks are full of coconut, tahini, seeds, honey, nuts, dried fruit and puffed rice all topped off with dark chocolate. They are very filling and make a great mid-afternoon treat.
What are you cooking or growing?
Do you bake with fancy chocolate?
Is your kitchen busy?
Each month my friend Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial hosts this kitchen tour and we get a glimpse into interesting kitchens from all over the world. Please call in and say hello.