Welcome back to my kitchen. In between finishing off school for the year and preparing for a busy month of sheep work I have managed quite a lot of cooking.
This focaccia recipe came from Lunch Lady magazine and it is a winner. As some of you know sourdough is my bread of choice but sometimes it is nice to go back to an easy recipe that contains instant yeast, just for fun. I topped this loaf with strips of zucchini from the garden, garlic and fresh thyme.
Christmas is coming at us quickly and at this time of the year I always launch into some serious gift biscuit baking with some help from my big dough mixer.
At Christmas time I find it very useful to have an army of mini gingerbread men on hand to give to teachers, hairdressers, mail delivery people and unexpected guests, as well as family and friends.
My children picked this bunch of sticky gum tree flowers for me. Apparently they climbed a rather tall, rusty old ladder to reach them but they assured me it was all very safe. I loved the flowers and didn’t ask any more questions.
Curly cucumbers make pretty, temporary bracelets. Home grown cucumbers make me happy, even if they do grow into strange shapes.
Poppy seed heads remind me of tiny sculptures and I love saving them and throwing their tiny seeds around the garden. I am trying to think of a creative way of using this little bunch, on our Christmas table perhaps.
I am rather sad to hear that Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial will no longer be hosting this link up of kitchens from all around the world. If you get a chance, please call into Celia’s blog for a dose of kindness, sharing, friendship, family and creativity.
Happy Friday friends x