Monday, 20 February 2017

Kitchen Endeavors.

Well, it's been quite a busy week. I really didn't do any crafting. I didn't even lift my hook.
I did manage to start a couple of skirts for myself yesterday, but they stalled when I found I had no elastic!
Of course I have been busy in the kitchen.
I emptied the tomato bowl.
By making a BIG pan of pasta sauce for the freezer. 
When I'm ready to use it, all I need do is defrost it and add to meat.
Then I visited the green house!!
I've made a few batches! And need to make more today.
I must have made just the right amount last year, as we only just used the very last tub from the freezer just after Christmas, just as the tomatoes were starting to ripen in the green house. 
We still have many jars of pickles and chutneys left over from last year, so I don't want to make too many of those this year. However, one particular kind I have already made a start on is Quickles.
Pickled cucumber and red onion.
I only made one batch last year and they were soooooo good, I plan to make more this year.
I just love the bright jewel tones as they go into the jars. As they await their turn in the pantry that lovely colour fades, but the flavours all mix and mingle making the most beautiful condiment.
And lastly, I made these lovely carrot cake balls from one of my Revive Cafe recipe books. All raw nutritious ingredients. A little less cinnamon next time I think, but another
Maybe today I'll get a chance to do something crafty?


Jenny said...

Oooh - everything in the kitchen looks and sounds so nice!!!

AnnieO said...

I'd say your cooking and gardening is another type of craft! Hope your harvesting and canning keeps giving you joy! I haven't seen any clothes in a long time.

Maria said...

Lots of lovey work in the kitchen..

Janice said...

Your kitchen must have smelt divine with all that going on.

sewkalico said...

Wow! That quickle pickle sounds yummy!

Raewyn said...

It's so good having surplus produce to use. Good on you getting a whole lot done! The cucumber and red onion sound like a great idea. Will have to remember that next year when we have spare cucumber again!