Wet day – so testing pancake recipes…

So what’s this all about then?

Egg mountain looming 🙂 8 pullets and 1 hen = 9 eggs a day 🙂

I like pancakes but I don’t want the white four so I played with three kind  – egg only pancakes with just a spoonful of yogurt, Hairy Biker’s Quick Dosas – from their Curry book – recipe followed and some made with eggs and chick pea flour and a little water and yogurt. I made a huge stack between the lot of them and the next day used them to make pancake ‘cannelloni’ stuffed with roast Aubergine, Tomato,Onion, Herbs,Peppers and oven baked minced beef topped with a white sauce made with yogurt and Parmesan – who needs pasta?!

chick pea and egg with water and yog mix

Hairy Biker Quick Dosas back left.

The egg only ones

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Jam and rusty pots and pans

Been trying to get these two jobs done all year…

Picked some BC’s last summer and froze them – Mother has been saving jars – and when I went in to the container to get the jars I saw the state of my cast iron pots and pans I used to use on the Rayburn – the Swallow poo did nothing for them – or me…

These are the better ones – I couldn’t shown you the Swallow poo ones 🙂 Could I?! An afternoon in the dumpy bag of sand scrubbing – or I could have used white vinegar ( I just didn’t have any)

Note to self – don’t freeze too many BC’s in a bag – as when you put the sugar in it gets dangerously near the top of the biggest pots 🙁

They look better after a coating of nut oil and a long hot bake- now I have to find somewhere to put them indoors or use them for door stops 🙂

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War on Waste

War on Waste kicks off with what is to hand – wrinkly garlic and going over lemons 🙂

The worst thing for me over the three years of the ‘re build’ has been  buying all our food in – and the waste levels – at one point we had three fridges around the farm in buildings and two freezers – and we cooked – and still do – between the house dairy, the new kitchen and 27 and ‘food-stuff’ got mislaid or forgotten – and that is before peoples food preferences  and schedules got involved – it’s  gone a long way from our family meals of our own produce and mostly consisted of  bought ready meals . So, having found my cook books a home – if not yet a fixed kitchen – I preserved the lemons in salt and drowned the garlic in oil – it’s a small start. 🙂

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