In my kitchen are some fresh eggs! Now before we go getting all excited, these eggs are not from new chooks..no, we are looking after a neighbours girls for a week and are LOVING collecting the eggs. I am yearning to get some girls of our own again, (soon!)...
In my kitchen sits a bag of mung beans and a book on sprouting. The beans I went hunting for after having a scrumptious salad out and about recently which happened to have mung bean sprouts in it.
The book, well, this came from my last excursion to the tip shop/recycling centre - what a coincedence! I can't wait to start eating our own homegrown sprouts...
In my kitchen bubbles a syrupy orange glaze....
..to soak into my favourite Orange Cake
This cake begs to be eaten warm. So warm is how I eat it..
In my kitchen, I've been sitting at the table making carrot seed mats. When one is overcome with cold and flu symptoms, this is the most comfortable way to garden and feel productive!
The mats are made from thin serviettes and the seeds are spaced evenly with a glue of flour/water. After drying, they can be stored and planted out when needed, the serviettes breaking down into the soil and the carrot seeds already evenly spaced. Is there any gardening job more unpleasant than thinning carrots?
This is my first try at using the seed mats and I have to say, 'thinning' them this way before planting is 100 times more comfortable than crouching on the cold damp ground, thinning out individual seedlings.
The same goes for newspaper pots. Making them while feeling miserable and shivery means they are already there waiting to be used when the sniffles pass!
This kind of repetitive work is quite soothing in it's own way..
In my kitchen sits a bag of chia seeds. White chia this time, for more 'speriments. I have tried this chia in two loaves of bread already using the gel method and it's good - I like it because the seeds are hardly visible..
I like the idea of eating them raw, too. A teaspoon here and there sprinkled on breakfast or in a drink and I had even thought of trying to grow a little patch using some of this seed....hmmm....something else to ponder over!
Lastly in my kitchen sits a plate of sourdough pancakes. I decided to play with some leftover starter and make a batter...winging it as I went. Milk, honey, vanilla, flour and so on. Although no eggs - must try them with eggs next time..
..to compare of course!
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