At the risk of seeming somewhat obsessive about baking with sourdough, I tried to find some photos I’d clicked over the last month that included something else. I wasn’t very successful I must admit!
Anyone that knows me, know that I loathe football, actually I’m not really fussed about any sport, but football just irks me beyond belief. I fail the good Aussie test by all accounts. So when Mr ATMT went to our friends to watch the great game, I happily played in the garden and once the game was over headed around there with a platter to share. I literally threw some ‘stuff’ together and it was delicious. Our oranges, pickled onions and sourdough crackers with parmesan and rosemary and a few bits from the deli as well as some nuts and dried fruits. I didn’t realise you could buy things like roast beef slices in the deli! Shows how often I shop. Oh, some ciabatta I made in the morning went with the cheese well. Meat and 3 veg, a rarity here but sometimes it just hits the spot. A friend had given me a cabbage and our butcher has the loveliest crumbed cutlets (with real crumbs). Some mustard carrots and mash, can’t go wrong! Can’t help it, a couple of my sourdough loaves. I’ve been playing with spelt and different grains and it has been great fun. The oranges have just about finished for this season but we still have a few more mornings of juice left. I have planted 2 more orange and 2 more mandarin trees, as we seem to just keep eating them if they are available. Our little grandson has had a great time picking mandarins and eating them straight from the tree. This breakfast is made up of our orange juice, eggs a friend brought to us (thanks Keryn) and served with bacon and maple syrup on the Italian Corneti (or Italian croissant) I made using the recipe in Carol Fields book ‘The Italian Baker’. It’s made using yeast, not sourdough so I’m off the hook with that one! I’ve decided I prefer ‘normal’ croissants as this dough has eggs added which I find a bit too rich and strangely enough, adds an ‘eggy’ flavour. And the most precious of what’s In My Kitchen this month, is our brand new (well 2 1/2 weeks old now) grandson. Here is is 4 days old and has changed so much already. It’s a bit addictive having these babies around!So that’s it from me ‘In My Kitchen this month’, I’m still trying to get to the links that Sherry has over at her blog Sherry’s Pickings of last months kitchen peekers. Thanks Sherry for sharing, I will get to it eventually!
So it’s nearly time to plant the tomatoes, make the Christmas Pudding and plan how this years Gingerbread House Demolition is going to be done.. Always open to some good creative ideas about that one.