Saturday, 12 December 2009

Food at Our House

Things have been pretty good at our dinner table, of late: Here is a little taste of what we have been eating:

We skipped school on Friday and went berry picking. It's becoming a bit of a summer ritual in our home and we usually do it on my birthday, but as I was a little pre-occupied this year, we went a week later. We came home exhausted with full bellies, and heads ready for the pillow.Berry Picking

Whenever I have an abundance of berries I cook this dessert, an impressive favourite from an old delicious. Three layers of meringues (in graduating sizes), piled up with berries and a mix of whipped cream, greek yoghurt and rosewater. So good!
And with all of those egg yolks leftover from the meringues, what to make, but mayonnaise. I put this in the same category as homemade chicken stock; so simple (at least with a Kitchenaid it is), ten times better when homemade and just why has it taken me so long to make my own? Last night it was mixed into boiled dutch creams and puy lentils and served with roast chicken . Oh man!
Also, our own. We have loads of beautiful cabbages ready for picking. Steve planted our winter vege garden this year and went a little overboard on the cabbages. By spring they had grown some lovely leaves, but no heart. Doubting that they were going to heart at all, I pulled out quite a few to make way for our spring/summer plantings. Boy, am I glad I didn't pull them all out! So with our own cabbages, and our own mayonnaise, tonight's salad, which was coleslaw meets Waldorf, was out of this world.


Melinda said...

Mmmmm - I'm hungry!

Georgia said...

Hi, I haven't commented before, but just felt like I had to today. You have a lovely blog - it really connected with me, particularly your post on the 4th Nov about being a mum. It certainly know how you feel, it was as if I had written it myself. Thanks for the link to the berry farm, I think we might try to make the trip in the school holidays.

Pomona said...

It all looks so beautiful in the sunshine! We grow our own over here in the UK, but it is all a bit grey, damp and cold at the moment - but we do have some rather nice Italian cabbages in the garden which have survived the depredations of pigeons and cabbage whites! Great to discover your blog - I love the pictures.

Pomona x

~ Kim ~ said...

I'm drooling. It looks sooo delicious!