I was making dinner last night (the creamy dill chicken in pasta with a butternut salad) and hanging a yoghurt up to drain for the labneh today when I suddenly realised I had not taken any photos for you. So I pulled off my pinny grabbed the camera and walked out the door to get Anything. I will leave it up to Camera House I thought. There was not enough light for a handheld image so I set everything on automatic plonked Camera House onto a post and clicked, laid it in the drive way and clicked. Did a 180 degree turn and clicked again, then one of the Daily Views from the veranda rail and back in just as the timer on the stove was dinging that the two loaves of bread were ready to come out of the oven.
What is the name of that blue light after sunset and as dusk dying down, just before real night?
Yesterday it rained in the morning so we made Anise Biscotti using Chicago Johns recipe, home made butter, yoghurt, started the bread, and put another ricotta salata in to cure. Ricotta Salata is the best cheese to make, so easy, (the cheats way) and we eat it with everything. I especially love shaving off pieces of the cheese and pan frying them in a little butter. Oh MY! I have to stop!
I will tell you my recipe with pictures soon. But it is simple, you can find it on the internet. I make marscapone instead of crème fraîche and Zack taught me a perfect labneh. So all you milk and cheese lovers – stand by for those recipes!
Then in the afternoon Romain and I loaded up the wheelbarrow and commenced planting trees. These are the first trees he has ever planted and he was very touched by the thought that they (hopefully) will be big trees long after he and I have shaken off this mortal coil. He is thoroughly enjoying himself and very kindly enthuses over the food we eat. He is exhausted by every evening – they all are for the first few days. Everyone sleeps well. Pity he is only staying until Tuesday. But he is the last of the student farmers and we have had a great summer. And things are much slower now.
I hope you have a lovely day.