Category: Food

Making Ravioli

Yesterday Chicago John drove down from the city to help us make ravioli for the freezer. This is an old family tradition and he came armed with the filling and the flour, his rollers and molds. Everything we needed. My chickens supplied the eggs…

After Dusk

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…

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips on the Beach. Nothing better on a beachy sunny day. Today we drive off into the country to set up the venue for Senior sons wedding. Lots to do yet! Life is good. Love your friend, celi        

The Omnivore’s Farm

Things are starting to wind down on the farmy in some ways. And wind up in others. The bulk of the apples and tomatoes and vegetables are in jars and in the cellar. The pears and apples are next in the crusher, not quite…

The Last of September – What I learnt from the Challenge.

For the last meal of the Home Grown September Challenge we had roast lamb slathered in a yogurt, lavender and garlic paste.  Roasted baby pumpkin, roasted beets, roasted shallots tossed in rosemary and hot butter and a huge green salad with an olive oil,…

Uova da Raviolo .. kind of

But first it was dog wash day. Poor fellows – commiserating with each other. Well Ton is commiserating, already Boo has lost focus. The dough for the pizza bianca.  It will be brushed with olive oil, a little salt and a whisper of rosemary….

In chronological order, some days are just like that

It is dry now. Not unusual for September. So I am watering.  The first thing I do every morning is load the dehydrator and start the sauce. Oh and here is the link to the tomato sauce I am making today. It is from…

The Home Grown September Challenge

The Home Grown September Challenge is going splendidly. Though when you get really down to it there is not enough food out there so I am not sure how Long the challenge will last. It is very dry now and  I am going to…

How to cook and preserve sweetcorn

You know I have piles of sweetcorn. Actually a patch about 200 feet long (about 60 metres) and 8 rows wide. I think that should do us. As you know I feed a fair bit of fresh sweetcorn and all the stalks to the…

This is why I can never be called Organic.

This is Daisy eating her GM free corn stalks.  She always pulls the best faces! Minutes later the little red plane roared back overhead.  And this time the spraying was very thorough and very close. The USDA has approved even heavier sprayings of crops…