Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Time Spent In The Kitchen
Trying to shake off the doldrums I spent the morning in the kitchen
First up was some Peanut Butter
I do like peanut butter, this is a staple I now make it cost me 95p for 441grm to make my own
I have mentioned before how easy it is to make, some roasted salted peanuts throw them in the food processor and blitz them down add some sunflower oil small amounts at a time while continuing to blitz until you get the texture you want I also add 2 tsp of sugar, that's all there is to it. I usually buy the value peanuts.
Next up in the kitchen was some yogurt
I use a Bio Culture to make the yogurt
They cost £2 a sachet that makes 1lt of yogurt (7 pots) 1 pot I keep back for making the next batch and continue like this for 4 months, making a batch a week so roughly works out roughly 2p a pot add on the cost of milk 25p 1lt yogurt works out 7p a pot, that's a good price for Bio Yogurt.
Now I don't like plain yogurt so I made some Blueberry sauce to go with it
Each of these pots is 2/3 servings, I used frozen blueberries, 2 cups of frozen fruit to 1/2 cup of sugar and a dash of lemon juice simmer together for 10 mins do not boil. (can be frozen)
I did buy in some frozen raspberries as well roughly it works out approx 17p for a double serving of fruit sauce to go with the yogurt, this yogurt and fruit sauce taste like the fruit corners you get, that cost more than 31p for 2.
My last bit of time spent in the kitchen was spent making Wild Garlic Pesto
A bunch of wild garlic a small bunch of parsley from the garden a hand full of pine nuts and a few splashes of olive oil, all blitzed up together put in a jar and is now in the fridge, I will use some this week end with some pasta that we will have with some salmon.
I did spend a bit of time in the greenhouse as well
potting on squash and pumpkins, the melons need a bit longer before they move on likewise with the cucumbers. I also planted out the peppers and chillies in the poly tunnel.
I have candled the duck eggs in the incubator 5 out of the 6 look viable but will give number 6 another check at the week-end before discarding.
A good productive day all round.