Thursday, 15 March 2018
Filling Time During The Freeze
Over the last cold spell the one that brought everything to a stand still, we had a session of going through the freezers and doing a bit of re organising.
All the bags of fruit from last summer were pulled out
Cranberry sauce was made
Redcurrant Jelly was made
The other fruit, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries and Tayberries were mixed up and canned.
Some of it is being eaten with waffles homemade yogurt and some of our honey for breakfast.
Some of the strawberries went into muffins.
There was a bag of roasted veg that go turned into soup
Some cookie dough chocolate chips were added and cookies made.
I got out my old stove top pressure cooker
and did us some lamb shanks with mixed veg,
While surfing the internet for a recipe I kept seeing recipes for electric pressure cookers and some one had mentioned one in a group that Kev from English Homestead
and me run together on facebook.
So had to look into these
and bought one.
It has a lot more facility's than the old stove top ones and I dont have to be around to watch it, it also has a timer so I can set it get on with my day and it will start up and cook dinner.
First out of the pot, Rice Pudding
12 mins and ready to eat.
Then it was the turn of an Indian meal, Butter Chicken with Cumin Spiced Potatoes, we both enjoy Indian food but its a bit of trek to have a decent one, cooking it at home can take ages with lots of stages This was produced in under and hour and it tasted just like the real thing.
Then it was a Moroccan Meal, Goat Stew with Chickpeas and Rice again under an hour, the recipe was for a lamb stew but I substituted lamb for goat. It was really really tasty.
I am impressed with the ease of use.
The group that we run on Facebook is
Its a new group and is for everyone from window box growers to farmers covering all topics including self sufficiency, cooking, growing, livestock, general on topic chat.