I don’t know if nettles grow here, but if they do I want to put them in a soup!
Random soup with avocado on top
I do need to expand my soup-making repertoire, and this would be a yummy addition.
Pumpkin Soup with Coriander Pesto
A bit of a twist on the old Pumpkin recipe.
Chicken and Artichoke Pasta
I love a nice simple pasta, and this seems to fit into that category.
I actually did cook this, but I replaced the wild garlic and welsh onion with regular garlic and onion, because that is what I had. Irregardless it turned out pretty good. I reckon if you stick to the recipe you would end up with something more posh than what I had though.
I don’t know whether I would actually make it myself. But I really would like to, just to say I can.
I love the idea of making one’s own yoghurt – plus it would be a good skill to have.
As vinegar can be used in both cooking and cleaning I reckon it is a fairly essential skill to have.
To go with all those pasta dishes. This is definitely a skill I want to have, I was a little put off by the pasta-making experiences I had in primary school. It always seemed so impossible. But many things that seemed impossible to me as a child I find are easy as an adult. So I guess I’ll give it a go.
Oh man, making your own butter is awesome. But you have to get the cream from somewhere… oh well, we will work on that later.
Today I pulled up a couple of carrots to check that they were growing okay.
Yesterday Opa picked a bowlful of my cherry tomatoes.
This evening I had to fend for myself in the food department. I decided to cook using ingredients from my garden as much as possible. I started off by making a tomato mix. Then I decided that would be a good pasta sauce. So here is what I did:
Fry a small onion and a clove of garlic (both from the shop)
Chop the cherry tomatoes in half and chuck them in. (my garden)
I also added a couple of Joanne’s regular tomatoes chopped up.
I picked one of my chillis that went red in last week’s heatwave – unfortunately it also went all crinkly and dried. So I chopped that up and threw it in, I had no idea how hot that would make my meal.
I put some basil in (joanne’s herb pots).
then some salt and pepper just for fun. (shops, I’ve never grown my own salt)
I then started cooking the (shop-bought) pasta.
The pasta had been cooking for a bit when I realised I had two carrots from my garden. Ones that were planted by Mitchell no less. The other day when I was at Allison’s she fed me pasta that had grated carrot in it, and that was quite nice, so I added the carrot all grated up.
Then when it came time to served I put some cheese and parmesan on it.