My five this week are five fruits of my labour from the kitchen.
I have for awhile been making the effort to be less wasteful and use all the leftovers. Or indeed, cook enough food for two instead of for an Army. Here is one of the meals I made using the leftovers from Sunday lunch.
All chopped, slithers of gammon added heated and then a fried egg popped on top.
Pickled onions have been added to the store cupboard. I didn't bother to make my own spiced vinegar this year I used a shop bought pickling vinegar. It will be interesting to know if they taste any different. I intend to do the same with the red cabbage.
The last of the herbs have been gathered from the garden, tied and hung to dry. Mint and sage added to the basil.
The Rosemary was dry and crumbled easily between my thumb and forefinger so I have used it to make a Rosemary salt rub.
Another preserve ready for the store cupboard.
I got lucky with some yellow sticker nectarines from our local store so I quickly made them into jam.
Adding a little ginger for the last few minutes to give it a little warmth for the Winter months.
Finally, soup is a regular make in the Mercantile kitchen. I make batches twice weekly for my parents. One batch this week was leek and potato, I made a granary loaf in the bread maker and baked some cheese scones. Delicious!
I have started to browse some of my Christmas cook books for pudding/mincemeat/cake recipes but will probably stick to the tried and tested. Although I am enjoying the journey of the research.
Hope you enjoyed the peek into my kitchen this week and pop over to see what everyone else has been up to.
See you soon.