This is number #8 on my list of things to accomplish while in the middle of nowhere – get creative cooking. As a way of earning my keep on the farm it has become customary to cook for the family, which began as a fun idea that soon transformed into pressure for timing and quality. Deciding what to cook every night is also coming on tedious, but as you will see from the snaps below, the result can be more rewarding. sometimes.
The catch phrase “it’ll just take 20 minutes” has become an ongoing joke after the first two weeks seemed to drag out to a good 2 hours - and there’s 2 of us! How did this happen?
After understanding where all the equipment and ingredients stood and how the oven and grill functions (and sometimes does not) the 20 minute tag line has become more realistic and the enjoyment of producing something new is actually pretty exciting.
Here are a few pieces of evidence of culinary delights that have been sweated, baked and pruned over the last month:
Feta and Spinach Parcels
It’s actually easy and looks rather good as a presentation piece (though this picture does them zero justice). Give them a go!
Topped with fruits and double cream. On occasion sorbet, too.
We made the dough! Mushroom, pepper, pepperoni, cheese and tomato pizza, baby!