I was introduced to Sherry's picking this morning, and thought: this is just my cup of tea, so I decided to join you on the spur of the moment.
Let me introduce myself: My name is Lisca and I am a Dutch woman living in southern Spain. I have lived in Italy for 15 years, where I acquired my love for good, honest home cooked food.
I cook all my meals from scratch and we try to eat healthily. (We try to avoid processed food). My husband and I go through phases of types of food. We go vegan for a month at least once a year and I am always looking out for new recipes and new cooking adventures.
We have a plot of land which my husband has started to cultivate this year. So far (we are now at the end of spring) we have harvested broad beans and spinach and peas. Here is a row of broad beans:
Hubby brought back a haul of peas and spinach:
Broad beans and spinach:
Too much to eat ourselves, so after we have given away quite a bit, the rest gets blanched and put in the freezer:
This month we also bought some tomato plants (we were too late to plant seeds):
Although I did manage to plant some chili pepper seeds in these incubator things that i bought specially (I don't know what they are called).A month has passed since I planted the seeds and they have all come up and are about an inch high now.
When I look back at my photos, there are not many of my meals. I will try to remember to take more pictures.
Here is a pork stew I made:
We are a couple that enjoys breakfast. I know in many families they skip breakfast, but we like our breakfast too much to do that. (Being retired will have something to do with that I suppose).
On Saturdays we usually have pancakes:
Here we have microwaved the blueberries a bit so they go all soft and gooey. On other occasions we have oat pancakes or American pancakes (raised, small ones).
My husband is British, so on occasion we have 'brunch' and he will cook us a 'Full English Breakfast', which consists of bacon and eggs on toast with baked beans and plum tomatoes.
I also love baking and used to bake at least one or two cakes a week. But with the restrictions we have had, there is nobody to cook cakes for, as we are not going anywhere and we have no visitors so far.
But I have been challenged to start a Herman Friendship cake. It's where you make a dough starter which has to be stirred every day and fed occasionally. At the end it becomes more like a sourdough starter. Anyway, after 10 days, I baked a cake and gave part of the dough away:
This one is apple and walnut.
I hope I can write a blog about food once a week and I will try to include at least one recipe. At least this is a start.
Stay safe, stay healthy,