There is always plenty going on in this croft kitchen - certainly always washing up, but - we do appreciate our food here.
. It's not always home cooking though. We have the most amazing food shops on the island, so it is nice to have some time out and feast on fantastic locally made produce.
And this is seriously the best iced cream ever.
And we take our ice cream very seriously.
There has been pie!
Really loving this book by Ashley English, and I think, going by the results so far, we will certainly be celebrating a year of pies here.
and to explore other possibilities - oh yes!
Tallow has been rendered for cooking and other projects, and beet kvass has been made. I'm not sure how this is supposed to taste - this is a bit salty, but pleasantly so - and improving by the day!
I concoted a recipe for applesauce muffins, which were a huge hit, but I've forgotten what I did! It was a basic muffin recipe using melted butter, not oil, and I layered the apple sauce in the middle of the mixture, so we would all get a good mouthful of the cinnamon spiced apple.
Yes - it is one of my favourite places, this kitchen of mine. Good food, a nice chilled glass of something while prepping dinner, and some lively tunes to dance around to. Och, come on - lets have a wee ceilidh!