Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Baking in the Country

It has been a long time since my friend Karin and I did a "Baking in the Country" day together and in fact it was May last year which I wrote about in this post.  This was mainly because Karin's house was undergoing renovations and now has a wonderful new kitchen to cook in which we were excited to use.  We did a preserving course back in December 2013 together which was great.

I have been wanting to try  Jo's "Tomato Sauce" recipe from A Country Life Experiment blog for a long time so today we made this, enjoyed a coffee, had lunch and chatted which was great.  The recipe is really simple and it tastes amazing and can easily be used as a Pasta Sauce.  I can't wait for my kids to try this as it's nice and spicy due to the curry powder and I think it will be a big hit in our family.  My simple living skills have gone by the wayside lately as my veggie garden is full of weeds so just looking up simple living ideas this morning has got me all inspired again.  I need to start experimenting with new recipes and cooking up some old recipes.  Here's a link to a post I did a while back which had a list of recipes in one place on my blog and here's some pictures from our day.


  1. It looks delicious! Thanks for the shout out :)

  2. Must be very satisfying to look at all those jars, ready for the future! Lovely photo of you too.

  3. That new kitchen looks very spacious! I would like to learn more about preserving so that I can make a stash of sauce like yours:) They would make a great addition to my stockpile.