Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Around here

Around here I have been busy doubling up on recipes to pop into the freezer for dinner during school holidays.  With a little over 3 weeks to go, I decided to get prepared for dinners so I don't have to cook a few nights and I can have a holiday as well.  For some reason when it's school holidays cooking and food shopping seems more of a chore to me.

I've been cooking up a storm, so far I've made butter chicken, spaghetti bolognese, beef stroganoff and cottage pie filling.  I also made a batch of home made yoghurt and happy pantry slice, baked beans and five seed bread to be eaten this week.  I just pop Landline on the TV and I'm happy to spend a few hours in the kitchen.  The link for the baked beans recipe is no longer working so I'll update my post to include the recipe in the next day or so and link it here.  Once you make home made baked beans you'll never buy store bought again and it's so easy.  What have you been cooking lately.

Beef stroganoff for dinner with extra for the freezer.  I do this in the slow cooker.

This is the easiest bread recipe and so healthy.  It's quite a wet mix when you put it into the tin to bake.  Five Seed Bread recipe is posted here.

 And a pretty backyard sunflower.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Around here - Photography Workshop - The Land I Love

I had the opportunity of attending an amazing Photography Workshop held on a rural property inside an old Australian Woolshed.  It was very inspiring and I loved everything about it so I thought I would share some of my favourite images I took while I was there.  Photography is my happy place, and I love everything about it.  Which one is your favourite image?

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Around here - No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

This afternoon it was quite late and we were going to make apple crumble and ice cream for dinner however I didn't want a long drawn out process in the kitchen making ice cream and I remembered reading a recipe for a quick Vanilla Ice Cream so we gave it a go today.  Three ingredients and 10 minutes of mixing and then into the freezer.  OMG...this is so easy, quick and amazing.  I didn't end up taking a photo of the ice cream as we ate it before I remembered so I'll post a couple of pics of my sunflowers from the garden instead.  What's a post without photos....

The easiest home made vanilla ice cream from The Kiwi Country Girl.   I agree that this ice cream is beautiful and creamy and the texture is great.  One of the last ice cream recipes I made, had 8 egg yolks and took ages to make.  It required boiling on the stove, then the mix master and finally the ice cream maker.  It had to go into the freezer for an hour then you had to mix it again, then put it in the ice cream maker, in other words it was a long process and heaps of eggs and it ended up tasting a bit like custard and we didn't really like it.  This "No Churn Vanilla Ice-Cream" has 3 ingredients and takes 10 minutes to make and then you pop it into the freezer and it's as simple as that.  I highly recommend you make this won't disappoint.

NO CHURN VANILLA ICE-CREAM RECIPE [via The Kiwi Country Girl blog]

250 ml cream
395 gm can of condensed milk
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Pour cream into your mix master bowl and whip cream until stiff peaks form [approximately 10 minutes].

Remove lid from condensed milk and add 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract to the tin and gently stir.

Add the condensed milk mixture to the cream and fold through the whipped cream until well combined.

At this stage [if you wish to] you could add extras such as chocolate chips or raspberry puree or caramel sauce and stir through.

Pour into freezer proof container and freeze for at least 6 hours until firm.  Store in freezer.

This recipe makes 500 ml of ice cream.