Making "pisto" for sunday dinner -- all fresh veggies from the garden 🍅🥒🌶🍆
pisto is a dish from spain that is flavourful and full of vegetables, the main ingredients usually being onions, garlic, tomatoes, egg plant, squash, peppers and herbs, with a good helping of olive oil and lots of herbs. i would describe it as somewhere between french ratatouille and middle eastern shakshuka, both of which are absolutely delicious. the vegetables in pisto are finely diced quite small and create an almost chunky sauce or stew. 🍜
//lessons learned// since running my farm in spain! #summeronthehomestead#gettoknowahomesteader#grateful
Fried rice kinda day. i pre boil my rice in the rice cooker earlier in the day and let it cook. i also cook each item separately then mix it all together and add soy sauce and sweet soy sauce (amount to suit your taste-always taste test as you go). how do you like to make yours? #friedrice#easydinner#dinnermadeeasy#sundaynight#throwittogether#cookforthefamily#dinnertime#familydinner#alltheveggies#foodblogfeed#foodforthought#foodporn#foodie#mumswithhustle
Eggs and avocados !! really, yes, this is my avomelette 🥑🥚 which is a bizarrely guacadicious la bonita creation 👩🍳
so for today's #gettoknowahomesteader i've posted the photos back-to-front with our fresh eggs and two ripe hass avocados last -- believe me when i say you can use avos in almost anything if you know how 😉
If asked what my favourite homesteading books are i have to admit that almost all my horticultural and tree-growing knowledge comes from the great university in the cloud -- youtube ☁️
but given today's prompt for #gettoknowahomesteader , i thought i'd take a photo of books that reflect some of my passions and in part explain why i chose the homestad life: food security and sustainability 👩🌾 , healthy homecooking for the family 🥘🥗🍜 , and having enough time to write books and play music 🎼
The #gettoknowahomesteader prompt for today is 'mason jars' which don't exist in spain unless you buy them online. instead, i use a container made of glass with a metal hinge and rubber seal. for the linguists amongst you, these jars are called "frasco de cristal para conservas con sello de goma" which is a bit of a mouthful simply because mr.mason never thought to sell his jars in this neck of the woods 😄
in case you're wondering what's inside this particular "frasco" -- it's eggplant, red peppers and garlic cooked in our olive oil. we eat this as a cold side dish or dribbled on toast 🌶🍆🏺
thx to @atablefullinthewoods
and @moderndaysoldways for the challenge.
A taster of things to come from our garden harvest! this photo was taken last summer, the time of year when the kitchen garden overflows with goodies and we spend lots of hours cooking typical andalus dishes. among our favourite are gazpacho (served cold) and pisto (the main ingredients being tomatoes, onions, eggplants, courgettes, green and red peppers, and our olive oil) 🥒🍆🍅🌶
i also took a pic of one of the courgette plants in the veggie patch -- you'll need to swipe -- to show how they're coming along. in fact, this year i had some extra help planting the kitchen garden: big thank you to @shevaundohertyartist and @julie_sajous_artist 😘 you were awesome ! 🌱
thx to @atablefullinthewoods and @moderndaysoldways for the #gettoknowahomesteader challenge!