Saturday, September 24, 2011

spring things

We've been sowing.
We've been cleaning.
We've been doing lots as brothers and sisters do during the spring.
Cuddling bunnies...

my view this afternoon - lemon butter making...

to write.

I painted the side of the oven wall a few weeks ago.
It's since then been full of lists, drawings and reminders.
Best thing a kitchen needs - and since the floor is constantly dirty in there - the dust is a non event.  


I love making these ugly little bits into a scrumptious hot dip.
My hot broad-bean dip is scoffed by young and old around here.
With lots of garlicky goodness, it doesn't stick around for long.

Super delicious dolloped on top of a fried egg and bacon.
Hot Broad Bean Dip:

hull the beans into a small saucepan and boil for a few minutes to soften.
While the cook add to a food processor:
Olive oil (we also had some bacon fat - so we used that today)
a bit of cumin
2 cloves of garlic
salt & pepper

Take straight off the heat and into a food processor.
Blitz till smooth.
Add Olive oil till desired consistency.
Serve straight away.


dixiebelle said...

It's all looking very productive & fun & that recipes sounds so good!

Emma said...

Ooooohhhh Matt's parents grow loads of broad beans and he HATES them - sneaky way to make him eat them?! (Yes he is like a child).
Am loving the blackboard, my sister has the same in her kitchen and they write all sorts of things on it, when we visit my nieces draw a big giraffe and a welcome Uncle Matty and Aunty Em! (They think Matt is a giraffe...)
Nice new blog look too! xx

Leonie @ Cuppa and Cake said...

Hey that all looks so DELICIOUS!

Your blog is looking very swish too, love the changes.

I clean my chalk board with coke-a-cola. yep it breaks down the calcium. Its really freaky and it makes you wonder what that stuff does to the body. NOT GOOD!