In My Kitchen

Sunday, 13 July 2014

In my kitchen this week.


~ Monday's farm shop haul: nectarines, plums, apricots, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, mushrooms, radishes, spinach, lettuce, spring onions, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, leeks, red onions, bacon and eggs. Carrots, potatoes, white onion, peppers and cucumber not pictured.


~ A tray of toasted sesame and soy sunflower and pumpkin seeds , and a tray of toasted rosemary cashews with sea salt and black pepper.


~ Glowing tomatoes


~ Coffee ice cubes in a tall glass of milk.


~ Leek, ham and Brie tart


~ Saturday lunch - bacon and gruyère baguettes


~ Saturday night was burger night.


~ Sunday night was roast chicken night. I roasted two small birds and now I have one whole cold roast chicken to play with next week.


~ Dauphinoise potatoes to go with the chicken.


~ Strawberry ice cream to finish.




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32 comments:

  1. Really enjoying these posts Sue, need a little inspiration at the moment x

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  2. Honestly, doesn't all this wonderful food make you feel incredibly rich. And It's making me hungry just looking at it.

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  3. Love these ideas. Love the coffee ice cubes. Brilliant

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  4. I really enjoy a good farm shop haul. They're the kinds of places where you could spend a fortune and there's something so satisfying about buying from them.
    The cashews look delicious (they'd probably be gone in one sitting), as do the baguettes. And burgers. And ice cream. You've eaten well!
    I do love food.

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  5. Mmmm, lovely. Like the coffee ice cube idea, now I know what I can do with that smidge left in the bottom of the pot after I've already had more than is good for me (I like it strong).

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  6. You are making me hungry! Mmm love those coffee ice cubes. Thanks for some beautiful photos.
    Shauna. x

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  7. Can I put a large LIKE in this post? :)
    Will you give some tart-vegetable recipy some time, please?

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    1. This might be what you're looking for - How to Make a Savoury Tart.

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  8. It is not often that I wish I lived somewhere else as I love my home and family. But reading this, I wish I lived at your house... Ax

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  9. oh how I wish there was a farm shop near me. even a greengrocers would be nice.............

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  10. The nuts look good, I like to roast my own too. I love dauphinoise potatoes, and yours look exceptionally delicious. Strawberry ice-cream is a big favourite in this house. I didn't manage to make any this year (no strawberries) but I might manage a bit of raspberry ripple. CJ xx

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  11. Love your Farmers Market goodies. I live in Monterey, CA, the "salad bowl" of farming for most of the USA. I shop mostly at my local Farmers Market which contain foods that are locally and sustainably grown. This got me to wondering, are most of your foods in the above photo from local farmers? Is there a staple food you eat that is imported? Simply curious, as usual...your post are eye candy and truly enjoyed.

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    1. Hello Alison,
      This particular farm is a fruit farm specialising in apples and pears. They have none of those at the moment as they are all still on the trees ripening, but all the soft fruit apart for the nectarines and apricots (Italian) is their own produce or from other nearby farms. As for the veg, the bacon and eggs they are all from the farm itself or locally produced apart from the peppers were from the Netherlands. They offer most kinds of fruit and veg most of the year but rely on imports when our local stuff isn't available, for example there will be home-produced peppers, courgettes (zucchini), sweetcorn and green beans later in the summer but they're not ready yet. The best thing about the farm shop is how much cheaper it is than not only the supermarkets but also the farmers' markets which tend to be very expensive.

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  12. I don't even know where to begin. The coffee ice cubes are genius, I must try that. The rosemary cashews sound wonderful. And the ice cream! I would love to have access to all of that good produce, it's really beautiful.

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  13. Very delicious - and a very good idea with the coffeecubes.

    Sigrun

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  14. Love your photo of the tomatoes Sue, they do indeed appear to be luminous! I linked to your blog hop post in mine yesterday and commented about the way you dealt with the passing it on aspect and did much the same as you had done. Thank you for the inspiration!! xx

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  15. This is a very useful service for a Monday morning shopping list. Keep up the good work.

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  16. We're really spoilt here for the variety of local farm shops, aren't we. Your shop looks a lot more interesting than mine did, but with only two of us and quite a few days out last week and this I didn't need much. Local cherries are super this year, I think.

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  17. Hey Sue,
    I love the coffee ice cubes. Such a neat idea. I've made four quiches this week using up an egg glut from Beryl and Jean, so I'm feeling very pleased with myself.
    Leanne xx

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  18. Gorgeous pictures, you make me feel hungry even when I'm not :-)

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  19. Absolutely love that first photo of all the fresh fruit and veg. Coffee cubes will definitely be on my 'must try' list. It all looks scrumptious as usual. xx

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  20. Unsurprisingly, I am running off to look at that iced coffee link right now.

    And I'm just about to start researching the perfect burger - or the perfect variety of burgers - as a way of attempting to get back into my blog. Join me.

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  21. Sue, I will join the queue of folks praising the idea of the frozen coffee cube. Guess that some chocolate infused mocha version might also be refreshing. Alas after my supper tonight, I will fixing a rather usual iced coffee to accompany the blueberries in cream, with some almonds and a few Scandanavian orange-y sugar thin cookies on the side.

    Pasta's almost gone now, made with lots of fresh veg from last Friday's visit to the farmers market.

    Thank you again for the tip towards An Everlasting Meal. I love that book!

    Now. May I please stop by for supper tomorrow at your house?

    (Lots of complicated stuff going on here, so I'm actually happy to have been able to put something home made on the table tonight. I wish myself luck with tomorrow's version. Thank you again for the inspiration. xo)

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  22. Oh, the fruits of summer. It's six months off, but I can't wait. These all look glorious.

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  23. Coffee ice cubes, very good idea, and all your food recipes sound yummy, including the roasted nuts.

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  24. All the best things!!! :) those coffee ice cubes have been on my to do list for ages, you have inspired me to get cracking on making those!

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  25. Sue
    I really enjoy reading your posts - beautiful photography highlighting the ingredient/recipe/flower that is your subject and wonderfully expressive, yet pared-down writing too.
    I used to live in London, but had family in Upton-upon-Severn, so I remember how delicious the stone fruit was too (Clive's Fruit Farm, a fond memory). Now I am based in Florida where we also have wonderful local produce - amazingly good fresh fish, citrus as perfect as you'd imagine it to be and mangoes growing in my garden. Produce imported from other states is remarkable too - and remarkably priced compared to Waitrose! Huge cherries from Washington State/Michigan at $1.99 per lb and sweetcorn, usually at 10c a piece. When you factor in all the artisanal cheese and bakeries that can easily be found, it's quite sad to think of how the US is perceived, foodwise, by the rest of the world - as a vast trough of fast, junk food - although that is also a reality...
    Anyway, I hope your family and friends appreciate what a wonderful job you do of creating such lovely food for them. Enjoy the rest of your bounty!

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    1. Thank you very much Hayley.

      The produce you describe sounds so good and so reasonably priced, and yes, not the kind of thing we are led to believe America eats. I'm a fan of Alice Waters and I know fabulous food is to be found in America. Clive's Fruit Farm is wonderful, I must get over there this summer.

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  26. Anonymous11:12 am BST

    Like the coffee icecubes in a glass of milk, I will certainly try that one. Reina

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