Oh my… still not caught up, plenty has passed through my kitchen this past month but not managed to document much. I’ve had delicious sourdough bread baked on a preheated pizza stone, sometimes use a Dutch oven to bake my sourdough bread in.. but it’s so heavy. Plan on getting an enamel baking dish as its much lighter and I’ve seen you IMK ladies have great success with it.
There are always some type of leafy greens in my fridge as we love to eat lots of salads. But this time around had more than usual courtesy of Peninsula farms… an amazing local hydroponic farm. I’ve been wanting to organize a visit for ages and finally managed to do so. Bahrain relies on imported produce so it’s wonderful to know this farm is growing local produce to supply our market with.
Peninsula farms grow a wonderful variety of salad leaves, a variety of baby tomatoes, kale, baby bok choy, bell peppers, micro greens and large chilies. Pretty amazing when you consider it’s all grown on a desert island. Colcannon is an Irish dish I love to make using kale… the kale is sautéed in a little seasoned butter and then mixed through some fluffy mashed potatoes… comfort food at its best.
On a lighter note… a shot of cold pressed juice made with kale, apple and ginger is a healthy kick-start to any morning. I changed over to a cold pressed juicer a few years back… one of the best juicing decisions I ever made.
Baked some old-fashioned cherry, coconut slices for the freezer and updated a recipe using a locally branded Swiss dark chocolate flavored with coffee (from Bare) for the chocolate layer underneath. Mum made these family favorites using plain dark chocolate when we were growing up and would keep some in the freezer, something I’ve continued to do too. As you can see, the photo was at the prepping stage but a recipe is soon to follow 🙂
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