Down on the Farm

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Our external hard drive is getting a little full so I’ve been going through my out of control and badly organised photos folder.  The idea was that I would clear some stuff out but instead I fell down a rabbit hole discovering photos I’d forgotten about.  These shots of a derelict farm on one of our regular walks were taken in April over two years ago!  I love how the spring light is captured in these photos with the promise of summer just around the corner.  Something to warm me up on this blustery October day.  It also reminded me that I need to take my camera out more like I used to rather than just relying on my iphone.  Practicing my photography is something I really want to get back into.


Monday, 13 October 2014

How time flies when you disappear off to have a baby...  Lately I’ve been spending my sleep deprived days getting to know our gorgeous little boy.  Things are a little chaotic.

In my last week of pregnancy I suddenly found the urge to cook but the seasons also changed on me and now this cherry crumble looks a little wrong.  Throw in plums or blackberries or whatever autumn fruit tickles your fancy.  Recipe here from Green Kitchen Stories along with impossibly beautiful photography.

I also made these incredible sugar free cookies.  In fact I took a batch to give me much needed energy while I was in labour.  Ha, that didn’t happen.  Labour and food did not go together.  This recipe is so good.  I’ve managed to make a couple of batches since and can’t stop munching my way through them.  Recipe here from A Sweet Spoonful.  I used pecans, pistachios and cacao nibs in place of the walnuts. Make sure you top with flaked sea salt.  Don’t skip this part, it’s key to the overall taste of the cookie.

Now that autumn is well and truly under way I’ve been getting back in to soup in a big way.  I’ve been making batches of this curried sweet potato soup at the weekends and I also made a parsnip version of this carrot and ginger soup and added a pinch of cumin to spice things up a little.  So glad it’s parsnip season again!