Friday, July 22, 2011

{This moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Preserving prunes

There are only so many ways to preserve your garden bounty. The canned prunes from last year are not used up yet, so I had to think of an alternative.


11 kg of prunes in a day - I eat much, but not THAT much.
All neighbours are taken care of, so ....

I made a rich yeast dough:

1,5 kg flour
450 grams suger
200 grams margarine
400 grams butter
zest of 3 lemons
3/8 liter milk
90g fresh yeast
3 eggs

combine as usual, and set to rise for 90 minutes. Install yourself in front of the tv, and half prunes. As much as you can.

sort the prunes onto the rolled out dough....


make the "Streusel" dough.
Roughly combine:
800g flour
400g butter
400g sugar

distribute the crums over all your trays.



bake for about an hour.


I pack two pieces into a freezer bag, and I have a treat whenever I want.



Friday, July 1, 2011

What you can't remember...

You've got to write down.

Yesterday I've "destemmed" a lot of black currants. We treat them like pure gold, as the jam made from them, is our all time favourite.

For the umpteenth time I filled the bowl first, as I'm using it always when processing the pickings from the garden in front of the television. I wish I had a front porch to do that, but I don't, so the living room it is for now.

So...I want to weigh the result of my efforts to decide how to process them further.


I think I have weighed this bowl at least 58 times in the years I've had it, but I'm never able to recall it's weight when I need it.



let's hope the marker actually IS waterproof ;-)