Thursday, 20 October 2016

Man In The Kitchen

Yesterday Martin took over the cooking,
 he wanted to have a go at doing some bread
 The recipe is in my head and I was at hand to relate what had to be done, will have to write it down so he can do the bread more often.
 One perfect loaf later.
He also offered to cook dinner, who am I to refuse that offer
When sorting out the barn he came across the Dutch Ovens we have, they are cast iron cooking pots, before the move we use to cook outside when ever the opportunity arose and used the Dutch Ovens to cook all kinds of things. If you go back through my blog to a few years ago you will see how we cooked with them. here is a link to some of the cooking we did with the  Dutch Oven
 Martin got a fire going and threw together some meat and vegetables in the Dutch Oven and it was set up on the tripod over the fire.
 As the sun set dinner was cooked outside, something we used to enjoy and its lovely to be doing these things again on our smallholding.
Sol was there with us although he didn't really understand what we were doing out there in the dark.
I spent most of the day working on some new sewing lines 
but I did get the first sheepskin combed out, 

another few days and it will be properly dry and ready to use, perhaps on one of our cook outs.

Diary
Thursday November 18th 1982
Went to Carmarthen, took Blue Boy's head to be analyzed.
Bought fitting to plumb in washing machine £16.
Looked at kitchen and bathroom equipment, picked up feed from Carmarthen Farmers, 4xwhite 2xred.
Lucky's doesn't seem any worse.
John fitted washing machine to hot water pipes, wrong connections for cold water.
 

20 comments:

  1. Well done Martin and fantastic on the Dutch Ovens. I was only saying to Jon the other day that we should make the most of eating outside whilst the weather allows. Really going to domy best to eat out for Bonfire Night.

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    1. We have before now been out in the snow cooking, less mess in the kitchen too

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  2. Great to have a man who will cook, mine does occasionally. Cooking outside over a fire is a real man thing isn't it. Did you eat outside too? The sheepskin looks lovely.

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    1. we didnt eat out it was getting chilly and I want to watch the Bake Off

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  3. Ohhh I had only commented the other day on another blog about how we used to cook in a dutch oven on a tripod. I miss the smell of the fire outside and then the delicious food in the oven! Yum food looks good.

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    1. we have a couple of Dutch ovens and some cast Iron skillets to go with them, we will have to get back into doing it more often

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  4. Handy man to have around the house, ha ha. The food looks delicious and just right for these chilly nights.

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  5. The only times RMan gets let loose in the kitchen result in a major spring clean afterwards... Martin, through taking the dinner cooking outside, must've prevented that kind of situation ;)

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    1. He likes to cook but his time is so limited here he dosent get to do it often, that will change next year

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  6. It lovely when you man loves and wants to cook, Kev does most of our cooking. Your fleece looks great.

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    1. I do like having dinner cooked for me

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  7. There must be a lucky star over you.
    First a husband who bakes a loaf and then cooks that fabulous looking meal outside. And as for that sheepskin - it looks to have turned out absolutely first class - so well done.

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    1. No luck star we just both have the same interests it helps a lot

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  8. I bet that smelt amazing cooking away outside-x-

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  9. Goodness is there no end to Martin's talent! That's a loaf of bread anyone would be proud of. Cooking outdoors...magical...and soon wrapped in fleece....big sigh...x

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    1. Like me he is always willing to try new things which is great couldnt do with a beer swilling couch potato

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  10. The sheepskin looks amazing and any chance you could share your bread recipe please as the loaf looks amazing as well :-) xx

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    1. I will put a recipe page up Hazel, next rainy day I have a few recipes that have been asked for

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