Saturday, February 8, 2014


I hope I have time for making good food once school starts.
Brother 3, ever the hunter, got a deer just after Christmas. He gave a slab of steak that I remembered in the freezer. With the rain this morning, it felt like a day for stewing. Venison stew.
Always start with a mirepoix. Celery, carrots and onions are a must have in your fridge this side of winter and through-out. It's the base of any good soup if for anything, for flavor to the stock and aromatics.

It's all good frozen. It's going into the crock pot for the day.

In the USA they call scones biscuits. In NZ, we call cookies biscuits. I made US biscuits in NZ today. Added Colby cheese and used whole wheat.
1 1/2 c whole wheat
1/2 c rice flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
3/4 c cultured buttermilk
1 c grated cheese
115g unsalted butter

Brush with egg wash.

Half done.
200° C for 10 minutes then rotate the pan and down to 150° C for another 15.

Taste test.

Feijoa cobbler.

It's supposed to rain till Tuesday.
Hope not.
I have lawns to mow and laundry to do.

1 comment:

Me said...

When I was in Scotland the girls tried to take me for show and tell to say American words, such as biscuit, cookie, crisp, etc :)

You guys have deer?

Summer part 2

Nessa envisioned this shoot with my nephew Ellis. They pulled it all together very well. Hubs was supposed to be in it, but got stage fright...