I simply want everything I do to be an act of worship to God. ********************EVERYTHING******************** like a spider's web, intricately woven, the threads of our lives are entwined, making us who we are, where we are, at this time in history.... here's a small record of one family's journey to love God

Friday, March 2, 2007

Friday Favourites #2

On occasion I've said I'd LOVE to have a cellar full of produce we have grown and preserved. Noone realises I'm serious. The man of the house here will sometimes walk past the other side of the kitchen bench, getting lower and lower with each step he takes till the kids all know he's "downstairs in the cellar" now!

As for me, I do what I can.....a straight row of sauces and chutneys (chilli-kiwi is my favourite)

....and the fridge top is covered with jams ~ strawberry ~ pear ~ rhubarb ~ plum and apple ~ pear and ginger and almond ~ apple and plum and grape and blackberry and strawberry (that one is sooooo good, even if it was just leftovers of everything!)

Actually, in spite of not really being a kitchen person, I quite like making them (chutney and relishes I've been doing for a few years now, jams I just learnt to do this summer when we still had plums left after eating as many as we could and giving plenty away) - it's a job you do once and then don't need to do again for some time! And you can see the results of your labour....day after day. Plus it's great to know just what has gone into each jar.

And the spiderwebs....we love them too!


jujube said...

In one word.....YUM!!!!!!!!!!

You must post some recipes - espec the kiwi-chilli ones - sounds delish :-)

CC said...

i guess it's not a problem for your large family, but the biggest problem I have is that the preserves/jams may get mould in it once opened before we get to the bottom of the jar.

Er, doesn't anyone in your family like kaya? Not even the grandpa? I don't see it anywhere...won't have anything from your garden though, unless you can plant pandan, but if you keep chickens, you can use the eggs!

kate5kiwis said...

*dancing around the kitchen*
the kiwi-chilli recipe please ??!!!!!!!!