Monday, 16 March 2015

The Weekend Kitchen

This past week was quite busy for us hence my lack of posts.  We had people inspecting the house on Saturday morning so had to make ourselves scarce but we had the rest of the weekend to tackle other jobs.
For me I had a list of things I wanted to tackle in the kitchen.

I tried a new recipe and made a Beef and Lentil curry that was very tasty.

I made a batch of Halloumi.

And I made some Mango fruit leather in my dehydrator.  The dehydrator only came with one plastic sheet for making fruit leather and drying herbs so I made a few extras from baking paper.

I just used the plastic one as a template and cut out a few extras.  I was a bit worried at first that the mango would run off the side but it didn't move at all once I had spread it.  To make the mango puree all I did was blitz some of the frozen mango cheeks in the food processor until it was a smooth paste.

The fruit leathers came out really well and they taste really strongly of mango without being too sweet.

I also made a a big batch of Chilli Beef for Sunday dinner and for the freezer.  It can be turned into a range of different meals quickly and easily.

I will post the recipes for the Chilli and Curry during the week as I think they are worth sharing.

What did you get up to on the weekend?


  1. Clever Girl. So how are the inspections going. Whats the feedback?

    1. Only one inspection so far and the feedback was good but these buyers have been looking in a higher price bracket and were just looking at our place as another option. Things happen more slowly in the country so we do not expect floods of people.

  2. Can you do a post on our cheese making too that looks pretty good. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

    1. Sure can Kathy, Haloumi is really easy and is so cost effective to make your own.


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