Here’s the explanation of what the Independence Days Challenge is all about. It’s worth a read.
This was all done in the last few days of the holidays. Not sure how we’ll go when the days are full of non-challenge things like educating children…
1. Plant Something: 1. Unidentified bean seeeds. (I’m actually succession planting! I’m not usually this organised.)
2. Harvest and Eat Something: 1. Eggs 2. Warrigal Greens for both us and the gerls. 3. Peaches. 4. Tomatoes (thanks Yvonne!) 5. Boysenberries. 6. Apple Cucumbers. 7. The last zucchini. 8. Apples 9. Strawberries.
3. Preserve Something: 1. Chopped zucchinis and froze bags of them for bolognaises.
4. Waste Not: 1. Bird-attacked nectarines given to chooks.
2. Chopped down scarlet runner bean plants secateured-up and used as mulch.
3 Cooked zucchini recipes to work our way through the glut.
4. Tony gave us 2 packs of tim tams. They’ve been sitting here since Christmas, so I made tim tam fudge. 1 pack down!
4. Cooked a chicken from the recipe below, but we found it fairly tasteless, apart from the smoked paprika on the skin. Shredded what was left and used it in a pasta and veggie bake that fed us for two more days.
5. Want Not: 1. Added to my share portfolio 2. Went to Hindustan and bought lots of bulk rice, flour and beans.
7. Manage Your Reserves: 1. Went through my spice section of the pantry and decanted lots of little packets and jars into bigger ones. Discovered that we have enough ginger, cinnamon and turmeric to last us for the next decade.
2. Organised cans of condensed milk by use-by date. Need to use them up, I can make condensed milk in the thermomix.
8. Work On Local Food Systems: 1. Gave bread and cakes from the bread shop to my team.
Thermomix Reipe: Cooking a whole chook in the Varoma I usually make the ‘Roast’ chicken recipe from the Devil cookbook, but I saw this and thought I’d try it. I actually prefer the lemon and garlic taste of the other recipe, (this one was pretty bland), but thought I’d put this here to show how it can be done.