it's a grey day but what a beautiful winter wonderland!
a good day for staying inside except for clearing cat paths, feeding birds, getting into the hottub and for jam to work on his contract.
yesterday we busted down a pumpkin and squash and roasted them to perfection. we'll make puree out of each and then can it all to have delicious hearty soups all winter. we also cooked our bag of frozen zucchini that we harvested over the summer and will puree and can that too. i also roasted all of the pumpkin/squash seeds and we had a feast on them watching netflix last night.
we had grilled shrimp, a piece of grilled pineapple, avocado salad and kimchi for dinner.
i planned to make a nice hearty stew for supper. jambaloney went and gathered our stored root vegetables for the stew. found this interestingly shaped, little purple haze carrot.
here's our supper of stew with kidney, stewing beef, carrots, potatoes, turnip, sqush, pumpkin, onion and pickled beets - it was delicious!
later this evening i will make a pate brisee pie crust (the only pie crust that i know of that does not use dairy) and i will make a delicious meat pie with the rest of the stew. i looove meat pie!
i haven't really been looking into breads/biscuits, etc. that you can make without dairy but i plan to look into it. if anyone has a good recipe for breads, flatbreads, biscuits, etc....can you leave a link in the comments section? it would be greatly appreciated and give me a place to start.
kids, i can't even begin to tell you how much better we feel by going off commercially-produced dairy! i wish we lived in a place where access to fresh from the cow/goat milk was available but we don't. i plan on ordering a water kefir set and see how we like that. does anyone make their own water kefir and if so, do you like it?
we've been enjoying our fresh-made juice every morning and we take a slug or two of chia fresca a couple of times a day. i still find it slimy and goopy but i force myself to get it down because it is so nutritious. jambaloney doesn't mind it at all.
anyway - off to make the pie crust in a few but first stopping in to hit up some blogs!