Tuesday, March 22, 2011

a quiet morning

This morning the kids were way too tempted by the lovely weather to stay in.  Out they went and into the kitchen I went, eager to catch up on making some kitchen staples.

butter and butter milk

butter set aside to culture, and an emergency non-cultured dollop to get us through the morning!


(I didn't think ahead to set out a starter, so this is a yummy quick bread recipe from my friend Cheryl)


This evening I'll set out granola and nuts to soak.  Then we'll be well stocked for the rest of the week.

I love quiet mornings spent in the kitchen.
Edie Brickell on Pandora.
Eager little faces, waiting for that first slice of warm bread with fresh butter.


Jana said...

You just reminded me to ge my bread made for the week. Thanks ma'am!

Kellybird said...

this is one of those mornings i wish i could just sit in your kitchen with a cup of coffee and just watch.... cuz you're amazing.

is that creepy?

amanda {the habit of being} said...

are you using powdered milk in your yogurt?

and your loaf pan...love it. mind sharing what brand it is?

i'm with you...quiet moments in the kitchen - usually me straining kefir or making bread, they're the best.

Jaime @ Like a Bubbling Brook said...

Looks like you had a wonderful morning :) I just love a fresh batch of homemade yogurt, drizzled with honey! Yum!

mandi said...


I don't use powdered milk. I just use the raw milk we get and add 2 T of fresh yogurt to it.

Thanks for the bread pan love! It is Le Creuset- bought at TJ Maxx. It cooks so evenly- I really enjoy using it.

Traci said...

Man, I wish I could eat all that wheat you do! I am working on a new filter for our main cooking and drinking water right now and it seems Mercola will get a call. They continue to update the products so you cannot just re-order a filter...hummm..

Anyway, I found this link from your GNOWFILGINS (sp?) link for Twister Tuesday, for making beet kvass which led me to a new filter for straining my yogurt, thank you very much for 6$ on amazon!! and for a very professional looking, regular people website for cultures here with how to videos on kombucha tea (time to restart that habit): http://www.culturesforhealth.com/kombucha-tea-starter-culture.html

so, thank you Mandi for supporting my interests and showing some options!!! Thank you for making the work in the kitchen valuable..it is not very popular around here...thank you!!!!

City Sister said...

I need to make yogurt...and granola...and bread...and the list could go on!

Aimee's Creative Photography said...

Hi Mandi :) Aimee here from P.P. Your sister told me about your blog. Looks great! We live on 6 acres and have experienced the farming as well. I look forward to catching up.

P.S. I love baking bread and need to get back in the habit. I want to try pumpernickel so that's my next bread recipe to tackle.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

I love these routine food prep days. It feels so satisfying!