Wow, firstly thanks so much for all the great comments to yesterday’s post. Ditto to you ladies!
The idea was I’d post about how I’d been sick most of this week and off work for 3 days and decided on Friday to cook a restorative free range chook and vegies, showing before and after pics. I managed the before….but of course my excitement to carve up the sizzling brown roasted bird took over the need to photograph it for the blog. So you’re stuck with this pic of an anaemic looking bird. She was tasty and hit the spot.
I also spent part of Friday in Doughman’s dressing gown picking cumquats. There are two trees and they’re fruiting their butts off. This pic is after I’d plucked a bunch of fruit and the other bush looks pretty much the same. I’ve scoured my cookbooks for recipes and I’ve found cumquat butter, marmalade and pickles. However none of the recipes I’ve found excite me. So I have a proposal. Offer me a recipe, your grannies secret jam recipe, your dad’s cumquat marmalade and if it takes my fancy I’ll send you a sample of the results. You don’t need to post the whole recipe, you could give me the title and an idea of the recipe. If you don’t want to share your recipe in the comments, then please feel free to email me nvaughanATiinetDOTnetDOTau.