It is cold and rainy outside - a perfect day to spend in the kitchen. I love a great day in the kitchen, although I am also trying to talk myself into cleaning the oven, something I have been putting off for far too long now.  Yikes it is a scary sight, you would not want to see how nasty my oven looks!  Long, long overdo.  It is a job I dread.  I always say I will keep on top of it, then before I know it, that has not happened.  Well, tomorrow I will have to roll up my sleeves.
Meanwhile, I took out our Thanksgiving Turkey carcass from the freezer to make homemade soup, there is a recipe here.
There is also a pot of brown rice that has just finished cooking, some of which will go into this soup, and the rest we will have for a salad or in a stir fry for lunch.

We also have a birthday coming up, so have prepared SCD cream in the yogurt maker, to make a new pasta dish, recipe pending, and to also have sweetened whip cream for this Chocolate Decadence with Strawberry Coulis.  Yum.  To make SCD whip cream, please check out Karen's post at Heal Balance Live.

Also on the go, is my first attempt at sprouting, will keep you posted on how that turns out. Here is a picture of the beginning process, using  3 tblsp. mixed seeds (mine were alfalfa, clover, mustard, fenugreek) .  I took a piece of cheese cloth doubled, then folded again, poured the seeds in a quart sized jar, covered with the cheese cloth, ran water through, swirled the jar and drained.  Pour in water to fill the quart jar half way, swirl  again, and soak the seeds over night. The seeds have to soak for at least 12 hours.
The next morning, drain the water through the cheese cloth, fill the jar half way with fresh water, giving it a swirl, then drain once more and place on a 30 degree angle in a bowl to drain.
It is recommended that you do this process a minimum of 2 times daily, preferably 3 times.  After 5 or 6  days, there should be sprouts!  Hope it works.  Next time I would like to look for Watercress and Broccoli seeds.  If anyone has successful experience with sprouting, can you share any tips?  Thank you kindly!
Well my "tomorrow" turned into two days.  But, we have progress:
I am hoping that by taking a picture of my clean oven, it will motivate me to try and keep it up. Honestly?  Probably not, but at least I can enjoy it for a few days.
And now, two days later, my seeds have the beginnings of tiny tiny sprouts!  Wooo Hoooo!  Can you tell I'm a wee bit excited?  Tough picture to take, but they really are sprouting!
So how do you like to spend your day in the kitchen?

Ina Gawne

2 comments on “A DAY IN THE KITCHEN”

    1. Well, I hate to admit it but I knew plain old elbow grease would not work, because the oven was that dirty! So I used that nasty smelling oven cleaner, and left in on over night, so just wiped out and rinsed out the next morning. That should teach me! Gonna try and keep it maintained this time so I won't have to use harsh cleaners again.:)

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November 9, 2010