What a day, what a day! Our kitchen got a good workout this afternoon. We came home from a nice picnic lunch at the park with friends (Brie wrapped in Salami, yummmmmm!) and went straight to the kitchen.
First we whipped up some bread dough and put it aside to rise. While that was rising, we made some lemon and parsley juice. This juice is DELICIOUS and so good for you. We both have coughs that we can’t seem to shake since having bad colds a couple of weeks ago, so I’ve been making this juice a lot lately. I also happened to receive a wonderful donation of some beautiful lemons from the backyard lemon tree of a wonderful woman I have known since I was a kid (thank you so much!!!!). So one of those went in the juice, of course. The recipe is from the EDC (for those with a thermomix). You could probably do it in a blender if you don’t have a thermomix, it just wouldn’t be as smooth. Just chuck a small bunch of parsely, one lemon (peeled, and pith removed), some sugar (I usually do about 80g of rapadura sugar) and 1 or 2 trays of ice in and puree it for about a minute until smooth. I added the zest of half the lemon too, just for a little more zing! Add a couple of cups of water (500g, up to 800g if you want it to quench the thirsts of more people) and whizz it up again for a minute or two. It is especially wonderful on a hot summer day!
I’ve just had a slice of it, and it is deeeeeeelicious!
And last but not least, while we were eating dinner and the bread was baking in the oven, I had jam cooking itself in the thermomix. Strawberry, mango and passionfruit jam – my most raved-about jam yet! I’ve put the recipe up on the thermomix community here.
I hope you’re all cooking up a storm today too, and reaping the benefits of healthy, homemade food! 🙂