Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Day in the Kitchen

 I have been picking runner beans ever day for weeks.  We never get tired of them,they are so sweet and tender. The arbour in the garden seems to have been a really good place for them.  They are growing in abundance.

 I love to see their lovely bright green colour clustered together on a pretty plate. I love my vintage china,even with its little chip here and there,and the crazing on the bottom.
I am sharing my vintage plates with Vintage Thingie Thursday at Coloradolady today

When they are fresh and crisp,I push them through my little been slicer to shred them
I then julienne some carrots,drizzle over some runny honey and place them on a low flame with the lid on until just tender but still with a little crunch. mmmmm lovely. Keep your eye on them to make sure they don't burn.  I use a non stick saucepan with a thick base.

I sometimes, shred them the same way but add a can of chopped tomatoes and a little crushed garlic instead. 
This is delish too.

Don't they look nice grouped together with other fresh fruit and veg.

I never put tomatoes into the refrigerator,they lose their sweetness.

I am also visiting The Charm of Home, Home Sweet Home
and My Romantic Home, Show and Tell Friday

It was raining all day today,so it was a good time to get into the kitchen for a cook up

I made plum jam,

Lasagne,ready for the oven

A couple of little cottage pies. I didn't bother to mash the potatoes, just sliced them over the top.

We love pears and they are plentiful at the moment

I made chips the no fat way.  Parboil some potatoes until still quite firm,
drain and let dry,or wrap to dry in a tea towel to dry.
Slice into chips ,place onto the tray lined with baking paper,
Spray with spray oil and bake in a hot oven until crisp.  Sprinkle with sea salt.

Lasagne out of the oven

Meat pies

I like to leave the edges rustic looking, not to tissy.

I hope you are having a nice week
x jeanetteann
I am joining 
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life


Gina said...

Oh you have been so busy in the kitchen! Everything looks so delicious!

Shirley said...

What lovely looking food. I think your presentation is very well done. I have food issues so I stay away from food pictures, but the beans looked so pretty and fresh that I was hooked on looking further. I could eat at your house with out second thoughts..LOL! and I love your word cute..

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my--all that fresh fruit and vegetables and delicious looking food is making me really hungrey:) I wish we lived near you so you could have us over for dinner:)

veggiegobbler said...

Wow, you have been busy! Yum.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

My goodness! Such a feed. It all looks lovely. You have grown lovely vegetables too. I'll have to try your honey method with the beans. Sounds yummy!

Susan said...

Wow Jeannetteann...You did a LOT of wonderful things in the kitchen today.

I looked back on your dolly article. Loved it. Love her pink shoes!

Thanks for all your visits and comments to my blog. Susan

Miri said...

Mmm what delicious things have come out of your kitchen. (I do runner beans in tomato sauce too. :)
What a gorgeous set of plate and server dish...simply beautiful!

Richard Cottrell said...

can I come live at your house? The food looks wonderful. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Yum, LOVE fresh vegies! They do look lovely! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday!

viridian said...

I esp. want to say I like your green plate with the pink flower.

Jann Olson said...

How delishious is this post? I can't wait to have fresh veggies! Woke up to 4 - 5 inches of snow again this morning. More than we've had all summer. You have been baking and cooking your little heart out. It all looks so delicious. I must try the stir fried veggies! Your china is ever so sweet. I love them too.