It wasn't hard to decide on a theme for this month's Five on Friday post. All I had to do was take a look around my kitchen! There's a lot on the go at the moment.
First up, and by far the strangest thing, is a batch of sauerkraut. This is my first attempt at making it, and I have no idea if it's going to turn out. The process was easy, but a bit of a mess. Shredded cabbage decorated most of my kitchen counter.
I'm using a special jar called a Perfect Pickler. The jar has been sitting on my counter for almost a week now, where I hope the fermentation process is underway.
A few days ago I was digging around in my pantry and found a huge container of Medjool dates. Darn. I bought them at Costco right before Christmas, and they were meant to be eaten over the holidays when everyone was here. I couldn't stand thought of them going to waste, but knew Jay and I could never finish them before they got dodgy, so went on a search for a healthy date bar recipe. This one was a winner.
Jamie Oliver's Beef and Ale Stew is one of my favourite comfort foods. We had this last night, and as an added bonus there's enough left over to have it again tonight.
First thing this morning I loaded up my yogurt maker, so tomorrow morning's breakfast will include some yummy homemade yogurt. It's been quite a while since I made my last batch, so I'm really looking forward to it.
Of course, I need something to stir into my yogurt. When I was at the market yesterday they had some Meyer lemons. So this morning I've made some lemon curd, using this recipe from Ina Garten. I plan to eat lots of it, and not just stirred into yogurt.
I am joining in Five on Friday, taking five minutes from our day to enjoy five things. Please go and visit the other people who are also blogging about Five on Friday this week.
Amy from Love Made My Home
Patricia from A Place For Everthing
Katharine from Art-e-facts
Selma from Eclectic Home & Life
Marion from My Two Girls
Teresa from Knit Bake Cultivate