Well after a disappointing weekend of weather not much happened on the home front. We were planning on a weekend of getting into the vegie garden but alas our plans were thwarted thanks to the weather! Now that the August winds have hit who know when we can get in and plant our some vegies... I can't wait for spring!
Below are some of the things we want to plant out (when we can) in the vegie garden when there time comes round to do so! I would love to rely soley on our vegie garden for our vegetables and hopefully one day soon we can be! I have images of me waltzing down in my gumboots with a basket in hand picking all my fresh produce ready to take back to the kitchen and cook something rustic and amazing....... IN MY DREAMS! hahaha. I am looking at creating a little kitchen herb garden at the back of the house. Will show you some photos of progress soon.
Our chookies have stepped up production over the last week. They only were laying 1 - 2 eggs a day but seemed to be enjoying the country life and good food and are now laying 4 eggs a day. So the family will soon be getting there eggs!
We are currently gettings some quotes for our kitchen this week and next week so we should find out what it will cost us and if we need to change ideas or wait a little longer to save. Fingers crossed it won't be terribly expensive - but with my taste it most likely will be!
My brother and sister in-law were moving house on the weekend and i volunteered to make them something for lunch. It was a miserable wet and windy day so i thought my Pizza Scrolls would go down a treat. They are a great recipe to use as finger food at parties, a quick snack or as a meal on those naughty days! They are very easy to make and you can basically use whatever you have available in your fridge!
3 Cups Self Raising Flour
Pinch Baking Powder
45g Chopped butter, softened
2/3 Cup Milk
1/3 Cup Water
½ Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
3 Tablespoons Italian Herbs
1 Teaspoon Garlic
3 Tbsp Tomato Paste
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
½ Capsicum, finely diced
½ Red Onion, finely diced
½ cup Ham, diced,
½ cup Tomato, finely diced
¼ cup Mushrooms, finely diced
*(Whatever you have available to put in it)
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place baking paper on a large cookie tray.
2. Cut all filling ingredients up and place into a bowl, add parmesan and combine and set aside.
3. Sift flour into a large bowl and rub in butter with finger tips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
4. Make a well in the center and add milk and almost all of the water. Mix lightly with a flat bladed knife, to a soft dough, add more water if necessary. Knead briefly on a light floured surface until smooth and roll out to a 40 x 30cm rectangle (approx)
5. Spread dough with tomato paste and garlic and sprinkle with Italian herbs. Spread filling mixture evenly over the rectangle leaving a ½ inch border on one of the long sides.
6. Roll dough up along the longest side to form a roll. Cut dough into ½ in slices and place on cookie tray leaving a 1 cm gap between each.
7. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and cook for 20-25 min or until cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh parsley!
Hope you can give them a go and let me know how they turned out for you and what variations you made. Will hopefully get some more picture up of the what we looking at doing around the house in the near future!