In my views, artisan skills are exactly that - the combine an art form and a skill to create a wonderful product. The skill without the art is necessary but not sufficient.
Everyone knows that I do love my artisan skills, and do my best to practice quite a few. However, I don't want people thinking that you can watch a few youtube clips and then produce better than shop bought quality. You need to acquire the skill and the art (which is what most shop bought produce…Continue
I am about to add a few new things to the range of activities here at McDowall Manor:
1. Chocolate making. I don't actually eat a whole lot of chocolate, but this is another one of those skills that you can "grow into." Desert seemed to be a logical progression from my home-made entrees and mains. I reckon I'll have a fair crack at this one.
2. Chooks. I'm currently pricing up 3 girls (guaranteed) to be delivered. Now, this is where I curse Farina. Oh yeah, we all love…Continue
Some Random Observations:
Today, I realised I haven't bought any salad greens for 4 months.
The other night, I made tomato soup that was completely home grown. It was served with home made olive bread rolls and grated home made cheese. Happy to report that is was really damn good, and I don't even like tomatoes.
Tonight's Thai Beef salad was pretty much all our greens again. A Thai Youtube friend taught me you can include radish leaves which I did.…Continue