Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Soul Food (part 17)
These two blocks are special. The one on the right is a house as you can see. Up til now I lived at 16 different places. Last year while we were painting, putting the wooden floor in and cleaning the place up in the latest edition something funny happend. My husband and I started talking about how long we would live here and what we would want for our new new house. Really, we still had to move in. So the relation house - home is different for me than for someone who grew up in one place. The word home for me is a feeling of contentment. When I'm really busy with something that holds meaning to me and I accept all my experiences (instead of worrying about ....) I get a warm, awesome feeling. It is that feeling that I call home.
Now the second one. If there is one word that fits really well with me it is homemade. You know already a part of my homemadepassion but there is something else that I haven't mentioned before. My other passion is cooking and baking. This started long ago when I read the little house books and Heidi. Just loved to read the passages were they were making dinner and the passages of eating, I ended up in the kitchen each time and my skills have grown ever since. Five years ago I was really very happy with the skills I had been building up over the years because I found out that my body was very sick. Which means that for the rest of my life I need to stick to a diet, I have celiac disease. The transition was made very easily and for me it is easy enough to stick to it because I feel so much better.
And now that I mentioned cooking I want to share with you my favorite cookbook of all times. (I can't let the opportunity pass.) It is called Country Harvest and written by Rosamond Richardson and Linda Burgess. Do you want the recipe for the best blackberry-vinegar? Yeah, you do. Well, here it is:
4 tsp of clove
2 pieces of cinnamon about 7,5 cm long
6 dl of organic applevinegar
1 kg sugar
1 kg blackberries
Put everything in a pan except the blackberries and let it boil softly until 5 minutes after the sugar has dissolved. Add the blackberries and let them boil in the liquid very gently for 10 minutes. Let the fluid cool down, put it through a sieve and now the last fase of this easy recipe, to put the vinegar in a bottle. You can use it as a salatdressing, to marinate meat or to add some delicious flavour to your own homemade gravy.
So now you know what I will be doing in August and September, berry picking.
This are all the revelations for today. Hope you will have a fantastic day and I'll see you tomorrow.