Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Bangers, and bunny burgers - but no pancakes alas

Eggs - Total to date: 258 - Day 115

KoKKo 86 (86grms) 29.11.2005 Personal best weight
Adelaide 86 (80grms) 26.02.2006 *New Personal best weight*
Ginger 86 (78grms) 22.2.2006 Personal best weight



As forecast it was bitterly cold and we have had snow showers - a day for staying indoors if you can.

The chooks laid a couple of eggs first thing, and didn't seem too perturbed by the snow showers, and still ate all their cage of greens in such cold weather - and left some of their nice warm porridge to do so!

This morning I vacuum packed the bunny burgers which looked and smelt delicious. Pat wanted us to have a couple for lunch tomorrow - no way - not after all the hassle I had with making them yeterday - they will be frozen for at least a week before we eat one.

I made three batches of sausages today. I made up the mixes late last night and left them overnight to bloom, so we just had to put them in their skins this morning.

Pat helped - as it is a bit of a palavar with the attachment to my food mixer. It was probably designed to make just small amounts - rather than 2kg at a time. I am seriously thinking of getting an electric purpose made one for the job.

There is no way that I could put the meat mixture into the machine and poke it down with the wooden instrument, and hold the sausage as it feeds through the other end! So Pat does the pushing and I do the technical stuff.

They taste so different when you make them yourself with your own ingredients - and I no longer think of them as something that you might have for just breakfast.

Today I made, Firecracker - a spicy, peppery, sausage that is really tasty. Apple with 100% pure apple juice - smelt wonderful, and garlic and herbs - again and lovely tasty sausage that is a meal in itself almost.

We should be having pancakes tonight but Pat is out bowling - might have them tomorrow instead.

The chap who services and repairs my mechanical gardening machines delivered them back to me late afternoon - and I really did not want to go out in the cold and snow showers up the allotment to put them in the shed. I did the opening and closing of all the gates, and Pat helped lift them off the trailer - too cold and wintry to take pretty pictures of snow covered allotments today - the wind was so cold it took your breath away!

7 comments:

  1. denise t10:30 pm

    the patties and sausages sound yummy...i envie that husband of yours on the receiving end of all that goodness!
    i have heard you use the term "left to bloom" before... just what is that exactly?

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  2. If you leave the mixture or sausages overnight in the fridge before freezing, all those lovely spices are absorbed by the meat - infused - and you get a wonderful flavour. Yummy - they are all in the freezer now. I am getting some rare breeds pork shortly - found a lovely place not far from me - will post all about it when I have tried it out and paid a visit

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  3. in your previous article while using the dehydrator for you fruits, do you have any suggestions for meats? Which might be the best and what spices to use?

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  4. I remember an article on TV about sausage making for kids.They had icing bags and just squeezed out the sausage mixture into sausagey shapes(no skins).
    I always mean to give that a go but have never got around to it yet.
    We had snow too (in Kent)out of a clear blue sky!!

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  5. Anonymous11:18 am

    Hi AL ,
    We had snow flakes in Derbyshire and leicestershire, but it didn't settle, heavy frost last night and the most beautiful sunny day here now! Wind has subsided, so not so chilly wind factor!
    One sister sucessfully moved into her new bungalow! Now... just me to sort out! LOL!

    Sandie

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  6. Anonymous11:18 am

    Hi AL ,
    We had snow flakes in Derbyshire and leicestershire, but it didn't settle, heavy frost last night and the most beautiful sunny day here now! Wind has subsided, so not so chilly wind factor!
    One sister sucessfully moved into her new bungalow! Now... just me to sort out! LOL!

    Sandie

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  7. Thanks for all your lovely comments. Sunny here today - but crispy shallow snow and thick ice.

    Suffering somewhat with my back, so will type up a blog this evening.

    Off to get my TENS machine and shake up me old bones!

    Anyone got some horse linament (sp)LOL?

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