February 2021 started off like any other February. It is financial year end for many companies and so they like to keep stock levels low. I did not have any great expectations for the month, and was really surprised when we exceeded our targets. It is also meant to be heat wave month where I live and surprisingly, we had very few hot days. The month was bracketed by excessive temperatures, and our swimming pool earned its keep.
To keep us cool and summer treats
I whipped up a batch of butterscotch soft serve. This no churn ice cream is super easy to make if you use store bought ingredients. I baked up a storm, using my sourdough discard. There were granola cookies, halva cookies and apricot cookies. And lastly I made a chocolate stout pudding to celebrate the opening of alcohol sales.
On the savoury side
I made queso blanco using UHT milk as an experiment which turned out extremely well. My sourdough wholemeal bread was this month’s bread bake and I whipped up a batch of oven baked fritters. The recipe I tested from Meze and have showcased in February 2021 was for chicken livers cooked with pomegranate molasses.
One new thing in my kitchen in February 2021
I am forever collecting recipes to test and they were collecting in a box which I am now using for Hannah’s pencils. I decided to buy a new recipe note book and have stuck all the recipes into the book. The great thing about this particular book is that the pages are lined. I cannot write straight so this is a great help for note making. And the pages are perforated and tear out nicely. Now to get the recipes tested!
and yes, today will be awesome!
This is my March submission to the #IMK series, hosted by Sherry. Each month bloggers around the world gather to share what is new in their kitchens.