Kim and Ben have been having a ball over the last two days.
Yesterday, Ben got out a cookbook and decided to cook Chocolate Mousse! Here he is in action.
Beating the egg whites (all home laid by our lovely chooks of course). The dogs got scrambled yoke for dinner!
Strike the pose. Nice skills Ben.
Here is Ben and I about to scoff down our chocolate mousse! It was light and fluffy, tasted delicious, and he was very proud of himself. Organic dark chocolate as well. Well done Son!
Today, Kim and Ben harvested all of our winter carrots at my request, as I have been so busy of late that I just have not gotten around to it.
All harvested, topped and washed. I love the funny ones. You always get a few, which is part of the fun.
The scales topped out at 1.594 kg, which is not a lot for 6 months growth, however they are the sweetest carrots that we have eaten all year. They won’t last very long, as they will be in our belly’s over the next few days. These are a good size, but if you want to see a whopper, check out the carrot that Darren grew over at Green Change! Now that is a harvest. I love carrots, no fuss if you plant them in between rows of onions and just leave them be. Just make sure the soil is friable before you plant, and keep the soil moist. Easy peasy.
Your carrots look great. I dont seem to have much luck with carrots. This year we have tried planting purple and pink varieties. Hopefully these will work. 🙂
Gee you two fellas look so much alike! The mousse looks delicious. I use left over egg yolks to make a custard that is then turned into ice-cream.
Darren (Green Change) says
Thanks for the link, Gav! I’m sure your carrots taste a lot better than our monster. I haven’t cut it yet, but I reckon it’s going to be very woody.
Egg yolks are great for making home-made pasta. It ends up really rich and tasty. I do it all the time when Megan makes pavlova.
This time of year, lemon butter would be another great use for egg yolks!
@ Deb, cheers. This is the first decent crop that I have grown, besides some heirloom ones in my first year of gardening. I just need to do a bit of succession planting to keep up with demand.
@ Linn. He is my mini-me! Custard is a great idea.
@ Darren. Happy to oblige my friend. The chooks will eat them if it is too woody, mine wolfed them down. I didn’t feed them the greens, as I wasn’t sure if they were harmful for them. Next time I will ask the lad to save them for me. I love making pasta as well.