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Tonight's dinner started in the greenhouse last year when S grew lots of basil and then sjkasabi turned quite a lot of it into pesto.

It continued with the passata I made a month ago in a weekend frenzy that produced 80 bottles.

then last Friday I made mashed potato and stored the leftovers in the fridge.

On Saturday, we had roast vegies for dinner and, again the leftovers went into the fridge.

Tonight I spent 20min, making gnocchi and a roast vegie sauce with passata and basil pesto to finish.  The cheese we grated onto it was bought at the local market, from a local producer.
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Rose was hungry this afternoon and Sneetch had eaten the last two slices of pineapple pizza.  She was very disappointed so I suggested we make some and could go to the supermarket to buy bread to make pizza with.  She refused and requested that I make flat bread.  Thinking about it later I realised that the pizza was one of my slow food recipes and I had to share.

To make flat bread pineapple pizza;

7 days early - buy pineapple and leave in fruit bowl.  Occasionally look at it and think, "I should cut that up so people will eat it".
4 days early - tip out the previous batch of ignored sourdough starter and refresh with new flour and water.  Look at it 24 hours later and think, "I should either make bread or refresh that starter.
On the day - chop the mouldy and brown bits off the pineapple and put in the fridge.
Scrape the black tinged bits off the top of the starter and put in the compost.  Use 1/2 cup of remaining starter and 1/2 cup flour to make dough.  Leave for 10min then divide into 4 and roll out flat.  Cook both sides in the cast iron pan.
Put bread onto griller, spread with tomato paste from the back of the fridge (scrape white mould from the top of the jar and put into compost, make sure none of the eaters notice.  Only take non-mouldy paste from jar.)  Chop pineapple bits smaller and add to pizza.  Sprinkle grated cheese on top (reject the mouldy cheese, but leave in fridge because it might be useful for something else).  Grill until brown and feed to man and small child.
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When they talk about slow food I'm not sure they mean this slow.

Pasta sauce

Last November, I planted tomatoes and basil
8 weeks ago I pulled out the last of the tomato vines and put the green tomatoes in a bowl in the kitchen
3 weeks ago I pulled out the last of the basil, washed it, removed the snails, and put the leaves in a tea towel to soak up the water.
I was going to make pesto but then I forgot about it.
Today I put the dried basil leaves and the non-squishy tomatoes into a saucepan with some onion and white wine and put it on my stovetop about 2 hours ago.

I wonder how it will taste?

slow food

Feb. 16th, 2008 02:08 pm
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I just found out about the Slow Food Festival at Fed Square next weekend  and was moaning that we couldn't go because we'll be at Border War and then [livejournal.com profile] mr_bassman  has a gig.

Ummm, we WILL be there - that's the location of [livejournal.com profile] mr_bassman 's gig!
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