Two posts in one day is unusual for me, especially at this time of the year. But I thought I'd join
Robin Jody this week. I hadn't prepared, so my photos are all from my meals today.
Then I moved on to lunch. Lunch took a while to cook since I was making black bean and squash tacos. I didn't even have the pickled onions prepared in advance. So first I made pickled onions (my no solanum salsa substitute). Then I made the sauteed squash with cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric, and cumin. The black beans have cumin and lots of cilantro from the garden. The cilantro in the main beds is looking ragged, but the plants by the foundation are still a pretty green. The beans, squash, and onions were all from my stores. Sadly this is the last of my black beans. I really need to grow more next year.
I don't always make my own tortillas, but I try. They take a while to roll out. My mom had a tortilla press but I've never gotten one. That being said it still isn't hard. I use whole wheat and spelt. With white flour the gluten really activates too much and you have to let the dough rest in the fridge before rolling, but the whole grain version rolls out so much easier. Not to mention it is better for you.
Daphne's Spelt Tortillas
- 1/2c whole wheat flour
- 1/2 c splet flour
- 1/2 t baking powder
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 1/2 T olive oil
- 1/3 c cold water
Mix everything together well. Divide into 8 balls. Roll out using extra flour to keep it from sticking. Cook on a heated cast iron skillet over high heat. You know when to turn it because the dough gets little bubbles in it. They cook very quickly. The tortillas I make are small, about 6" in diameter.
Dinner will be a chicken from the farmers market. I think it might be the last one in the freezer. I have lots of breasts, but no more whole chickens. In addition to the chicken we will have bread and some veggie. I've already started the bread that we will have. It is a rosemary and olive oil bread. The spices are all from the garden - rosemary, oregano, basil, and thyme. I'm thinking I'm going to have some frozen spinach with the meal, but it might end up being carrots.