Monday, January 14, 2013

Girl's Day

Some of my gal pals (Maya, Amanda, Chrissy) and I decided to do a Girl's Day. A day of cooking, communing, and doing crafts. After all, that's what was done in the past when there were neighborhoods or way back when the women in the village got together to cook for everyone. We also want to see if it's more cost effective for everyone to chip in on ingredients, make something collectively to share than to buy stuff on our own and make the food. So far, it's the former. I wouldn't be able to make what we made by myself in one shot.

So this is what we made.

Vegetable soup or stew. Very hearty with leeks, onions, garlic, carrots, potato, tomato, celery, fresh parsley and bay leaf, organic gluten free veggie stock (we may start to make our own).

It was great being in a kitchen, cutting up ingredients, talking about life and laughing a lot.

 We also made gluten free rosemary bread. This one is mine. We made up our batters together and it was like a mini cooking class. The next time we do this recipe, we will allow it to sit a little longer and use buttermilk instead of skim milk. I tell you, that house smelled wonderful.

Here's my final loaf right out of the oven. With real butter, it's oh so lovely. After we ate, and we did eat, we pulled out knitting for about an hour. We plan on doing this once a month. Sometimes we will go berry picking when things are in season.


Kim said...

Oh my gosh does that all look soooo good! I wish I had some female friends close to do this with- I might have to start searching. I love homemade soups and my hubby hates soup- and soup is really hard to make for one! What a great Girls Day you had!! :)

Wendy Luane Barber said...

I love soup too Kim. I wished we lived closer because you'd be a part of the group. It was a lot of fun.

Annie said...

Oh Wendy, that Gluten Free Rosemary bread looks fabulous. I have a gluten free olive bread I make which the family love. Would you like to swap receipes?

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Annie, I would love to exchange recipes. As soon as I get the Rosemary recipe I'll contact you.

Wendy Luane Barber said...
I hope this works, if not, let me know.

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