I am making the most of my internet connection while it is working - its so flaky at the moment - if I don't post it is because I can't get a connection.
We are getting to the end of our 'meat' year so eating up all the odds and ends in the freezer before re-stocking over the winter.
I used to keep quail - but last year I sold off my breeding flock at the end of the season - and decided it was best not to start again this year. I do miss them though.
When you breed quail - you get more males than females unfortunately - so they have to be dispatched - which I had to take responsibility for.
Here are the last four in the freezer - having had a lovely pampered life - and a glorious summer.
I popped them in the steamer tray - a couple are wrapped in bacon. They are nestled in tomatoes, onions, shallots, and little yellow courgettes.
In went the butternut squash and the other veggies - and on they all went to cook.
When it was all cooked, I left the veggies in the steamer to keep warm and just browned off the quail - I like the 'roasted' look, and thickend the juices they were cooked in.
The butternut squash I mashed on my plate with a fork - it was all delish!
I love bright colours on my plate - and the fact that everything keeps its colour and nutrients is a bonus.
We have also had this week, fresh tuna steaks - which I love nibbling chunks raw as I am cooking them - they only take 2 minutes to cook - its amazing how many people over cook them. I made a risotto to go with them.
Today I whizzed out into a nearby town to have my hair cut - and browsed a few charity shops - more of that another day too - I am getting a backlog of posts!
I have to confess that we had junk food today - I had a craving - fish and chips, from a very nice shop and cooked to perfection. I haven't had any since we went to Cromer on the coast on Father's Day - it was such a treat - and nice to have a day off from cooking.