Recently, more and more information widely known in the West about the dangers of processed foods has been making its way to Pakistan. Since I moved here, the widespread use of certain foods has made me weary: frozen broiler chickens, margarine, long life milk… Sure, its debatable whether any of these things are actually harmful to your health, but its also fact that fresh produce is far more nutritious and beneficial.
So, I’ve now arranged to have 2 litres of fresh buffalo milk delivered home everyday. And when I say fresh, I mean literally straight out of the buffalo!
As well as switching to buffalo milk in my coffee/tea, I’ve also made paneer (white cheese) twice and homemade yoghurt a few times! I still have a few more things I want to try with it, such as thickened milk (a substitute for cream in dessert recipes) and eventually I’m going to give homemade butter a go too!
Also, my husband turned a year older this autumn! It was a quiet celebration, just dinner at home. I roasted a leg of lamb, served with homemade garlic bread and roast potatoes. My mother-in-law added delicious pulao rice to the menu, and then vanilla cake with chocolate ganache finished the evening off 🙂
And finally, winter fruits and veg have arrived! I now have just over two months to make as much use of carrots, broccoli, oranges and pomegranates as possible…