Thursday, May 5, 2016

Happy Cinco de Mayo

It's Cinco de Mayo and I feel like I'm finally getting out of my
Winter and Long Spring funk!

The weather has become Spring and
I've been tackling the flower beds:

One done - 6 to go!!!

There's a plump chicken in the crockpot for an effortless dinner tonight.

This chicken came from a local farm - free range.
I usually don't bother preparing the liver but this one looked so healthy.
 I just couldn't discard it like I usually do - that is since we don't have any Cairns around the house anymore.
(oh how they loved the chicken liver!).

I decided to cook the liver and make a little pate to enjoy later this evening,
 after a sauna to sooth those sore muscles.
Have you ever made a liver pate? I hadn't, so I followed a recipe online by Martha Stewart
and it turned out quite lovely!
The taste is quite spicy but nice and I'm so glad I could use that liver.

Here is the recipe I followed:
1/4 onion - chopped
1 carrot - grated
Seasoned with cayenne pepper, salt and pepper, thyme (just a sprinkle of each).
Saute the onion and carrot in butter and olive oil (added a bit of water as it fried down) just until the vegetables are tender/soft. Remove from pan.
Add a bit more butter and oil to the pan and add the liver. Salt and Pepper to taste. Fry this till cooked through (about 7 minutes).
Now just put it all into a chopper or food processor and process till fairly smooth.
Pat into a small bowl, splash with some Olive Oil and chill.
Pretty simple really!

Till next time ....... Happy Cinco de Mayo to you and yours!
Off I go to the garden .......


  1. What a nice treat to have after working in the flower beds, sauna and snacks! Glad the liver pate turned out well. Reminds me of a quote or a song about "pate? I have it all day". Or something like that...
    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. I'm trying to think of something nice to say about your liver pate! LOL (I'm not a liver fan!) But the plump chicken in the crockpot made a fabulous dinner! Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Haha Judy - I know not everyone loves liver. It tasted better than it looks on the picture though. We enjoyed it on crackers with a nice glass of wine :).