It's not that uncommon to cook your own meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner--but do you get creative making other food products? Do you smoke your own meats, make chutneys and jams, or preserve fruits?
We cook our own meals, and make our own bread, biscuits and muffins but that's about it at the moment as I don't have much spare time for cooking. I have made jam before, but not in years. We have a nice crop coming on on our lemon tree at the moment so I am wondering about maybe preserving some lemons or making a lemon marmalade.
I love cooking, and have recently tried my hand at making a few new things from scratch. My favourites so far have been lemon butter (great to give as gifts as well), raspberry or blueberry compotes, and paneer and ricotta cheeses. I'm especially proud of the cheese, just because I didn't think I could do it without any fancy ingredients but it turned out I could.
I make a lot more of my own food than I used to before going gluten free. I actually don't enjoy cooking but Coeliac disease has really forced me to. Although I haven't tried it yet, I even have recipes and equipment to make my own GF pasta and home made sausages.