Archive for the 'seasonal eating' Category

Bye bye, cherries

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

My favorite fruit is pretty much done for the year, alas. This time though – for the first time in 3 years – I managed to make it to the pick-your-own orchard for sour cherries before they were all gone.   Cherry almond sauce, sour cherry jam, pie filling, cherry syrup (in lovely flip-top bottles), […]

Salsa time!

Monday, July 29th, 2013

What with the garden rendering hauls like this just about every other day… It was time to start up the canner! Those are only 1/4 of the tomatillos I got, and boy howdy, my jalapenos are going like gangbusters. I have no idea what I’ll do with them all – try to sell them, I […]

Easter cookies!

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Marshmallow-tailed bunnies! I made a big batch of sugar cookies for the Mom’s Club Easter Party, which sadly got promptly put in the freezer after the party was postponed due to last week’s freak snow storm. I just heard today that the party has been cancelled, so these cookies again saw the light of day […]

First pullet egg!

Monday, January 14th, 2013

I got 5 new chickens last spring, but because I really wanted some Araucanas (the blue-egg layers) I had to wait til June to get them because of some backup at the place that supplies all the feed stores around here with chicks. Normally I’d get them a couple weeks before Easter. This late start […]

Apples! Sauced and vinegared.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

It’s Fall, and for us that means Applesauce Time! With two kids we’ll go through it faster than ever. This year instead of going to a pick your own place we asked our local farmer if he had Jonathans (my favorite for applesauce and pies – I missed them SO MUCH last year!). He didn’t, […]

Epic pie

Monday, October 1st, 2012

This past weekend I made more pies than I’ve ever made before. A friend of mine was selling her Tea Pops at a Fall festival and needed pies to sell as well; so I made her a dozen. First the all-butter (always!) double crusts, assembly-line style, a couple days ahead of time. Then I cut […]

Honey harvest

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

I spent this past Memorial Day collecting our first-ever honey harvest! Click the video link below to see an explanation of how it was done.


Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

I’ve never grown leeks before last year. I planted them in the Spring meaning to eat well in Fall, but when I got sick over the summer they got abandoned like the rest of the garden. So there they sat, in one of the well-manured beds, until I remembered them a week ago and went […]

Applesauce, again

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Fall is for apples, right? Well, even sick as I’ve been, I couldn’t give up homemade applesauce! I had made sure to pick up a half bushel of sauce apples at the pick-your-own farm way back in October when we went for pumpkins. If you’re wondering why I haven’t blogged yet about all that delicious […]

Seasonal GF supper – chana masala

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Zucchini chana masala, cucumber salad, curried rice and quinoa. Homegrown: cukes, tomatoes, basil, vinegar, onions. Staples: rice, quinoa, beans, spices, oil. Storebought: zukes. I made the chana masala based on this recipe at Smitten Kitchen – it’s a favorite of ours. I just added in four chopped zucchini after the onions and before the tomatoes. […]