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21 Jul 2015 2 Comments
For the past week I’ve been roasting tomatoes, canning them, serving BLTs and making tomato pies. The roasted ones are done with a sprinkle of olive oil and salt. Once they’re cooled, they go in a quart zip loc bag and right into the freezer. I think salsa is next on my to-do list.
19 Jul 2015 2 Comments
Here’s my first attempt at making bitters for cocktails. I used oranges that my dad brought us from his neighborhood in Florida along with cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, coriander and demerara sugar in a base of grain alcohol. They aren’t quite ready to sample yet. I got so excited about the process, I already have a batch of bartlett pear and vanilla bean bitters brewing.
18 Jul 2015 2 Comments
The pickling cucumber on the right is about three inches long. The monster on the left was hiding very low in the garden. Apparently, cucumbers turn bright orange when neglected. The chickens loved it.
16 Jul 2015 1 Comment
A dozen eggs, two quarts of goat milk and enough veggies to keep me busy in the kitchen for a bit. Our new deer fence is the reason we have green beans for the first time ever. Of course, the bunnies have been chewing at the fence. At least they don’t like beans.