fall snacks

Posted on September 26, 2010

[slideshow] I am starting to play with more savoury breads as the season change and I am looking forward to sharing more of these recipes with you all as I assemble some winners. Today I am working on pretzels, so I will report on my findings shortly. Last night I threw together a really simple […]

For the birds

Posted on September 17, 2010

[slideshow] We spent the afternoon daubing the waddle for the winter coop, what a simple forgiving grounded form of building! I just love slapping around mud! I will go into more detail about the chicken coop on the building blog later this weekend but today I wondered around the yard and garden in awe of […]

Fall Harvest, Fairs and Garlic

Posted on September 14, 2010

[slideshow] Although we are amid a rainy and cloudy early fall the harvest is very abundant and exciting! This weekend we enjoyed the fall festivities of our thriving community, we took in both the local Valley Fall Fair as well as the Hills Garlic Festival. Seeing the huge and beautiful produce grown right here in […]

Fire pickling

Posted on September 2, 2010

[slideshow] Just had a cool reminder that fall is around the corner this week, which has me getting my winter greens in the ground, and starting to forge forward on the coop building, commencing tomorrow! I have a weekend with our mom’s visiting so I am hopeful that they will want to help me get […]

dilly beans

Posted on August 27, 2010

Finally today I got around to harvesting a big bunch of purple beans and rattlesnake beans which are a striking green bean with purple markings. I dug out the canning equipment at set to work in my outdoor “kitchen” ie: coleman stove,  to do some pickling. The sad thing about processing or even cooking all […]

foodshed: garden tour

Posted on August 21, 2010

[slideshow] Well I finally did a garden tour video, it’s no pro job, just a quickie with our little camera, and very little editing, but it will give those interested a little glimpse of how I am pulling all of these things together; the swale, the sheet multch, the kooch grass battles, the chicken tractor, […]

Kimchi, Kraut, elder-bubble and gingerbread

Posted on August 10, 2010

[slideshow] Well I just finished kimchi part 2 and it was sooooo very easy! I did 5 jars of squash kimchi, 1 large jar of sauerkraut  all the while I drank gin with elderflower syrup and soda water. The drink is divine; slightly sour crisp with a floral finish, I used my best organic green […]

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