Category Archives: Food & Recipes

Salsa Time!

Our kitchen has been under renovation this summer so we were doing minimal cooking in August. Thankfully, by the time tomatoes were overrunning the kitchen there was enough back in working order to make salsa.   Our favorite recipe (Annie’s Salsa) … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, canning | 1 Comment


Tonight’s harvest. The garden got away from me in July, full of weeds, crab grass etc. The squash bugs killed my pumpkin plants. I’m slowly reclaiming the rows and finding harvests along the way. My early planted tomatoes are producing, … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Eating the Harvest, Food & Recipes, harvest, swiss chard, tomatoes | 2 Comments

Technicolor Dinner

While making dinner tonight, I was struck by the vibrant orange color of the dough. It’s amazing that this color that we often see in food-dye filled mac & cheese, can come naturally from some good Hubbard squash and fresh … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas

Now that all the gifts have been given, I can share with you some of the handmade Christmas gifts we gave this year. Lots of handmade chocolates including chocolate covered apple cider caramels, and candy cane covered peppermint truffles. Strawberry … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, crafts, dessert, Food & Recipes, knitting, quilts, sewing, socks, strawberries | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Preserving Kale

Last winter when the bitter cold weather hit and we had no snow cover, the kale became burned by the cold and inedible. One small plant overwintered under the hoop frame to provide us with kale again in the spring, … Continue reading

Posted in Eating the Harvest, greens, harvest, kale | 4 Comments