Thursday, September 30, 2010
The pear tree has produced pounds of deliciousness. Anyone know of a good pear jam recipe? I like to dry them, but am looking for more things to do with them.
Green chili pesto used up the rest of the garlic and basil from the garden.
Finally there were a lot of large cucumbers in the garden. I decided to make large pickles with them and they are amazing.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The Kevins are out in the coop. Their first night along, meaning without me helping them into bed, one of the smallest Silkies (Baby Kevin) sat at the bottom of the ramp screaming her little head off. I could hear her in the front part of the house. I went outside to help lift her up, when all the other chickens stood at the top of the coop screaming back for her. She figured it out and flew up there. It has been a bit nerve racking leaving them out there - but they seem to be doing okay. On Sunday they had a back yard party where they ran around eating weeds and bugs. Watching them growing up is both fascinating and sad.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Not football related. The peeps are officially grown up. They started flying out of the cardboard enclosure in the garage, so we moved them outside tonight. I'm so nervous something will happen to them.
I didn't get to posting this last night. Which is probably okay. We put in a large 250 watt bulb for the girls and they all snuggled up next to it last night. It got down to 64 degrees in their coop - but they seemed to handle it just fine. This morning I gave them a treat and they were really really happy to see me.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
On the front porch this evening this is what I found. Strange and odd. Gift or is it something I should wrap back up? I gave it to the chickens instead - who played chicken football chasing the bird that had the bug in its mouth all around the cage. Good times!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I love crisps. I think they are delicious and a great way to use summer fruit. When my honey is out of town I don't want to make a big pan of it though. So, I've invented individule peach crisps. You can put any fruit you want into this recipe.
The Game Plan:
1-2 peaches (per bowl)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
You can peel or not peel the peaches (I like a mix)
2 tablespoons flour (per bowl)
1 tablespoon oats (per bowl)
1 tablespoon brown sugar (per bowl)
1 teaspoon nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger
melt 1 tablespoon butter and mix in another tablespoon brown sugar and 1 tablespoon rolled oats. Top each container with the melted butter mixture.
Bake for 11 minutes and enjoy. DELICIOUS!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Well the garden is at it again. Peaches out the wazoo ... winter squash and I used some of the peaches to make peach butter (which has a lot less sugar than jams or preserves).
A good blogger buddy of mine stopped eating or drinking anything with high fructose corn syrup. I decided to give it a go. It is crazy how many common items have high fructose corn syrup in it. I've made it since Friday without having any and am not really noticing it - well other than wanting something delicious and sweet every once and a while. Hence the ginger butter. YUMMY!
Monday, September 06, 2010
Mike built a little perch for the Kevins. They are practicing sitting on it - which is adorable. Turns out the Dominques (the black ones) are tall enough and have strong enough wings that they can flap to the top of the cardboard if I'm not watching them. Naughty little girls.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Friday, September 03, 2010
Fall is in the air and the garden is still doing well. Potatoes have finally come up and are so delicious it isn't even funny. Mike actually made a statement the other night while we were picking veggies, "I never knew growing your own food could be so freaking fun." Made me smile.