Zucchini Bread 2018

Ingredients 3 1/2 c granulated sugar 6 whole eggs 4 t vanilla extract 1 1/4 c vegetable oil 1/3 c kefir milk 6 c flour 2 t baking soda 1/2 t baking powder 2 T ground cinnamon 1/2 t ground nutmeg 6 c grated zucchini Instructions Combine the granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, vegetable oil…

Sweet Pickled Red Onions

Pickle Ingredients 2 cups of white vinegar 2 cups of water 2 cups of sugar 2 Tablespoons of pickling spices. Instructions Combine the pickle ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer to dissolve the sugar. Thinly slice red onions and blanch in simmering water for two minutes Drain the onions and pick into…

Dill for Later

Fresh dill is always available in this area – for about three weeks, then it suddenly disappears, jus about the time my cucumbers start to come in.  I had a couple of cucumbers ripen so I started a pickle jar (water, salt, dill…).  I think, however, that by the time I have enough cucumbers for…

Continuous Brew

Today was the day to refresh the Kombucha and the Jun.  Both are fermented teas.  The Kombucha is black tea sweetened with castor sugar which the SCOBY ferments creating a healthy, slightly effervescent drink with probiotics.  The Jun is similar, using green tea rather than black and honey rather than sugar.  I believe that the…

July Garden 2018

Visit this page for harvest totals 7/18 Harvested Carrots (1 pound) Harvested Zucchini (2.5 pounds) 7/21 Harvested New Potatoes (3 pounds) Planted Black Valentine Bush Beans in the galvanized trough near the dog kennel. Harvested Carrots (3.5 pounds) Harvested Cannonball Zucchini (1.5 pounds) Harvested Cucumbers (3.5 pounds) Planted Assorted Beets Detroit Dark Red Cylindrical Lutz…

Taming the Garage – 2018

7/19:  I started the garage declutter/clean today with a couple of countertops.  Several items are ready to donate and others are put into the correct area (we tend to just set stuff down in the clear area whether or not it belongs there). 7/21: The garage declutter/clean continues today.  DH took a Subaru full to the…

Summertime – Week 5 – Office/Storage Closet

July 15 – Declutter Office shelves July 16 – Redo Refrigerator Clean-up July 17 – Declutter Office Supplies from Storage closet July 18 – Declutter Video Games from Storage closet July 19 – Declutter Electronics from Storage closet July 20 – Declutter Toys from Storage closet July 21 – Declutter Remainder from Storage closet

Zenger Farms CSA – Week 6

July 12th CSA Pick-up at Zenger Farms Green Lettuce Fava Beans Broccoli Tomato Spring Walla Walla Onions Red Radishes Cucumbers Fennel Purple Basil Napa Cabbage String Beans Bob’s: Lentils What we did with it…..  

The Great Office Declutter of 2018

This is the clutter room – the room that we stuff anything and everything that we no longer need, but aren’t ready to get rid of in.  There were 4 chairs, a guitar, a ukulele, 20ish bottles of wine, books, 20 pounds of candle wax, old family photos, 3 computers (one of which is broken),…