Category Archives: Recipes

Biscuits

 Ingredients 3 cups flour 1/2 t salt 4 t baking powder 1 1/2 t honey 1/2 cup butter 1 egg 3/4 cup buttermilk Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Cut the cold butter into the flour until … Continue reading

Posted in August 2017, Baking | Leave a comment

The 20/10 Challenge – the jam shelf

Today’s 20/10 challenge actually required 3 rounds (and I still need to find homes for the extra odds and ends).  The jam shelf is above the desk in the laundry room and right next to the door that the construction … Continue reading

Posted in August 2017, Putting up, Spring Cleaning | Leave a comment

Seedless Wild Blackberry Jam

I cooked down about 12 cups of blackberries with a bit of water and strained them to remove the seeds.  The pulp went into some vodka to make a Wild Blackberry Tincture to help treat sore throats, mouth ulcers, and … Continue reading

Posted in August 2017, Putting up | Leave a comment

Salt Fermented Dill Pickles

Ingredients 1-3/4 cups filtered water 1.25 Tablespoons (15 – 30 ml) high-quality sea salt cucumbers 1-2 in chunks or slices (I had a big, overgrown one) 2-4 sprigs fresh dill 1 bay leaf 1 Tablespoon pickling spice 5 – 6 … Continue reading

Posted in August 2017, Putting up | Leave a comment

Quick Bread and Butter Pickle

Ingredients 2 pounds sliced cucumbers 1/2 sliced yellow onion 3 tablespoons kosher salt Brine 2 cups white vinegar 2 cups sugar 2 sliced cloves garlic 1 1/2 teaspoon pickling spices 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves Directions Place the cucumbers and onions … Continue reading

Posted in August 2017, Putting up | Leave a comment

Summer Day 5: Delicious Jam and Glorious Toes

I woke up this morning, the fog of the no-sugar headache lifted.  I had completely forgotten about the Strawberry & Black Currant Jam that I’d started so that was the first order of the day.  I strained the juice from … Continue reading

Posted in June 2017, Putting up | Leave a comment

Summer 2017 Day 2: Black Current & Strawberry Jam

1 cup fresh black currants 3 cups water 4 cups fresh, local Oregon strawberries 2 T lemon juice 1.5 cups sugar peel of one lemon Black currants are high in pectin and will act as pectin in the jam. Cook … Continue reading

Posted in June 2017, Putting up | Leave a comment

Strawberry jam – no pectin

1 lemon 1020g strawberries 4 cups sugar Rinse, dry and hull the strawberries. Cut them in halves or quarters. Combine the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl.   Cover with a towel and let macerate overnight. The next … Continue reading

Posted in June 2017, Putting up | Leave a comment

Ricotta Cake with Blueberries

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3 large eggs 1 1/2 cups whole milk ricotta 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1/4 cup … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, June 2017 | Leave a comment

Hanging the Prosciutto

Today we finally took the prosciutto out of the salt.  We left it in for a few extra week because, in the refrigerator, it was too cold and whatever liquid was coming off of the ham was freezing. The weight, … Continue reading

Posted in March 2017, Putting up | Leave a comment