Category Archives: Recipes

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

December 24 – Honoring Alfar

On the fifth day of Yuetide is dedicated to the Alfar, the male ancestors home and hearth. We will remember and try to keep the bargains made to the spirits throughout the year and take a moment to honor our … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas Recipes, Cookies/Candies, December 2016 | Leave a comment

Brigittine Chocolate Fudge

There is a long tradition of Brigittine Monastery Gourmet Fudge in Oregon.  At Our Lady of Consolation Priory, the monks quietly go about producing some of the most delicious, rich and creamy fudge in the world.  We didn’t have time to make the … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas Recipes, Cookies/Candies, December 2016 | Leave a comment

Yuletide Cookies – Sugar Shapes

On the fourth day of vacation…….  (I missed a few days when the water heater went out in the middle of the snow storm) the sugar cookies were baked and decorated.  More trees for the tree, snowflakes and reindeer for the cookie tray.

Posted in Christmas Recipes, Cookies/Candies, December 2016 | Leave a comment

Yuletide Cookies – Gingerbread

On the first day of vacation…….the gingerbread cookies were baked and decorated.  Trees for the tree, snowflakes, gingerbread men, and stars for the cookie tray.

Posted in Christmas Recipes, Cookies/Candies, December 2016 | Leave a comment

After the Equinox – Still Harvesting

Alban Elfed (autumnal equinox) has come and gone and autumn has fallen into the Willamette Valley.  Mornings are cool and damp, the rains have begun and tomatoes hang beautiful and green without a chance of ripening. This morning marked the … Continue reading

Posted in Putting up, September 2016 | Leave a comment

Summer Vacation Day 67 – We’re having’ a Heat Wave

It’s still a scorcher so more inside chores today – I finish the Pear Jam, baked two loaves of bread, put up three batches of sausage and some burgers in the freezer, and made a batch of plum sauce. I made … Continue reading

Posted in August 2016, Putting up | Leave a comment

Summer Vacation Day 62 – Corn Fritters

We had a little leftover corn from supper so I made up a batch of Corn Fritters.  We used to make these when I was a kid so I found the recipe from my mother’s My New Better Homes and Gardens … Continue reading

Posted in August 2016, Recipes | Leave a comment

Summer Vacation Day 58 – Foraging for Hedgerow Jelly

DS17 helped me this morning go out for a forage on our property.  We found rose hips and haws, elderberries and blackberries and huckleberries.  We picked filberts and a couple under-ripe apples and the first of the wild Italian plums. … Continue reading

Posted in August 2016, Putting up | Leave a comment

Summer Day 45 – Markets and Such…..

The last day of July and we spent the day at the Sunday Market in Milwaukie, trying to pick up milk at the farm, canning and cleaning.  The milk pick up was a bust, the gal that owns the cow … Continue reading

Posted in July 2016, Putting up | Leave a comment