Category Archives: Putting up

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

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 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

Summer Vacation – Day 44 Ginger Beer and Deconstruction

The boys are off deconstructing a fort they found.  DH found an ad for it – no charge so we are getting it to repurpose in to the new henhouse.  I didn’t think I’d be much help getting the roof … Continue reading

Posted in July 2016, Putting up | Leave a comment

Fig Jelly (yes, jelly – not jam)

I had a heck of a time trying to find a recipe – any recipe – for fig jelly.  Fig preserves,yes; fig conserve, yes; fig jelly that’s actually jam, yes; clear fig jelly, no.  So I made it up. Steam … Continue reading

Posted in August 2015, Putting up | Leave a comment

Smoked Salmon with Ginger Syrup

I was about to pick up two nice salmon fillets on clearance yesterday and since we’re out of smoked salmon, I decided to do a quick cure and smoke.  I also have had a bottle of Ginger syrup sitting about … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, July 2015, Putting up | Leave a comment

Canning up a storm

Canned Tuna The morning started with 4 half-pints of tuna lion (I found it in the freezer).  I followed the OSU Extension Office’s Instructions for this project.  I packed the tuna into the jars, added 1/2 teas salt and olive oil to … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, August 2013, Putting up | Leave a comment

Herbal Remedies – Sage & Thyme

I made a batch of this cough syrup last September and it seems to work really well for us. From what I’ve read, the Thyme acts as an expectorant to clear congestion and help to calm coughing spasms. The Sage … Continue reading

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