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Have You Heard of Apple Pie Fries?

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Because these things are amazing. I was really looking forward to trying them. They did not disappoint. You can keep your deep fried twinkies, butter, snickers bar, or whatever. I want these babies.

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And I’m staring at my bucket of apples thinking. . .mmmm. . . apple pie fries.

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Spin Away

Every so often I do still haul out the wheel and spin something. I’m trying to get into the hang of spinning on a more regular basis.

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I pulled out some of my stash of English Angora rabbit fiber (from my chestnut doe Deirdre) and started working on a very fine single. Eventually, I will make it into a 2-ply and maybe enter it at the ARBA Convention. I’m being harassed pretty regularly about that kind of thing.

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Canning Day

It wasn’t entirely a jam day, so I had to name it something else!

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Some cucumbers from the garden.

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Which I combined with a purchased box of pickling cucumbers and Shannon sliced.

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Which we then made some lovely brine for and packed into jars. Lots of jars.

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But somehow we ran out of dill brine and had too much bread and butter brine. So, we made an experimental batch of bread and butter zucchini chips. That should prove interesting, yes?

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I made some plum butter and sour cherry jam as well. It was a busy kind of day. Plus, I sliced 6 trays worth of plums and dried them in the dehydrator. No photo of those, because I was busy making tomato puree too.

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I bought a box of tomatoes to supplement my crop. I just wasn’t sure I would have enough for all of the puree that I know we will use.

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Here was the final night’s haul for our efforts. Not bad, eh? I believe it was 13 pints and 3 quarts of dill, 11 pints and 7 quarts of bread and butter, and 2 quarts and 1 pint of bread and butter zucchini chips. Plus 9 jars of plum butter, 14 jars of sour cherry jam, and about 2/3 gallon of dried plums.


More Veggies!

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Cucumbers, zucchini, green beans, tomatoes, eggplant, okra, and some potatoes. I am enjoying myself so much. The garden is a lot of work, but I really do love the produce and how healthy I feel from digging around in the dirt. Plus. So. MUCH. Satisfaction. Building a dish or a sauce with things I have grown. I’m sure there will be a few more photos of the lovely garden produce before the season is over!


Hanging At the Market

The second Sunday of the month is when BlackSheep hosts a crafting group at the Orenco Station Farmer’s Market. I had the honor of leading the group last month. So, I set up the tent, decorated a bit, and waited for someone to show up.

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And I waited and waited and waited, but finally, Jain and Les came! We then proceeded to rock the market.

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Knitting, spinning, and sampling our way through all of the booths.

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It was a great day.


Pizza! From the Garden!

Most of the produce on this pizza came from the garden and it makes me happy.  The zucchini, onions, tomato sauce, tomatoes, and basil were all from my garden.

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It was really yummy.

Dough: Pioneer Woman’s Pizza Dough
Sauce: Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce
Toppings: zucchini, onions, pepperoni, basil, mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, oregano


1 Comment

A lot of Produce

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There are so many zucchini and cucumbers coming on.  The tomatoes are just starting to really produce.  As there are no gophers in garden this year, my green beans are still growing and producing.  I just blanched a bag of beans over the weekend and tossed them in the freezer.  The jalapenos are beginning to really produce.  Of course, I have lots of kale and some basil and cilantro.  It has been a lovely year in the garden and I’m looking forward to eating form the garden all winter long.  🙂

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