Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Say Cheese!

I took a cheese making class - I will make a detailed post when I have more time, but I wanted to be sure to let you know.
May I introduce to you, my baby Camembert.

I have to say, on my drive home I kept singing to myself, "I'm bringing home a baby Camembert. Won't my family be so proud to share!"

Autumn's Brilliant Beauty

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Farm's Family Picture

Baby set this up this morning. He told me it was a family picture. He asked me to take a picture. he requested I work on it at the library.
Do you know what that means?
Baby has his first blog post.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Stems for the smoker

All the stems from the basil

plus the stems from the herbs I dried in the dehydrator.
That could be some yummy goose! :D

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mortars and Pestles

A couple of my favorite cooking tools, used while making crushed oregano

I know... it's blurry... all I have's an iPhone.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hanging vs. dehydrating Herbs

I am typically a seed saver but for the past few years I seem to have neglected to dry my herbs. So when I put some "winterizing" into my garden yesterday. I decided it was time to dry some herbs.

I cut my stalks of tarragon and hung it to dry on the cast iron pots over the stove.

Then I broke out my dehyrator and set to work.
First the oregano

I bagged the oregano and then started on the thyme.

I was surprised at how quickly the dehyrator worked.

Now I just need to decide, to hang the rosemary or to dehydrate?

Local Honey

My dearest husband stocked up on some yummy local honey today.
Why? I'm sad to say because I have been sick this weekend with the nastiest chest/ear cold.
SP is keeping me afloat with regular infusions of hot toddy's.
Yum. Slurp. Nightey night!

Saturday, October 2, 2010