Curried Chowder last night...before the puree happened. It's still pretty! This recipe is from WholeFoodKitchen class...wonderful!
Green Smoothies! A pile of Kale, spinach, hemp seeds, soymilk, nutmeg, 2 bananas, blueberries, raspberries, and a dollop of maple syrup for good measure. Makes a big jar full...1/2 in the am and a bit more later on.
from a wonderful food blog My New Roots. You'll fall in love with this blog. The food is incredible and the photography is inspiring!
Plenty for the two of us 2x in the day
Comfy Creations Back Relief Pack. I have used a wet hydrocollator for many, many years. I thought I'd try this type of heat relief. We don't have a microwave, so it has to be heat up inside a covered casserole dish on 350. It works quite nicely. Plus it smells of lovely lavendar! You can check out ComfyCreations on Etsy.
I had an extra large one made. This can be used for all sort of aches and pains. Using a microwave would be alot more energy efficient I think. So, I've also thought I'd try putting it in a covered dish and letting it sit on top of the woodstove...energy drain eliminated. I hope it works.
It's supposed to snow here tonight...first snow of the season.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. ~Charles Mingus
Kinfolk is simply wonderful, delicious, lovely...it is how I want to live each moment. If you haven't seen it...I don't say this often...you must have a peek. Kinfolk can be found here. To compliment this gorgeous work are beautiful films that Kinfolk has put together. Below is just one of them.
Thank you so much Kinfolk...
We tried out the wood-fired pizza oven tonight. Emma made a spinach, goat cheese, garlic and tomato pizza. It was delicious! We still have some finishing to do on the oven but, we were anxious to try it out. It was a pretty chilly New England evening here...fall has finally arrived.
Coventry Farmers Market
We ran into some old friends at the Farmers Market...
Oyster Mushrooms from Maggie's Farm...these made it onto the first pizza.
End of the day at the Willimantic Food Coop Fair.
This is a very long post of photos of our latest cob oven progress. Thanks for looking!
Dog diggin' a ditch
Concentrating on the brick
Handing it up
Father & Daughter
Nearing completion on the dome
Finishing the top
Mudding the top
Yup, that's Emma mixing cement...
Laying out a sun ray pattern for the doorway
She just buried a bone with her nose
Inside view of tunnel in
Bricks cut back
Bricks and wine
Emma made a pizza in the house for the dinner break
night time finishing
That's it for the night!
Thanks for looking so far! I'm going to make this cob oven a seperate page so it's easier to access the photos to this whole process. Oven makers love to look at other folks process. So, those of you not into ovens thanks for bearing with this heavily laden post of our progress so far. It's a nice record for us to have! If you have any questions of what and how we did anything feel free to email me and I'll get back to you.
Cupcake Love! These cupcakes are from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. This is the chocolate recipe with buttercream frosting. However, it's not buttercream...it's margarine. I really like the polka dot cupcake holders! This pile is off to a housewarming party.
Some foods made from May apples are applesauce, drinking or jelly juice, marmalade and pie. The first step for marmalade—and many other recipes—is to make May apple puree. Wash the fruit very well and cut off the black tip and navel. Slice into small pieces and strain through a colander to separate the seeds and peels from the pulp. A good drink is made by combining half May apple and half grape juice. Sweeten to taste, chill and serve. May apples freeze very well and they, no doubt, could be canned if you want to keep some over winter. Flowering May Apple - Goods From The Woods
Some foods made from May apples are applesauce, drinking or jelly juice, marmalade and pie. The first step for marmalade—and many other recipes—is to make May apple puree. Wash the fruit very well and cut off the black tip and navel. Slice into small pieces and strain through a colander to separate the seeds and peels from the pulp. A good drink is made by combining half May apple and half grape juice. Sweeten to taste, chill and serve. May apples freeze very well and they, no doubt, could be canned if you want to keep some over winter.
Flowering May Apple - Goods From The Woods
Wash ripe mayapples, cut away the stem and blossom ends, and any waste parts. Cut the fruit into pieces and place in a large kettle with water to cover. Bring to a boil, then simmer until mayapples are tender, mashing during cooking. Strain the juice through a cheesecloth or let it drip through a jelly bag. To the strained mayapple juice, add lemon juice and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, then stir in pectin. Again bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil hard until the jelly stage is reached. Mayapple Flower Essence from Fox Mountain
Mayapple Flower Essence from Fox Mountain
Really, Todd Solek makes flatbread pizza an art. This week, Todd made us a flatbread topped with roasted potatoes, organic lavender and whole milk mozzarella...one pizza shared by two! Todd makes 3 pizzas in 3 mins.