It’s Apple Season!

August 31, 2017

Here in southern California, apple season has just hit full stride. We don’t have any apple trees at our place, so we hauled ourselves off to Julian this past weekend. Ah, Julian. A picturesque town in the mountains, known for Girl Scout camps, Boy Scout camps, church camps — did we mention camping? — and […]

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Weekly Homestead Report

August 28, 2017

Picked this week: tomatoes (oh goodness so many tomatoes), zucchini, Italian roasting peppers, a few strawberries and raspberries, apples at Volcan Valley Apple Farm (full post coming later when I have time to sit down) Preserved: bruschetta in a jar (Ball canning), kimchee kraut (The Joy of Pickling), apple liqueur Traded: tomatoes for homemade bread, […]

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Theme under construction

August 26, 2017

The WordPress update borked my site and made my theme disappear. I’m working on fixing it, please stand by!

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Dealing Tomatoes out of a ’95 Tercel

August 24, 2017

You ever have one of those days where you look at your garden and go “well … shoot”?  I hit “overrun with tomatoes” more than once this summer. I made over a gallon of dried tomatoes. Three quarts of roasted tomatoes. Two batches of conserva. Two gallons of tomato sauce that went into the freezer. […]

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