Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Making Bruschetta

Slice the fresh tomatoes, lay on a baking tray with olive oil.  Add chopped garlic, sliced onions, basil, salt, pepper, a little Worchestershire sauce.  Bake for an hour, then can. Great on toast, with Feta cheese.

Wild Apple, Rhubarb & Huckleberry Cobbler

First Prize Pumpkin

Puyullap Fair - Domestic Arts

Hauling Winter Squash

Dinner With the Family

Ruhiyyih and Adaryn See the Harvest

Pickled Veggies

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Fall Procuction - Tomatoes, Plums, Squash

Shelling Beans...Tiger's Eyes, Black Beans

Using Up The Eggs - Muffin-sized Fritattas

Apples for the Chickens

A woman who oversees the landscaping at Franklin Park's arboretum saw me gardening, walked over to me, and mentioned that apples were available on two trees.
They were falling to the ground, and she didn't want to see them wasted - that is something I admire  Some were perfect, so we will give them away, a few I'll dehydrate for coffee-cake, and the rest are for the chickens.

Apple Huckleberry Coffee Cake

We picked four gallons of huckleberries. After processing, culling, I was able to freeze two gallons.  

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Hiking: Rife Lake, Labor Day Weekend

Hiking in the Cowlitz Falls Campground

Lewis County - Canoeing Rife Lake and the Cowlitz River

Gate to My Backyard This Summer

Camp Cooking at Cowlitz Falls:

Blackberry Scones are easy to bake for breakfast.
Shrimp stir-fry.
Eggs, bacon, dehydrated tomatoes, and biscuits.

Reading Time - Cowlitz Falls Campground

Plums and Rosehips - for Dehydrating

Getting Organized - Cowlitz Falls Campground

Blackberry Cobbler in the Cowlitz Falls Campground

Baha'i Nature Camp Cooking

Everything was from my garden, and from my little hens:  Vegetable Soup, Roasted Squash Soup; Cherry Tomatoes and Onions in Sweet Chile Dressing;  Roasted Kale Chips; Cornmeal Crepes with leeks, onions, bell peppers;  Rice-Cheese-Egg Casserole with Dehydrated Tomatoes;  Zuchinni Bread;  Fresh Plums.  

Apples, Plums, Tomatoes - Production

Dehydrating heirloom tomatoes.

Applesauce for grand-daughter Adaryn - added a few plums for color.  Apple pie filling and canned plums.

Wild Elderberries, Great Preserves

Foraging - Apples, Blackberries, Sage

I was able to make 9 quarts of apple pie filling, 6 pints of applesauce, 11 quarts of blackberry jam over the summer.