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.