11.06.2014

kitchen :: garden


the morning after Halloween we were greeted by a dusting of snow and still-falling flurries.  breakfast looked like this (what I think may be the perfect breakfast, by the way, especially if you added in some garlicky greens) :



(the hard bargaining over nerds at lunchtime? now that I could do without, but since they were part of her few selected candies to keep before handing the rest over to the "candy goblin", well, I was game)

this past week has seen us drying apples, making sauce (the cider is still fermenting and smells, so far, what I think fermenting hard cider ought to smell like so I take that as a positive sign we didn't just waste five gallons of it)



also, a final salsa batch of the year from the last of the tomatillos.
there were some roasted vegetables,


stirring spices for a fragrant apple-raisin chutney,




enjoying Heidi's baked oatmeal again on cool mornings,


and slowly but steadily hauling in a few things here and there from the fall garden~





playing along, a final time, with Heather for her This Week in My Kitchen blog hop

10 comments:

  1. Wow, snow already. Love the look of the apple raisin chutney.

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    1. and here we are now back to 60s during the days and 30s/40s/50s at night. oh, fall.

      it is tasty! found it in a magazine years ago and this is the second time we've made it.

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  2. I'd like to create in the kitchen with a party hat :) I think you have some lovely food eating going on in your house!

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    1. she had gone to a birthday party the day before and was determined to put that party hat to good use! :)

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  3. What I wouldn't give for some home grown carrots right now. Mine are still at the sprout stage. Carrots are so easy to grow but take so darn long!

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    1. yes! I think the trick is to just keep sowing them every few weeks all year long so there are always some growing. I'm gonna try that next year. I aimed to this year but only got 2 or 3 plantings in and they were small so the carrots have been little staggered harvests.

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  4. Baked oatmeal? Sounds delish....do you have a recipe that's your favorite??

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    1. I make the one from Heidi Swanson's book Super Natural Every Day, and often substitute whatever berries I have on hand. this time I had no bananas, so I used finely sliced apples. here is a similar recipe: http://food52.com/recipes/22622-heidi-swanson-s-baked-oatmeal

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