Fall is really here in Southwestern Wisconsin with temperatures overnight of 40 and in the upper 50’s during the daytime. I was hoping to get a lot more accomplished this month, but colder than usual early October temps have dampened my plans. We’ve been trying to take a walk in a favorite spot for almost … More Squash Varieties
See you again next year!
Baking several loaves of banana bread (and freezing them), visiting the apple orchard for the first time and trying Paula Reds, and surprises like my new guinea impatiens blooming again. This pretty sherbet colored impatiens has been blooming off and on all season. It has outperformed EVERYTHING I planted this year. In the last 8 … More The Month of September means–
Photo Source A Christmas Essay by Kim VanderWerf for goodfoodgreatdesign ™ (previously posted on my blog Feast 12/12/15) I grew up in the 1970’s in a little valley about thirteen miles from the nearest town and belonged to a family of five. Which was made up of a mom, dad, a younger brother, and a younger … More A Minnesota Christmas- A Ghost from Christmas Past (growing up in the 70’s)
It’s Apple Season–hello September! Apple, cabbage and squash season around these parts. And lots and lots of Roma tomatoes. This next week’s prep list will include canning tomato sauce, freezing spaghetti sauce and at least a dozen frozen bags of homemade applesauce. I will definitely post pictures and share my recipes. Until then have a … More September and all its Splendor
Typical summer meal–homegrown and/or local– total cost per meal- $1.22, two good-sized adult meals, or food for three! We eat three or four vegetables with every meal. This meal also included baked chicken and fish. I’ve started making homemade tartar sauce by cutting up a dill pickle in tiny pieces and adding it to our … More Hello July!
Happy May Day Friends!
My word for 2017 is light. I’ve started this post ten different times and each time I reread it I erased it. How does one write about lightness and goodness without it coming off like a sermon? It’s been hard these past few weeks and I feel like things will just get harder. For those … More Light
Ask Wikipedia about true north and you’ll find–true north is different from magnetic north. True north lies a long the earth’s surface towards the geographic north poles. It’s quite a complex direction that is found by carefully adjusting magnetic forces from the compass to remove compass deviations. Metaphorically speaking someone’s true north could be made … More True North
I’ve been stuck in kind of a mental limbo since this past fall. I think the biggest reason why is because I watched too much news. I watch, or did watch too much. I haven’t had the news on now for nearly two months. I also haven’t been reading the front page of my newspaper … More Moving forward dragging feet