I have been trying to keep myself busy around here...
Staying home a lot, what with gas prices being what they are.
Even going into town to the library isn't cheap....about $6 round trip.
I have had a lot of ideas swimming around my head..
How can I earn some extra money for us?
I have been making my soaps and laundry detergents for nearly 3 years now, but I wanted to expand.
Since the kitchen is my favorite room in the house, where I am most comfortable, my thoughts turned to specialty items.
Rubs, finishing salts, spice blends....
I hope you will like what you see!
They should all be on the Farm Fresh blog by the weekend.
Fresh Green Beans
I could not help myself.
I am tired of frozen beans from last summers bounty.
I wanted fresh.
Even though they likely came from far, far away.
Snapped and simply steamed with cultured butter and salt.
Come quickly, dear friend, summer.
Sourdough stecca with campari tomatoes, fermented garlic, and green olives.
My dear friend Ang, of Maple Valley Farm and I have a good thing going.
We both have cow shares from the same Amish farmer, but it is a 15 min. drive or so.
We planned on sharing the driving, so we would just be going every other Wednesday.
Right now Ang has church just down the road from the farm, so she has been able to do the pick-up every week!
In exchange, on the weeks she is doing MY milk run, I send her home with some fresh bread.
Last week I sent 3 loaves of stecca, but before she could even see them...they were gone.
It's all good...next week...more stecca.
And Ang will be sure to get her fair share!
Sweet Sophia napping on her napping pillow...
Looks like she found a library book to rest her head on!
20 jars ofcalendula salve ready to put on the Farm Fresh blog!
It should be fully operational by the weekend!
Calendula salve is sort of an all-purpose salve.
Perfect for babies bums, scrapes, chapped, dry skin, and owies of all sorts.
Savory Seed Sprinkle
This is a seed mixture I came up with recently.
Perfect on focaccia, roasts, steaks, or even soft cheese spreads.
It will be listed on Farm Fresh by the weekend also, along with the new rubs, finishing salts, and spice blends I mentioned earlier.
Sweet gift box from Kristen
Hearing my cry for seeds, Kristen from Sweet Country Life sent me this dear package a couple of weeks ago.
Seeds, gloves, and a jar of her homemade jam.
I tell you, there is nothing like getting a package in the mail.
Can't hardly wait to break ground here, even if it will be a much smaller garden than before.
And...lest I forget, I am scheduled to teach several classes over at Maple Valley Farm
over the next few weeks. If your going to be in the area, give us a shout out...we'd be happy to see you!
(just click on the link at the top of the page)
In Christ alone,