September 18, 2010
On Wednesday this week I made pancakes for supper. Then on Thursday, after getting home from the farm, instead of cooking supper I had a hot bath with this book. We ordered pizza (and bought a frozen g-free version at the grocery store for Damien) and drank farm-fresh apple cider. It felt like I had just taken a mini-vacation or mama retreat.
After these little breaks Friday called for some serious attention to my job as chief cook and kitchen manager.
Time to make a new batch of laundry soap.
Considering what to do with a bushel bag of apples. It's definitely the season of baked apples for Saturday morning breakfast.
Getting ready for winter. Using Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family as my resource. What a great book!
Pondering what to do with almost-too-beautiful-to-eat tomatoes. Many of them are destined to be dehydrated for a fall backpacking trip. Maybe if I was ambitious I'd make Debbie's ketchup recipe from the Loving Path.
Getting ready to make more vanilla extract.
And the crowning achievement of a day in the kitchen. Preparing my family's favorite vegetable shepherd's pie. With enough for leftovers (score).
It was nice to have a little break for those nights but it felt good to be back.
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