|Picking Pears. Zekie had his fill!|
It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at my home. School has started back up and I’m now teaching 3 interactive media classes. This is also my first year that I’m starting to do thought out lesson plans for my 4 year old. Nothing too difficult, just intentional teaching through practice at home. So in the midst of teaching college students and my boys at home, it’s also high time preserving season! My kitchen is literally piling up with tomatoes, apples and pears that need to be put up soon. So if my blog is a little neglectful in the next few weeks, you know why. I’m putting up the harvest. I am also excited as I currently have a hog at the locker, chickens to harvest from my backyard in the next couple of weeks and a fall and winter garden that is starting to thrive. I can’t wait to dive into curing my own meats, coming up with new recipes for stews and roasts and utilizing those delicious fall greens and winter root vegetables. Of course, I plan on sharing all that I’m doing along the way!
So things to look forward to:
- Preserving tomato recipes
- New lacto-fermented pickle recipe
- Quick vinegar pickles
- Preserving apples and pears
- Diagram of the pig. In this special post to come, I will introduce you to the heritage breed pig and show you the cuts and where they come from. This should make it especially helpful if you decide to order a half side or an entire pig.
- Harvesting chickens. This post will be graphic as I show you how to harvest a chicken.
These posts are currently on the top of my list (we’ll see how far I get), however, I’ll also be cooking in the kitchen and sharing with you family and traditional recipes.
Also, I am taking part in the Foodbuzz Project Food Blog. It’s a contest of sorts, where many Foodbuzz featured publishers are competing for their chance to be named best food blogger. I have entered although my intentions for this project is not to win but instead to share what I’m doing. To share with more people the benefits of eating real traditional food and the joy that can be found through living simply. Loving God, Loving Family, Loving Life! If you do have a chance, check it out. There are many great participants and it should be a whole lot of fun!
Without further ado…
The winner of the Kelly the Kitchen Kop Real Food for Rookies Class is…
Congratulations City Share!! Please send me your contact information and I’ll send it along to Kelly the Kitchen Kop!
The winner of the Reisenthel Farmers Market Trolley Bag is…
Christy, please send me your mailing address! Congratulations!!
Thanks so much everyone for reading along on my journey and for stopping by to leave me comments! Have a wonderful weekend!!