From Pumpkin to Pie

Another frustrating item missing from the shelves this fall has been pumpkin puree. The kind of pumpkin used in sweet breads, pies and cookies. The shortage is not due to the pandemic but due to the wet growing season last year. While waiting for pumpkin supplies to replenish in the grocery stores I for theContinue reading “From Pumpkin to Pie”

Victory Garden Update

I can’t believe I have forgotten to post about my garden this year. I am fully embracing the victory garden life this year. Mentally changing my gardening experience to embrace the idea of victory gardening has changed my perspective. Growing food as a hobby is one thing. Growing food to survive and as a necessityContinue reading “Victory Garden Update”

Home Delivery

Not sure if I have mentioned this before but along with doing cakes again I also offer home delivery of baked goods every Wednesday. This option was a big part of my bakery business almost 10 years ago and as you can imagine very popular with customers. A few months ago I put out aContinue reading “Home Delivery”

Transplanting Seedlings

Today I started the transplant process for the tomato babies! The key for seedlings in my experience is not to put them in direct light as soon as they emerge from the soil. Instead put them under a florescent light then they don’t get leggy. I just use a plain old florescent tube light butContinue reading “Transplanting Seedlings”

Week 10 of 80 – Not Impressed With Our Debt – October Dinners – Meal Planning

October is already 7 days in, but here is what I am planning for dinner for the rest of October. Oct 7th                            Oct 8th                   Oct 9th        Oct 10th       Continue reading “Week 10 of 80 – Not Impressed With Our Debt – October Dinners – Meal Planning”

Food Preservation Goals and Garden Update September 13, 2017

The summer has flown by and we are now in the middle of September already! I never got a second crop of anything in because I have been so busy with work now that the college workers are back in school. It has been a fabulous growing season mostly for us. The wet Spring damagedContinue reading “Food Preservation Goals and Garden Update September 13, 2017”

Gardening and Preserving Goals July 25th Update

This summer is the complete opposite of last summer.  Last summer, barely any rain fell, this summer it hasn’t stopped raining for more than two days at a time. We have lost some things like the cherries, however, most of my plantings have thrived in the rainy hot weather.  The bold items in the listsContinue reading “Gardening and Preserving Goals July 25th Update”

Gardening and Preserving Goals Update July 12, 2017

I can’t believe what a difference a few short weeks has made in the garden. Tons of rain and finally some heat have made my garden GROW. I can’t keep up with all the summer squash! Check out all the greeny goodness in the pics below. The potatoes are loving their new converted fireplace plantingContinue reading “Gardening and Preserving Goals Update July 12, 2017”

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