Saturday, April 30, 2011

Madison Cruise-In

A couple weeks ago Nathan and I and my parents piled into the Blueberry and drove her up to Madison, GA for a cruise-in. It was a lot of fun even though it ended early due to bad weather moving in. Here are a few pictures.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Butter

On of my favorite websites is Food in Jars. I used a lot of her recipes for canning last year and just made Strawberry-Rhubarb Butter using with the strawberries we picked. Butter always takes a lot of time to cook down but it is worth the time.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sourdough Bread

I stole a cup of sourdough starter from my mom a couple weeks ago and I've been re-familiarizing myself with feeding and making bread. I forgot how long it takes this stuff to rise because I'm so used to using yeast that only takes 2 hours to rise instead of 8. Anyway it all came back to me after my first attempt last week flopped. This week it turned out perfect! I let it rise all night and baked it off as soon as I got up. There is nothing like warm sourdough with butter.

Picking Strawberries

Yesterday we got up and headed over to Bell Farms to pick strawberries with the nieces and the Cook family. Thankfully we got there earlier so it wasn't quite as hot and with all the little helping hands we were done in an hour. I've already frozen 3 gallons and I plan to make strawberry rhubarb butter with my last gallon.

We planted all of our herbs last week and Nathan is going to put our peppers, eggplant, tomatoes in the ground today. We can't wait for summer produce!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

We Made It

Sorry for the lack of post these past weeks but except for the few minutes on the in-laws computer I've been without internet. We now have web access at our little guest house so I'm finally posting our travel pictures. Some of these will look a little like this post last September just going in the other direction.

We left Sioux City, IA at 4:45 on March 21st.

We stopped in Paducah, KY and I would have stayed forever.

I thought this would be great for outdoor restaurant seating.

The Ohio river...I didn't know it was so big!

Almost there!