Seasonal Eating

Strawberry Season

Strawberries are the first fruit that you need to catch if you are going to preserve any sort of quantity of. They come ripe in about the middle of June but are VERY weather depending. If you miss them you are likely out of luck unless you live somewhere that grows the ever bearing variety that produce smaller quantities all summer long. We LOVE strawberries and you can bet that I never miss strawberry season. We almost always head out…

Read More

Cherry Season

We eat cherries for about a week while they are in season but other than that the only cherries we enjoy are of the dehydrated variety. They are kind of like raisins but slightly bigger and great in kids lunches. Each year I dehydrate about 20 racks of cherries, I’m not sure what that is in lbs but I would guess 10-20lbs of cherries.

Read More

What’s at Market in June?

June sees the return of many of my vegetable favorites baby carrots, beets & potatoes first come out of the ground this month. Green onions can be found in abundance with radishes along side them. If you have had a warm enough spring peas make their first appearance at markets sometime this month and are a fleeting treat that is well worth the cost. We have never bothered freezing peas but do enjoy them when they are in season. Lettuce…

Read More

4 weeks of Asparagus

It’s here, it’s here!!! It must be May. That little head poking out of the ground. That spring time delicacy that has been ruined by Mexican imports is here and in Armstrong near where I live it is abundant. Asparagus. Acres and acres of it grow in the hills near where I live, not wild on farms. Asparagus is a perennial vegetable that rewards a careful steward by feeding them for 40 years after it has been established. It is…

Read More

What’s at Market in May?

Farmers Market in May sees the first heads of lettuce. Those fresh salads continue to taste so good after the many months of going without. Baby greens are still tender and delicious, even the weeds are sweet in May. Asparagus comes about halfway through May and the potato farmers have stored their tenderest baby potatoes for you to enjoy this spring. Radishes start to appear this month and it may be the only time of year I am grateful to…

Read More
Photo credit Be Mindful be human

Salmon Jerky

Wow. That’s all I should have to post. We used the recipe from the Nourishing Traditions cookbook and one of the salmon I was gifted last year. Every time I prepare one of those fish I am compelled toward gratitude and appreciation for this beautiful animal that gave it’s life to feed me. They are gorgeous fish, I can’t believe we are still eating them.

Read More
Random Quotes ::

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

~ Ansel Adams"

July 9, 2014
July 8, 2014
Photo credit the unprocessed home
July 8, 2014