Winter Weekends Around the House

This winter we’ve had the luxury of being able to enjoy calm weekends at home.  Our time is structured with projects and forays outside supplemented by plenty of relaxation and reading by the fire.  Having time and lacking garden surplus foods that must be used up has given me the space to experiment with some new recipes.  We also enjoyed the results from our first attempt to process garden-grown dent corn into authentic tortillas.  Yum!  Here are some (food-focused) glimpses from our winter weekends at home:

defrosting-elderberries

Elderberries defrosting in the sun (Elderberry Syrup recipe here)

sweet-potato-brownie

Sweet potato brownies: we’ll definitely be making this again! (recipe here)

brownie-plate

Oops: meant to take a picture of the beautiful brownie plated on strawberry sauce with a drizzle of maple syrup sour cream on top… 

saved-cilantro-seeds

Sorting seeds and making our order for the 2017 garden!

windowsill-herbs

And then planting a few for some early spring windowsill cilantro

bone-broth

Bones defrosting for crock pot broth (recipe here)

skiing

Two amazing things happened last week: it snowed AND it was sunny

sauerkraut-angel

Appreciating this beautiful cabbage angel while making sauerkraut (recipe here)

making-tortillas

Homemade garden-grown blue corn tortillas (recipe here)

homemade-tortillas

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One Response to Winter Weekends Around the House

  1. Deborah Katz says:

    Always enjoy your postings! The corn tortilla knocks me out!

    Debbie

    On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 12:47 PM, GrowingStories wrote:

    > taidinnan posted: “This winter we’ve had the luxury of being able to enjoy > calm weekends at home. Our time is structured with projects and forays > outside supplemented by plenty of relaxation and reading by the fire. > Having time and lacking garden surplus foods that must b” >

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