Tag Archives: Cooking

A not quite cooking challenge update

This week I made some contemporary traditional English food. Not out of my recipe books but the From Paul Hollywood’s series Pies and Puds. The first was a Mutton Pie, this is a recipe that goes back to the middle … Continue reading

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High Summer

The beans are going gangbusters and we have 8 rabbits fattening for the pot. The rest of the homestead has not been as successful so far this year. We lost one of our chickens last week, we think to a … Continue reading

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Cooking Challenge Recipe #3

First an update on how that rabbit recipe turned out. It was marvelous! Possibly had a bit to do with the fact that it was fresh rabbit but it was good. Served with baked potato which messed with the 14th … Continue reading

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Winter’s End

It looks like winter had finally broken, we have had several days in the 40’s and the snow is almost all gone.  Today is supposed to be in the 60’s, so far it is still in the 30’s but the … Continue reading

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A lot of catching up to do

I have been doing a lot of knitting and weaving lately and a bit of fleece prep.  We have a freezer full of lamb and mutton from http://emancipationacres.com/, the mutton chops are just to die for. We were able to get … Continue reading

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Canning, knitting and Spinning

Wine is bubbling, Perry is ready to be bottled, Pasta sauce is canned and mutton and lamb (from Emancipation Acres) are at the abattoir, wood is stacked and projects are lined up in wait for winter. The wine from our … Continue reading

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Wine, Wool and Pears

Labor day was grape harvest and wine making here at Shirehouse.  This is the first year our wine grapes where old enough to get a harvest that drought didn’t devastate them.         f   We got 24 … Continue reading

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