Tag Archives: Food

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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Other than knitting

I actually did accomplish something other than knitting this weekend, although I did do plenty of that too. I froze about 3 lbs of beans, washed my Shetland fleece from Emancipation Acres and FINALLY made flat bread worth eating. I … 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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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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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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Working off the farm and finally Recipe #2 results

First old business, the Chicken with Gooseberries or Grapes (Hannah Wolley, 1664) was very good. I think it would have been better if I had had the Gooseberries, but it did have a really interesting flavor, very medieval…well Restoration I … Continue reading

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