Saturday, November 28, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup cold lard
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Cold whole milk
Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Using your fingers, rub in the lard until it is crumbly. Stirring with a fork, gradually add a little milk at a time, until the dough stays together nicely, but isn't wet. Turn onto a floured surface and knead, only 2 or 3 times and form into a ball. Flatten with your hand, and then using plenty of flour to keep it from sticking, roll it out large enough to cover the bottom and sides of your pie plate with some to hang over. Turn the extra dough under and flute the edges.
Pumpkin Pie Filling
1, 15-ounce can pumpkin
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Mix well, then gradually add:
1, 12-ounce can evaporated milk
Pour into crust and place in a pre-heated 425 F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 F and then bake for another 40 to 50 minutes. Test for doneness by sticking a sharp little knife into the middle of the pie. If it comes out clean, the pie is done. Remove from oven and cool on a rack. When cool, cover with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator.
I just ate a piece, warm. I couldn't wait. Delicious and so smooth and nice!
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Ok. Go ahead and laugh. But it makes me happy. :)
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
When I came in, just now, I was dripping sweat from my face and I took the picture and sat down here. I am cooling off with my little friend in my lap. She is 13 years old now, and beginning to show her age.
Many crops did poorly, although for the two of us, we had plenty to eat and share, but a lot of work was wasted. However, the potatoes did wonderfully. I guess they like rain!
Next year, I am going to start trying the permanent mulch system. Some call it "Back to Eden" or "The Ruth Stout Method." It will be a learning process, but will at least avoid some of the problems I've had this year.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Our vegetable garden is finished for the year, but not yet cleaned up. I knew there was some kale and Swiss chard peaking above the ground. I wanted to make some stir-fry, Jasmine rice and scrambled eggs for breakfast, so I went to see what I could find. Here is what I came in with!
I fired up my little rice cooker,
Chopped up some of all the vegetables I could find,
and made the stir-fry.
Oh, my, it was good!