Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Autumn at My Place

Welcome Inside

My Kitchen 

Kitchen Witches in my old Crock

Pumpkin Goons in another Crock 
In the Cabinet 

 My Heritage Cabinet

Wooden Pumpkins - I used to have 3, the largest one is missing

A Harvest Moon 

Falling Leaves 
For many years these Pumpkins decorate my stove top in Autumn
A Kitchen Broom

Let's Go Outside     

A wild Bouquet 

Most of the Crafts in my pics
are Wood Crafts that I made in the 90's.
 Wood Crafting was popular back then.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014


Parsley is an annual Herb,
 it contains zero cholesterol and fat,
 but rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
 I use it a lot in my cooking.

In the Spring, I planted one small plant from the Grocery Store (IGA)
 and it grew very well in my garden.(with little care)
It could also be planted in a flower box
or a pot inside

I cut my Parsley and washed them in a clean sink 
filled with water and dried them with Scott Towel
To Dry Your Parsley, gather all of your harvested sprigs into loose bundles.
Be sure to pick out any  discolored or unhealthy leaves.
Secure them with a soft twine or dental floss.
Hang them in a warm, dry and preferably dark place.
My herbs hanging to dry
 After two-three weeks, your parsley should be dry and crumble to the touch. 
Strip the parsley of the stocks with your fingers.

I use a hand blender to chop the Parsley finer

Place in jars or store in a cool dry place. enjoy....

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Autumn Garden Tour

Autumn is beautiful in this part of the world, Eastern Canada. Color change in leaves occur wherever deciduous trees are found and it is harvest time when all the planting and caring for during summer months are collected, farmers cutting grain to feed their animals during the long coming winter and fruits on trees have been picked and preserves made .

Here are some pic from my Garden
Maple Tree
My Swiss Chard - Before

Swiss Chard......after the Deer Raided My Garden

There he is...that's him....

Bird Food

Barberry, I found this bush growing in the woods,
 the birds must have carried the seeds there 

I love Tamarack Trees, a fast  growing deciduous tree.
their delicate soft branches turn yellow
 in Autumn and they become nude in Winter.
Tiger Lilies, this pic was taken earlier in August
I included in My Autumn Album because of the pretty Orange color.
Summer Savory Drying
Transparent Apples

Mexican Sunflowers

Rowan/Mountain Ash Tree, Leaves changing colour

High Bush Cranberries
The Last Rose of Summer

Honeycrisp Apples

Beautiful Sunsets on the Baie de Chaleur

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Plum Crazy

I went Plum Crazy making Plum Jam this year, 
 My Favorite Jam
 My Recipe has no Pectin and No Peeling 
I had an abundance of Plums on my trees

2 1/2 cups chopped Ripe Plums
1 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tblsp Lemon Juice


To clean the Plums, I put them in a Clean Sink or Large Bowl of water
Slice Plums in half and remove the pits
Chop the rest of the Plum pieces in a Food Processor or Food Chopper
Mix the Plums, Sugar and Lemon Juice in a deep pan
Cook over medium heat, stir often, if Plums appear too thick, add 2 tblsp of water.
When it starts to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered until Plums appear soft.
Stir occasionally to prevent sticking, 
Cook approx. 20 mins, until mixture is thick
Test for the jell stage.

Pour into Hot Sterilized Jars. Process Jars 8-10 minutes in boiling water bath.

So fortunate to have these Plum trees on my property
I discovered them while walking in the woods, a few yrs. ago.
The birds must have carried their seeds there a long time ago;
from my neighbours' plum trees.

Thanks to Carol and Ann for helping with the jam;
and Peter and Jimmy for picking the plums.
(visitors at the right time)
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