Jack-o-lantern & Chevre Cupcake

KevinDairy, Eggs, From Local Farms, From the Cellar, Grains, Green Eggs & Ham, Highwood Crossing, Root Cellar, Smoky Valley Goat Cheese6 Comments

Although not a big TV watcher, I have to admit I really love ‘Jamie at Home’. I was  recently watching his winter squash episode, and he  very quickly whipped together butternut squash cupcakes with a very low-sugar icing. ‘Hm’, thought I, ‘I have a bunch of jack-o-lantern pumpkin in the freezer that needs to get eaten’. Then, thought I, “I … Read More

Root Cellar Update: December Garden Veg

KevinCanning & Preserves, From the Cellar, From the Garden, Root Cellar, Winter Veg4 Comments

Well. Success. I’m very grateful that the principles of cellaring are not rocket science or prohibitively expensive. This is my first winter with a functioning root cellar for veg – built in a corner of my conventional concrete basement – and every last item in there is providing valuable education for how to manage my cellar moving forward. So here … Read More

More Root Cellar Bins

KevinFrom the Cellar, Root Cellar3 Comments

Having been pleased to get rid of some of the scrap ‘destined to be repurposed’  wood out of my garage yesterday, I spent a couple hours of the cool morning to use up what used to be the main cold air return duct framing in our house. Bins for the cellar: 4. Waste: 0. I’m also looking forward to having … Read More