Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Thanks~~~Thank You Rhodes Frozen Bread Dough~~Thank You Libby's Canned Pumpkin & Frozen Pie Shells ~~~Thank The Seeds & Me For The Pumpkins I Grew & The Hunny Bear !!!

Yummy Yum Yum
and Thanks to Somebody
called Hunny Bears
for being a good food provider

A plate of Bread Rolls & A Loaf of Bread
made from frozen bread dough

A Punkin' Pie made from Libby's Canned Punkin'
and frozen pie crusts

Friday, November 18, 2011

Foraging Fever | On Point with Tom Ashbrook

Foraging Fever | On Point with Tom Ashbrook



Nothing much going on in the garden these days, so here's an audio delight link to ON POINT about foraging for food in the wild and other places. (No, not dumpsters)

I recently foraged for rosehips and black walnuts and loved every minute of it.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's Black Walnut Time Again In The Garden

From these black beauties of black walnuts will come
  other goodies.
Nutmeats and Tyed Dyed T-Shirts
that I hand Dye from the walnut stain are just a couple
of things.

The process of husking and cleaning walnuts
is a dirty job but somebody's got to do it.



For the complete process on how I shuck, hull and husk black walnuts, go to this previous blogpost, from TO WEED OR NOT TO WEED THAT IS THE GARDEN that I photo journalized last year.

Collecting Rosehips and Making a CenterPiece

First I collected rosehips, complete with the
prickers. For anyone who's ever collected rosehips, you know
that this can get bloody because sometimes there are gigant thorns
on the rosehip bush, along with the tiny thorns on the rosehips themselves.
I personally wera a rubber raincoat with a hood and gloves.Not a task
for the faint of prickly heart that's for sure.


Then I bundled individual strands into
bunches


Then I picked some evergreen boughs
from a nearby tree


The final product  is what you see here.
(the giant pinecone came from South Carolina
that I collected while on vacation)