Friday, July 24, 2009

Next stop...Hope and Anchor in RedHook

Yes, I'm singing Build Me Up Buttercup....

Check one off my list of things I've always wanted to do!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Black Currants!

I'm leaving this morning for a trip to Nova Scotia...and should be packing, etc...but I have this 1/2 pint of black currants from my CSA.....and black currant jam is my alltime

I decided to make a bit of jam. Black currants have lots of pectin so all you need is a bit of water and sugar.

I found a recipe that said to use equal weights of currants and sugar.
I had 5.2 oz. of currants.

I added 2.4 oz. of water and simmered 30 minutes.

Then added the 5.2 oz. of sugar and cooked at a boil for about 8 more minutes.

You can test the jell with a cold spoon. Chill the spoon....pour in a bit of jam..then set the spoon on the ice water. Test. Yumm. the end of it I got this much jam!

Enjoy, Sarah and Eric when you come up this week! Just save a tad for me!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Raising the veil on food....

Well last night the veil was raised for Pentti and I ...between us and our food supply!

This is a must see film if you have any interest in where your food comes from and how it's processed.

The most enlightening fact for me: E-coli in beef is a problem because cows are fed corn rather than grass....their natural food.
So this morning I'm on the website of my CSA ordering pastured beef and chicken. The official trailer won't embed.....but you can see it HERE.