Today was a busy day. The kitchen was hustling. I used the Tassajara Bread Book and made what they claimed to be cream scones. They turned out well, but seemed a lot more like english muffins to me. The recipe uses cream of tartar and has you cook them on the stove in a cast iron. They puff up nicely when they’re over the heat.
Here’s the progression:
These ‘bake’ in a cast iron on the burner
They don’t look amazing, I know. They got a bit of a scorch. But they taste great. I have them in the fridge and we toast them just like english muffins.
We wouldn’t have eaten them all, so I froze some to cook later. I lay them out flat on a baking pan and freeze them like that so they don’t stick together. Then when they are frozen I put them in a zip top labeled, dated bag in the freezer.
There you have it.
You can tell I’m a professional gardener by the way I’m planning my garden this year –
And you can tell I’m super organized by my master ‘to do’ list -
Well, ok, maybe not. My garden planning is helter skelter this year, no big beautiful garden map this time. and my organization planning is also a little mish mashed. But this is how things get done in the world. At least, in my world.
I’ve got my resources out -
And I’m doing it.
I’m pulling out those long rooted blackberries that cover the fence that will be my garden trellis this year. I’m emptying the garbages and washing the diapers. I’m feeding the chickens and planting the seeds and we will have bounty this year.
There has been a lot of sniffling and nose blowing around our house the past week. Although we just found a great deal on toilet paper, I decided to make more homemade hankies for my husband. It’s easier on our pocketbook, and, more importantly, on the Earth.
So I got to cutting up an old pair of his flannel pj pants that had a big rip in them. I’ve made him a handful of hankies from these before, but as is always the case with reusable cloth items, I need more than I think I do.
So I surged up a dozen or more handkerchiefs, using up the remaining pj pants fabric. I tied the knots at the corners, snipped my thread, and now all that remains is for them to be washed and dried. By the time my husband gets home from work he’ll have a new collection of handkerchiefs.
I’ve got to give my husband credit. He just weeded, raked, and composted our bare earth backyard. He then laid down grass seed and watered with organic fertilizer water.
We shall see. If all goes well we will have a private, grassy space to hang out this summer. Glory be. That sounds wonderful.