waywardspark Plum upside down cake with rosemary caramel for breakfast (It's a tried and true Sweet Paul recipe available online with beautiful photos by @chelseaczimmer and @lindapugliese .) 8h

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waywardspark I'm picking itty bitty 'Jersey' blueberries tonight, but boy, are they sweet. 2d

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waywardspark I also put up 10 cups of plum jam using some Santa Rosa-type purple ones plus the yellow ones from yesterday's photo. I took all the fleshy cling-stone pits and a few extra mushy fruits and mixed it up with sugar water in my big crock (a la @hipgirlsguide 's recipe), so hopefully in a couple weeks I'll have over a gallon of naturally fermented plum scrap vinegar. We've been on a huge switchel/shrub/drinking vinegar kick lately, so I thought I'd give homemade vinegar a try. 3d

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waywardspark I've decided that this summer I'm going to start just one or two jars of dill pickles at a time instead of making a huge batch. That way, we can eat and/or give away each jar of pickles as it finishes fermenting, and we won't have the dilemma of figuring out how to fit a bunch of jars in our very small fridge. (My recipe, which is actually my grandma's recipe, is in the archive of my blog, and the cukes are from my parents' farm, #ovenandearth .) 3d

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waywardspark This is a "ginger bug", which is functionally the same as a sourdough starter but for ginger beer. I used a recipe from Sandor Katz's ( @sandorkraut ) Wild Fermentation to mix up a water-grated ginger-sugar concoction that's been populated by wild yeasts in the last few days. As soon as I can round up some bottles, I'm going to brew up my first batch of ginger beer. I don't think I could be more excited about this project. 3d
  •   grahamsherrie I just borrowed The Art of Fermentation from the library (again). I have some water kefir on the go... I'm curious to see how your experiment turns out! 3d
  •   gourmetprojects I made ginger lime beer all of last summer, it was so yum! Started it from an old Welsh recipe 3d
  •   bretcon @squashblossomvintage ultimate elixir 3d
  •   misssnaphappy We use to make it as kids and had to keep it outside in the laundry mum would get mad when some bottles popped we would secretly wish they all would in one fantastic explosion! 3d
  •   raindropfarms @waywardspark this is so exciting! I want to hear all about it :) 3d
  •   begrimsrud Making ginger beer is one of summer's joys. This year I've made sour cherry and raspberry. A batch of blueberry is in the works. It's great mixed with home brewed wine! 3d

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waywardspark Hooray for free fruit!! (plums not apricots) ( @allthingspastry , Rachel Terry is a friend of yours, right? These are from her tree.) 4d

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waywardspark @hpstorch winnowing kale seed with the "wind" of our skid steer 4d

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waywardspark @hpstorch harvests kale seed. We'll have WAY more than we need to plant a new crop, so we're talking about eating a ton of kale sprouts over the winter or making kale-seed prepared "mustard". Anyone tried that? 4d
  •   alkalinesister I love the kale sprouts idea as I have tons of seed too! Haven't tried mstard but that might be yummy! 4d
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  •   thesurlygoat Barter for something else? 4d
  •   misssnaphappy Nice loving the process 4d
  •   triciamarienyc @waywardspark I just read some online news article that they have run out of kale seeds so there's going to be a huge shortage of kale coming up! 4d
  •   waywardspark @triciamarienyc I've been reading through recent comments made by seed-farming friends (AHEM @lacinato @stillandrew ) that the kale seed shortage "news" is one of the more bogus stories to hit the interwebs in recent times. If you buy good kale seed from a small producer, you won't have any trouble finding it. 4d
  •   triciamarienyc @waywardspark that's amazing! Wow. Is it just a reason to justify raising the price on a popular vegetable? 4d

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waywardspark Morning forest glow 4d
  •   permanentwaves This looks like rainbow falls in Tennessee! 4d
  •   shannonharty Looks much better than my low-motivation, blah run. And I just realized we're going to be out of town the weekend of the half in Lebanon. 4d
  •   waywardspark @shannonharty I had a couple blah runs this past week, too. This week I'm supposed to be up to 32 miles in 5 runs, and then things get really serious. We'll see if I can hack it. 4d
  •   rachnmich Gosh I wish I can run to this places... Makes me miss my parent's place . @waywardspark 4d

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waywardspark Way too much food. 6d

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waywardspark Plus a cauliflower as big as my face #ovenandearth 7d

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waywardspark Grocery shopping from my parents' garden: yellow and green zucchini, beets, red and yellow onions, squash blossoms, cilantro, parsley, basil, clues, Savoy cabbage and a couple early tomatoes #ovenandearth 7d

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waywardspark Nice work if you can get it... 1w

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waywardspark Dark roast for homemade almond butter. I'm trying to clear out some room in our freezer for incoming berries, tomato sauce, pesto, etc., and these nuts that @hpstorch traded for honey with his Californian almond farmer friends last fall taking up freezer space. 1w
  •   picturingjuj Yummmmmmmm. I could live on almond butter. 1w
  •   girl_and_dog I've been trying to make chocolate almond butter and all my attempts have been failures (though still yummy). 1w
  •   lislecaromba Gotta spoil your dialogue. I could live on the almonds, as they are. I get the munchies, just looking 1w
  •   manimahiani Yummmmm ;) 6d
  •   manimahiani I'm vegan 6d
  •   1mustangmom Will you share your almond butter recipe? I was shocked at the high prices here in the grocery stores. 5d
  •   waywardspark @1mustangmom All you do is whiz almonds in a food processor and maybe add a pinch of salt. 5d

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waywardspark Scenes from a tiny dahlia patch (Thanks for the bulbs, @floretflower !) 1w

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waywardspark It's not particularly shocking that my only souvenir from San Francisco is food related. @joseybakerbread 1w

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waywardspark I had to take a walk in the park even though it's an intense selfie photo shoot/Segway tour zone. 1w

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waywardspark Really good lunch with THE Halley Roberts. (This place is brand new and delicious. Octavia x Hayes) 1w
  •   allthingspastry Yum fries and a salad my favorite meal 1w
  •   bay2 This new gem is on my list along with their olive oil topped fro yo 1w
  •   waywardspark @allthingspastry I feel like I never eat vegetables on vacation, but this trip has been ALL about vegetables (and a select few buttery pastries). 1w
  •   mono1984 @mmichelephant wanna go? 1w
  •   mmichelephant @mono1984 yah! You'd like it. It's our favorite lunch spot around the office. 1w
  •   thealbrecht Those bowls are awesome. 1w
  •   rachnmich Yeah the bowls looks great! 1w
  •   davidcullen66 Bowls are #falconware, English enamelware, very cheap but great, every cafe in Sydney are using them, seems to be the in thing 1w

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waywardspark Oh, San Francisco... 1w

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