When you buy blackberry plants, they come in what’s called “bare root” form — that means each plant is basically a root and a tiny stem, maybe 2 or 3 inches long. Or at least that’s what mine looked like. They were kind of pathetic. And they didn’t graduate to being much more than that for many years.
So it appears it’s been more than a year since I’ve updated this site. Oh, so busy. I’ll dispense with the excuses and begin with the updates…
It’s been a busy time at the homestead, with preparations for Christmas, ongoing volunteer work, kids’ activities and much much more (including my full-time job), but I always love an excuse to bake. This time, it was for my eldest son’s school holiday party, taking place today. [Read more…] about Recipe: Cinnamon Coffee Cake Chocolate Chip Muffins
The past few weeks have been busy but I do have some good news to share. After much wrangling, I’ve managed to get the comment function to work on this site. It seems that the Disqus commenting system and/or the Facebook plug-in somehow conflicts with the software I’m using for the design, so it turned out that Disqus and Facebook had to go — at least for now.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve had comments actually working here, so I hope some visitors come out of the shadows and make themselves known.
Besides doing techie things, I’ve spent many cold days lately perfecting the making of vanilla pudding. For a while there, I had our free range eggs, grass fed butter and local raw milk to make it with. It was exquisite. I’ll share my recipe in the coming days — why I ever loved pudding from a box mix is beyond me.
And there’s a larger topic I’ll be tackling — things I’ve discovered are as easy to make from scratch as they are to make from a box.
So, yes, there are recipes and techniques to come and it’s almost time for seed starting! This year, I’m trying some new things, and I’ll be sure to share the experience and the results as they happen.