The temperature is above freezing, but that has not deterred the first snowflakes from forming and drifting down from the sky. The snow is not accumulating, but it certainly is falling with enthusiasm.
As usual the weekends are extremely busy in the Mist Cottage kitchen. That is when Attila is here to harvest the garden. Today we vacuum sealed the frozen diced celery, and just over a dozen “pucks” of frozen pureed mashed sweet potato. The celery is from our garden, harvested yesterday, and the sweet potatoes were purchased as “almost perfect” produce at a reduced price, so five pounds were purchased to preserve. I love sweet potato, Attila not so much, so a muffin cup size serving is perfect for one.
The vacuum sealing was not on our list of projects for today, BUT I was mixing up some Orange Chocolate Chip muffins, and ran out of my silicone muffin liners. The liners were in the freezer downstairs, full of mashed sweet potato. So a detour was taken to get out the vacuum sealer, to bag the sweet potato, freeing up the muffin liner for my muffins. Since we had the vacuum sealer out, the frozen diced celery was also vacuum sealed. When that project was completed and cleared away, the muffin liners were washed and I proceeded to bake the muffins.
At the same time, there is kale dehydrating in the dehydrator on the back porch, and there is a batch of vegetable broth under way on the range in the kitchen, using the steam juicer to extract the broth from frozen vegetable scraps we save as we peel or process our vegetables.
At the same time I am cooking potatoes and carrots in the instant pot, to use in a Potato and Corn Chowder, which will also be made in the instant pot.
At the same time a loaf of bread is baking.
Right now I am taking a short break from the activities to write this.
I just had to record the first snowfall!
Updated on Sun, Nov 13, 11:05 AM
Wind 10 NW km/h
Humidity 72 %
Visibility 25 km
Sunrise 7:00 AM
Wind gust 15 km/h
Pressure 101.4 kPa
Ceiling 700 m
Sunset 4:43 PM
“Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.”
46 AD – 120 AD