Monthly Archives: November 2011

Gingerbread: This Old House

As we’re coming up on gingerbread season, I thought I’d share this project I did for Mutti years ago. It’s a near-replica of the house my parents bought back in the early 60s (pictured below). The original siding didn’t quite … Continue reading

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Fall Yard Pics and Thanksgiving

The garlic, butterfly bush and perennial mum have been put to bed, and tucked in with some straw mulch. Here are a few shots in the yard before the first snow fell yesterday. We have some Silver Feather grass along … Continue reading

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Triple Espresso Bags! And Bonus Potato Head Shots!

Sorry this has nothing to do with the comedy act Triple Espresso from the Twin Cities. No, I’m simply following-up on a post about acquiring some burlap bean bags to grow organic potatoes in next season. Earlier this month when … Continue reading

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Brussel Sprout Cam?

One of the last things we’ve harvested are the Brussel sprouts. Here is a shot of them before they were dug up to be stored inside. Last year we picked them too early (before frost) and froze them down in … Continue reading

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Once Upon A DeShelling Method: Sunflower Butter

We had a comment on a recent post, about removing sunflower seeds from their shells, because I had said there were instructions online about how to do this easily. I had not tried it myself yet, so was waiting to … Continue reading

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Radishes, Tubers, and Cilantro, Oh My!

We went out and picked these lovely radishes because it was supposed to get colder this past Wednesday night. I’m not sure how long radishes can stay out when there are successive nights below freezing. Even though these didn’t seem … Continue reading

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75!

We took a break from posting to attend to something very special that occurred here recently. Mutti recently turned 75, and the festive balloons at left were part of the large family celebration at our home. We had good food and … Continue reading

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