Tuesday, September 20, 2011


clear skies, SQUASH, cool air, APPLES, crackling fires in the woodstove, PUMPKINS, leaves floating to the ground, MUMS on the porch steps...


CERTIFIED ORGANIC GARLIC--several varieties from Martha's Dad, Albert Putnam of Fiddlehead Farm in New Limerick. I was intrigued by the variety "MUSIC GARLIC" so had to look it up...Music is a large, beautiful and well-formed porcelain garlic similar to Northern White. Its flavor is very rich and musky, strong and robust and sticks around for a while.(gourmetgarlicgardens.com)
STRAWBERRIES...get jammin'!  OR
as Jenny's daughter Piper said, "Can we make
Apple Crispy?"  That is the way I'm saying it
from now on!

G U O R D S 

SQUASH in many sizes, shapes, 
and flavors. The easiest way to cook (and
I think most flavorful)--
cut in half, scoop out the seeds, 
place on a baking tray with about 1/4" 
water.  I like to add a dot of butter and either
sprinkle brown sugar or drizzle maple syrup 
over.  Bake 400ยบ for about an hour (depending
on squash size) loosely topped
with foil.

POPCORN and CIDER after school!

My Mom used to make a beautiful boiled dinner when we 
harvested the garden in the fall.  It was a display of everything
on one huge platter--just cook your beets separately
or the whole platter will be a deep burgundy hue!

MITTENS, HATS, SCARVES... hand knit by Nita of Littleton (the county!)
My grandmother knit a new pair of mittens for me, my siblings, and cousins each Christmas and I can attest to their warmth, even when soaked with snowman snow or during late night sledding.  After a winter's wear and being hung next to the woodstove to dry day after day, they resembled boiled wool --smooth and soft and even warmer because all the small spaces between the stitches would be closed.  
SEE YOU ON THE HILL-- our carved pumpkin display is coming soon!