Saturday, August 27, 2016

Harvest Time!

The fruit trees are ripe! Our kitchen is a cornucopia of pears, apples, and plums.
 





















So far, we've made apple cider, canned spiced pears, and plum cake! Individual posts on storing your bounty soon.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Peachy Keen

I haven't posted in a couple weeks because we've been out enjoying the summer. Our peach tree is absolutely exploding with peaches, and the apples, blackberries, and plums are ripening.



We want to share the bounty, so every year around this time we have a party and make peach fritters.  They are SO yummy! And even if you've never made doughnuts before, they're not hard at all. Our go-to recipe is from A Baker's Field Guide to Doughnuts. The sour cream batter makes them moist and fluffy, and they're drizzled with a brown sugar glaze when they're piping hot right out of the fryer.

The fritters got eaten too fast for us to take a picture, so here's a picture of the book instead. You're welcome.
After all that eating, of course you have to go for a walk.


Then you're naturally too exhausted to do any work.

Life is hard.

In all seriousness though, it is important to us to try to balance spending time working on the house  with slowing down to just enjoy what's going on around us. We haven't gotten in as much hiking, kayaking, or crabbing this summer as we have in other years, but hopefully this is the last summer we'll have such all-consuming projects going on.

Back to work!