Sunday wheat berry sprouts = Wednesday nutty bread
and look at that cool lid I found at the local hippie store
I guess I never quite know how much time I spend gardening/harvesting/preserving until it’s the off season.
My daughter and I made more apple cider vinegar this weekend from some of our windfalls. It’s really quite easy to do, and microbes are my friends, as you might well know. Every batch is slightly different, and that is quite fine with me. We’ve also begun sprouting edible seeds again. I even decided to make a new sourdough starter, as my last one has lost some of its tangy oomph.
I will tell you, though, what I have begun to do every Sunday afternoon. Both of these things take little time, and both of these things are things I need to do weekly anyway so…it is nice to set a slice of time aside, no
Small hands love small tasks like tearing the pesky peels off of shallots. We have two salad dressings: a vinaigrette and a buttermilk. The child likes harvesting the parsley and chervil out of the greenhouse, and she knows where the stash of shallots is stored in the basement. She gets to harvest, wash and peel, pour and measure; I get to chop; she gets to shake. It’s a pretty decent arrangement.
I get to sharpen the knives, though. Maybe when she’s a little older, she can handle the whetstone.
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