Our inlaws grow fantastic pumpkins look at this beauty… Also Jeff is nearly one year old and Is having a fantastic time watching the chickens free range in the yard. With school and Halloween we have been out celebrating something every weekend and even spent a day launching pumpkins at Crow River Winery’s pumpkinfest.
I was lucky enough to share shrubs with my daughters class at school this afternoon and thought I would repost the recipe for the apple one.
1. Peel and grate apples on a box grater and fill a quart mason jar 3/4 with them
2 top with about 1/2 cup sugar
3 fill jar the rest of the way with vinegar of your choice. I used “honey ginger balsamic” from crow river winery. It is also available at Northfield oils and vinegars.
4. Put a lid on it and refrigerate for a week.
5. Strain and serve with ice and club soda.
MN schools have a four day weekend every October. Ours was this week and Friday we all made a run for the border. Wisconsin. Crystal cave, a cheese factory, a nice round of hiking and Geocaching, our 100th find, a stop at the beer store for some leinies seasonal and a late dinner at the Casino buffet. A super fun educational day off school.
Gorgeous weather and delicious souvenirs: Cheese curds, string cheese, sharp cheddar and one with olives in it. Also a jar of pickled brussel sprouts (spicy) and leinies and new glarus beers. Seriously good eats.
Untitled painting: Created by Fresh Paint
Untitled painting. I just got a surface and now all I want to do is Fresh Paint
Oh what a fantastic apple shrub! It tastes like honey and ginger and apples! Soooo delicious.
A lot of discussion around here about hops lately. This plant has been growing on the inlaws farm and we got to help harvest it today . Soporific!
I found them like this. Well not exactly like this, I tucked them in.