Homemade Bread

There’s something about the smell of freshly baked bread filling the house. Having grown up in a 300 year old house with a beehive oven in the walk-in fireplace, us kids grew up baking our own bread. It’s a holiday tradition the grandkids now carry on.

With a fireplace like this, how could you not bake bread?!

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Here’s a better look at the beehive oven hidden behind the hanging pot.

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First, we’d get a roaring fire going in there. When it had burned down to coals, we’d push those aside, put in our loaves, and cover the front with a door. The bread always came out with a perfect golden crust […]

By |2016-10-24T09:56:54-04:00May 26th, 2007|My Garden / Recipes|10 Comments

Planting by the Moon

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Planting time here in upstate NY is considered to be safe (danger of frost over) after Mother’s Day. So, as of this past weekend, the gardening gun has gone off.

While my cold weather crops have been in for weeks, now it’s time to get the rest of the garden going. But, I can’t just yet, you see, because I’m waiting for the New Moon — which is still about a day away. And then I’ll wait a couple more days for the moon to be in Cancer. So, don’t be […]

By |2020-12-29T15:02:55-05:00May 15th, 2007|My Garden / Recipes, spirituality|9 Comments