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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SBL Nature Trail: Harvest Moon







Pickled pepper rings. With mildly hot Hungarian Wax (green and orange) and Carmen sweet red peppers. Yum yum.

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19 comments:

pansypoo said...

awesome moon pic.

wishing i had some of my grandma's bread + butter pickles and crab apple jelly with the wax sealer.

Anonymous said...

bee yute a full, farmer..wowser.

the farmer said...

Oh hey, thanks. I liked the way it looked like the moon was in the tree. it reminded me of baseball too, also. Like the tree was fielding a grounder. Or something.

@ anonymous: salads, pizzas, burritos, sandwiches, omelettes, etc,... they make em all, and so much more, more bee-yute-e-full.

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pjk said...

A moon in every tree, and Corporate Welfare for All Real Americans That Matter- Pac.

Windy by you, pansy? I heard the Case plant had a minor lapse (about 100'x200') in the coverage they provide for their workforce free of charge.

pansypoo said...

it's windier today. but sunny. birds about tho.

the farmer said...

A moon in every tree, and Corporate Welfare for All Real Americans That Matter- Pac.

Hey hey hey! Don't attach sinister meanings to my moon-in-tree photo!

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snarkopolitan said...

Gorgeous, farmer. "Fielding a grounder" is pure poetry. With the telephone pole as ump?

@pansypoo: CRABAPPLE JELLY! Haven't had that in years. All the Greenmarkets round here feature Artisanal Confiture with figs and elderberry wine and ancho peppers and suchlike. Oh for the sparkling, tart, simplicity of crabapple jelly.

pansypoo said...

etsy had a crabapple + cinnamon 'jelly'. it's good. another big jelly/jam farm on the internets has a crabapple/cinnamon jelly. so miss grandma's tho.

the farmer said...

I'm going to try making some crabapple jelly next year. Have a big crabapple that is usually loaded and i always wanted to try to make the stuff but never did get around to it. Next spring.

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pansypoo said...

if i remember grandma would boil the crabapples, then put the mess of cooed apples(after draining) into a pillowcase and hang it up + let it drip into a bowl. then do the jelly thing. paraffin wax?

the farmer said...

or cheese cloth. i always do the hot water bath. never tried the wax.

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pjk said...

The parafin over the top of the contents, like a back-up seal under the jar lid. Or in a re-used jam jar kinda thing, if it's a one-time deal. Seen it, but not up on the particulars.

For those that are on the "bad" side of the Mason-Dixon line.

FU, Mason Jars! Ya might as well call 'em Hatfield jars!


No slight intended on your Moon pic, farmer.

but...

what will all the cash available for campaign contributions nowadays, ain't there anyone rich enough to Bat-signal their chosen cadidate's mug onto the lunar surface?

Then, the thing's gotta go- or sunroof vs. moonroor could equal fightin' words.

We want to try spiced apple rings with Zero experience, because tasty botulism would be better than what they done changed the formula for in the local supermega food chains.

Take a bite from a tasteless apple, and do a shot of red dye #4. Repeat if necessary.

pansypoo said...

the wax worked for grandma.

the farmer said...

We want to try spiced apple rings with Zero experience...

Instead of canning, freeze them. Can freeze jams and jelly too. I never used paraffin though, seems like a time consuming unnecessary extra step. Is their some advantage to it?

sunroof v. moonroof. Depends on what time of day it is.

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pjk said...

No, it's code for who the car was built for.

Still haven't figured out if that means successful wingnuts with a night life or friggin' Monnbats!

pansy, back me up here; on the scheduled day for the not just close but actual full moon, haven't we been screwed for viewing purposes by the weather more times than not, lately?

More, say, than the accuracy rate for a meteorologist to call for dense clouds, at a minimum?

Booze & Ladies kept Grand Funk "right". I need a good full moon now and again. And a .75L Ommegang.

Not caring about the number of shopping days 'till XXXmas as much as the upcoming "opportunity" to cast a vote.

pansypoo said...

i figure if there is something in the sky to watch, we will be screwed, tho have seen a few lunar eclipses.


more vegies today. MORE ONIONS(smaller), 20lbs of potatoes and 1 RED carrot to try. and blue popcorn. white not ready/sold out. maybe nov.

well, if the paraffin stays whole, can be a 'cover', but my etsy jelly is runny, so maybe freezer jelly better. and use 1 cup sugar so it doesn't set. i prefered my freezer strawberry jam that way.

the farmer said...

Still haven't figured out if that means...

I'd guess it means sunroof for that demographic who live in Florida and So. Calif etc... and rental car agencies selling sun shiny getaways. And a moonroof is for everyone who lives anywhere you can't leave the sunroof open all year long but still like the view. Or something.

well, if the paraffin stays whole, can be a 'cover', but my etsy jelly is runny, so maybe freezer jelly better. and use 1 cup sugar so it doesn't set. i prefered my freezer strawberry jam that way.

I think the runny factor is mostly a cooking thing. And some recipes call for a LOT of sugar. Literally almost a cup of sugar to each pint of jam in the case of some strawberry rhubarb mixes i've used. Which really buries the rhubarb but you will get a really firm jam if you boil and simmer it for an hour and a half and process it in a heat bath. The last batch I made (straw rhubarb) i cut the sugar down to about 2 cups (6-8 pints of jam) and added a little lemon too and it was much more light and tangy (you can still taste the rhubarb). But I did have a problem getting it to firm up. Still worked out ok but could have been a little thicker. Could also add pectin to firm it up if you don't want to stand around stirring a bubbling hot strawberry tar pit for an hour or more. Anyway, if its a little runny it makes great topping for ice cream.

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pansypoo said...

oops, i mean 1 less cup of sugar. when my grandpa + i made freezer strawberry jam, i miscounted the cups of sugar, the right ones set firm, the less was runny, but still good to eat. runny easier to spread.

the pectin is easy and does not take long at all considering. the prep takes longer. i think the cooking time is like 5 min or so. the pectin has to melt. and if you make a lot of batches.

pansypoo said...

pretty + stupid wins again.