Chow Down and Put Up
BRRR!!! It was capital COLD here in the cove today, greeting me with a 25 degree slap in the face this morning as I went to feed the chickens. Which made me realize that, while my fingerless alpaca gloves are indeed chic, it might be time to seek out a pair that are as big on warmth retention as they are on style. Note to self…
As we move into the colder months, if you find yourself short on inspiration for how to continue to cook with the seasons, I invite you to check out this piece I did with Maggie Cramer. A reporter with the incredible Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (more commonly known around here by it’s acronym, ASAP), Maggie contacted me a few weeks ago about doing a piece for the Mountain Xpress on eating locally once tailgate markets close for the season.
In addition to the interview, I also included recipes for my Spiced Apple Butter (found in Canning & Preserving), Holiday Rounds (found in Keeping Bees, and capable of changing your life, forever, with their deliciousness, if I can say that), and my Chevre, Cranberry and Pecan Spread (found in Home Dairy). Per usual, the lovely Lynne Harty is credited with the beautiful images above. And, for those of you in Asheville, do stop by Lynne’s open house tomorrow evening for her new Working Girl Studios project with Eli Corbin. It promises to be a good time.
As for me, right now, I think I’ll move a bit closer to the wood stove, cuddle with my tiny guy (who is SO very full of words these days!), and sip something nice and warm. Big love to you all!