Saturday, November 17, 2012

second annual apple picking excursion to carter mountain orchard.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

planting garlic.
good to be back in the garden.

Monday, November 12, 2012

lentil soup with kale, mushrooms & parmesan. 

a basic outline:
large onion
handful of button mushrooms
bunch of kale
two celery stalks
cup of green lentils
2 quarts [good] vegetable stock

1. slice onions into half moons. 
quarter mushrooms.
coarsely chop kale. 
thinly slice celery.

2. sautee onions in oil/butter/ghee until translucent.
add mushrooms and celery.

3. add stock.
bring to a boil.

4. add lentils.
simmer until tender.
add a few slices of parmesan.
taste & add generous amount of salt & pepper if needed.

5. serve with grated parmesan & toast/croutons.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

here's what has been going on with us austins lately:
1. yesterday i made my second batch of this homemade yogurt recipe. this time around i did not strain out the whey leaving more yogurt to eat!
2. this past weekend we made our second annual pilgrimage to carter mountain orchard with our dear friends alex + celena. hope to have pictures of the excursion up soon.
3. jeremiah made a video tutorial on how to make authentic southern sweet tea. it's way too long but informative. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

i am so happy it is november and that it is nice & cold outside!!
i love how with each season's arrival i am reminded of beautiful memories and am always eager to settle into the beauty of that particular season.
the smells of fall make me long for a thanksgiving table filled to the brim with tasty foods and surrounded on all sides by my dear family. 
remember to take-in the beauty of november this year!