I figured I’d take a break today and blog on something other than the house.
As you know my husband and I do love to cook! Well, this past weekend that’s just what we decided to do.
I made a pot of homemade chicken tortellini soup, which I forgot to get a picture of. It got devoured pretty quickly, though. Along with the soup, I made some of Faye’s homemade rosemary bread which went perfectly with the soup. Faye has a wonderful blog called “The Blessed Hearth”. You must go and visit her. If you’ve never tried the bread before, you are missing out. It’s amazing! You can get the recipe here.
Joe made a couple of cakes. Like we needed them, but we do share a lot with friends and family, so nothing stays in our house long.
Oatmeal cake with Hershey bar chocolate frosting.
Blueberry sour cream coffee cake.
Both were delicious!
We also did a bit of exploring around our new house. We found out that there are many hazelnut trees surrounding our new home, along with a few raspberry bushes and blackberry bushes. So exciting for us!
We set the hazelnuts out to dry and froze some of the blackberries. The rest were used to make blackberry jam!
I guess you can kind of tell that that’s not the only jam we’ve made this year. Last week I made some fresh Maine blueberry cinnamon jam, strawberry rhubarb jam, strawberry pineapple jam and raspberry jam.
Yes! We love jams!
We are expecting some peaches this week, so I’ll be busy with those soon. Mmmm! Peach jam, canned peaches, peach pie filling……
I’m still trying to figure out what to do with the hazelnuts, so if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear from you!
We didn’t pick a lot, as the squirrels and deer got to them much faster than we did, but we have enough.
I do hope all is going well in your little corner of the world. I always love to hear what your up to so be sure to leave me your comments and let me know.