24 01 2013



It’s still  around 10 degrees and no chance of warming, it will be below zero again tonight.  At this point there is no wind so that will help.  I was very lucky, no pipes frozen this morning.  I have the pellet stove going and am starting the wood stove.  I have been out delivering eggs to my old work place and errands.  Just jumping in and out of the car made it hard to stay warm.  I have hay to get in the barn, the boys brought it over earlier.  I am going to wait till right before I feed them to throw it over the fence and put it away.  I am so lucky to have the heated buckets for the sheep.  Sadie’s is not heated though and was totally frozen this morning.   All the chickens waterers were frozen too.    Just a night or two more of this.

More footprints in the snow.


The invisible rabbit is back.  Someday I hope I am lucky enough to see him or her.

Make Your Own Convenience Foods

I bought this wonderful and useful book  as a birthday present to myself in Oct. 1980.  It was written by Don and Joan German.  Anyone who wants to get away from convenience foods and make your own will find this book a great addition to your library.  I am sure that you can find it either on Amazon or e-bay.  In this book you will find out how to make American Cheese, sour dough starter, wine.


I was looking for this book this morning because on the front and back  pages of this book I had put  recipe’s  that I liked .   Tomorrow I am making stir fry, I have lots of veggies to cut up and want to marinate them.  The following recipe is a great marinating mix.  

Teriyaki Marinade

1 clove garlic, crushed (I love garlic and use 2)

8 black peppercorns crushed

1/8 tsp ground ginger

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 cup peanut oil

1 cup light soy sauce

Mix well and add all the sliced veggies to this mix and cover and let sit for 2-3 hours, more is better.  I would suggest if you are adding meat to this do it separately. Refrigerate.  Stir fry as usual.

I usually taste the marinate and if it’s too salty I will add water to it.

I will have pictures of the process and finished product in tomorrows blog.

Many thanks for reading my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Carole




One response

26 01 2013
Bealtaine Cottage

I adore stir fries, but am rather lazy when it comes to sauce and always keep a bottle of sweet chilli at hand!

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