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Culinary goodness

So moving to the middle of no where West Virginia so far has left me with lots of time on my hands and not many options of eating.  I use to bake ALL the time.  Ask my family – especially when I was stressed – it was my go to method of stress relieving.  Then I found yarn and baking took the backseat to the fiber.

 

I pride myself in making things from scratch.  Anything work baking is worth making from scratch.

 

Yesterday I made my first freezer jam.  This was a new phenomenon to me.  But I heard the reference on facebook – then me being the nerd that I am had to look up what exactly is freezer jam.  After finding out it’s jam with minimal amount of cooking involved, I ran into Freezer Jam Jars at the Wal-mart while trying to find blue ice.  Destiny perhaps?

 

The semi local organic grocery store, Harvest Moon, had boxes of peaches on sale.  By local I mean an hour drive away – because again I live in the middle of now where West Virginia.  I mainly went to show one of the interns the store,  but ended up taking home peaches, Blueberry wine from Chateau Morrisette (my favorite winery), dark chocolate/caramel/rum candy bar (hello all the loves of my life in one item), and a few other odds and ins that I most definitely did not need but they looked delicious.

 

The peaches could have been a little more ripe – but overall the first experience in jam making wasn’t too bad.

 

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mmmmm…. delicious.  Breakfast was bacon, toasted sourdough bread (from the Wytheville Farmer’s market) with peach jam.

 

I barely made a dent into the box of peaches – so I am going to be looking for all sorts of recipes for peaches now.  Any suggestions? 

 

Tonight – Bison from Buffalo Creek in Riner Virginia.  I am thinking about putting it in baked spaghetti.  There will also be spinning today since I’ve only gotten in a few minutes each day since Friday – bad. 

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Every Friday afternoon I have the luxury of spending it learning super important things like Coma, heart exams, and syncope.  I know you are VERY jealous – I know I would be super jealous.  The upside of being in lecture all afternoon – beside becoming smart – is depending on who’s lecturing I can knit.  So today I finally finished the doctors without borders socks. 

 

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After the fiasco with sock number one and the crazy idea to knit them on 000 needles (they might be 00 – but really is there a difference?)  I am GLAD they are DONE!!!  Mindless and complete.

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I am still chugging along on tour de fleece spinning – no new pictures.  Maybe Sunday.

 

Tonight I turned this

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Asparagus-goat-cheese-and-lemon-pasta from Smitten Kitchen.  I used multi grain pasta and used marjoram instead of Tarragon.  Apparently you can’t buy tarragon in WV.  The goat cheese wasn’t fresh so it didn’t melt all the wy but It was still tasty and I have leftovers. 

 

Hoping to make it to the farmer’s market in Wytheville tomorrow morning.  If I find a bunch of fruit I am going to try to make freezer jam. 

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