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Rainy day play!

Last night we had a date, dinner and a movie. We were home fairly early, before 10 P.m. and the house was quiet. Daughter and family were away over night to a tournament for grandson. They will be back later tonight. The house was so quiet this morning, and the rain was falling on the metal roof, I was lazy. Once we did get moving, we did a breakfast out and a Farmers Market run to stock up and support the local farmers that did venture out in the cold mixed precipitation. We bought our week’s meat, scored some fresh spinach and bought 8 cabbage starts already hardened off and ready to plant.

Then we made the weekly grocery run for those things I don’t make or aren’t at the market yet. Off to buy another big sack of dog food for the pack of big beasties that live here, then home to settle in to the warm house and cook.

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First up was 9 cups of granola, son-in-law’s weekly supply for breakfast and snacking.

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Sour dough starter set to begin a week long ferment tucked into a back corner of the counter. Next weekend, it will be made into a couple of artisan loaves. I am trying out this route as I don’t care for the taste and texture of gluten free bread and wheat has been causing me some distress.

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A friend recommended this book and I am trying out his technique and recipe for the bread.

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Once that was started, I sliced up the 2 pounds of organic strawberries I purchased and made a batch of Strawberry Vanilla Jam from the current issue of Taproot magazine. Tomorrow morning, I will make their recipe for Oat Scones to go with the jam for breakfast.

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Four half pint jars processed for the shelf and a quarter pint plus a bit for the refrigerator.

Now two thick chops are cooking with onions. Soon the spinach will be lightly braised and brown rice cooked and we will dine like royalty tonight.