I wasn’t a big fan of Valentine’s Day before DH. Even when I wasn’t single it was just a big con to get people spending their money. While this is still true, I am grateful for being able to be with my husband on Valentine’s Day. So many people aren’t able to be together because of our shitty immigration system and even for some who are together, celebrating togetherness means something we may not understand. To those of you separated from your hearts on Valentine’s Day: I’m sorry. This post probably seems insensitive. We know this isn’t the reality for many people and we are grateful for what we have.
Recipes at Black Market Farm
soil post at Black Market Farm
Someone posted this fun little quiz on Daily Kos. It was interesting so I thought I’d share it and my results with you. Take it, post your results and whether you agree or disagree. It’s fun!
This quiz is intended to be a fun way to learn about different thinking styles. It can provide you with some interesting information about your preferred ways of creative thinking and problem solving. However, no brief questionnaire can guarantee accurate information.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving so I’m posting a few quick recipes I find useful.
In a medium pot, combine the cranberries, sugar and water. Stir to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and add the cinnamon stick, allspice and nutmeg. Stir to blend and simmer for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. Some of the cranberries will burst and some will remain whole. Add the orange juice and zest, stir and allow to cool before serving.
*NOTE: I used Chinese 5-Spice instead of allspice for a more exotic flavor and used 1.5 cups granulated sugar and .5 cup brown sugar for molasses-ey goodness. I put aside ≈ 1 cup of the sauce for those who don’t like heat (Not-Hot Sauce). I roasted and mashed a couple of jalapeños from the garden to add to the remainder along with Pato Sauce for a spicy twist on traditional cranberry sauce.
DH used one of our pumpkins but you can use a canned pumpkin and it will turn out nicely. We made the crust but a pre-made crust will do as well.
More pictures at Black Market Farm
It’s been about a week since I’ve posted anything and even longer since I’ve posted anything meaningful. We’ve been busy here with school, work, and some other issues that have come up. Here are a few pictures of stuff we’ve been working on: