Thursday, July 17, 2008

green the church

while aug was at gymnastics camp today (9-12) i went to a local farm and bought 10 lbs of sour cherries, pitted, cleaned, and right off the truck from michigan. it isn't local per se but it is local-esque. plus for some reason i feel the best cherries come from michigan, though i have no proof of such inkling. im going to make preserves, a pie, and dry some because if you have been on my friends list for any length of time you will know i greatly desire to pretty much live off of dried cherries.

i keep trying new bread recipes. the first one was only white in the recipe so i did half whole wheat/half white AP flour and it was excellent but a little dense. maybe next time ill just add more yeast? i've heard good things about dough enhancers. bandwagon here i come! today im trying out a rolled oat bread that if successful ill add to my food blog. ill update this with photos when it is done.

and now for some random photos

two of my three favorite people

beet on the brat. beet on the brat. beet on the brat with a baseball bat.

at the fountains at easton

we love our brains

good morning olive

& last but certainly not least michelle and i went to sharon woods park to see the new memorial bench there in beatrix's name. it was heavy times


Hannah said...

Man, I really Heart Huckabees.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how church can influence how conscious people are about treading lightly. It is one of the things that drew me to our current church. It is a totally green building, they only serve fair trade organic coffee, all the Sunday school toys are wood/fair trade, we have a wildlife preserve around the building, the parking lot is gravel so there is no runoff... the list goes on and on:) Most importantly it has made me question my role at home and made me reevaluate and change many of our practices. Take care, ERIN

Lacy said...

Random advice from your reader...I hear xanthan gum helps lighten whole grain breads. So much so that you don't even have to cut it with enriched (white) flour, therefore giving you the healthiest bread possible. Maybe that'll help?

melanie jennifer said...

Wow 10 lbs of sour cherries. That's a whole lotta cherries.

Enjoy! :)

Anonymous said...

so how's the jam? did you get all of your cherries taken care of? (i think you're right about good cherries being from michigan...but i don't know why either :) hopefully you figured out what was up with the pressure cooker?

iheartmadi said...

holy tin hats!...olive looks like a little girl all of the sudden!

homemade bread makes you feel so good inside for a million different reasons, doesn't it.

i dig the prints you bought for food gardens, they are beautiful!

jenny mae. said...

hilary - the jam is well... THE JAM! they did not set exactly how i wanted so i opened them up and added more pectin before reboiling and resealing again. visually they look a lot more like jam, too runny before. i tasted both though and they are delicious! when do you need your pots back again?

olivia - same with madi in all the photos you've been posting of her! such a little lady!!

Anonymous said...

could you bring them monday night?

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