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November 3, 2010
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  1. November 3, 2010 7:04 am

    Beautiful pictures!!! That dinner looks awesome! I am guessing that is your homemade pesto on those yummy looking noodles? Do you put anything else on them, or just the pesto?

    • November 3, 2010 7:09 am

      Kristen, Thanks! It was a nice week for photos 🙂 That actually was chickweed pesto with pumpkin seeds with Chanterelles on the side. A cheater dinner for sure, the noodles make up in about 5 minutes and cook in about 5 minutes – very fast!

  2. November 3, 2010 7:13 am

    i agree…that looks really good! loved today’s photos!

  3. Chris permalink
    November 3, 2010 7:22 am

    You captured fall beautifully in these photos. Do you actually have chanterelles growing on your property or a secret spot? Lucky you…I think they are about $12.00 a lb. Can you give us the recipe for those yummy looking noodles??

    • November 3, 2010 7:56 am

      Chris, yes we do have chanterelles on our property because our farm is predominately forest as opposed to pasture. But they are also in a secret spot since we have so many “property enjoyers.”

      I just use the noodle portion of this recipe:
      https://matronofhusbandry.wordpress.com/2008/12/27/chicken-soup-with-german-butter-balls/
      And if I am cooking them in salted water as opposed to broth they get done in about 5 minutes. In the post it shows the noodles cut in small pieces but usually to save time, I just roll up the dough, cut very thin (they expand a lot) with a sharp knife and unroll the individual noodles. Much faster, and if you have an egg and some flour on hand you’re in business. I have not had much luck doubling the recipe, so if I need more, I make two batches simultaneously since it is such a stiff dough and hard to mix.

  4. Rita permalink
    November 3, 2010 7:24 am

    Beautiful, I want to come live with you.

  5. Kimberly permalink
    November 3, 2010 8:00 am

    Are those chestnuts in between your boots?

    Chestnuts are my favorite nut for eating plain.

  6. November 3, 2010 8:22 am

    What a beautiful sight .. all of your pictures. I’m heading over to read about the homemade noodles as that’s on my to do list.

    • November 3, 2010 8:30 am

      Mrs. Mac, these are so simple, I always had it in my mind that noodles required a pasta maker and all sorts of time. Then I tasted these and the all those notions were tossed aside. No drying, just make, cook and eat.

  7. November 3, 2010 9:29 am

    Mushrooms! Yum! Love the pictures. So vivid and crisp!

  8. November 3, 2010 11:28 am

    I like, I like….your pictures are always incredible.

  9. November 3, 2010 11:50 am

    what gorgeous photos…and i love your chanterelle bounty.

    • November 3, 2010 1:35 pm

      Chook, it has been an incredible mushroom year! And gee the weather the last few days has been so nice 🙂

  10. November 3, 2010 1:41 pm

    I want to hear more about your chestnut tree!

    • November 3, 2010 3:10 pm

      Kristin, they are like weeds here, but oh so useful!

      Here’s a old post about them on our farm:
      https://matronofhusbandry.wordpress.com/2008/08/08/chestnuts-and-the-200-farm-gate/

      • November 4, 2010 7:42 am

        Thanks, Matron! I’m not clear on how you ended up with these “wild” hybrids? Did someone in your family plant them at some point?

        • November 4, 2010 7:37 pm

          Kristin, the original tree is near our house and was planted by my grandparents – I have no idea where they got the seed or start. Also there was a commercial orchard and nut dryer on a nearby gentleman farm, that orchard was planted later and is now enveloped in tall timber, but here and there are seedlings throughout the woods. A nurseryman identified ours as a mix, all I really know is that they are a great tree to have around the farm.

          Have you read Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver? Excellent book with quite a bit of information about the American Chestnut.

  11. November 4, 2010 2:30 am

    MMM. Love those mushrooms. Chanterelles are way past peak here on the east coast. We get them more like in Sept/Oct in the Northeast. Lovely photos as usual.

  12. November 4, 2010 6:58 pm

    Cats must love your farm. The last shot makes that evident. – Margy

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