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Sunday, September 18, 2022

A Little Kitchen Post


Good Afternoon everyone..
So nice to connect with you all once again!
It has been awhile but am happy to get back to you.. 
Hope all is going well where ever you dwell in this big wide world.. 
Thank you for visiting here in this wee bit of cyberspace... 

We have been busy as has everyone this time of year.. 
August was such a hot month here in New Brunswick and a bit of September too.. It seems as though the cool weather has arrived the last few days though.. 
It is funny how you think you don't want Summer to ever end and then you are hit with a heat wave and you are ready for Fall, eh?

Anyway... 
I thought I would do just a little kitchen post for today.. 
The Autumn Kitchen is a very busy and fragrant spot in our homes.. 

Not only are there so many veggies to ferment, can or pickle there are all kinds of herbs and wild forage to put by... 

The first photo is of Sunny Window Dills that I have made several times, Chive vinegar, alfalfa sprouts (because I refuse to pay four dollars for a wee box when I can do my own for cents), Nasturtium vinegar, green onions and a pot of Lavender fit on one side of our kitchen window.. 
Also Rose Oil which I make into a face oil and salve which I don't want to do without.. Basil and I love the Pregnant Onion in my window like they do at Kings Landing Heritage kitchens.. smile.. 

Terry has been picking our cucumbers... 
It looked as though we were not to get many but once they started there were a lot.... 


We eat pickles for every meal and they are a lovely to give as gifts so that is why I do so many.. 

I also made these Mennonite Salad Green Beans that I mentioned last post..


Also lots of chow chow and beets.. 

I actually froze some peas this year along with corn... 

This is a pic I snapped one evening when I noticed how the lamp light made the jellies glow. I put it on Instagram so you may have seen it. 
The large jar is a floral herb hair rinse that my friend Lisa from Instagram shared the recipe with me.. 

I visited with Shonda's ladies' group and showed them how to make it... 
Lisa says to gather roses, lavender, chamomile and other herbs and flowers and cover with white vinegar... Set aside for a couple of months and then strain.. 
Use half a cup to rinse your hair ... Rinse out... 
I added lavender essential oil to mine too.. 

We had a great harvest of garlic... 

Almost time to plant it again for next year.

I made a tray of garlic scape salt...

I use this all winter on meat and such..

Mustard Pickles


A sweet group of ladies gathered here in the kitchen yesterday and we made a batch of these mustard pickles of my Mother-in-law's.. 
Such a lovely day of sweet fellowship... 

The Hydrangea are blooming.. 

So Terry picked a big bunch from our bush and some green ones from a generous neighbor..
I stick them everywhere and they dry just as they are... 

One afternoon I made this old recipe.. 

It is delicious!  
I don't put the crumb topping on though... 
Just a sprinkle of sugar... 

The top of the hutch in the kitchen.. 


Homemade bread and sliced half green tomatoes and a bit of basil are ate almost daily here this time of year... 



A creamy squash soup with cumin... 
so good!  

We love a steak with mashed and mushrooms... 
and onions and gravy.. smile.. 

A little drive to Albert County and the Bay of Fundy... 



Then I spent a morning with Shonda and her ladies' group.... 
Such a wonderful time.. 

A little testimony of God's love and mercy.. 

So the last many months have passed with Terry being laid up and sick several times... 
He would go on antibotics and be all right until it would strike again... 
We just kept praying that all would be well but to be honest I was getting pretty desperate... 
Anyone who has walked that valley knows what I mean... 
But during the last 18 months of this going on we were
 so ever thankful that we have a God who is with us during the trials of life... 
He gives a strenght and peace that we cannot understand or even expect.. 
 He is ever faithful... 

A couple of weeks ago he took really sick again. 
We were blessed that he had been in to see the specialist the day before so when I called in to say that he was really sick the doctor called him right in for an emergency procedure.. 
It saved his life...
The infection had spread to his blood so bad that the doctor said he was almost septic but he got there just in time.. 
The doctor kept saying how lucky Terry was to get there when he did..
Another day and it might have been too late.  
But we know he was blessed by God... 
The Lord was in charge and he was on time... 
He is always an on time God... 

The doctor said this procedure will work and we are trusting God that it will...
He feels so much better and we are thankful to say the least.. 
Giving God honour, glory and thanks... 

I am sorry that once again I am talking about our health problems.. 
My knee is doing much better and with Terry back to feeling good we are just so happy... 

When the Lord does something wonderful for us we want to be a witness to everyone ... 

So thank you everyone for visiting and reading or scrolling through.. 
Love having you visit... 
And as always I love your lovely notes...

May God bless you and your sweet families today !

 

14 comments:

  1. Loved the post. God bless you guys.

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  2. You are so beautiful in every way, wishing you both good health

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  3. Oh Faye, I am so happy Terry is getting well and your knee is better. God is so good! I so love reading your posts and can't wait for the next one. : )

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  4. So happy you are both getting well. Beautiful post as always Faye. Love the pics.

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  5. I have enjoyed really your blog and enjoy your posts and am fascinated by everything you make and do! I love the pictures from your outings and drives.
    So wonderful to hear about the Lord’s hand in your husband’s health… May the Lord bring complete healing.
    Jenn (Texas)

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  6. So sorry to read that you are going through such a worrying time with your partner's health issues but it was good to read that although he came very close to becoming septic, you got to the specialist at the right moment and he was saved. Your post is full of so much love and care, everything in fact is about caring :) your preserves, homely kitchen and recipes are all such a pleasure to read, thank you. Blessings. Betty

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  7. Hello Dear Faye! I am so thankful Terry got the much needed help & right on time. So often I am reminded that the Lord does love & uphold His children. He does love us so!
    I enjoyed your photos so much. You know for years I have been telling you that. :) I think your blogs came around at a much needed time to keep me focused on keeping my home & interesting new ideas to see and enjoy. There is such sweetness in the simple things. I don't have enough put by but I do keep my pantry going,
    and it is so nice to be encouraged by you! It's like going home for a visit and the comforts you find there. It is a joy knowing your door is open and the welcome mat is out.
    Hugs & prayers. Annie.

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  8. Dear Faye;
    I am so happy that Terry was able to have his health needs taken care of so quickly. I am happy that your faith has carried you both through this. It would have been a worrying time.
    Your post is so full of the fall garden doings, it has been lovely to read. The hair rinse looks exciting, have you noticed how your hair and scalp have responded?
    Some day we will meet and enjoy a cup of coffee together!

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  9. Happy to hear your husband is on the mend.
    You have some lovely preserves. You've been busy. I have some pickles and jams to make. It's a busy time.

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  10. glad to hear your good news...[health]....and to see the season's bounty in your kitchen!

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  11. I so admire your faith….and you and Dougs energy! God has blessed you in so many ways….🙏🏼

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  12. Hello! I am always happy to visit with you! Your faith, talent, and kindness are beautiful. So glad to here your husband is on the mend! Have a cozy autumn evening!

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  13. The Lord is very faithful to those who love him so happy your hubby is ok🙏, enjoy reading your blog🌼🌺🐦🦋

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