I just thought I'd share an update on some of the food and publishing related projects I'm working on.
Here is a link to more photos from bake day at Heber's, including our Danish pastries.
The publisher says I should finish the edits on the manuscript by the end of October, and have the illustrations by December. I went to the Utah State Historical Society archives to find photos last week, and found quite a few. I'll post some scans next week.
The sauerkraut is finished and ready to bottle, sometime this week. The whole basement smells like kraut.
Bake day this week turned out well. My baking stone is just a little short for the baguettes but the loaves turned out better than ever. We had bruschetta for dinner with bloody ripe tomatoes from the garden. Speaking of which, the garden did very well this year. There's 200 quarts of various items on the pantry shelves: stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, salsa, peaches, pears, half a dozen varieties of jam and jelly, pickles in variety, two dozen quarts of apple pie filling, and soon sauerkraut as well.
Yesterday I picked ten bushels of apples with friends. Next week we'll crush them for cider.
So I'm curious... what sort of pioneer food projects are you working on this autumn? Do tell!
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