Farmwife Diaries http://finnriver.com RSS Feed for the Finnriver Farmwife Diaries Copyright Finnriver CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple info@finnriver.com web@kerryshamblin.com ( ) RSS Feed for the Finnriver Farmwife Diaries http://finnriver.com Farmwife Diaries http://www.finnriver.com/uploads/CGFeedMaker/crystie_berries_th.jpg Finnriver Fire Barrel Caramelized Onion & Apple Quesadilla http://www.finnriver.com/-/68/Finnriver-Fire-Barrel-Caramelized-Onion-Apple-Quesadilla Finnriver Fire Barrel Caramelized Onion & Apple Quesadilla Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:23:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/68/Finnriver-Fire-Barrel-Caramelized-Onion-Apple-Quesadilla A Toast to the Trees, Wassail 2014 http://www.finnriver.com/-/67/A-Toast-to-the-Trees-Wassail-2014 I have always loved trees; have always found them to be honorable role models and comforting neighbors.  And for 8 years now, since I did my first research on old European agricultural and orchard festival traditions, I have been inspired... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:04:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/67/A-Toast-to-the-Trees-Wassail-2014 Coyote & Coho and the Call of Affection http://www.finnriver.com/-/66/Coyote-Coho-and-the-Call-of-Affection On this merry Christmas morning, after the kids gorged on gifts and games, we all walked down to the creek to see if we could see a salmon.  ‘Tis the season of the Coho-ho-ho migration and catching sight of a... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 09:16:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/66/Coyote-Coho-and-the-Call-of-Affection Hot Times in the Brambles http://www.finnriver.com/-/65/Hot-Times-in-the-Brambles Hot Times in the Brambles Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:06:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/65/Hot-Times-in-the-Brambles The Dark Forest http://www.finnriver.com/-/64/The-Dark-Forest The Dark Forest Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:04:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/64/The-Dark-Forest Bonfire in the Orchard http://www.finnriver.com/-/63/Bonfire-in-the-Orchard Bonfire in the Orchard Sun, 24 Nov 2013 17:56:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/63/Bonfire-in-the-Orchard Tears, Fears and Cheers http://www.finnriver.com/-/62/Tears-Fears-and-Cheers I pull back the curtain this morning hoping for snow.  The sad and bad news of the last few days has had me heartsick and I wanted to see the world purified with a dousing of cold, white crystals.  As... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:05:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/62/Tears-Fears-and-Cheers The Wool To Live http://www.finnriver.com/-/61/The-Wool-To-Live Today is my birthday and I am wearing my gift: a new-old wool dress, made of swaths of recycled merino wool sweaters sewn together in a garment of great comfort and color by my friend, seamstress of the stars, Kerry... Sat, 08 Dec 2012 15:35:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/61/The-Wool-To-Live Full of Fall http://www.finnriver.com/-/60/Full-of-Fall On this equinox of 2012, I feel the earth turn and look up. The ridge is suddenly autumn-colored, a mosaic of heat-sapped greens and golds.  On a few trees, the leaf tips are reddening, the gothic fingertips of boughs.   The... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:58:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/60/Full-of-Fall Cider Batches 712, 812, 912 http://www.finnriver.com/-/59/Cider-Batches-712-812-912 Cider Batches 712, 812 and 912...Summer is the blink of an apple's eye! Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:21:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/59/Cider-Batches-712-812-912 Dream Come True, in Blue http://www.finnriver.com/-/58/Dream-Come-True-in-Blue In the blueberry field this morning with my 4 year old boy, I say, “Did you know there is a star in the center of the berry?” I show him the starry perforated pattern at the juncture where the berry... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 02:44:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/58/Dream-Come-True-in-Blue Finnriver Pear Cake http://www.finnriver.com/-/57/Finnriver-Pear-Cake Finnriver Pear Cake by Kris Slack Wed, 01 Aug 2012 09:26:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/57/Finnriver-Pear-Cake Green-feeling & Dandelion-grazing, otherwise known as Mirth on Earth http://www.finnriver.com/-/56/Green-feeling-Dandelion-grazing-otherwise-known-as-Mirth-on-Earth Just when you think the world cannot get any greener around here…spring comes. Green is the defining color of our physical space on the farm, so much so that I wonder how the colors of the world around us shape... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 01:09:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/56/Green-feeling-Dandelion-grazing-otherwise-known-as-Mirth-on-Earth Batch 612 http://www.finnriver.com/-/55/Batch-612 Batch #612 are the June bottled ciders...more to come! Fri, 22 Jun 2012 01:01:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/55/Batch-612 Cider Batches 412 & 512 http://www.finnriver.com/-/54/Cider-Batches-412-512 The Cidery has been a whirlwind this past month and I got behind in posting Batch notes for #412 & #512. We've been having lively debates about how best to label and define the batches since there are a few... Fri, 01 Jun 2012 00:15:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/54/Cider-Batches-412-512 Jumping for Joy http://www.finnriver.com/-/53/Jumping-for-Joy This Spring on the farm, I learn the physical and metaphysical meanings of the expression jumping for joy from my little boys. In the puddles on the gravel driveway, on the trampoline, on the apple bins stacked at the barn,... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 13:01:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/53/Jumping-for-Joy Cider Batch 312 http://www.finnriver.com/-/52/Cider-Batch-312 March in the Cidery was exciting since we got into the rhythm of pressing and bottling with our upgraded equipment. After going through several hundred years worth of apple pressing technology in the last five years, beginning with a little... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:55:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/52/Cider-Batch-312 Cider Baking Powder Biscuits http://www.finnriver.com/-/51/Cider-Baking-Powder-Biscuits Light, tangy, buttery baking power biscuits. adapted from the Betty Crocker recipe by Hard Cider International Ingredients: 2 cups flour 3 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup hard cider 1/2 cup milk (cow,... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:52:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/51/Cider-Baking-Powder-Biscuits Shredded Cider Chicken http://www.finnriver.com/-/50/Shredded-Cider-Chicken Courtesy of Full Throttle Bottles Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups cider 2 1/2  cups water 3 garlic cloves (crushed) 3 quick turns of fresh ground pepper 4.75 grams of dry/condensed chicken bouillon, or about one cube 2 teaspoons salt 2 chicken... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:41:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/50/Shredded-Cider-Chicken Sparkling Apple Pie http://www.finnriver.com/-/49/Sparkling-Apple-Pie Apple Pie Sparkling Cider Drink cider while making pie!   Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:14:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/49/Sparkling-Apple-Pie Cider Beer Cooler http://www.finnriver.com/-/47/Cider-Beer-Cooler 1/2 pint Finnriver cider 1/2 pint lager ‐ a milder flavored lager works best. 2 splashes of Finnriver Black Currant Brandy Wine First pour cider, add brandy wine, and then the lager (pour slowly to prevent foaming) to combine ingredients.... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:53:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/47/Cider-Beer-Cooler A is for Apple, B is for Bourbon http://www.finnriver.com/-/48/A-is-for-Apple-B-is-for-Bourbon Into a shaker glass full of ice pour 1 oz Finnriver Spirited Apple Wine and 1 oz bourbon . Cover and shake hard until glass is chilled. Strain up into a cocktail glass. Optional garnish with a citrus peel and/or... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:53:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/48/A-is-for-Apple-B-is-for-Bourbon Finnriver Black Currant Milkshake http://www.finnriver.com/-/46/Finnriver-Black-Currant-Milkshake 2 oz white rum 1 oz Finnriver Black Currant Wine 1 oz Heavy whipping cream or half and half Shake with ice, strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint or basil. By Neil Yamamoto Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:52:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/46/Finnriver-Black-Currant-Milkshake Finnriver Sparkling Cider PNW ‘Sangria Blanca’ http://www.finnriver.com/-/45/Finnriver-Sparkling-Cider-PNW-Sangria-Blanca 1 bottle of white or rose wine 1.5 cups local fruit of your choice 3 cups frozen blueberries 2 cups Finnriver Sparkling Cider (Or add lemon, mint, sweetener & other fruits) Pour wine over berries in a large punch... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:51:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/45/Finnriver-Sparkling-Cider-PNW-Sangria-Blanca Finnriver Black Currant Cooler http://www.finnriver.com/-/43/Finnriver-Black-Currant-Cooler 1‐1/2 oz gin – you can use rum or vodka. 4 oz lemonade or try other juice 1/2 oz Finnriver Black Currant Brandy Wine Combine over ice in a tall glass, float brandy wine on top, lemon or lime garnish.... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:50:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/43/Finnriver-Black-Currant-Cooler