Our beautiful red planet shimmers on most nights above us. This is about as good as I can get with our little camera, but still more than you can see with the naked eye. Mars is a bright spot in the night sky during this winter, and we’re glad our neighbor is so visible onContinue reading “Mars is here”
I’ve started some astrophotography projects, since we are out in the country and light pollution is relatively low. One of the really wonderful things to see is the moon each night gradually arcing across our tree covered backdrop.
We tried to produce our first double chocolate figs this year… It was almost a six month process, but they came out beautifully. Here’s the text from our insert – These Double Chocolate Brandied Figs will have a delightful splash of high end French Brandy, a Ghiradelli Granache, a delightful dark chocolate Christmas coat, andContinue reading “Double Chocolate Figs!”
We have chantarelle mushrooms earlier in the year, but all sorts of mushrooms appear in the fall. Here are a few of the ones we most commonly see on our farm. Guess which ones they are and send us a message to find out if you’re right!
October in Georgia is Guava Season, and Coverland farms produces a couple quarts of pineapple guava each day – https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feijoa. What is really great about pineapple guava is that they have a beautiful flower of red, pink, and white in early summer that is stunning, as well as the fruit in the fall. The fruitContinue reading “Guava Season!”
We had a limited crop of sweet potatos this year, due to some bugs ruining about half the crop. Still, a good set of sweet potatos can last for a month or so, and are great in soufles, casseroles, baked in a variety of ways, fried, and in soups. Of course the most flavor waysContinue reading “Yams or Sweet Potatos? Sweet Potatoes?”
One of the best parts of fall season are the wonderful fruits that reach peak ripeness. We have two small pomegranate trees on our farm, and there’s nothing like a fresh pomegranate to add flavor and color to a sauce or salad. When Don was in elementary school, he used to walk home from schoolContinue reading “September Pomegranates”
September is here, and that means that some of our native trees produce a very sweet fruit called “persimmons”. This is not the same as those that are native to Asia, although they are quite similar. The trees grow up to 60 feet high, and you need a pole with a hook, and maybe aContinue reading “Fall Persimmons”
Our favorite dinner meals with Figs include Fig with Brussel Sprouts, a southern favorite, and Figs with Pasta. The best of those pasta recipes remains the Fig and Olive Gnocchi (No-Key). First, wash, destem, and dice the figs (4-6 figs per person) Second, dice Castelvetrano olives (the King of savory olives, although other olives willContinue reading “Recipe – Fig and Olive Gnocchi”
One of the best things to freeze with figs is… Fig and Apple Pie. It’s great fresh, from the fridge, but can be frozen and thawed with great results. It’s a little bit of fall in the midst of any season. First, take 2 granny smith apples, peel and core. Then slice evenly, no moreContinue reading “Recipe- Fig and Apple Pie”