The ‘Best Bits’ series is mainly a journal of everyday life at home & around the Willamette Valley. This series will be predominately image based and meant to give you a little peek into my daily life.
I’ve been the worst at keeping a constant presence on this space for the past few weeks. September is a big birthday month for us, my 30th and Daphne’s 7th birthdays – and September is also a big “putting up” month as far as fruit and veggies go, but, I really didn’t do a whole bunch of that, so I suppose I can’t even use that as an excuse. We did take a little overnighter (more later), so that totally counts! Excuses, I know!
It’s October now, and even though we’re still having 70+ degree days here in the southern Willamette Valley, autumn if firmly upon us – and it’s just the loveliest!
-I’ve been stopping in to get apples at our local apple orchard.
-I’ve been buying tiny human sized butternut squashes at the farmers markets.
-I’ve been snatching up ALL the Napa cabbage to make tongbaechu kimchi with.
-I’ve still been drinking cold brew even on the cold mornings.
-I’ve been heating up my car before we head to school at 7:20 in the morning.
-I’ve been cranking up the pellet stove just to hear the pleasant rumbling sounds.
-I’ve been scheming to make ALL the chilis.
-I’ve been fussing over the chickens to make sure they’re warm enough and happy enough.
-I’ve been chain smoking episodes of the television series ‘Hannibal’ like it’s my job.
September was good!
So, here are some of the best bits from our September:
I’m really enjoying the basic kimchi recipe from this book – I used it for the first batch of kimchi, and I also used it for the second batch I recently put together.