Can you believe tomorrow is the first of June? I can’t! Our garden is coming right along although as I type this I’m hoping it will rain. Hard to believe it actually needs to rain after all the wet weather we had earlier in the year, but we need rain.
Our tomatoes didn’t grow as well this year. The heater in the green house gave out and we never got around to fixing it. I believe the cold March and April nights stunted the plants. We’re keeping our fingers crossed most of them take off now that they’re outside, but we’ve already lost a few plants.
I don’t believe I’ve ever seen as many blueberries on my bushes as there is this year. And one apple tree is plum loaded down with apples. It looks to be a bumper crop for fruit, at least it looks that way right now. Who knows what will happen before harvest time, especially if we don’t get some rain.
Come cook with me!
MOUNTAIN FLAVORS – TRADITIONAL APPALACHIAN COOKING
Location: John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC
Date: Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, June 29, 2019
Instructors: Carolyn Anderson, Tipper Pressley
Experience the traditional Appalachian method of cooking, putting up, and preserving the bounty from nature’s garden. Receive hands-on training to make and process a variety of jellies, jams, and pickles for winter eating. You’ll also learn the importance of dessert in Appalachian culture and discover how to easily make the fanciest of traditional cakes. Completing this week of cultural foods, a day of bread making will produce biscuits and cornbread. All levels welcome.
Along with all that goodness Carolyn and I have planned a couple of field trips to allow students to see how local folks produce food for their families. For the rest of the class details go here.