Barncast 29 — Caroline, Rabbits, and a Wedding try #2

Welcome back! This weeks show is a blast, we have on tap:

  • Listener John M has a flicker account with awesome pictures
  • Science Friday did a piece on local food.
  • Caroline on the Farm Phone, 206-202-GOAT
  • Round up!
  • Focus on an Animal: Rabbits
  • Running and the weather
  • A wedding

Please call into the Farm Phone, 206-202-GOAT with your comments or questions! Email us at gfl@geekfarmlife.com, or leave a comment!

Update: If you’re in itunes I’m sorry if you got Science Friday as this weeks show. WordPress has an awefull feature where any mp3 links show up as the enclosure. This post should correct that.

Recipe’s and such are discussed in the post.

Ketchup Recipe:

1 stick cinamon
1 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp celery seed
1 cup vinegar
8 pounds tomatoes
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 tsp cayenne
1 cup sugar
1 tbsn salt

Place cinamon stick, cloves, mustard seed, and celery seed in a spice bad; add to vinegar. Bring vinegar to a boil; remove from heat and let stand. Peel, core, quarter and seed tomatoes (we run them through the food mill). Combine with onion, and cayenne. Simmer until soft. Puree using a food processor or food mill. Add sugar stirring until dissolved. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half. Remove spice bag from vinegar, and add vinegar and salt to the tomato mixture. Simmer until desired consistency. Cool, ladle into jars and freeze.

This year if we were to make it I would just simmer the tomato into sauce first, and do the rest after. Be careful, it’s easy to burn the sauce once you add the sugar.

  1. John G’s avatar

    You mentioned a book called “Pudding Food Buy” and I can’t find it anywhere! ;-)

    I beieve that recipes are not copyrightable, so you can post any of them being requested.

    I’m going to try the catsup/ketchup recipe tomorrow!

    Reply

  2. Ellen Bloomfield’s avatar

    Did you guys upload the wrong file, I ended up with Science Friday (which is cool), but not what I expected!

    Reply

  3. Ellen Bloomfield’s avatar

    Nevermind, I see this now

    Reply

  4. andrew’s avatar

    Hey JohnG! Now if there was a way to save pudding….

    Sorry Ellen!

    A big thank you to NCN who pointed out iTunes was fetching the wrong file.

    Reply

  5. andrew’s avatar

    Hey John G,

    Bah I didn’t really make the point I wanted to make. The fact that he expected the IAS to show a different speed when he had a head wind on takeoff really bugged me. Maybe he was just running at the mouth, which we’re all guilty of. Anyways, I should have made a crib sheet before calling! Heh. :)

    Reply

  6. John G’s avatar

    Yeah, I’ve found that out too. When you are calling to leave a message on a phone, people expect you to be not as precise as you would like. But when you are recording something for airplay, it is better to have a script or outline. And I hate it, hate it, when I repeat myself. I don’t know if you caught it, but last week he mentioned me by name regarding the clues in the promo for theriddler.podshow.com.

    We got peppers coming out of ear now and the tomatoes are almost done for the season, unlike last year when we had 10% on the vine by the first frost. We did two thing wrong: planting too densely and trimming too aggressively, so next year the plants go in virgin beds and we cut the number of plants in half. I’ll try to have a bee question by Thursday.

    Reply

  7. andrew’s avatar

    Hey John G,

    Yes, on outline makes a huge difference, live and learn. I did hear you with the comment about the riddler. :)

    Gardening for us is all about learning. This year our corn grew well, but was too close and we had small ears. Send us some of your peppers we lost ours this year. Ah well! Maybe one year we’ll learn how to be more consistent. Though I’m not sure where the peppers were so I may have pulled them thinking they were weeds. Oops!

    -Andrew

    Reply

Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>