Well hi there! Just a couple things before I get back to the revelry:
1. We’ve got a new header, right up on top (RSS reader people will have to click through to see).
2. I finally started soaking and drying nuts, another thing that Nourishing Traditions recommends. Result: TASTY. Basically, you soak any kind of raw nut in salt water for 8-12 hours and then dry it in a food dehydrator or oven at a low temp. I think 140 degrees is supposed to be the max. We are fortunate that our oven has a convection fan so we can dry foods in there. Works great for this purpose. Also note: almonds take a LOT longer to dry than walnuts.
3. We put up some heavier curtains in hopes that our extremely drafty windows would feel less, well, drafty. I think it’s working; our living room seems a bit cozier this winter. We also made a silly draft stopper snake with the leftover material from the curtains:
And really, that’s about all, aside from the usual holiday excitement. I was dreaming about radishes last night, so I think you can expect a garden update soon. No better time than January to plan my 2011 garden. See you next year!