Hello and looking forward to the new year!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

We hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends, whether you were at home or somewhere afar. This was our first winter and Christmas here in Montana and I must say with great joy that the calm and the quiet were in many ways the best gift I have ever received. We did have a sudden surprise a few days ago, the power was lost due to a transformer blowing out. Plus this is our first home in about 15 years with no wood stove. All in all, it was a good lesson on being prepared, for we truly learned we were not! A few changes have already been put into place...

Ending 2019 and planning for 2020! Thanks for visiting OurSundayCafe, we appreciate it!

We do plan some changes to our eating style, nothing drastic but it will be a continuation of the whole food ingredients we have added to our mainstay pantry ingredients along with easier preparation styles. I have always felt that the food cooked from so many years ago was actually quite simple unless one was able to have an abundance of kitchen help, at the ready. I am proud to say I have mastered high altitude baking for our daily bread. While 3500 feet might not seem like a big change for baking, we were at sea level for many years. 

Ending 2019 and planning for 2020! Thanks for visiting OurSundayCafe, we appreciate it!

As we come to the close of our homestead updating and the work wanes a bit, we hope to be back on the road with a small 5thwheel exploring Montana and neighboring states, while continuing to eat healthy from freshly gathered foods where ever we might be. 

Ending 2019 and planning for 2020! Thanks for visiting OurSundayCafe, we appreciate it!

I also hope to learn more about foraging, this year we did gather rose hips and a lovely liqueur was made as a gift to give this Christmas. And as an added measure against reducing waste, I hope to be able to glean more fruit and berries from unattended and wild trees and vines.  Of course, there is always knocking on a door and asking if the fruit might be available for sharing.....We were able to glean some fruit from our own wild trees that had been unattended when we took ownership as well as what was offered from plum trees that are right next door. 

I would encourage you to share your requests for any recipes you might be wishing to make, and I will see if I have something close to it if not exactly what you are looking for. While it might not be here on the blog, I have a so many recipes waiting to be made as well as a real love of food lore to fall back on. 

Ending 2019 and planning for 2020! Thanks for visiting OurSundayCafe, we appreciate it!

Currently, our root cellar has more empty jars than those filled with food. As busy as we were getting settled once arriving in early June, I still got a few jars "put up". We have applesauce, plum jam from foraged plums, grape jelly from foraged grapes, a plum and raspberry blended jam, raspberry and blueberry blended jam along with a grape/cranberry/red grapefruit jam. 

It goes without saying that I do so appreciate your repeated visits here at OurSundayCafe and hope to be one of the blogs you visit regularly as the new year unfolds. I understand we are all busy and there is not always time for everything we want to do, so thank you very much for visiting here as often as you do. 

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