Author: Melissa

Harvest Apple Butter

Ingredients • 8 Granny Smith apples or your favorite variety, peeled and diced  • 1 cup apple juice  • 1 cup sugar  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Instructions Step 1 Cook diced apple and juice in a Dutch oven over medium heat 30 minutes or until apple is tender in an applesauce like consistency. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. Pour apple mixture into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Step 2 Bake at 275° for 4 1/2 hours, stirring frequently or until a rich dark brown or desired consistency. Cover and...

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Cut 2-3 Acorn Squash in half, remove seeds and strings. Place cut side down on lightly greased baking sheet with sides. Bake at 350* F until almost soft but not mushy (40-50min). Remove from oven, fill with stuffing and finish baking as directed. Apple-Sausage Stuffing: 1 pound bulk sausage 1 diced onion 1 diced apple 2 cups toasted bread cubes 2/3 cup chopped nuts 3/4 cup golden raisins or Craisins 1 T sour cream or yogurt 1/4 t each dried thyme, basil, and oregano (we love a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg!) Brown sausage in large skillet. Add onion...

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The Autumnal Harvest

by Nicole Staniger, CPM, LM Quiet Earth Provisions & Midwifery      The summer, with its warm dirt, red tomatoes, and green leafy abundance, comes to fruition as the cool air sneaks into the early mornings. The chill gently warns us that the earth has tilted on its axis, that the glory of the Perseus meteor showers is passing, and the ground is ready to give up its great Autumnal bounty before the frost creeps in. I am a lover of summer. I love the hiking, the camping, the lake-swimming, the adventures, the sun warming the winter wrinkles out of...

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Stewart Mineral Springs Bathhouse Retreat

Stewart Mineral Springs Bathhouse Retreat and Center for Spirituality A True NorCal Hidden Gem … By Raquel LeBaudour    While many of us devour modern technology and LOVE being connected, we also seek some pretty innovative ways to find balance, recharge our batteries and disconnect from life’s distractions. On a smokey Sunday in early August, I was off to experience an ancient treatment used to detoxify, rejuvenate, and rebalance the body by reconnecting with nature and it was right up the road, in our very own, Northern California backyard.     Neatly tucked into the foothills of Mount Shasta just outside...

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Renowned Photographer’s Son Carries on Historic Legacy With the Art of Small Agriculture- David Leland Hyde

       Even if some Americans today do not recognize his name, most are familiar with Philip Hyde’s iconic 1960s and 1970s landscapes that appeared in a solo show at the Smithsonian, campaigned to establish many US national parks and popularized the large coffee table photography book. Philip Hyde also co-founded the Plumas County Museum, which now fittingly will host the first show of David Leland Hyde’s exhibition, “Agriculture West and Midwest: Visual Stories of a Fading Way of Life from 17 States with Special  Emphasis on Plumas County,” from September 7 through December 29, 2018. David Leland...

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