After the thunderstorm, evening harvest: shelling peas, snow peas,  strawberries,  broccoli,  raspberries.  #gardening #homesteading

After the thunderstorm, evening harvest: shelling peas, snow peas, strawberries, broccoli, raspberries. #gardening #homesteading

Traded the neighbors some of our strawberries for their sweet cherries.   We each did our own picking. #homesteading

Traded the neighbors some of our strawberries for their sweet cherries. We each did our own picking. #homesteading

Magazine assignment recipe testing.   Chocolate strawberry cake with strawberry jam frosting.   I’ve made bunches of cakes for magazines, for us, for a cookbook,  for classes,  etc.  Jeff has tasted them all in the last 14 years and says this is the best cake he’s ever eaten.

Magazine assignment recipe testing. Chocolate strawberry cake with strawberry jam frosting. I’ve made bunches of cakes for magazines, for us, for a cookbook, for classes, etc. Jeff has tasted them all in the last 14 years and says this is the best cake he’s ever eaten.

Serviceberry picking.  Just a few cups for a strawberry / serviceberry jam idea.  #foraging

Serviceberry picking. Just a few cups for a strawberry / serviceberry jam idea. #foraging

Bread seed poppies.  These blooms are so short lived but oh my stars they take my breath away. #gardening #homesteading

Bread seed poppies. These blooms are so short lived but oh my stars they take my breath away. #gardening #homesteading

This makes over 40 pounds of strawberries so far this season.  Almost 3 pounds of snow peas just tonight. #gardening #homesteading

This makes over 40 pounds of strawberries so far this season. Almost 3 pounds of snow peas just tonight. #gardening #homesteading

Why yes, those were the first of our homegrown raspberries.  #gardening #homesteading

Why yes, those were the first of our homegrown raspberries. #gardening #homesteading

Some people have fancy photo studios.   I have scrap fabric, a funky table, and a porch that gets good natural light.   It works.

Some people have fancy photo studios. I have scrap fabric, a funky table, and a porch that gets good natural light. It works.

Working on photos and final recipe tweaks for an article.  Sunflower seed recipes for @chickpea_mag . So excited.  Also what could possibly go wrong with sprinkling chocolate chips on a metal table outside in  80 degree temps?

Working on photos and final recipe tweaks for an article. Sunflower seed recipes for @chickpea_mag . So excited. Also what could possibly go wrong with sprinkling chocolate chips on a metal table outside in 80 degree temps?

Supermoon harvest: broccoli,  winter density lettuce (loving this variety), and the first snow peas.  Not pictured another 6.5 pounds of strawberries.   #gardening #homesteading

Supermoon harvest: broccoli, winter density lettuce (loving this variety), and the first snow peas. Not pictured another 6.5 pounds of strawberries. #gardening #homesteading