Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Do You Collect Scraps?

Every night as I prepare dinner,
pealing the garlic, slicing the potatoes and onions

I save them in my "garbage bowl".

Then at the end of each week I add bones, either chicken or beef what ever is more plentiful that particular week.

 This week it was chicken from the Chicken Alfredo.
I put it all into a stock pot , set the pot to boil.

Reduce to simmer for at least an hour,

strain and I Then have liquid gold.

Perfect stock for sauces, gravy and rice!FREE from the "garbage bowl".


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Quejadas

Pronounced "Kay-sha-das"



Blend together 1 3/4 c sugar
3 Tbsp. Melted Butter
3 eggs
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add in flour and milk
blend smooth
stir in 1/2 tsp vanilla 
Ladle into well greased muffin tins 
DO NOT use paper liners
fill 3/4 full
Bake 325 45- 50 min Top with berries and whip cream

Monday, April 27, 2015

Day 117 of 2015 248 more to try and enjoy!

Sunrise : 6:14
Sunset: 7:42
Days Length 13 hr. 28 min.
Planting Days According to the Moon: have passed for April
Looking forward to May 
Above ground 1,2,21,22,28,29,30,31
Root Crops 3,4,8,9,12,13,16,17
Seed Beds 3,4,5,21,22,30,31

winter manure pile

time to turn and spread

this pile will provide nutrition to the draft horse club tree farm and field

as well as friends gardens


here is Mike and Mack on the field











I think they did a fine days work!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

This Week On The Menu

So I just left www.food52.com where I was on the hunt for egg recipes.
This week I will be adding a couple egg dishes to the menu, the girls are back to laying and I LOVE farm fresh eggs.




yes, the girls drink milk


Sunday: Beef pot roast, baby potatoes and carrots slow roasted
and Quejadas berries and home made vanilla bean whip cream
Monday: Cheese burgers on English muffin topped with farm fresh egg
Tuesday: Dukkah-Spiced Salmon
Wednesday: Laotian Lamb Gai
Thursday: Sirloin Tips and Radish Hash and Wild Rice Pancakes
Friday: Roberta's Pizza with Guanciale Egg (food 52)
Saturday AM: Warm Breakfast Salad with Super Greens ( food 52)
Sunday: Potato hash (sweet and golden potatoes) with fried egg Chicken Sausage

Day 116 / Balance 249 almost one third of the way through 2015

Sunrise 6:15
Sunset 7:41
Days Length 13 hr. 26 min
High today 55 with a 60% chance of rain

Yesterday the boys traveled over to Wells Maine to take part in a "Plow Day".
 Due to my work schedule, I only caught the end but all reports say wonderful day.
 The weather held out ( although the wind had a bite) and 6 teams of horses showed up.
The farm land was beautiful making it ideal conditions for the horses and Teamsters to work.

the teams about to start a new row

every one lined up / resting before the next pass
the horses just stand in waiting and rest while the Teamsters , talk plow talk


Bob with Mike (Bobs right) and Mack (Bobs left)

Dick with team Pete and King 


Mike and Mack

This team belonged to Rick Chase, the owner of the farm, I arrived late and did not get the name of the horses or the young Teamster in training 

It was wonderful to see a young person learning.
Here they are clearing some silage from the plow blades


this is at the opposite end as they turn the teams to make another pass

www.chasefarmswells.com
Sonny Richards


Can you tell how long the rows are?



Sunday, April 19, 2015

Day 109 / 256

Sunrise 6:32
Sunset 7:30
Days Length 13 hours and 13 min.

Looks like showers and thunderstorms are about to sweep through the area  ( just as the Almanac predicted).
Bob is recovering for a a heck of a spring flu.
I am behind on everything the blog, the menu, the garden.



Sunday: Beef Stir Fry in my Wok
Monday: Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Blistered Broccoli Rabe
Tuesday: Almond Crusted Cod Fish
Wednesday: Piri piri Chicken
Thursday: Triple Pork Mazeman and Peas
Friday: Ground Chicken Sliders
Saturday: Italian Wedding Soup

Made Corn and Leak Chowder on Friday





Excited to report this Wednesday Peas Kale and Chard go in the ground.


I have purchased a CSA share to supplement our produce this year we are joining the farmers at Jireh Hill Farms