Tag: Brunch

Field to Feast: Sunday Morning Homefries with Poblanos and Bacon… plus, A Toast

Field to Feast: Sunday Morning Homefries with Poblanos and Bacon… plus, A Toast

Fletch and I took a ride around the farm several weeks ago.  Not only was it a fabulous photo day, it was also a day of memories, and memories are made for sharing. What's the point of keeping them all bottled up inside of you when those memories can bring joy to others?  Those memories can help others to understand you better and can even draw you closer together. When I finally hear the harvester engine start up in August (or this year, September) I know that it's onion harvesting time.  That sound and the events that follow haven't changed...Read More
Eggs Benedict Three Ways: KC’s Hat Trick

Eggs Benedict Three Ways: KC’s Hat Trick

Classic Eggs Benedict or a revised edition, you decide! My friend Kristin guest posted here a few weeks ago, and prior to that, we did a Pi Day Recipe Swap.   In our discussions about those posts, we kept getting sidetracked talking about all the cool stuff we could make.  Those conversations led back to Eggs Benedict. Every. Single. Time. We decided that the only way for us to get this creativity out of our system was to cook together.  Eggs Benedict it was, and that was F.I.N.E. fine with me because I haven't had hollandaise in decades.  This classic...Read More
Springtime Dessert Perfection: Crepes Paloma

Springtime Dessert Perfection: Crepes Paloma

It's spring. It's finally.  Officially.  Spring. Spring: the season of renewal and rebirth and clarity that follows a long mental and physical hibernation. It's that time of year when the birds start singing and the trees are starting to bud and we're rubbing the winter haze from our eyes with our fists. That's exactly the way I felt the first time I went to cook and shoot photos with my friend Amy Roth.  I mean, I've been snapping pics for this blog for almost three years, but I have a LOT to learn about actual photography and food styling.  BIG DIFFERENCE!...Read More

Sorry, Charlie

Sometimes tuna just doesn't cut it.  I mean, sure... it was great when your mom made you a tuna salad sandwich on white toast when you were home {faking being} sick and were cuddled up on the couch drinking tea and watching Phil Donohue. What?  You didn't fake being sick?  I had a cot with my name on it in the nurse's office at school.  Gym class was to be avoided at all costs. That one episode of Little House on the Prairie when Walnut Grove had an outbreak of typhoid?  I started checking my temperature hourly.   And when...Read More
I Love You, Honey!

I Love You, Honey!

Especially when you're whipped with butter and splashed with vanilla. WHAT?!?!?! Where did you THINK I was going with that? Honey Butter! Slathered on a delicious piece of toast, of course! Compound butters are no stranger to The Farm Girl.  This maple-orange butter was equally delicious on roasted acorn squash, baked sweet potatoes and wheat toast. I was in the mood for something sweet and remembered making a honey-buttercream to top a yellow butter cake.  It was fabulous, but way more work than I was up for at the time.  I had some Irish soda bread on hand so I toasted some slices...Read More
All I Wanted for My Birthday was Virus Protection

All I Wanted for My Birthday was Virus Protection

Happy 2012 everyone! I'm sorry I've been out of commission lately.  It appears as though some little cyberbeast decided to take up residence in my computer and now that it's fixed, I can get back to business.  Luckily, I only have to trade foodstuffs for top-notch tech work and with lots of time on my hands right now, I can cook up a storm (thank you Fletch)! Oh yeah, and I also celebrated my 29th birthday! Yes, again.  Shut up.  We had a wonderful night and Thomas got to experience 'hibachi' for the first time.   If you could have seen his eyes...Read More
Brief Respite and Breakfast for Dinner

Brief Respite and Breakfast for Dinner

[caption id="attachment_2080" align="alignright" width="300"] I love him... 'cause he's a lot like me.[/caption] I know.  I've been a total Debbie Downer lately and I'm sorry.  Ironically, my snark has been off the charts, but I just don't feel like recounting much of it.  I've been very sentimental.  I guess that comes from seeing so many valued possessions soaked to ruin and/or washed away.  Some things I'm sure we haven't even realized are missing will likely be remembered at a later date -- and we'll say, "oh.  The floods." We did the same thing when our barn burned to the ground in...Read More

The Freezer Wasteland

[caption id="attachment_1327" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption=""You're no match for me! Your icy length taunting me from afar. I'll get you... and if I don't, my ally the Sun surely will." "][/caption] You have one too, right?  The freezer, be it upright, chest or attached to your beloved fridge, tends to be forgotten territory - especially the back or bottom.  We all know the ice cream sits front and center - no need to reach or look any further!  [caption id="attachment_1325" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Maybe we need snow tires on the wheelbarrow?"][/caption] I'm mid-way through my New Year Clean and Purge event.  Each room,...Read More
How Much Eating Can We Stuff Into 2 Days?

How Much Eating Can We Stuff Into 2 Days?

[caption id="attachment_1203" align="alignright" width="225"] Oh heavenly swirls of cinnamon and icing, how I love you on a cold Christmas morning![/caption] I'm trying to find out.... *sigh* My eyes were bigger than my stomach, so to speak, and I had great plans for all the things I was going to prepare for our Christmas family dinners/brunch.  You see, now that our markets are finished for the year, I can finally focus on all the things that I've neglected since May.  And one of those things is COOKING fun and 'more involved' stuff.  You know, things I don't have time to whip up...Read More