[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
I'm working on it now... but I wanted to give you a sneak preview of the FROSTING TO DIE FOR that I used on The Boy's birthday cupcakes. It's weird, easy and fabulous, and you will want to check back to get the recipe. Trust me! In the meantime, we're getting ready for our first Goshen Market of 2011 this Friday. If this rain holds off and the ground dries out a bit, we may be able to get some tomatoes planted. They're growing like mad in the greenhouse! C'mon, Mother Nature, show the farmers some love, will ya?
She may look peaceful now, but at 11pm last Thursday I came out of laundry-folding mode to find her milling around ON TOP OF my toaster oven. I screamed so loudly she jumped and hit her head on the upper kitchen cabinets, then scrambled like all hell to get out of my way. Her wild eyes were fixed on that escape hatch (cat door) and she made it out in one piece. The doormat and food/water bowls suffered the most damage, as did the mosquito I found dead on the counter behind the sink yesterday morning. So it wasn't about a curious...Read More
[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
Beautiful leeks sliced and ready for cooking. ... OR The FarmGirl's Kitchen. Leek Gratin was the recipe that I included in our CSA news with this week's pick-up. This rich yet simple side dish takes minutes to prepare (and hours to burn off on the treadmill), but will make everyone at the table happy. Also in our CSA share this week? Adirondack Blue potatoes. They're an 'all-blue' variety, meaning blue skin and blue flesh inside. They taste like a Russet Baker, which many people know are absolutely fabulous when grown in our glorious muck soil. Blue 'Twice-Baked' Potatoes before second...Read More
The FarmGirl's ignitor is on the fritz!!! Why, oh WHY do we crave baked goodies when the oven isn't working? Thankfully, the part is available.... and all it will cost me is dinner for the repairman (aka Dad). Guess I can handle that ; )
As you have probably learned by now, I love to make up recipes and create new things with all the ideas swimming around in my head (no jokes about all the space up there, please!). It helps to sell Bialas Farms produce when I have ideas to give people about how to use things. But it also helps me give back to the customers. Without them (YOU!), we wouldn't be able to do what we do. Well, I've gotten some feedback about The FarmGirl's Mint Lemonade. [caption id="attachment_272" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kevin is almost ready to take on Tom Cruise as...Read More