Monday, June 28, 2010
Mind you when I said I do --- he wasn't a farmer, and farming had never been in any of our conversations, but I knew the man I was marrying was passionate (and a dreamer)-- and providing for his family was very important to him. And if you had come up to me then and said, Michelle in 15 years you will be feeding pigs, have four children, chasing turkeys and picking eggs -- I would have thought they were insane, but I am not someone who tries to figure out how my life will pan out...I want to live each day with my best friend and these crazy little farmers we are raising. And if along the way we get to feed people with our hard work -- that is a bonus.
My aspiring foodie husband thought this breakfast up Sunday morning, while I sat outside tending to our puppy outside. As some of you have come to understand, Chris is the cook in the house -- doesn't follow recipes, makes it up as he goes along, hence the reason when customers ask me how to do something with some meat we raise - I have to ask the Farmer/chef!
Fresh Herbs, 3 eggs, bacon, Sunny Meadow Raw Cheddar Cheese and Swiss chard. Cooked in a pan with oil.
Hope you enjoy this...Happy Anniversary to my Best Friend/farmer/father/husband!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Strawberries are here and I actually got some for our personal use...you see the goodies usually go to the customers first and my sister in law and I only get them if some are left over after a coop or we complain enough so Chris or Richard saves some for us.
Strawberry Salad Dressing
Strawberry Salad Dressing
A good friend of mine made me this salad after I had one of my kiddo's and I love to make it every summer!
¾ cup Sugar
1 ½ Tbsp diced red onions
1 ½ Tbsp Poppy seeds
¼ tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Dry Mustard
1 cup oil (vegetable or olive)
1 tsp salt
¾ cup Vinegar
5 to 6 Strawberries diced
Directions: Mix sugar, garlic, salt, vinegar and mustard together. Add onion and strawberry. Add oil stir 2 to 3 times and mix in poppy seeds.
I double the recipe….to make sure I have enough for a while. Shake well before you pour, I store it in a tall container with a flip lid, but anything will work.
Pour it over ----
Salad: Spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, mushrooms and pine nuts. (I use whatever salad we have from the garden)
Yummmm....that is all I can say!
Warning....make sure you have alot of lettuce on hand, because once you eat one bowl you will want to keep eating it! I think Farmer Chris might have even licked the bowl - but don't tell anyone I said that!
Have a great week!