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Lots of sauteed onions and garlic, roasted red peppers from last year, Maine Sunset dry beans, spring spinach on pasta(not homemade), with cheese and lots of black pepper. Oh, don't forget the meat! Happy Pork Tenderloin.
At our neighbor's auction last week, I bought their cookstove waffle iron. It's a Griswald #9, patended 1908.
The perfect vehicle for fresh maple syrup.
Possibly, the best waffle I have ever had.
Cooked on the stove over corn cob heat.
Made with fresh eggs and eaten next to April daffodils.
Pictures tell the whole story. The only ingredient that we can take credit for is the tomato sauce.
Roasted Chicken with Sallots, Rosemary and Olives
It gets harder and harder as winter drags on to think of something new to cook. Ahh, meat. So easy.
An * for the things that we do not grow or produce.
Chicken-slow roasted in the brick oven in a cast iron dutch oven
The drippings from the pan
Lamb and Pork Meatballs
Purple Viking and Nicola Poatatoes
*is for ingredients NOT produced on the farm
We grow several dried beans. This little white one is called Saturday Night Special. I love white beans marinated with oil, vinegar and rosemary but tonight we're trying out the salad we plan to make for Anna and Pete's wedding.
All ingredients are grown and/or produced here on the farm except those marked with an *.
Small white beans
Brine fermented green beans
We have so many eggs right now that we have to go out of our way to make eggy things. Homemade pasta is always a good option. So one night this week it was noodles and one it was lasagna.
Noodles with Pancetta
Sauteed garlic and pancetta
Another egg whisked in
*ingredients that we don't produce
We just finished thresing the pinto beans. We cooked them with garlic on the cookstove and then salted.
Had to make some blue corn muffins to go with.
Spanish White chopped onion
*Not produced on the farm.
Samosas and Eggplant Chutney
Winter cooking is so easy when all the work was done in the summer. Tonight we made Samosas. Same rules-an* for non-farm ingredients.
Cumin, Corriander, Curry Spice, Mustard seed*
All wrapped up in a dough made from
Homemade Yogurt from store bought Milk*
On the side, our Eggplant Chutney made with the last picking of Eggplant.
Lots of Garlic
WINTER 2011 has already had some great farm meals. The choices are more limited than summer. The challange is to make something new out of the same things over and over. Unless noted with an * , food is grown and produced here at our farm. This was Louie's Birthday dinner.
We made Tortillas fro our Black Aztec Corn, cooked in lime and ground
Black Beans cooked with garlic
Slasa canned from summer 2010
Fermented Green and Red Chilis
Chopped Spanish White onion
Sauteed Pork Tenderloin
Grated Organic Jack Cheese*