Friday, April 20, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
|We're excited to be eating our own oatmeal these days. The first step in getting a bowl of oats is to run the oats through a roller.|
|The oats are a hull less oat which means they thresh free of the hull like wheat but unlike most oats. There are still some hulls though. To get rid of them we add water. The hulls float and the oats sink. We skim the hulls off then start cooking.|
|These really are the best oats we've eaten. It may have a little to do with how much work we put into getting them to the table, but it is probably also that they are fresh rolled. They are sweet enough they really don't need honey.|
Monday, January 22, 2018
Have you ever had popcorn cornbread? We made our first batch the other day and really enjoyed it. We had a bunch of old popcorn from years ago that wasn't popping good anymore. So we simply ground the corn kernels (not popped) though our mill. We sifted out the coarser pieces for popcorn grits and made cornbread with the meal.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
|We're almost at the end of the season but it's time to start planting again, for next year. Today we seeded our onion seed into a cold frame. They'll grow here this winter protected with glass. Then come March we'll set out the little onion plants.|
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Cooking from scratch means pasta is a special treat not an everyday food. The dough is a mix of eggs and our bread wheat. We role the dough through the pasta roller and cut into fettuccine. We boil the noodles for a few minutes then top with a sauce of tomato, ground beef, onion, garlic, basil, and shitake mushrooms. Nothing like a plate full of homegrown food!