Friday, October 14, 2016

How does your Garden grow?

Veggies coming up in our fall garden: two kinds of lettuce, radishes, two kinds of rutabagas, beets, two kinds of pak choi, two kinds of spinach, two kinds of mustard greens....I think that's all. =)
 So far the grasshoppers have pretty much left them alone! Yea!!! And just take a look at the Chili Pequin/Bird's Beak pepper plant! We bought it about 5 years ago at Northaven Gardens and it's come back each year. It's huge and covered with peppers! 

Anybody want to come get some?!?!?!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Homemade Kettle Chips

We pulled the wrinkley and sprouting russets from the fridge. The last of 2015 harvest...we planned to make fries or chips and it finally happened. Yum!

The mandoline came in handy, but they aren't as thin as we'd like....they take a while to cook.

The oil is grassfed beef tallow and rice bran oil.

 Homegrown organic potatoes + tallow = yummy!!

 Sea salt freshly ground on top.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Arepas....from Columbia

We watched a Diners, Drive-ins and Dives episode that featured
 this little bread/fried cake:  Arepas from Columbia
You know us, we just had to try them ourselves.  =)
We bought the pre-cooked white cornmeal at Fiesta (grocery store).

Get the recipe here:

~ The Arepas are ready to cook. (it was not too messy to mix up & shape)

~ Frying Arepas in rice bran oil...they take 10-12 minutes to cook.....a bit longer than the recipe calls for. We weren't sure what to look for in the finished product...gooey and cakey? How much is too much? 

~ Split and stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon and cheese....yummy! 

(the last leftover arepa was chilled, saved for another day, chopped small & scrambled in eggs.  It was kind of like hominy.)

Arepas....from Columbia.