Saturday, August 28, 2010

Closing Time..


It's very early in the morning, and I'm the only one up.
It's the last day of the farm being open.
The light was so pretty outside, and there is a mist above the berries.
It's a beautiful day.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Short Visit and Breaking News...


Hello peach.


A very late frost this year equals a very small harvest. 
Better than nothing says the optimist.


Speaking of optimism..


Into the kitchen..


..and goodbye to the peaches.

 

and this just in from the news desk....in a bold move towards independence, the sunflower on the left has broken away from the sunflower in the right.  Thus ending the daily battle over who will face the sun.  You may remember these two from an earlier report. 
It a big big day here in the garden folks.  Stay tuned..

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Some Confusion..


This double headed sunflower fights over who will look at the sun.


These potatoes are very sure this isn't where they belong, but somehow feel safe.


My house in confused about the way it smells.
Lavender to the left...


Bags of garlic to the right.


My quinoa is ready - I think.  Damned if I know to be honest.


Who are you, and where did you come from!


The only thing I know for sure, my Toms are fabulous.
Yes, they do sparkle.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pancakes..


I've been experimenting with new recipes for the Missing Goat label. 
Blueberry Syrup.  Thin, chunky, sweet, not so sweet,
This called for some good pancakes... made from scratch of course!
So, Nigela came to the rescue with her yummy recipe, which you keep in a container to use when the pancake ache hits. 
Day or night

Dry Mix:
3 cups flour
3 Tablespoons baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 ounces fine sugar

Mix all the dried ingredients and keep on hand in the cupboard.
My wee assistant did the mixing.


The flour was top...


...to bottom. 

 

When you decide you want pancakes, you use 3/4 cup of dried mix and add one egg, one cup plus 1/8th of a cup of milk, and one tablespoon melted butter.


Wisk.


Cook.


Enjoy! 
This is my chunky version of a syrup - it's pretty damn yummy.


Here is where, I have to say, I thought I was rather clever - I doubled the dried mix,
and put it in an air tight container. 
I then used my dry erase marker to write what to add to make the pancakes.
I also did a cute little story on lavender over at HGTV.ca

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Harvest to Table..


Most of you know I grew garlic this year.  It was an experiment to see if it would sell.  Well it did.
Three weeks later, I have next to none left.  Just some mystery varieties I call the "You Got Me?" garlic.
Pinecone Camp and I did a little photo story for Poppytalk on my garlic.


 A Harvest to Table Love Story...
Pop over and have a look.  Janis shot the story, so you know it's beautiful.
If you've never seen or tasted garlic from the garden, this will send you in search of a farmer.  
Or at least a farmers market!