What I've learnt..


That if the egg is not in the nest...check the bushes!
Sneaky duck.
What I still haven't learnt.. is who is laying these?!!  Recon mission..anyone in?

Sadly, I learnt the Cloverdale Antique Mall is closing.  big sigh.
One of my favourite places to escape to.
I grabbed a deal on shutters though!


What almost none of you know, is that my husband built me my own private commercial
kitchen for Missing Goat Farm. 
What I learnt a few days ago, is that it has passed inspection!


And last night, I learnt that I CAN make perogies!


I tried a new dough recipe with sour cream in it - WOW!  so much easier to work with.


I made yam, leek and smoked gouda perogies.


Part two tonight - I have about 50 more to make and pop in the freezer.
What did you learn lately?

36 comments:

mise said...

The shutters are super - the teal and pink look great together. And I love the simple egg-cups.

Red Gate Farm said...

Obviously, not as much as you! I'm soooo sad about Cloverdale Antique Mall closing! We've purchased a number of things there over the years... it used to be a nice place to take a break during hockey tournaments when my son played. We even purchased our first large piece of furniture for Red Gate Farm there, an antique buffet for my dining room. To make things worse, I don't really have time to head up there right now because I'm leaving for Toronto on the 17th and so I'm madly trying to catch everything up at home and work....

~Chris

Gigi said...

My husband's aunt keeps promising to teach me how to make her perogies. I'm so hoping she finally does this winter. His family is Polish, and the food his mother and aunt make is outrageously good! His mom makes all the traditional flavors, plus butternut squash and a few other fun ones. I love the idea of smoked gouda! Yum.

So sorry about that antiques mall closing. I know what a letdown that can be, but I love the shutters you scored!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Now that is a combination of ingredients I have never tried! But they do look delicious. How exciting to have a commercial kitchen of your own! I admire your business sense.

Razmataz said...

What a thrill to have your own commercial kitchen. How do you like th duck eggs? Do they taste much dfferent?

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Love the shutters, and yes I am sad that they are closing also.

Are you ever going to be selling the perogies? Oh yum!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Missing Goat said...

Having my own kitchen is a dream - no sharing, it's brand new, and spotless!
Gigi - Please share your recipes and experience should you ever get to make perogies.
Razmataz - I'm finding the duck eggs to be thicker than a chicken egg, but just delicious. the colour is so pretty and rich.
Muddy Boot Jen - yes, perogies for 20 dollars a perogie. maybe once i learn to be faster, the price will go down.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

So many antique malls are having hard times....it's sad for those of us who love olde things.

Very nice that your husband is clever enough to build your kitchen...please show us when you get the business work zone decked out!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Oh man, those perogies sound amazing. what a great combination.

Catherine said...

Your blog is always so fun! It makes me smile every time I come over for a visit to catch up. Thank you for that! :)

Kim said...

What did I learn today?

That I am never again making biscuits out of a box because homemade taste soooo much better.

That you can build a horse shelter in two days if there is another snow storm coming and you don't want your pretty ponies to freeze like they did last week.

And I really need to try perogies because I've never had them. Do they have those in Oklahoma? I'll have to look into that!

Love to see more of that kitchen!

AnnaVallance said...

The other day I found out that my husband prefers easy cinnamon rolls instead of the start-the-night-before-yeast-and-potato-let-it-rise-twice-cinnamon-rolls. That's ok.

La La's Land said...

I learned never leave a plastic bag on top of the stove when you turn the oven on. Well, I already knew that but it just happened.
I picked up a few things from the Cloverdale Antique Mall too. It will be missed.
Your new shutters are a gorgeous shade of teal!
Enjoy your perogies.

simpledaisy said...

I love perogies!! Sadly, i've never had any that were made from scratch!! I might have to try this sometime:)

Southern Lady said...

Those perogies look divine! Carla

kImberly said...

I have learned that I am envious of your kitchen AND ability to make perogies... Who knew? :)
Have a great rest of your week,
xx

Melissa said...

What are perogies have never heard of them but they look tasty! Love that you have your own commerical kitchen. Impressive.

Melissa@wheatgrassnwine said...

What?! Gouda, Yam & Leek perogies- are you for real? When we die do we get to go to your house because it sounds like Heaven...sheesh...YUM!

birdie blue said...

those duck eggs are darling. your own commercial kitchen, lucky you.

love the shutters, but i think maybe you hung them upside down? the louvers are going the wrong way, but chances of rain inside are minimal, right?

xo
~molly

Lavender Cottage said...

I made perogies once - too labour intensive! Now I buy frozen or fresh at a Saturday market. Watching Martha Stewart and her mother making them on TV years ago, I remember they added sour cream to the dough to make it more elastic.
Your ducks doing yoga is sweet - I can't do that move. :-)

The Goads said...

Lovely commercial kitchen. Your new shutters are a gorgeous shade of teal!

Victoria - Ozarks Crescent Mural said...

I love the picture of the eggs. Where did you find those adorable holders? Your pictures are always so pretty.

Lady Grey said...

How exciting about the kitchen : )
I'd love to see your recipe for the pierogies one day. I've always wanted to try making them!
oxo

Edin's House said...

I love hearing about your eggs & ducks! I was sad to hear about Cloverdale Antiques Mall too... I went exploring there last Friday and came home with a few goodies! Congrats on your newly-approved kitchen!!
Victoria

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow how exciting about your kitchen! I really like the shutters and the color is so pretty.Hope that you will share your recipe with us. They look so delicious!I am new to your blog. Great Posts!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello from Toronto,

What a fabulous blog you have! I found you on the HGTV.ca site.


~ Gabriela ~

The enchanted home said...

The perogies are making my hungry! Are you going to share the recipe?? How nice that you have a commercial kitchen...can't wait to hear what you will be doing..exciting! Love coming here always...xoxo
Its like I went on a little getaway to the country for a few minutes!
Plesae stop by my blog for a new giveway, my first ever, a gorgeous french chair!
www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Oh my gosh.. that I want those!!! xo

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I have learned more about technology organization tools! And I love them!

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family! If you have time, please stop by for dessert!

Mary

Vintage Home said...

Dear Heather....you are one of the smartest women I know...I am sooo proud of you!..Perogies and yummy ones at that!...Love your new shutters....and I NEED to see you kitchen ..please post some pics!

Barbara said...

Well, I sure didn't learn anywhere near as much as you did, but I did figure out how to fix my printer. Took me 4 hours, but I did it.

Vintage Barn 27 said...

I have never tried perogies but they look delicious! Must try them soon.
Love your shutters, so happy to hear you got a great deal on them but sorry one of your favorite places is closing. So cool to have duck eggs (when you can find them) :)

Pinecone Camp said...

Nice perogies! They are labour intensive to make, but worth it.
I'm happy you have your kitchen up and running. Must make your jam sessions way more fun!

Natasha said...

Ha, sneaky duck ;) You are so lucky to have ducks and duck eggs. Lovely photos as always.
Natasha xo

Rita said...

Any chance of sharing the dough recipe. Your perogies look sooo delicious!!!
Rita

Vintage Simple said...

Ah, you are such a better woman than I am...! I just got a bag of frozen perogies at the store. Today. I kid you not.

I've learned that... I have very little patience, generally-speaking. Sigh. But I am trying. I think I should do some yoga with Mabel...

xoox,
-maria