Because You Asked...

I'm taking care of a lot of requests in this post.  To start, the yam and leek perogie recipe.  I halfed this recipe and it still made a lot!
4 cups flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup warm water.
mix and knead well until very smooth and soft.  Divide into two balls.
Roll out nice and thin.  Cut out circles.  I used a mason jar.

The filling is a wing it style - I wrap up in foil two or three big yams and bake them till really soft in the oven - about an hour or so.  You can even do this the day before.  I then saute three sliced up leeks till really soft and slightly browned.  Then grate in a cup or two of smoked gouda cheese.  If you can get some fresh chives, chop those up and drop in there too.  They really add a good flavour.  S & P as enjoyed.  Mix it all together.  If you have extra filling, and I always do, just freeze it for next time.
Put a dollop on the top of each circle, fold over and press together edges.  You may need a bit of water on the edge of the dough to help seal the crack.
Drop into boiling water till they float - about 6 minutes or so.
Sour cream and dill on top..YUM.

Big Question:
What do duck eggs taste like?
They are thicker and richer than a chicken egg. 
The shells are hard to crack, and you have to really whack them.
The whites and the yolk are thick - makes a chicken egg seem runny in comparison.
They taste good, but I'd never know the difference if I did a taste test with a chicken egg.

It's not super attractive, but this is my commercial kitchen.  It's new, it's clean, it's sanitized and all mine.

If you could see what is available to rent in commercial kitchens, you would devote a post to the loveliness of my commercial kitchen.  

But, as most of you haven't seen these places, you will have to take my word for it.
This is where I happily make my Missing Goat jams.  My daughter slips a bowl through the crack of the door, waiting for a hot spoonful (or three) of jam.

How is Mabel?  Not so good.
I've come to realize the vet just doesn't know what to do.
She has bumblefoot. 
I know just why & when this happened.  She took off up the street a few weeks ago, and hurt her feet on the hard cement of the road.  She's always been on grass.  So, infection got in. 
I'm soaking, cleaning, giving antibiotics, and vitamin water.
Thanks for all the suggestions - I LOVE and laughed hard at the suggestion by Krys to put the medicine in a worm.  If anyone has any idea how to inject 2 mls of medication into a worm...
Very funny!  Just what I needed.


Allison at Novice Life said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing...hubby loves Yams. I will have to give these a try!

Razmataz said...

Poor Mabel. Not being a squeemish person, I would go to Shoppers and buy some 2ml syringes and would attempt to inject a worm...or three....maybe 2 ml is lot to put in worm. You could try putting sea salt into warm paddling pool water.

I used to work with racehorses and when one went lame with infection we would make abran mash poultice, put it in a feed sack and tie it onto the horses foot. As it cooled and dried, it would draw out the infection. (we had a nold school vet). Not sure how a duck could cope with a bagged leg though.

Lady Grey said...

Yay! I'm so happy you posted that recipe! Thank you : )

Robin Larkspur said...

Great post! tell Mabel to get better soon!

Madelief said...

I hope Mabel will get better soon! Thanks for the recipe.

Happy new week!

Lieve groet, Madelief

mise said...

Ten years ago, I owned a restaurant and thus a commercial kitchen, all boring old steel and chrome, without a splash of colour. Yours is a wonder of cheery lightness in comparison. Well done!

My Little Bungalow said...

I'm so sad for Mabel. Perhaps this sounds odd, but I'm saying a prayer for her. Please keep us updated. It sounds like you are doing all you can to help her heal. Best of luck,

La La's Land said...

Humm... my husband said the best way to get those antibiotics into a worm is inject it with a hypodermic needle. Apparently this worked for putting vodka into oranges back in the day (head shake).

Barbara said...

Love the happiness of your kitchen!
And re Mabel. We had a pigeon when I was a kid...he had a wing injured. We didn't take him to the vet, Dad just taped things up and he hung around for quite a while. My brother called him Homer pige. Too funny that you made me remember that!

Audrey said...

I can't bear the thought of sweet Mabel feeling sick or being uncomfortable. I hope she's better soon!!!

kimberly said...

That kitchen? Divine! What I wouldn't give for a space dedicated to cooking and shooting. sigh...
Sending healthy duck thoughts your way~

Pinecone Camp said...

Poor Mabel. Poor you too! Heather, your kitchen is so much nicer than you know where!

c and d said...

can't wait to try this recipe!! sounds amazing. and i'm still going to call you. xo

Vintage Home said...

Oh Heather....Thank you for the receipe!
I really need to come and see your kitchen...and I am not waiting till blueberry season!
I am sure Mabel is happy she has a nurse like you...she is a sweet looking girl!

Pistachio said...

Mabel, I hope you are feeling better!
P.S. Love your Mom's blog ;)