Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Favorite From the Summer: Camping at the Lake

We went camping at our favorite spot this last July. 
Sharing now as way of officially saying goodbye to summer. 
So long summer, you were good to us, mostly. 
Looking forward to fall and all its golden, crisp, yummy splendor.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Juicer Delight!

Me-Oh-My! Sugar Mountain got a juicer, and it is heavenly! Never imagined how much joy would come with one of these bad boys, The Champion Juicer. I find much pleasure in knowing that in the morning, I will awaken to a tall glass of apple, grape and carrot juice -all grown here on the farm!

Maybe its just me, but this juice "latte" carries hope for a new day, all poured into a tall glass.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Roasted Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes with Goat Cheese

The other night I used SpiderWomanKnit's blogged recipe for Roasted Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes. Not being a huge 'right off the vine' tomato fan, I was bit nervous (silly me) and only roasted 2 small pans worth.

Those warm, sweet little candies literally knocked me back 3 steps! No joke. I tried to find someone to share my amazing discovery with  ..."WOWZA these are AMAZING!" ... but quickly remembered I was the only one awake at that hour (mama's work is never done). Bummer for them. I ate lots right there, standing by the stove.

This evening I spooned some over dabs of locally crafted, jalapeno/garlic goat cheese and a hearty wheat cracker. Added a glass of wine, and I called that dinner! Added a second glass of wine, and I called that dessert. Cheers!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Love For Cherry Tomatoes

Picked some salsa makings from the garden this past weekend. Found that Finn likes little cherry tomatoes -not something I normally just pop into my mouth. Finn inspired me to venture out of my comfort zone and give it a try ... YUM!

I like my tomatoes chopped with peppers, garlic, onion, cilantro and a big twist of lime and dash of salt. However, I am proud to say that I have turned a new leaf and am excited to grow more next year. Stumbled on this great recipe just in time.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Collecting Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Seed

Out collecting Rocky Mountain Bee Plant seed from our native plant garden. Moving the seed to different restoration area on the farm. Loved spending the time with Lance - just him and me (add a few critters and one chicken). Rare thing that is. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

From Garden to Kitchen

Lots of yumminess coming from the garden right now...from fresh pesto to tomatoes, corn, onion and okra. Hollowed out jalapeno peppers in the freezer to zucchini bread and stuffed wantons!