We did a lot of business at Lane Forest Products this spring. We made about a dozen trips to dump off sod strippings and to pick up soil amendments and mulch for our lawn-to-crop conversion in the front 40. Part of Lane’s check-out system is a drive-by display of their bulk products. It’s a totally [...]
Category Archive for 'Projects'
I have been making bread, almost every week, for about 2 months now and a few things are starting to make sense. I have not been brave enough to attempt artisan bread yet, but hope to soon. I have written about many of our experiments including whole wheat bread, potato bread (still my favorite), cornmeal [...]
We are back on the bread wagon, at least for this week. I actually made (or tried to make) bread the last couple of weeks, but the results were disastrous in one case and just kind of blah in another. I tried to make English muffin bread and it didn’t rise at all so I [...]
This is installment number three of the bread project. Despite being on the couch or in bed most of the day with flu-like symptoms, I managed to bake a couple loaves of cornmeal bread. It turned out a little more dense than I expected, most likely because I didn’t let it rise quite long enough [...]
We still have a month before the first day of spring, but this is the best description for something with peas in it. We brought this dish to a community potluck honoring our local farmers and it was gone before we made it through the line (sorry no photo of the final dish). I’ve made [...]
I can hardly believe that I made this bread with my own hands and my own oven. Perhaps it is the Irish in me that can’t resist anything with potatoes… I am not going to overanalyze - I love this bread.
Looking to expand my bread horizons, I visited my favorite place to buy cookbooks - [...]
Its been a relatively quiet blog week for us so I wanted to finish the week with something really good. It was supposed to serve 4 but we ate almost all of it for one dinner. I didn’t even give Matt a chance for the leftovers.
It is another recipe from Heirloom Beans, which I continue [...]
This is my first attempt at making kneaded bread and the first post of a somewhat regular (weekly-ish) bread baking project I have decided to work on. The project came about when I realized how little I know about grains, despite my passion for locally grown beans and grains. I have made the infamous no-knead [...]
We kicked off our new President’s inauguration with oven fried buttermilk chicken thighs, roasted sunchokes, and farro with spinach. Part of the Dark Days Challenge is to try a new vegetable in January. We finally got around to adding something new to the mix with the sunchokes (also called Jerusalem artichokes) that I purchased at [...]
Somehow we managed to accumulate about 3 pounds of local black turtle beans and the freezer is still ejecting random bags of frozen corn or green beans whenever I open it, so the quest of using our local food stash continues.
I had this recipe from Smitten Kitchen marked in my favorites since the fall when [...]