Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Now I am just hoping she has the courage enough to give it to her. She was scared she'd "get in trouble". Then I told her about a story when I was in first grade. I was at the chalkboard and I peed my pants. Sr. Rita asked who had done it and I didn't dare admit. She went around and felt every one's bum until she discovered I was the guilty one. I was humiliated in front of the entire class! Had I only admitted my fault initially. The kids were quite entertained by that story.
Face your fears baby! Can't wait to see how she did.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
It was quick and easy! Here are the steps I followed:
1) Pour the cream in the mixer, start on low.
2) As it starts to thicken (a few minutes), increase speed to medium.
3) Mix for a few minutes then increase speed to high.
5) As soon as you start to noticing liquid accumulation, drain off into a bowl. After that I mix a bit then drain liquid, repeating this cycle a couple times. Then form the butter and rinse the remaining buttermilk off.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Instead of the bread machine mixing and kneading the dough I use my kitchen aide.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
-1 cup grape-nut cereal
-1 quart of milk (4 cups)
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 tablespoon vanilla extract
-1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1) Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 qt glass loaf pan with 1 teaspoon of butter and set aside. Put cereal into a bowl and set aside.
2) Bring milk to boil over medium heat. Pour onto cereal and let it soak for 5 minutes.
3) Beat together eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt into large bowl. Slowly pour egg mixture into milk mixture while whisking constantly. Transfer into reserved pan, set in a deep roasting pan. Pour enough hot water in roasting pan that it reaches half way up glass loaf pan.
4) Bake until just set approx 1 1/4 hours. Let cool then sprinkle with grated nutmeg
I first posted this recipe in June 08' on at the bottom of my post titled Farm Tour
Now I have two questions for some of my readers.
#1 Any advice on food photography? I took thousands of pictures this past year and as I downloaded my files I notice that the pictures I took of food were the ones I struggled most with.
#2 Has anyone ever downloaded their blog archives into a book? If so who did you go through? After a couple years of writing of our beginning farming adventures I would be devastated if I ever lost this. Not only will this be a keepsake for my children but I have lots of recipes and how to posts that I refer to often.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Come this time of year I am really missing going out in the back yard and picking some fresh greens for dinner.
So I throw some seeds (alfalfa, broccoli) in my bioset, add a little water...
Making Lacto Fermented Mayonnaise by Cheeseslave - add to my "I want" to make list.