Pre-market thoughts for 9/20…

Good morning.  Just some thoughts before loading up and heading in… Evidently the DDA (if they are the ones who decide this) are considering cancelling or shortening in its duration the Wednesday Sara Hardy Farmers Market–due to poor turn out.  This is all I have heard and how I have heard it.  It’s an interestingContinue reading “Pre-market thoughts for 9/20…”

Roast Chicken

Roasting a chicken in the oven is as easy or complicated as you choose to make it.  According to my personal favorite cookbook: Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking,  a 7 pound chicken takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to cook.  When I cook a chicken I put it in the oven inContinue reading “Roast Chicken”

August Pork Sale!

Ham Slice’s are on sale this month for $4/lb (regular price $8/lb) Ground Pork is on sale this month only for $3/lb (regular price $5/lb) Pork Fat is $1.50 per pound (50% off)! You can find our pork, eggs and more at the Sarah Hardy Farmer’s Market in Traverse City, MI on Saturdays from 7:30am-12:30pm.  ComeContinue reading “August Pork Sale!”

Rhubarb

Rhubarb is the bright red fruit of spring.  The plants that grow in my garden were transplanted by my mother from her parent’s garden, and considered by my family to be our own heirloom variety.  We’ve eaten rhubarb pie and rhubarb cake, with variations as long as I can remember.  Here are some of myContinue reading “Rhubarb”

Stinging Nettles for Spring

I first heard of stinging nettles in the old fairy tale The Wild Swans, about a princess who’s brothers were all turned into swans.  She had to weave them shirts made from the fiber of stinging nettles and the nettles stung her fingers. Stinging nettles are the first greens of the season!  I first discoveredContinue reading “Stinging Nettles for Spring”

Winter Comfort

Cold, snowy winter days are made for warm comforting hot drinks.  My favorite hot drink is a Mocha, hot chocolate and coffee with plenty of milk.  My milk of choice is goat’s milk from out own goats.  This time of year the goat’s are all dried up, so I’m struggling to come up with aContinue reading “Winter Comfort”

Turkey Potpie from leftovers

Turkey Potpie Here is an easy way to turn those Turkey dinner leftovers into an exciting new meal. Ingredients 1 cup cooked, diced turkey 1/2 cup diced carrots 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup frozen peas 2 cups turkey gravy (can be thinned with turkey stock) 2 cups mashed potatoes 4 oven proof single serving bowlsContinue reading “Turkey Potpie from leftovers”

Making Kimchi

What do farmers do in the winter?  Well, we take care of our animals, haul wood and make Kimchi.  Kimchi is a Korean form of sauerkraut.  It’s a lacto-fermentation process that enlivens vegetables and preserves them.  Lactic acid is a natural preservative, that enhances digestibility and increases vitamin levels.  It also tastes great. Kimchi 1Continue reading “Making Kimchi”

Cancer fighting porridge

When my father got cancer a few years ago, I dove into some extensive research to learn about alternative cures.  They revealed that the cause of cancer was basically a toxic overload of the body (although some people are more susceptible than others), so the cure was to detoxify the body.  My father did allContinue reading “Cancer fighting porridge”