Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Saturday Night Special

We head over to the farmers market every Saturday morning. I drool over all the green - every kind of lettuce, kale, broccoli, green onions, herbs. I come home with a ton of beautiful green things that need to be used fairly quickly. So, this has become our Saturday night (and lasts us through Sunday) meal.

Eat Your Greens! Frittata

3 potatoes, diced

1 large onion, chopped

several tablespoons butter (or fat of choice)

lots of salt and pepper (I also used Herbamere, a season all salt)

10-12 eggs, whisked

1/2 cup shredded cheese (optional, I used goat cheddar)

loads of local produce from the market, cleaned and chopped. I used broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, and kale.

Melt butter in a large, oven-proof skillet over med-low heat. Add the potatoes, onion, salt and pepper. Cook until about halfway done. Add broccoli. Cook everything until just almost soft. Add zucchini and squash, cook another 2 minutes. Add kale and cook until wilted. Whisk your eggs, optional cheese, and more salt/pepper. Smooth out all your veggies to cover the skillet evenly. Pour eggs evenly over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 minutes. Heat oven to 350. Finish cooking the frittata in the oven for another 8-10 minutes, or until the eggs are set.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Farm Beauty

No internet lines all the way out in the county + 2 kids + making this house a home + starting a farm = not much time for blogging.

That's right, no internet lines. We are paying for WiFi right the minute. Yikes. We've put a request in for an internet line, but I'm not holding my breath. As much as I love sharing my love of healthy food with the world, it's going to be much more infrequent. Every once in a while I will post some pictures of what we've been growing/doing/eating.

Onto the good stuff...

Our field is thriving, our kids are thriving. We all feel so alive out here. The food tastes better, the house stays cleaner (still trying to figure this one out), the air feels fresher, the kids are sleeping like rocks at night. We still can't believe we are here.

So far we've planted: tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, strawberries, beans, peas, cantaloupe, pumpkins, corn, peanuts, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, and peppers. Once everything is in the ground, we will start building a chicken coop. I can't wait for our chickens!

We knew we would love it here, but didn't realize how much. Here is what has been going on around here...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

We are alive

We are alive, we still have boxes to unpack, we have dirt under our nails, we have a fridge full of local produce and happy eggs, we are spending most of our time enjoying the fresh air, we are eating good, we are happy. Oh, so happy.

Seth is thriving. He has tried so many new foods (his first in years) since we moved in. On his own - without any prodding. He is finally able to use his muscles, splash in puddles, throw dirt, and yell at the top of his lungs without bothering anyone. He is so happy.

Farm life seems to fit Ella also. She is so happy to follow Seth around, splashing in the same puddles and throwing the same dirt.

Rhett is my own Charles Ingalls. That man knows how to work. I am so appreciative of all the things he can take care of on his own - painting, making shelves, planting flowers, digging up dirt, planing gardens, teaching the kids, etc. He loves getting his hands dirty. He is such a man, and I love him.

I am cooking, hanging clothes on the line, and playing with the babies. I am realizing how healing nature can be. How clean, alive and free the fresh air can make you feel. How dirt in your toes can energize your entire body. I feel so much more domestic here than I ever have. I love love love it.

I have tons of great pictures to upload. Our internet here isn't quite what is was up in the big city. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

dream : reality

Well, folks, in a few short weeks we will be leaving the city behind us. We have finally worked it out, and we are moving to the farmhouse! It's been crazy around here, that is why I have been absent. I can't promise too many posts for the next little while either.

But, once we get there, I will be photographing the transformation. Grass turning into food, city kids turning into country kids, a 9-5 husband turning into part-time farmer, and me cooking my way through all of it.

Big things are happening...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

For those of us with food allergies....

it doesn't have to be chocolate to be fun (for the kids who don't know better, anyways)!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 4, 2011


Seth is the muffin man, but he is also the pancake man. When I say that Seth eats these pancakes every single morning, I'm not exaggerating. This kid doesn't mess around with his breakfast. He knows what he likes, and he sticks with it.

Seth's Buckwheat Pancakes
makes 6 pancakes, easily doubled

1/2 cup fresh ground buckwheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk (cow, goat, almond)
2 tsp melted coconut oil
frozen blueberries, optional

Mix all ingredients together. Cook each pancake for about 2 minutes per side, on a well oiled griddle. Top with maple syrup. Enjoy!