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...