A perk of having a high tunnel is that you can eat fresh produce even when there is an arctic blast!!
Here is a delicious recipe that I was inspired to make earlier:
beet greens with almonds
1 bunch of beet greens cut into strips
3 Tbsp of oil or bacon drippings
1/4 cup almonds
salt and pepper to taste
Warm the oil in a pan and add the beat greens. Cover and let steam for about 4 minutes, until they are soft but still retain their crunch and are vibrant. Add the almonds and salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!
I am happy to announce that after several months of telling customers we are sold out of chicken that they now can purchase the latest, and I must happily confess fattest, FRF birds.
Contact me at 312-912-2929 if you are interested. They are soy free and certified organic
Our first harvest from the high tunnel: lovely, lush, green broccoli raab, grown from the seeds I harvested no less!!!
Sautée with garlic and enjoy!
Chop leeks, potatoes, and carrots and toss in a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Season two perfect certified organic birds and place atop the vegetable bed. Place in a preheated oven (450) and cook for half an hour. Decrease temp to 350 and flip the chickens on the other side. Cook for another hour or until chicken is golden brown.
Turkeys are getting big. They look gorgeous now and they sure will look gorgeous at the thanksgiving table! Order yours today!
My Next Culinary Attempt: Fresh Egg Pasta
I love pasta. And as a dancer, I eat it a lot. And as most things that are homemade taste better, I am about 10000% positive that fresh handmade pasta (using MY eggs) would be divine.
Attached is a link from Bon Appetit, my handy-dandy resource. So try it out, and let me know, and when I finally get around to making some (whenever there’s a lull in school) I’ll rant and rave about my exquisite creation.
September 9, 2012 in Recipes
Tagged chickens, dancers, delicious, diet, dinner, eggs, food, homemade, Italian food, Italy, organic, pasta
Pulling into our drive at 9:30 last night, I was welcomed by a glowing fire and a hyper father. I have seriously never seen him so excited about chicken. Or cooking. Or like anything.
I was weary after traveling over 600 miles, unloading chickens, cleaning poop, and then loading and finally unpacking 112 gorgeous birds.
The birds are definitely on the small side of what we are used to seeing in modern day stores, but the flavor is like nothing I’ve ever had. And actually in the days before GMO chickens, this size was normal.
Anyways, at 10:50 exactly I tasted the most amazing piece of chicken that has ever been presented to me. It was juicy and tender and chickeny!!! The meat just fell off the bone, the skin was crisp and flavorful and ohh!!
A bit later I fell in to bed happy and full, with the lingering taste of real chicken to lull me to sleep.
If anyone is interested in purchasing some the price is $7/lb. They are certified organic raised on certified organic pasture and soy-free organic feed. They are between 1.5 and 2.5 lbs.