Archive for January, 2010

Do You Eat It?

It’s more complicated that the 10 second rule….

From SFoodie

January 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm 1 comment

Dark Days Challenge #9-2

Tonight’s SOLE dinner:

Red and yellow onions from my garden

Homegrown garbanzo bean, lentil, and pea sprouts

Garlic from Starlight Gardens

Zucchini from Robert Treat Farm I bought fresh over the summer and froze

Kielbasa from Eagle Wood Farms

Homemade whole wheat ravioli with goat cheese filling from Beltane Farms.

I saut̩ed the garlic, onions, and minced sprouts in a small amount of sunflower oil. Once lightly browned I added the pre-thawed zucchini and chopped kielbasa. Fresh pasta (I made it today) only takes about one minute to cook. Again, no sauce РI like to let the ingredients shine and flavor the dish naturally.

January 17, 2010 at 8:08 pm 2 comments

My First Attempt at Ravioli

I’ve wanted to try my hand at making ravioli for a few weeks now and after getting some fresh goat cheese from Beltane Farm this weekend I though what better time than now. For filling I also used some Bridgid’s Abbey from Cato Corners as well as a bean sprout salad I made earlier in the week. I started off by making dough with 2.5 cups of organic whole wheat flour and 3 eggs from The Farmer’s Cow.

After setting under a damp cloth for 15 minutes I rolled out long narrow pieces to setting 5 on my pasta machine. Then dotting one side with the filling and folding over the other side over I made one long strip of ravioli. After pressing firmly to seal I cut them in to individual pieces and set them on a towel to dry. Not bad for my first try!

January 17, 2010 at 7:39 pm Leave a comment

Making Bread

Flour + Water + Sugar + Salt + Yeast + Shortening = Yum!

January 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm 1 comment

Dark Days Challenge #9-1

Saturday brunch post farmers market:

Beef Keilbasa from Eagle Wood Farms in Barkhamstead, CT.

Scrambled eggs from The Farmer’s Cow seasoned with thyme and oregano from my herb garden.

Melted Bridgid’s Abbey cheese from Cato Corner in Colchester, CT.

A sprout salad I made with my own garbanzo bean, lentil, and pea sprouts chopped up with some garlic and lemon juice.

Topped with fresh homegrown radish and alfalfa sprouts.

All on toasted homemade bread – we’re “borrowing” my mother in laws bread maker since she doesn’t use it and have been experimenting with different breads. Last week was cinnamon raisin and this week whole wheat. The flour I got at Whole Foods and although organic, it is not local. BUT, after reading about a few local grain producers on the Late Bloomers Farm blog I will try to find some flour from one of our more local growers next time!

January 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

Fairfield Winter Farmers Market

This afternoon my husband and I went to the Fairfield Winter Farmers Market for the first time. There were a lot more vendors there than I thought. Baked goods and cheeses and vegetables, oh my. I managed to collect a few things to make some nice local meals this week.

Here’s what we got:

Potatoes and parsnips from Riverbank Farm in Roxbury, CT

Garlic from Starlight Gardens in Durham, CT

Beef kielbasa from Eagle Wood Farms in Barkhamstead, CT

Bread from Wave Hill in Wilton, CT

Fresh Cherve from Beltane Farm in Lebanon, CT

The farmers market is open throughout the winter until mid-April. It takes place Saturdays from 10a-2p indoors at the Fairfield Theater Company on Sanford Street.

January 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm 3 comments

Indoor Garden Update

I’ve got the makings of a good little garden going here. The grow light seems to be working great. Watching stuff grow makes me happy!

My radishes are going crazy. (more…)

January 13, 2010 at 9:10 pm Leave a comment

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