Saturday, April 23, 2016
Many of the farms offer organics as well as add-on products such as artisanal breads,eggs,meat or fish. If you are lucky ,your farm may deliver right to your door, otherwise they arrange a local pick-up spot each week.
This is a great way to ensure you and your family are eating healthy,fresh produce while supporting local farmers. The cost helps pay for seeds,fertilizer,equipment and staff. Still too expensive? Don't worry! Many local farms set up weekly farmer's markets in different towns so families are able to purchase what they need within their price range.
Below is a list of CSA programs available throughout Long Island. Visit their websites and see what works best for you! Enjoy the bounty!
www.rusticroots.com (delivers to your home)
Another option for weekly orders and pick up(pay as you order) www.ourharvest.com
Thursday, April 14, 2016
1 c. cornmeal
1 c. all purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
1/2 stick of unsalted butter,melted and cooled
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. honey
- Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add the butter, then the remaining ingredients,mixing well until everything just comes together.
-Fill muffin cups approximately 2/3 full . Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on top and tops spring back when touched.
Makes approximately 12-15 muffins
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The Sesame Street platter above was a lot of fun to make. This one was for a special little boy's second birthday!
I also had two Communion celebrations!
Communions and garden-themed cookies mean spring is here,even if the weather says otherwise. It will be warming up this week,which means I will be back in the garden.I will be sharing some of my new plants with you soon,as well as some of my progress in the garden. Now I am moving on to another platter.Can't wait to share it with you next time!
Have a sweet day!
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Then St. Patrick's Day arrived.
I will be back this week with some new recipes for you. I am also looking forward to sharing some plans for the garden this year! Many pictures to share! Check in later this week!
Have a sweet day!
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Just when I thought I was finished, I baked some more!
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Friday, November 13, 2015
-medium saucepan( 2 or more)
-baking dishes(for sides)
-large mixing bowls
-large spoons for mixing
-meat thermometer(more accurate than the pop up button)
-measuring cups(liquid and dry)
-colander(to drain your potatoes)
-oven mitts or dish towels
Many people get caught up in buying all of the gadgets in the holiday catalogs, and if you enjoy doing that, then feel free. The items listed above should be sufficient, but if you really want to go all out, then here are a few more that may be helpful.
-food processor(works fast, but a knife works well too)
-mandoline(for slicing vegetables)
However you decide to equip your kitchen, your prep will be easier if you stick with the essentials. Be sure to have them where you can find them too, no need to spend two hours searching for your whisk when it is time to make the gravy! Happy Thanksgiving!