Monday, January 26, 2009
- La Ratte
- All Blue
- All Red
- Early Rose
- Garnet Chili
- German Butterball
- Maris Piper
- Yukon Gold
- Purple Peruvian
- Rose Finn Apple
Thursday, January 22, 2009
- 4 c water (I substituted whey leftover from raw milk cheese-making)
- 1/4 c active dry yeast
- 4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp dried dill weed
- 1 tsp dried rosemary leaf
- 6 T sugar (I substituted honey for half of the sugar)
- 1/4 c butter, melted
- 1/2 c powedered milk (I omitted this. It's not necessary, especially if you're using whey instead of water)
- 1 c onions, chopped
- 10-11 c flour (i used 1/2 spelt and 1/2 whole wheat pastry flour)
- Combine water/whey, yeast, salt, dill, rosemary, sugar/honey, melted butter, powdered milk if you're using it, and onions.
- Allow yeast to activate until mixture is bubbly, approximately 10-15 minutes
- Add flour.
- Mix by hand until uniform. Turn dough onto floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
- Put the dough someplace warm and allow it to rise until doubled, approximately 45 mintues.
- After dough rises, knead well.
- Shape into at least 3 loaves (you can also make more smaller loaves, but don't do fewer than 3 or you'll have a doughy center) and place in greased bread pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes.
- Brush tops of bread with butter after removing, and allow to cool or eat warm!
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Our intention all along was for this stove to be the heat source for our house here on the farm, and also our stove for cooking. We used it to cook occassionally back in town, but cooking by wood was mostly a novelty at that point. Now its a way of life.
Here's a great description of what it means to stack functions:
The final stacked function of the stove that we have discovered is cat happiness. Having a fire in the stove makes Frankie the
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Eating local food is easy in August...but how about in the middle of winter?
- Crostini with dueling pestos
- Black bean mole topped with spicy salsa and sweet pepper hash
- Creamy mashed sweet potatoes and potatoes with roasted garlic, fresh raw buttermilk, and homemade butter
- Slow-cooked collards
- Brine-pickled okra
- Warm apple & pear compote served over homemade raw milk ice cream
- Blackberry and quince meads & crabapple scrumpy