Certainly not those sticky gluten laden greasy globs sold at gas stations. (That could be a fun tongue twister with the kids though!)
No, the donuts that I had this morning were Donut Peaches – organic and fresh off the tree [...]Continue Reading →
Oh do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man.
Oh do you know the muffin man who lives on Drury Lane?
Oh yes I know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man.
Yes I know the muffin man who [...]Continue Reading →
It’s summertime! Time for sunny beaches, cool running rivers, crashing waves and getting out the garden hose. Summer is the time when we become the most aware of, and celebrate our most precious resource…. WATER!
For years I would remember to water my plants in the heat of summer, but I would [...]Continue Reading →
Pease (clap both hands to thighs) porridge (clap own hands together) hot (clap partner’s hands),
Pease (clap both hands to thighs) porridge (clap own hands together) cold (clap partner’s hands),
Pease (clap thighs) porridge (clap own hands) in the (clap right hands only) [...]Continue Reading →
Lettuce Eat Soup
I sometimes call this soup the mystery ingredient soup and ask guests to guess what the ingredients are. No one guesses lettuce. But lettuce it is. And delicious and just right for the moment when spring peas and lettuce are ripe and [...]Continue Reading →
A rich stock makes a delicious and nourishing base for soup.
Chicken, whole, half or parts, the bones or carcass from a roasted chicken bring very rich flavor Garlic, skin on Onion, skin on Carrots Celery leafy ends and ribs Black pepper corns Bay leaves 3-4
Put on your aprons.
Wash the chicken, put it [...]Continue Reading →
Tuesday is our soup day. The barley is soaking.Put on your aprons and set to work if you are making soup today:
Set out a cutting board, a knife or a julienne/crinkle cutterfor each person and a bowl for the cut vegetables Wash the carrots and celery with the children Chop the onion, garlic, carrots [...]Continue Reading →
“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”
Thursday is our bread baking day. Bread baking is satisfying and deeply nourishing to children and adults for so many reasons. Bread baking may seem a bit [...]Continue Reading →
One Family’s Journey Towards Whole Healthy Nutritious Food
As full time farmers in Michigan, growing, making and providing most of our own food is a standard part of each and every day. We have a small herd of Nubian dairy goats and a large apple orchard. Still, it is expensive for us [...]Continue Reading →
Ahh, the lovely Month of May. Images of children dancing around maypoles, Mother’s day and the sudden burst of verdant green all come to mind. I look back on parenting my boys when they were small and realize that some of our best moments of wonder occurred during May when the earth seems [...]Continue Reading →