I've been focusing on creating our own food infrastructure on our land so that we can grow most of what we eat. We are now capable of growing most or all of the meat we want to eat, all the vegetables we eat, all the fruit, most of the herbs and then there are the flowers for garnish and decoration. We will be harvesting our own nuts some year soon.
We raise sheep for meat, goats for milk, cheese and meat, rabbits for meat, chickens for eggs and meat.
There are days when I'm too tired to cook.....and I'm grateful that Joseph finds it within himself to cook. Then there are days when I walk through the garden after barn chores and am so inspired to create something new and yummy out of what I find that it doesn't matter how tired I am, I simply must cook something colorful and scrumptious. I'm going to share some of what I've been feeding us.
This dinner (yes, we do eat a LOT) used our very own feta cheese on the salads and greens, garlic scape pesto and various other vegetables. Makes my tummy rumble just looking at it again.
And now for some food photos......some without captions because they don't really need any.
This was a harvest sitting on the counter one day....a few potatoes, some burdock roots (yummy raw or cooked), black beans, white beans, garlic, shallots, 3 kinds of beets, carrots, and a few shitake mushrooms.
And this was the type of salad I ate a lot of last summer.......mixed greens picked minutes before dinner, herbs and borage flowers. The borage flowers have a cucumber flavor.
And this was Joseph's salad.....he likes the spicy things like more arugula and peppery nasturtium flowers.
Potatoes, freshly dug and washed. Lightly cooked and then seasoned with a bit of butter, salt and dill or garlic......yum!