Today I wrote a check for $53.50 to a junk/*Antique* store in my nearby town. $50 went to product, three dollars and fifty cents went to the state of Mississippi, and some portion of that will actually be put back on the books of the town in which I purchased my product. The numbers are
Tomato rice soup with pesto in a slow cooker, garnished with Parmesan, photographed the way Kat instructed me to photograph food This was an outstanding soup. I’ll post the recipe tomorrow. UPDATED: Here it is. I want to first characterize this soup. (I do this for me. I can’t possibly remember all of these
Mr. Big Food will be thinking more logically than usual for the next few months. Prepare yourselves. “Opinions!?! I don’t want opinions. I want justified assertions,” is what he said in response to a promo for ESPN2765’s half-time coverage of the AT&T Cotton Bowl that he tells me isn’t being played in the Cotton Bowl.
From Y’all Politics: Coahoma County District 5 Supervisor Dr. Roger Weiner has decided to move forward with plans of a Senatorial Campaign in 2012 against current U.S. Senator for the State of Mississippi Roger Wicker. Weiner announced via the Clarksdale Press Register in early May that he would be forming an exploratory committee to see
What remains of this evening’s supper Here at The Farm, we enjoy Big Food of all sorts. Last evening Mr. Big Food set some food on fire and we had Creative Cooking Steak Diane. This evening we had peasant food, wurst-kohl eintopf (translated by Mr. Big Food as “sausage-cabbage dish stew”). The manner in which
Highs in the mid-60s, lows 45-50, chance of rain on Saturday. Not quite what it was two years ago. Icy lake Our neighbor Ken, who’s lived here– and by here I mean pretty much here— all his life, told us it was the first time in his more than 40 year memory that he’d seen
From Old Wives’ Lore for Gardeners by Maureen & Bridget Boland; Copyright 1976 and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (New York) In the short section, “Vegetables that make good neighbours,” the Boland sisters tell us that [S]ince lists of which goes well with what make complicated reading (carrots, peas, beans, leeks and turnips all
“Hurry!” Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. Palinka over meat; light match Of course, I did not holler exactly this to Daughter C. We are family. We call each other by our Christian names. She did come quickly. I tossed her my camera, and sprinkled some apricot Palinka over the pounded steak. Mr. Big Food lit a match
This is the second in a short series of posts on seed companies that I patronize. I write as a satisfied customer, nothing more. The first post was about New Hope Seed Company, a small family farm/business located in western Tennessee. I shop New Hope first. Filed under “What you may not like about New
Posies to get things done. Be back soon!
September 2010 Suek and I have been chatting about tomatoes in the comments here. I’m a nut for heirloom tomatoes but it’s really important to appreciate that any tomato that you grow in a container or in the ground at your own home– or weekend getaway– is far far superior to a store-bought tomato. July
Bing image of Henry Fields Seeds & Nursery, 5200 Schenley Place, Greendale, Indiana I’ll be taking stock and placing my seed orders very soon. I thought it might be a useful service to post some information about the companies from which I primarily buy vegetable seed. The series is titled “May I recommend: ____ ?”
but I’m footballed-out! Artichoke squares and party piggies oriental spareribs provided nourishment as we watched the games yesterday.
My mother– whose 76th birthday is today!– gave me five or six boxes of stuff to bring back to the Farm. One and one-half boxes of stuffed animals. One box of clothes belonging to the girls about 20 years ago. An adding machine. Three lamps. Miscellaneous glass stuff. And three crappy old books. Two of
while we were eating crazy good Diner chicken pot pie for supper– the last supper we’ll serve on Christmas dishes until Christmas season, 2012 (Good Lord willing & the creek don’t rise). It’s baked in a 9″x13″ pan with only a top crust of flour, butter, cheese & ice water. It was delicious. The recipe
“We specialize in open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable seed varieties that are rare and not readily commercially available.” Now that the Christmas Season is over, it’s time to move into Almost Summer (which is followed by Summer, and Still Summer). You know what that means? Seeds! New Hope Seed Company is the first stop I’ll make
Let us pray… .
to begin and end 2012 with a kitchen counter filled with dirty pots and pans that facilitated a wonderful New Year’s Eve supper. (It’s early. I can still change this timeline.) UPDATE: Daughter C and I colluded to get ‘er done. We’ll have nothing but clean kitchens in 2012. Whew. Mr. Big Food, Daughter C,
It’s a blog that reflects what’s going on in my little corner of fly-over land, which we quite purposefully sought out in order to secure our futures and to provide for those we love as best we can should worse come to worst. It’s a blog about what I try to think about when I’ve
Not chili, chili soup!* For me, it’s a tie. Mr. Big Food is still thinkin’ on it. I’ve got it tied with Slow Cooker Potato Cheese Soup with Wieners (here, and here). If you are new to this game, we’re having a Fall/Winter Soup Contest. This is the 4th entrant. There have been several disqualified