Sunday, February 24, 2013

Breakfast fit for a farmers' market queen

I don't know that I need to say more.  Okay, I will.  'Many Raisin' toast from Sunnyfield Ovens that we picked up yesterday at the market, slathered with Brookford Farm brie (also purchased yesterday) and my buddy Marie's homemade jellies (left: orange-mint; right: red pepper-raspberry; not shown: quince-vanilla).  All her jellies are made with her own garden's produce and herbs!

Wait till I unwrap the blue from Brookford's.

Okay, nevermind, I shouldn't make you wait.  I'm very likely going to add it to a mesclun greens & apple salad with lots of spiced nuts (buddy Marie is a keeper!)  It's so creamy, though, that I might very well have to slightly melt it over grilled beach Pea ciabatta, with crushed spiced nuts and drizzled with Victory Bees honey.  Haha, I'll try to remember pictures.

'New Hampshire' Fried Chicken Dinner

My mother procures 6 or 7 chickens every year from her local farmer in Tamworth, one of which found its way to my freezer recently.  Upon thawing, I promptly broke it down into pieces, oven-fried 'em, and served 'em up with all the rest of the usual KY-style suspects (what can I say, I'm a child of the 70's), the difference being my sides came from within 3-25 miles!

Red and green cabbage-carrot slaw, thank you Heron Pond; corn, blanched and frozen from last summer's awesome harvest, thank you Barker's; mashed potatoes, thank you Riverside Farm; gravy, with homemade chicken stock, thank you Brookford Farm for the awesome flour; and, herbed cream cheese biscuits, thank you Gagne Foods, Bath, ME. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Chicken Pot Pie - Valentine's Dinner Ideas

What better way to weatha a massive stawm (24"??) than over a bowl of homemade chicken pot pie?!  New Roots bird, Meadow's Mirth carrots, Brookford's whole wheat flour (crust), and Wild Miller's spuds...the only way to fly, er, eat, er love the one you're with!