Heirloom Meals

We re MOVING
Published: 2010-12-02
that is the blog is moving to a new URL as part of our new website Please note the changes and I hope you enjoy the new site and the blog BLOG nbsp http heirloommeals com blog WEBSITE nbsp http heirloommeals com img border 0 height 189 src http 2 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TPgSONoQOoI AAAAAAAAAlE YsUCzdtfGHI s320 Picture 3 png width 320 img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 unIIaS4jy4M height 1 width 1 alt
We Are LIVE Wednesdays At Heirloom Meals Radio With Diane Perry Gardner
Published: 2010-12-01
img border 0 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TPbcROySkFI AAAAAAAAAk8 T LByI ruPQ s1600 Diane Gardner jpg Sometimes you meet someone even if it s on the radio that you feel you ve known your entire life Meet Diane Perry Gardner Truly she a kindred spirit Diane bridges her move from South Carolina to Madison CT with her love of food family and cooking And she did it by writing cookbooks - first very local with What s Cooking Madison then she branched out to to the whole state with What s Cooking Connecticut Shoreline and then spread her wings further with her recent book What s Cooking in New England which is a collection of tried and true recipes from real people that Diane has tested and photographed Check it out - you can even find some of Diane s southern specialties www whatscookinginnewengland comI know we need a Diane take two on the radio show Thank you Diane Carole Murko 20101201 1300 mp3 img border 0 height 400 src http 1 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TPbcXS8rinI AAAAAAAAAlA j0VOBmXmnl8 s400 What 2527s Cooking in New England Cover jpg width 292 img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 ERdN6tMIz5o height 1 width 1 alt
Tabletop Tuesdays - A Trio Of Desserts
Published: 2010-12-01
img border 0 height 300 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TPWe37PwOcI AAAAAAAAAk4 tXQRd5v3nT4 s400 IMG 0042 JPG width 400 How can you resist Pumpkin cheesecakeMaple Cream Pie with gluten free crust nbsp Cranberry Raisin PieWhat I love about this arrangement is the desserts are three different heights so it adds interest to what everyone already knows will be a sweet sensory overload nbsp It also begs the question are they in height order of deliciousness nbsp Only my Thanksgiving guests know the answer nbsp But really isn t it a matter of taste img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 jApLJCCYKWA height 1 width 1 alt
Ms Murky Monday- Many Hands Make Light Work
Published: 2010-11-30
img border 0 height 300 src http 1 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TPRReNn2N8I AAAAAAAAAks QpaEPUEXFj4 s400 IMG 0005 JPG width 400 Even though I had to ask the troops performed nbsp My step-daughters Meredith and Caroline and their Aunt Madeline and Uncle Paul washed peeled and chopped sweet and regular potatoes in record speed for our Thanksgiving fete Paul pitched in with his caramelized onions and Matt performed his magic on the sweet potatoes img border 0 height 320 src http 1 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TPRSx lVBOI AAAAAAAAAkw cEljX9AWjqk s320 IMG 0021 JPG width 240 img border 0 height 240 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TPRS3P9V qI AAAAAAAAAk0 zoCZCfGQw6c s320 IMG 0023 JPG width 320 It was truly a delightful Thanksgiving img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 sp4kvCC72kQ height 1 width 1 alt
Hoofs Claws And Paws - Kissing Icelandics
Published: 2010-11-28
img border 0 height 300 src http 2 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TPKsx4 UD6I AAAAAAAAAko pD9k1o5wkrs s400 IMG 1451 JPG width 400 What I love about our Icelandic horses and Icelandic s in general are they are truly the golden retriever of horses nbsp Mild mannered playful gentle and cute nbsp Their winter coats are so thick and soft Does any one else love the smell of horses nbsp I think it is distinct and heavenly img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 zV26T6phl3c height 1 width 1 alt
Carole s Concoctions-Brussels Sprout
Published: 2010-11-26
Want to turn even the staunchest brussels sprout hater into a lover nbsp We ll tell you how and talk brussels sprout today because you may actually eat them a few more times during the holiday winter season img border 0 height 240 src http 4 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TO z3J0-zI AAAAAAAAAkg mEVpVMxaRjU s320 IMG 0024 JPG width 320 My simple approach Wash Toss with olive oil salt and pepper Put on a parchment paper lined roasting pan and roast in upper portion of oven at 400 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes until golden brown They get browned crispy and almost caramelized img border 0 height 240 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TPABOE 7lWI AAAAAAAAAkk d6NS60mA5MM s320 IMG 0039 JPG width 320 Pop them in your mouth for an unexpected treat img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 NL5mq3Y5Vzo height 1 width 1 alt
We Are LIVE Wednesdays At Heirloom Meals Radio With Loring Barnes
Published: 2010-11-25
img border 0 src http 4 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TO202Lail I AAAAAAAAAkU xGjzaETaaS0 s1600 Loring Barnes 2527 Beautiful Family jpg img border 0 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TO20-olLdOI AAAAAAAAAkc J0m0Yd29zTA s1600 Loring Barnes 2527 Thanksgiving Buffet jpg On this eve of Thanksgiving a holiday to give thanks and celebrate the harvest count our blessings and share food with family and friends it is fitting that our guest is a Mayflower descendant Loring Barnes Loring is the 10th direct descendant of Governor William Bradford of Massachusetts and her Dad is named Bradford nbsp Much of her Dad s side of the family remains in Plymouth Loring s namesake Thomas Loring was the Collector of Customs for President Abraham Lincoln Loring traces her lineage to Miles Standish and some other folks too such as Loring Barnes Brewster Belcher Adams among many from the original Mayflower passenger manifest Loring shares with great energy and enthusiasm some of her family recipes and the importance of Thanksgiving as an opportunity to indulge in a long and plentiful meal and enjoy being with friends and family nbsp Loring shared her easy make ahead three cheese party potatoes and I will make them and post the recipe soon nbsp They sound and look DELICIOUS Enjoy the show and I wish each and every one a wonderful Thanksgiving img border 0 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TO20-Jmx6OI AAAAAAAAAkY mNXBhdwSjCE s1600 Loring BArnes 2527 Acorn Squash jpg Carole Murko 20102224 mp3 img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 i9YIDXTlRaQ height 1 width 1 alt
Tabletop Tuesdays - Thanksgiving Themed
Published: 2010-11-23
What can I say I am a sucker for cute and sometimes borderline tacky table accoutrement nbsp These suit my fancy and are fun for a day or two to set the stage for the real tabletop decor - the FOOD img border 0 height 320 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TOxAh0dGdMI AAAAAAAAAkM 08e YHZ vE s320 IMG 1474 JPG width 240 img border 0 height 240 src http 4 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TOxAkN4OfBI AAAAAAAAAkQ fJp3oAa2a3w s320 IMG 1475 JPG width 320 img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 FIZUQ-Kj9P0 height 1 width 1 alt
Ms Murky Monday- Take Two
Published: 2010-11-22
Exciting news nbsp Liberty Medical has contracted us to make 8 more videos before year-end nbsp img border 0 height 240 src http 1 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TOrvehsMIZI AAAAAAAAAkE HDDcDakXpxM s320 Video Shoot - Pumpkin Cupcakes 11-15-10 jpg width 320 So amidst the Turkey and stuffing I will be testing and developing 8 more diabetes-friendly heirloom recipes nbsp How do these sound 1 Chicken Piccata served with brown rice and broccoli2 Tuscan Pork Tenderloin Stew made with onions carrot cannellini beans and spinach served w or without brown rice3 Scrod roasted with cherry tomatoes capers and garlic served over a bed of spinach and mashed sweet potatoes4 Curried Lentil Soup5 Huevos Rancheros6 Blueberry Yogurt Coffee Cake7 3 hors dourves - salmon mousse made with smoked salmon an lite creamcheese served on cucumber rounds prunes stuffed with nbsp walnuts and blue cheese Easy Guacamole8 2 salad dressings - yogurt blue cheese and mustard viniagrette and how to wash dry and store 5 days worth of salad greens I am one thankful girl img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 EYxmOKa-gGE height 1 width 1 alt
Hoofs Claws And Paws - Burtee s Dinner
Published: 2010-11-21
Ever wonder what the king of all dogs gets to eat in my household img border 0 height 320 src http 2 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TOmD6Tw5rZI AAAAAAAAAj8 vE OeX9PGlI s320 IMG 1454 JPG width 240 The wait is over nbsp Burtee as you might expect does not eat canned or store bought dog food nbsp Every week a new batch of homemade food is cooked up fresh nbsp Generally I get 5 pounds of organic ground turkey and 3 pounds of a combination of organic sweet potatoes and regular potatoes nbsp I cook the ground turkey on top of the stove until well done and simultaneously boil the potatoes nbsp Then I mash the potatoes and add the meat and mix them together nbsp I serve it with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese img border 0 height 240 src http 4 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TOmEJJh9MiI AAAAAAAAAkA jM199p oFeQ s320 IMG 1438 JPG width 320 I also make boiled chicken breast with rice and carrots nbsp Jim knows that if he s ever hungry Burtee s food which is stored in the fridge is fair game One of these days I ll share with you why I make his food But until then -- BONE Apetit img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 F5OfHy1-H60 height 1 width 1 alt
Carole s Concoctions-Turkey Talk
Published: 2010-11-19
Wow Thanksgiving is less than a week away and I am now just beginning to think about my menu nbsp In many ways cooking a meal for friends and family is a snap compared to preparing for 8 video shoots or catering a party for 125 people nbsp In fact I think it might be down right relaxing - how about that Here s my menu 15-18 lb turkey to insure LEFTOVERS Italian Sausage and Bread stuffingWild rice stuffing for my love JimRoasted Brussel sproutsWhipped Potatoes and CeleriacSweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Topping a la MattCaramelized shallots a la Paul FinnertyGravyCranberry SauceCranberry Raisin Pie a la PaulPumpkin Cheesecake img border 0 height 300 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TObm8x6cRqI AAAAAAAAAj0 HlR-Z6BmigU s400 Thanksgiving 2009 jpg width 400 Thanksgiving 2009 img border 0 height 300 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TObm9JZCK I AAAAAAAAAj4 2zjHEzDR6ZY s400 Thanksgiving 2009 - Meredith and Me jpg width 400 Thanksgiving 2009 - Meredith and Me img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 Z2-ZCupJGxE height 1 width 1 alt
Farmer Thursdays-Berkshire Grown s Holiday Farmers Market
Published: 2010-11-18
should not be missed img border 0 height 400 src http 4 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TOWdlm6NWWI AAAAAAAAAjw Ts6M7bAnEKU s400 Berk Grown Holiday Farmers Mkt poster jpg width 308 Vendors at the Great Barrington market include nbsp Allium Restaurant Bar Asia Luna Berkshire Mountain Bakery Berkshire Orchids Berkshire Organics Berkshire Wildflower Honey Cedar Farm Consider Bardwell Farm Cricket Creek Farm Earthborn Garden Farm Country Soup Farm Girl Farm Farm House Bakers Foggy River Farm Good Dogs Farm GooGoo Gourmet Indian Line Farm Jaeschke s Orchard Justamere Farm Klara s Gourmet Cookies Leahey Farm Lorna Herbals Maiden Flower Farm Markristo Farm Mayflower Farm Maynard Farms Moon in the Pond Farm North Plain Farm Ooma Tesoro Shaker Mountain Canning Company Taft Farms and Zehr amp Sons Mushrooms Berkshire Grown will also be present WHEN Holiday Farmers Markets will take place at the Williams College Field House on Latham Street in Williamstown 10 am 2 pm and the Searles School Gymnasium on Bridge Street in Great Barrington 9 am 1pm PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION FOR THE GREAT BARRINGTON MARKET img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 uOijj4MhQiU height 1 width 1 alt
We Are LIVE Wednesdays At Heirloom Meals Radio - Julia Usher s Journey To Cookie Swapping
Published: 2010-11-17
Sometimes the pull of the kitchen the love and memories of one s childhood and a desire to do what you love is so strong that it lures you away from a successful career complete with graduate degrees and status I write these words not about me BUT of Julia Usher baker and author of Cookie Swap img border 0 height 400 src http 1 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TORNLk-9HuI AAAAAAAAAjs JsAe3R3dmMk s400 Cookie Swap Book Cover jpg width 391 nbsp Spend an hour hearing Julia share her story how the influences of her Mom grandmother and great grandmother and of her Dad s work ethic all combine to provide Julia with a varied and interesting life full of family cooking education engineering consulting wedding cake making and now inspiring others to bake and share through her gorgeous book Cookie Swap You can buy the book on Julia s website www juliausher com I can t wait to have a cookie swap party Thank you Julia and I look forward to your cake and cookie decorating book Carole Murko 20101117 1300 mp3 img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 eS28BttfA2Y height 1 width 1 alt
Ms Murky Monday- Lights Camera Action
Published: 2010-11-15
Kitchen transformed into a set to shoot 8 videos for Liberty Mutual - making heirloom recipes diabetic friendly nbsp We are rolling nbsp Four videos on Monday nbsp four on Tuesday nbsp And guess what nbsp The recipes are delicious and healthy nbsp What a concept img border 0 height 320 src http 4 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TOBkweBYTaI AAAAAAAAAjg x8js5nnkEXA s320 CIMG0537 JPG width 240 img border 0 height 240 src http 1 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TOBk1cj30tI AAAAAAAAAjk xW8r4WVyjW0 s320 CIMG0539 JPG width 320 img border 0 height 320 src http 4 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TOBk7v5nhwI AAAAAAAAAjo Okl19NBCkgU s320 CIMG0542 JPG width 240 img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 9LrHmGkbagU height 1 width 1 alt
Hoofs Claws And Paws
Published: 2010-11-14
Sometimes the news with animals isn t always good This week we witnessed cruelty in the chicken coop What I ve observed with chickens is as the ladies age the roosters are very mean to them So much for respecting your elders One of the older girls was molting and growing back her winter feathers and the other chickens picked on her She was outcast and scared She is now in chicken heaven in peace - at least that s how I see it - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 -F5qKNHswGQ height 1 width 1 alt
Carole s Concoctions-Diabetic Friendly Heirloom Recipes
Published: 2010-11-12
Gearing up for the 2-day shoot on Monday and Tuesday nbsp About to head out to buy ingredients and will spend weekend prepping and making each of the following dishes in 3 stages of completeness 1st nbsp nbsp Completely cooked and plated for beauty shots2nd nbsp Partially done3rd nbsp nbsp All individual ingredients measured out and in ramekins or mixing bowlsPumpkin Cupcakes2 cups whole wheat pastry flour1 tsp baking powder1 tsp baking soda1 tsp salt1 tsp cinnamon1 tsp ginger1 tsp nutmeg1 tsp allspice4 eggs4 Tbsp canola oil2 3 cups applesauce1 cup lowfat buttermilk1 2 cup brown sugar1 3 4 cups pumpkinMakes 18 cupcakes Preheat oven to 350 degreesIn a medium bowl whisk together the first 8 ingredients all the dry ingredients In a large bowl whisk together the eggs canola applesauce buttermilk brown sugar and pumpkin nbsp Once that is well blended add the flour mixture in 3 batches to make sure it is well incorporated Fill cupcake tins about 3 4 full nbsp I recommend using a non-stick cupcake tin nbsp Place in middle of the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes until your tester comes out clean and the cupcake springs back when you touch it nbsp Remove from oven and let cool before icing Icing1 8 oz packages of low-fat cream cheese2 Tbsp skim milk1 tsp vanilla3 packets steviazest of one lemonBlend until smooth with an electric mixer nbsp Ice the cooled cupcakes and enjoy Apple Cheesecake TorteCrust1 cup graham cracker crumbs3 Tbsp melted butter or margarine 1 4 tsp cinnamon1 4 tsp nutmegCream Cheese Filling2 - 8 oz packages of low fat cream cheese at room temperature1 2 cup sugar or sugar substitute 1 tsp vanilla2 eggs at room temperatureApples2 large tart apples such as Granny Smith - peeled cored and sliced1 4 cup sugar or sugar substitute 1 2 tsp cinnamon1 2 tsp vanilla1 3 cup chopped walnutsPreheat oven to 350 degrees Combine all crust ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal nbsp Press into bottom and up about 1 of the sides of a 10 inch springform pan nbsp Bake for 5 minutes cool to room temperature Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees Beat cream cheese sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth nbsp Beat in eggs one at a time nbsp Spoon mixture into crust Mix apples sugar cinnamon and vanilla nbsp Spoon over cream cheese mixture and then sprinkle with walnuts nbsp Bake for 15 minutes and then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake another 45 minutes nbsp until your tester comes out clean nbsp Cool on a rack and then carefully remove sides of springform pan When completely cool turn upside-down remove bottom of pan place plate on top and flip over nbsp And ENJOY Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies gluten free as well 1 cup chunky peanut butter1 cup brown sugar1 large egg1 2 tsp vanilla1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chipsPreheat Oven to 350Mix all ingredients together Spoon onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes in middle of oven until golden nbsp Chicken Breast Cacciatore1 4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil EVOO 4 garlic cloves pressed1 Tbsp paprika1 2 tsp crushed red pepper optional 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves1 28 oz can diced tomatoes1 2 cup minced parsleysalt and pepper to tastePreheat oven to 450 Mix the EVOO garlic paprika and 1 4 cup parsley in a small bowl Place chicken breasts in a baking dish and spread 2 Tbsp of the olive oil mixture on top of the breasts nbsp Add the remaining olive oil mixture to the diced tomatoes and then pour over top nbsp Place in middle of the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes nbsp Top with remaining parsley and serve over brown rice with a side salad Roasted Pork Tenderloin and root vegetables2 small pork tenderloins1 4 cup EVOO1 4 cup dijon mustard4 cloves garlic minced1 Tbsp rosemary minced1 Tbsp balsamic vinegarsalt and pepper to taste4 sweet potatoes sliced3 onions sliced2 cloves of garlic minced2 apples peeled and sliced nbsp salt and pepper to tastePreheat oven to 400 Mix the EVOO mustard vinegar garlic rosemary s and p together nbsp Rub over pork nbsp Place pork in rack in middle of roasting pan Toss the potatoes onions garlic and EVOO together and spread in bottom of roasting pan Bake for 40 minutes nbsp Remove pork tent with tin foil and let sit meanwhile put veggies back in oven for the 5-10 minutes that the pork is resting Slice pork to desired thickness place on platter with vegetables Leftover Brown Rice Stir-FryLeftover rice - 2-4 cups3 Tbsp EVOOAny and or all the following veggies 1-2 onions chopped2-3 cloves of garlic minced3-4 carrots peeled and sliced1 green or red pap per choppedbroccolimushrooms1 4 cup low-sodium gluten-free soy sauce1 egg optional In a large frying pan or wok heat 2 Tbsp olive oil nbsp If using all start with onion then add mushrooms and pepper then carrots garlic and broccoli nbsp Saute until browned and desired doneness Toss the brown rice with 1 Tbsp of EVOO and add to veggies nbsp Turn the heat up so the rice browns for about 5 minutes Add the soy sauce which nicely deglazes the pan and then add an egg if desired Turkey Meatballs1 lb ground turkey can also use grass fed beef 1 garlic clove minced1 slice whole grain bread soaked in 1 4- 1 2 cup skim milk2 Tbsp minced parsley1 egg1 4 cup pecorino romano OR parmesan cheesePreheat oven to 375Mix all ingredients together until well-blended nbsp Roll into balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet nbsp Bake 20-30 minutes until nicely browned checking and turning as you go Use your own sauce or a jar but make sure no sugar added nbsp Add turkey balls to sauce and heat nbsp Serve over whole wheat spaghetti Jen s Simple Pizza1 whole wheat lavash wrapFor red sauce 1 small can tomato sauce1 clove garlic sliced1 Tbsp EVOOpinch red pepper flakes optional dried oregano basil or italian seasonings nbsp salt and pepper to tastelow fat shredded mozzarellaPreheat oven to 400Heat the EVOO in small saucepan nbsp Add garlic pepper flakes and seasoning and heat for about a minute being careful not to burn the garlic nbsp Add the tomato sauce and cook over low-medium heat nbsp Spray the baking sheet with pam Place the lavash on baking sheet and add sauce and a handful of shredded cheese nbsp Bake for 10 minutes or so until cheese is melted and bubbling For the white topping 2 onions sliced2 Tbsp EVOOCrumbled goat cheese or fetaSliced olivesArugula and balsamic vinegar optional but delicious Saute onions until golden nbsp Spread on lavash add cheese and olives and bake as above nbsp Throw a handful of arugula on top of oven-hot pizza with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar for a special treat img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 R9NzJwoaINE height 1 width 1 alt
Farmer Thursdays-Meet Farmer Lisa
Published: 2010-11-12
img border 0 height 320 src http 1 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNyONaVsvHI AAAAAAAAAjY 3Hqxc YBjVI s320 Lisa at the hay barn jpg width 236 Lisa Dachinger is a dear friend nbsp Lisa grew up in NYC and now lives the life of a farmer She is a first generation farmer who became a farmer because she s passionate about feeding her family the freshest and most nutritious food possible Over the past 20 years she has grown vegetables and eggs and has evolved into raising the finest grass-fed lamb pork and veal img border 0 height 99 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNyQbmv1VjI AAAAAAAAAjc YbBP9AgMCcU s320 Lisa 2527s Sheep jpg width 320 Lisa will be our Thursday blogger starting next week - nbsp November 18th She will chronicle her move to a farm in Richmond MA where she has increased her herd and is taking on new and different challenges Welcome Lisa and we all look forward to hearing about your journey - the ups the downs the rewards and perils of being a woman farmer img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 05vZJoPHwBs height 1 width 1 alt
Tabletop Tuesdays - Hot Pot Top Tip
Published: 2010-11-09
Try saying that three times fast How many times have you lifted a pot lid to peak or check on the progress of your dish to find you ve scorched your fingers nbsp Granted some of the All-Clad pots now have heat-resistant lid and pot handles but many don t And leave it to my oh-so-clever Mom to come up with a solution for one of her pots nbsp Check it out img border 0 height 240 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNlsbX1l3wI AAAAAAAAAjQ fnFs8wwcw4o s320 IMG 1419 JPG width 320 img border 0 height 240 src http 4 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNlsdBWSJlI AAAAAAAAAjU tjcrIUx6n14 s320 IMG 1420 JPG width 320 Two wine corks - how simple nbsp Love you Mom - img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 7iaqyeSW8VQ height 1 width 1 alt
Ms Murky Monday- Liberty Medical Diabetes Videos
Published: 2010-11-08
Well well well it s Monday already and there is much to do nbsp Next Monday and Tuesday we will be shooting 8 webisodes for a company called Liberty Medical nbsp My mission Make 8 Heirloom Recipes diabetic-friendly The recipes I will be doing Pumpkin CupcakesApple Cheesecake TortePeanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies gluten free as well Chicken Breast CacciatoreNana s No-Fail Baked FishRoasted Pork Tenderloin and root vegetablesTurkey MeatballsJen s Simple PizzaThe recipes are written and tested nbsp The cool thing is with the exception of the cupcakes and torte my other recipes are healthy in their own right and did not need tweaking So stay tuned as I share this journey with you And remember November is National Diabetes Month With diabetes becoming an epidemic nbsp I am happy to be involved in a project to help people eat better img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 Jw7-Hj0sN54 height 1 width 1 alt
Hoofs Claws And Paws
Published: 2010-11-07
Sunday morning at the farm About 6 weeks ago I wrote about the hatching of one chick nbsp I am happy to report she I hope she s a she is looking like a miniature chicken and is foraging for bugs happily with her Mom img border 0 height 260 src http 1 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNbK43L8tzI AAAAAAAAAi8 Oi CAbejIF4 s320 IMG 1421 JPG width 320 nbsp Meanwhile the others find pecking around in the barn the best spot for nourishment img border 0 height 240 src http 2 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNbLBcrjLkI AAAAAAAAAjI y-gT6GO-veY s320 IMG 1424 JPG width 320 And Burt and Uni continue to be up to their old BFF tricks checking out all the sights smells and sounds img border 0 height 320 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNbLDl6CwyI AAAAAAAAAjM -M8wIa Bnbs s320 IMG 1425 JPG width 296 I LOVE our animals - always a source of amusement Oh and the horses and cows are doing great nbsp They had an extra member of the herd this morning - a BIG Buck nbsp They all stared in amusement as the buck gracefully hopped over the electric fence nbsp I think they have buck envy img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 F8JtmGNP1vY height 1 width 1 alt
Carole s Concoctions-Mystery Meat Revealed
Published: 2010-11-05
aka Italian-style Meatloaf a la Nana Mom me - In our family meatloaf is basically a giant meatball baked in the oven with a surprise in the middle The surprise that my Nana put in the middle were a couple of hard-boiled eggs This remains a great mystery to me nbsp As a kid I would surgically remove the hard boiled eggs nbsp I found them completely unnecessary and their texture and taste not quite right nbsp I am BUMMED for never asking my Nana why she added the eggs And my Mom doesn t really know why she just knows that s how it was done nbsp Not quite the anwer I was expecting nbsp So I have eliminated the eggs but added my own surprise nbsp Other than that this is our meatloaf recipe 2-3 onions caramelized4 Tbsp olive oil3-4 cloves of garlic minced2 lbs of a combo of ground veal beef and pork in equal proportions if you are lucky enough to have a good butcher they can do this for you 2 eggs1 kaiser roll or 2 slices of bread or in my case 1 gluten-free roll1 cup milk - whole low-fat or skim - whatever you have on hand2 Tbsp parsley minced1 tsp salt1 2 tsp pepper1 2 cup grated cheese - pecorino romano OR parmesan1 jar or can tomatoes pureed in blenderSurprise Ingredient - need to scroll through recipe Preheat oven to 400 degrees Caramelize the onions in 2 Tbsp olive oil nbsp This takes about 20 minutes nbsp Add the minced garlic at the end so it doesn t get burned but cooks enough to get aromatic and soft img border 0 height 240 src http 2 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNSIHBH68kI AAAAAAAAAh4 X7Bh3yBzohc s320 IMG 1382 JPG width 320 While the onions are caramelizing soak the roll in the milk until is is mushy and breaks into pieces img border 0 height 240 src http 1 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNSL6HUhc-I AAAAAAAAAh8 kiHbmp-1Afk s320 IMG 1383 JPG width 320 Mix the meat eggs salt pepper parsley grated cheese and soaked roll together until well blended img border 0 height 240 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNSMW6juKFI AAAAAAAAAiA p7WSQpkynDg s320 IMG 1384 JPG width 320 nbsp And the add the caramelized onion and garlic mixture nbsp This is truly what makes this meatloaf so good img border 0 height 240 src http 4 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNSMZAXPmqI AAAAAAAAAiE 8LdE CysAq8 s320 IMG 1385 JPG width 320 Put 2 Tbsp olive oil in your baking dish and place in your preheated oven to heat the oil img border 0 height 240 src http 1 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNSMgdBgUuI AAAAAAAAAiU COzjdIcZWyw s320 IMG 1389 JPG width 320 Once the oil is hot form the bottom layer of your meatloaf in the heated oil and add sliced CHEDDAR CHEESE before you put your top layer on img border 0 height 240 src http 1 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNSMkZSMgkI AAAAAAAAAic x7vkxbGCg9Y s320 IMG 1391 JPG width 320 img border 0 height 240 src http 2 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNSMmIvHHPI AAAAAAAAAig WSYdUDG2cF8 s320 IMG 1392 JPG width 320 Pour your pureed tomato sauce over the top and bake for about an hour until bubbling and slightly browned on top img border 0 height 240 src http 4 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNSMojB51nI AAAAAAAAAik yQYw5n6bYuw s320 IMG 1393 JPG width 320 Serve with roasted regular and sweet potatoes or mashed and sauteed spinach img border 0 height 240 src http 4 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNSMuIrHT8I AAAAAAAAAis 7RbEpenF2GA s320 IMG 1395 JPG width 320 img border 0 height 240 src http 4 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNSMwX9C2DI AAAAAAAAAiw pd21xuJzQCg s320 IMG 1396 JPG width 320 And Enjoy img border 0 height 320 src http 2 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNSM1TbKhXI AAAAAAAAAi4 yFxk5hbH07c s320 IMG 1398 JPG width 240 PS - Leftovers are O-U-T-R-A-G-E-O-U-S img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 OxMWvHH74Vo height 1 width 1 alt
Farm Girl Farm Thursdays-Laura Meister Sums Up The Season
Published: 2010-11-04
img border 0 height 82 src http 4 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNLQp33CnNI AAAAAAAAAh0 LM5dNHkj5Ys s400 Farm Girl Farm Artwork jpg width 400 Hello nbsp Farm Girl Farmers It really is hard to believe this is the season s closing newsletter nbsp Each season has its own highlights and its own challenges but this one was on the whole so much sunnier and yield-I-er than 2009 that I can t help but feel a little sad to see it ending nbsp Of course with each season I learn more about how to do things better next time and we have many ideas intentions and plans for next season already brewing nbsp But and this is where you come in we want your feedback too WHAT DID YOU THINK I will email out and also have copies at the table of our end-of-season questionnaire that is designed to help us understand your experience as a CSA member of FGF nbsp How did you use your veggies how many people are you feeding what did you get sick of if anything what did you long for more of nbsp If we see a pattern and there is something we can do to change our field plan to accommodate a change we ll do it nbsp For example 4 and 5 years ago the message was clear MORE ONIONS PLEASE So we grew more onions nbsp On our very limited land more of something inevitably means less of something else so we want to know if you felt overloaded with something nbsp This year for example we clearly had too much land in watermelons so we ll cut back on that crop a bit next year and reallocate that space to grow more of the things we never had enough of in my opinion beets and carrots nbsp So please fill out your questionnaires LOOKING AHEAD TO 2011If you loved your farmshare and farmers so much this year that you can t wait to sign up again for next year then sign up before December 31 and get this year s share price nbsp After the January 1 the price will go up incrementally to reflect rising production costs nbsp The advantage to FGF to have some early bird sign-ups is huge your early infusion of cash helps us manage our year-round overhead--although we are not producing vegetables in the winter months many of our expenses continue around the calendar MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION nbsp WHAT DO WE DO ALL WINTER We put the farm to bed between now and Thanksgiving or the first week of December nbsp We ll have a few things to harvest for the pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Farmers Market on November 20 nbsp After that I enter the headscratching months nbsp I spend December through February catching up on all paperwork opening if not reading my mail from April thru November bookkeeping taxes etc which give me a basis to evaluate the season and nbsp write a new business plan for 2011 From there I begin to sign on new CSA members make a new field plan revise the seeding calendar and order seeds that last one is a monumental task that reminds me of writing my masters thesis nbsp In addition I am very excited to report that I was accepted into a class called Whole Farm Planning for Women in Agriculture a 10-class workshop sponsored by Pioneer Valley s Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture CISA nbsp There will be 15 of us from all over the state whose businesses are at least a few seasons established but who have less than 10 years experience in farming meeting on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the winter and spring to determine under the guidance of several mentor established nbsp successful women farmers next directions for our own operations nbsp I hope to emerge from this work with more clarity about medium- and long-term goals and a sense of the priorities tractor first or new greenhouse nbsp More land now or later nbsp And as if that won t be enough time in the classroom Vivian and I together will participate 5-day workshop on soil and plant health called Nutrient Dense Crop Production held by the Real Food Campaign our sessions will be held at Hawthorne Valley Farm EVENTS TO KEEP YOU HAPPY EVEN THOUGH CSA IS OVER FOR NOWDon t forget that Berkshire Grown is hosting two Holiday Farmers Markets this fall nbsp Saturdays November 20 and December 18 nbsp The markets on both dates will be held simultaneously in North and South Berkshire County the North County market will be at the Williams College Field House from 10 am til 2 pm and the South County market will be at the old Railroad Station where the summer market is held from 9 am til 1 pm nbsp Last year the Thanksgiving market was a huge hit so many vendors so many customers there was a wonderful charge in the air And on November 8th Berkshire Grown and Mezze Bistro in Williamstown will be hosting a reception Getting to Know Berkshire Grown Celebrate NoCo-- w nine central and north Berkshire County chefs preparing food f rom 10 area farms to show the abundance of products that north county has to offer nbsp The event is from 5 30 to 7 30 at Mezze 777 Cold Spring Road Rt 7 Williamstown 25 for Berkshire Grown Members nbsp See berkshiregrown org or call the office for more info nbsp 528-0041 It has been my privilege to grow your vegetables this year nbsp Best wishes for a happy healthy winter and hope to see you all at the distribution table next June Enjoy the veggies --Laura Meister Farm Girl Farmer img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 lsj7neiTD8w height 1 width 1 alt
Tabletop Tuesdays - The Power Of An Heirloom Spoon
Published: 2010-11-02
Sometimes it s just a well-worn serving spoon that brings someone back to their grandmother s kitchen nbsp In this case it s Jim s grandmother s serving spoon that he inherited when his Uncle Junie died In fact Jim reminded me that he was the only relative that wanted the old worn spoons Most of his cousins and even his brother and sister viewed it as junk nbsp But Jim views this old hotel silverware as a priceless meaningful connection to his past nbsp Now can you see why I love Jim and why we are together nbsp We are truly sentimental img border 0 height 320 src http 2 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNAj0f783XI AAAAAAAAAho eVctgpweJ4g s320 IMG 1417 JPG width 240 img border 0 height 320 src http 2 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TNAkEN3RtQI AAAAAAAAAhw SEuoPGxYpzA s320 IMG 1418 JPG width 240 What s really special about this spoon is how it is clearly worn on the left side from years of serving up those home cooked meals nbsp Everytime we use this spoon I can see it transports Jim to his grandmother s table img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 31 nb8lxbKg height 1 width 1 alt
Ms Murky Mondays - Thank You Fairview Hospital
Published: 2010-11-01
It can t be Monday is it I suppose that s what happens when one doesn t heed grandmotherly wisdom and REST and drink plenty of fluids when one is ill Seriously I thought I had done so but my type-A personality defines rest as a couple of hours on the couch emailing etc And I had to pay I was sick enough to warrant a trip to the ER And now thanks to the good Dr Sabatelli in the Fairview Hospital ER and some strong drugs I am feeling much better The only problem - I missed the entire weekend I hope to get back to normal soon and will welcome my typical day with open arms A dose of sickness is a great reality check I have a great life - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 Ci29reMIUKg height 1 width 1 alt
Carole s Concoctions-Nana s Recipe To Soothe A Sore Throat
Published: 2010-10-29
I don t know what it is about old wives tales and concoctions but many of them are truly useful and actually work nbsp I for one will always go for a natural remedy as I think we are an over-prescribed over-medicated society I ll stick to aspirin chicken soup and hot lemon and honey any day over nyquil Oh and yes you guessed I ve been sick for a couple of days - fever dry cough aches - not fun nbsp But I swear that when I sip hot lemon with honey my throat feels better nbsp This is what my grandmother and Mom gave us and now I am self-administering for my sore throat Try it img border 0 height 320 src http 1 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TMsnQthgsuI AAAAAAAAAhc hU x3XeuBA s320 IMG 1399 JPG width 240 Start with a lemon place on counter and roll it under the palm of your hand for 30 seconds to loosen the juice cut it into quarters place in small saucepan with a cup or two of water bring to a boil nbsp img border 0 height 240 src http 3 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TMsnSQDQIwI AAAAAAAAAhg y0JcIvnaJeQ s320 IMG 1400 JPG width 320 Put a Tbsp or any amount of honey you like to taste in a mug pour hot lemon juice through a strainer into mug stir and let the soothing begin img border 0 height 320 src http 1 bp blogspot com 75apy1GZcGQ TMsnU2-JY1I AAAAAAAAAhk 8lTL-y dcFM s320 IMG 1401 JPG width 240 Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nbsp Feeling better already img src http feeds feedburner com r HeirloomMeals 4 hqGESODng3M height 1 width 1 alt