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17 October 2016
26 July 2016
02 July 2016
We are now open for the 2016 season! From here on out, come visit the flower fields anytime from 7am-7pm, 7 days per week. Flowers cost $10/bucket if you bring your own bucket, or $12/bucket if you want to take one of ours home (you can reuse it!). Cash (exact change) or check only.
Have a wonderful summer!
Have a wonderful summer!
30 July 2015
The flower stand is open for business! From July 4th through late September or October (depending on weather), come by and enjoy summer in the Hudson Valley by wandering our fields. We are open 7 days per week from 7am-7pm. We have buckets and scissors for your use, but feel free to bring your own bucket (BYOB) to save $2. If you are interested in learning more about picking flowers for a wedding or special occasion, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Grandson Dean announces opening day!|
04 August 2012
The other night when the whole gang was home, we talked about making Chili Rellenos (stuffed poblano peppers). Brittany found a 5-star recipe online, but it looked too complicated - it called for separating eggs and beating egg whites - yuck. So instead, we made our own version of jalapeno poppers, super-sized, using poblano peppers instead of jalapenos.
First, we picked 12 poblano peppers, cut off the tops, and cleaned out the seeds, etc. inside.
Then we made a filling with creamed cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and some cayenne pepper.
We used an oven-proof baking pan, and as we filled each pepper with the cheese mixture, we sprayed them with olive oil, dipped them in bread crumbs, and stood them up in the pan.
Then we baked them in the oven for about 45 minutes at 425 degrees. They were delicious!
03 August 2012
Last weekend, all three of our children ended up at the Farmer's market in Rhinebeck on Sunday, so we waited for a lull in the action, and snapped the following picture.
I'm not sure when the last time we were all at the Rhinebeck market together, but I think its been at least 6 or 7 years. Somehow my daughter-in-law, Kim, managed to avoid the picture, but she's been helping us with the market for years, and I wish she was in the shot. Oh well, maybe next time...
Brittany left for Colorado on Thursday this week; she's starting a Phd degree at Colorado State in Fort Collins in Natural Resources. We are going to miss her - she did a great job this summer on the farm. She started this blog, took care of our pick-your-own flower business while Darryl and I traveled in July, planted crops in the spring, and handled the Rhinebeck farmer's market for June and July. We're going to miss her, but I think she's going to love Fort Collins. Thanks, Britt!!!
While the kids were home, I made a big batch of pesto. I use the recipe from Mollie Katzen's Moosewood Cookbook. The one ingredient in this recipe that you don't usually see in a pesto recipe is butter, but how can you go wrong with butter?
|Brittany Hollow basil...|
|Brittany Hollow basil, parsley and garlic ...|
|Add cheese, nuts oil,salt and butter|
|I make a double batch for my crew.|
Recipe from the Moosewood Cookbook, by Mollie Katzen; copyright 1977
Pesto - for about 6 servings of pasta of Gnocchi
3 packed cups fresh basil leaves (removed from stems)
2 large cloves fresh garlic
1/2 cup pine nuts, walnuts, almonds or a combination
3/4 cup (packed) fresh chopped parsley
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup melted butter
salt to taste
Combine everything in a blender on low, then medium speed. (Arrange things so the blender blade will turn efficiently.) Thoroughly work everything into a smooth paste. Toss with hot drained pasta or spoon onto hot Gnocchi.
There will be lots of basil, parsley and garlic for sale at the Rhinebeck Farmer's Market on Sunday. Come by and see us!
We will also have lots of tomatoes, eggplant, and 6 kinds of potatoes, as well as kale, swiss chard, squash and sweet onions.
In limited supply we will have okra and tomatillos.
Hope to see you Sunday!!!!