Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kathy's Kentucky Farm

Kathy is one of the wonderful folks I have meet on the chow and chatter facebook page. I always enjoy her comments and conversation. Through these chats I learnt that Kathy lives on a farm, that is pretty much sustainable and I simply couldn't resist asking her to share life on her farm. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Butternut Squash Cous Cous Salad

One of the best things about this time of year is the abundance of squash and pumpkins they are not just for the front step you know. Butternut squash is a wonderful sweet one, super healthy and versatile. I love roasting these, cutting into cubes and adding to dishes. This salad is easy to make and full of bright flavors.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sheftalia (pork meatballs)

I recently got some minced pork at the farmers market and wanted something new to cook, google came to the rescue and I came across Sheftalia a pork meat ball from Cyprus, these are easy to make and pair wonderfully with salad, and hummus. They would make a fun party food as well. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Caramel Popcorn

I have recently started making Caramel popcorn and I had no idea how easy it is to make. The more I cook and read blogs, little by little I have become more confident in the kitchen and am learning items that we may traditionally buy at the store with a list of ingredients as long as our arm are super easy to make. This is a fun treat, but on a regular basis just make the popcorn with a sprinkle of spice or cinnamon and a touch of sugar. Popcorn is a whole grain and makes a fun snack, with endless flavor possibilities. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

A Visit to Holton Hollow Farm

Over the weekend me and the kids took a drive to visit Holton Hollow farm, near Statesville NC. I had tasted the cheese at the Clemmon's farmers market and enjoyed it. I often see my dietitian colleagues going on sponsored farm tours of orchards, dairies and never seem to get an invite so I figured why not simply start calling farmers and asking if I can visit. Its such a joy to learn from the farmer how they operate, make cheese or grow produce. Its also wonderful for the kids to see where food comes from and meet the animals. The kids enjoyed the chickens and the adorable calf. They loved sitting on the tractor in fact I could't get them to come down.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fields Around The World

fields of a sheep farm New Zealand 

One of my favorite hash tags on twitter is #frifotos each week it has a different theme, this week's is Fields and I just couldn't resist putting together a photo series, to join in simply tweet a picture and tag it #frifotos and join in the fun. Folks contribute from all over the world with a love of sharing fun images and travel pictures. 


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