I cook dinner for everyone at the farm on Wednesdays. I look forward to it each week. I get to be creative and have fun with everything we grow on the farm. Usually, we are too busy to cook very detailed meals each night. I’m writing now on a very full belly. Here’s what the menu was tonight:
- Zucchini Feta Pancakes (with feta cheese made by our neighbor)
- Yogurt Dill Garlic Sauce (for the pancakes with goat yogurt also from our neighbor)
- Brown Rice with Coconut MIlk
- Herbed Lentils with Summer Savory
- Sauteed Green Beans with Basil & Walnuts
- Salad Greens with Sesame Viniagrette and Flax Oil
- Dessert: Baked Peaches (from Rolling Hills Farm) with Coconut Ice Cream
- A bottle of red wine from Bridgeview Vineyard
Wow! You can’t get better than that. Most everything was produced here at the farm or at neighboring farms and vineyards, except for, of course, those things we do not produce in the Rogue Valley like oils, rice and lentils. We may work hard and long, but at least we can say we eat very well.
Here’s a picture of today’s CSA box. Patrick used his artistic skills to display all the produce in the basket. Nice job.
In the box this week:
- Carrots — Variety is Ya-Ya and they are just so flavorful and sweet.
- Strawberries — Mmm…finally, after all our problems with herbivores.
- Eggplant — A Japanese variety and quick cooking too.
- Purple Beans — These are a variety called Royal Burgundy from Seeds of Change. They are really tender right now and taste so good. They are also very beautiful, but change to green when cooked.
- Bok Choy
- French Breakfast Radishes
- Walla Walla Sweet Onions — Coming to an end here soon.
Here’s a picture of all the farmers at Barking Moon with the farm’s namesake, our dog Luna and including our future farmer (if he so chooses), Everett, playing with his rake. You definitely don’t want to mess with this crew. I like Josh being very serious with the seeder and Patrick looking very rebel like with his soil blocker. And that’s Katherine, our resident chicken and cat whisperer with the fork. We are a funny bunch of people.
Josh and I have decided that we have been too boring lately and every day needs to be infused with some sort of fun activity. Yesterday, we cut off all my hair (well, actually, we cut it off after the stylist at the salon gave me a fluffy mullet that looked terrible. What you can’t tell in this picture is that my hair is totally short in the back after Josh took the scissors to it). Today, we took pictures in the barn when it was really, really, really hot outside. Who knows what sort of fun we will have tomorrow?