Friday, January 3, 2014

Foodie Friday

Well, we learned today that, in this house, we do not indeed cry over spilt milk... we do cry over broken eggs. My morning started off with a half-full carton of backyard-fresh eggs hitting the kitchen floor. It was very traumatic; I can only imagine what poor Lavender will think when we tell her what I've done. The damn chicken survives a hawk attack (yes, you read that right - a few weeks ago, Peep set off the chicken war-cry and when I got out back, a Cooper's Hawk had Lavender pinned to the ground... never fear - with the help of my trusty dear dog, and a bit of shrieking and arm-flapping, the hawk left and Lavender's bloody wounds healed)... and all I can do to repay her hard work is splatter 6 of her eggs on the floor... ho-hum...

So, to satisfy your need for recipes on this blustery Friday, here are some breakfast staples that do not include eggs. *whimper, whimper*. You can see how our indoor animals are satisfying their needs on these cold, winter days:

Apple Ginger Scones
adapted from Cook's Illustrated, March/April 1994
  • 2 C stone ground organic whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 T organic unsalted butter
  • 2 T local honey
  • 1/4 C fresh-squeezed organic orange juice
  • 1/2 C local whole milk
  • 2 small organic apples; peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 C organic candied ginger pieces
    • Combine dry ingredients; cut in cold butter with pastry cutter
    • In a separate bowl, combine honey, milk, and OJ
    • Stir apples and ginger into dry ingredients then mix in wet ingredients
    • Drop on parchment paper lined baking sheet (makes  8-9 fist-sized scones)
    • Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes

Everything-But-The-Kitchen-Sink Smoothie
  • Frozen organic banana
  • Frozen organic mango
  • 2 organic navel oranges, peeled
  • 2 C fresh organic kale
  • 1/2 C organic plain whole milk yogurt
  • Local elderberry juice
  • Vitamin D3 drops (the girls take these; John and I take our extra D in pill form)

Carrot Fruit Smoothie
  • 1 large organic carrot; peeled
  • Frozen organic banana
  • Frozen organic mango
  • 2 organic navel oranges; peeled
  • 1 C homemade almond milk
  • 1 T organic unrefined coconut oil; melted

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