Archive for October, 2007

Yes, that guy hiding in the Arundo Donax is Drew!

I know you are asking yourself…what’s he doing hiding in an ornamental grass when we are herb folks!  Well the truth is I ask Drew to do many odd things like hide in bushes!  And, the darlin’ does it just so I can take pictures. HaHa!

Actually I was trying to show my internet friends at www.fractured.net  just how tall these monsters grow!!!   Yes, we’re farmers, we live on a budget and we’re fruugal too.  We have learned to cook with the bare essentials and yet make our food taste great.  By the way we count our prep and cooking time as essential!  That’s why the “we take the guesswork out of seasoning” is so important to us.  Who wants to scrounge through spice bottles and jars to find a pinch of this and a pinch of that when you can get it all ready hand blended and fresh!

Enough about us here’s the recipe for today, and please excuse the CAPS.  I use a font for the recipes that we hand out at the Lexington Farmers’ Market  each week that always prints out in CAPS and I need to get out into the shop and get some soap made today so no time to retype.  I think you’ll enjoy it just the same!

JAMM’N SWEET TATER SOUP

 

2 RIBS CELERY, DICED

1/4 CUP ONION, DICED

1/2 STICK BUTTER

3 LBS. SWEET TATERS, PEELED & CUT

INTO 1/4″ CHUNKS. ABOUT 10 CUPS

2 LBS. YUKON GOLD TATERS, PEELED AND QUARTERED. ABOUT 7 TATERS

1 1 /2 QTS. CHICKEN BROTH

1 TBSP. JAMM’N JERK

 

IN A 4 QT. POT, OVER MEDIUM HEAT, SAUTE’ CELERY AND ONIONS FOR 10 MINUTES OR UNTIL TENDER….DO NOT BROWN! ADD BOTH TATERS AND CHICKEN BROTH; BRING TO A BOIL. GIVE IT A STIR; COVER POT AND REDUCE HEAT. SIMMER FOR 20 MINUTES. REMOVE LID AND STIR IN JAMM’N JERK; SIMMER FOR 10 MORE MINUTES. REMOVE FROM HEAT AND BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH IN A FOOD PROCESSOR OR WITH A STICK BLENDER.

 

TRY ADDING A DOLLOP OF SOUR CREAM OR BLEU CHEESE TO EACH BOWL BEFORE SERVING! YUMMY! MAKES 3 1/2 QTS.

 

And, there is still time to visit us at the market each Saturday through November!  If you happen to be in Lexington, KY and want a treat try stopping by the market and visiting the farmers.  You can also visit their website at www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com.  It’s a bit outdated but what the heck, it will give you an idea of what we have available.

October 31, 2007 at 3:03 pm 3 comments

Whew, here we go on our first blog!

Hi all!  This is a very new experience for us, or maybe I should say for me seen as how I am the one who “does” the computer.  My name is Karin and I am married to Drew, the real herb seasoning guy!  He knows nothing about computers, in fact this big thing scares him to death.  Well,I have to admit that it scares me at times too!  But I am going to try and post some fun stuff for you all to hopefully enjoy.  Recipes using our herb seasoning blends, general herb tips and hints and just a little bit about life on our farm!  I hope you all enjoy your visit with us.  Please feel free to share any comments or questions but give me time to get used to this stuff…I am just getting my muddy boots out of the garden so to speak!

October 31, 2007 at 12:47 pm 1 comment