Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beet and Orange Salad with Goat Cheese



              This salad I made from the beets and lettuce in our garden.  It is absolutely delicious and easy to make. The candied walnuts gave it a nice sweet crunch.

4 medium beets - scrubbed             1/4 cup of orange juice      
and trimmed                                       1 tbs of balsamic vinegar
1 navel orange - sectioned              1tbs of chopped shallots 
1/3 cup of chopped walnuts             1tsp of sugar
3 tbs of maple syrup                          1/2 cup of olive oil
salad greens                                       2 ounces of goat cheese

1.  Place the beets into a sauce pan and fill with enough water to cover.
Bring to a boil and cook for 20-30 minutes, until fork tender.  Drain and cool, 
then cut into cubes.

2.  While the beets are cooking, place walnuts in a skillet and toast over medium heat.
     Add maple syrup then cook and stir until evenly coated. Set aside and cool.

3.  In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, balsamic vinegar, shallots, sugar and olive oil to make the dressing.

4.  Place greens, orange wedges, beets, in a salad bowl.  drizzle with dressing and add candied walnuts and goat cheese.

Monday, June 25, 2012

garlic and beet harvest

                                Harvested garlic and beets last week

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hen of the Month

                                                                      Miss June

                Every month we will be featuring one of our hens. The month of June's chick of the pick is Priscilla.  She is a one year old Astrolop.  This breed is from Australia.  They are good egg layers and have a very good temperament.  Right now Priscilla is very broody.  All she wants to do is hatch a clutch.  We have to keep chasing her out of the nest box.  But she kept going back in so..........

                     We had to take her completely out of the coop.  Here she is looking to go back inside.