Sun Rise Pictures

This morning I noticed that the sunrise was really beautiful. I have been waiting all week for a good sunrise because I actually have time to go out and take some pictures in the morning rather then having to rush off to work each morning. I was a little bummed though by the time I got out there to actually take some pictures the sun was up further then what I wanted it to be. Hopefully tomorrow I can catch something similar to what I saw this morning and this time I will be ready to go out there to take some good pictures. Meanwhile these will just have to do!_DSC0426
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From the Farm – Potatoes, Eggplant, Fruit

Last week for some reason I didn’t make a lot of food. It wasn’t that we weren’t home I just didn’t cook a lot. I did make a couple of dishes though and they turned out very good. One was a classic that I was hoping that I didn’t screw up, the second was a salad that I decided to try, and the third was one that I was trying to make something that we weren’t crazy about into something that we would like!

 

We have started getting a lot of potatoes from the farm recently. I had a few left over from the last time I had gotten some and then we got more last week. That called for my very favorite, German Potato Salad. The German Potato Salad that I make is a recipe that was passed down from my great-grandmother. I remember her making it when I was little for big family gatherings and everyone trying to get a little bit of it. So good. Sorry, I’m not giving this recipe away!

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The second I wanted to try was a salad. I knew that we had all of the ingredients since we have been getting a lot of this from the farm. The only thing I had to get was the avocado. The dressing that I put on this was a Lemon, Parsley Vinaigrette. It was very very good! I found the recipe here.
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The last dish that I decided to try was one that I was really just trying to make eggplant more enjoyable for both of us. Sean and I have adjusted to eating some eggplant but I am still trying to find ways that make us enjoy eating it. This recipe turned out pretty good actually. Eggplant pizza. I cooked the eggplant in the oven for about 15 -20 minutes until it was soft but not mushy. I then topped it with pizza sauce, pepperonis, and cheese. I put it back in the oven for about 10 minutes to melt everything. Once I had it all melted I actually just packed these up for lunches in small containers. Even heating them up has been pretty good and it is a good combination of food!
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Maybe over the next week I will make a few more dishes with our farm food!

Warm up Round

Sean or I have not played mini-golf in quite a few years. For some reason he decided that each year around our anniversary we were going to play a game of mini golf to decide who got to pick where we would go the following year for our anniversary. So we decided that it was only fair to play one round of practice before we play the real game this year.

We decided to play at a place not far from our house. They have two courses, a family course and a challenging course. We played the challenging course and yes it was challenging especially when you haven’t played in a long time!

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Unfortunately Sean won this round and that was being generous considering that it took me like 12 shots on one hole. It was pitiful. We will have to see who wins the round anniversary weekend. I have several ideas of where I would like to visit next year so believe me I will be bringing my “A” game!

Other Food not from the farm

Over the last month we have had some other really good food. Many of these were experiments but have turned out awesome! So here you go!

Fried Artichoke Hearts with Sundried Dijon Dip 

This was fairly easy actually. I dipped the artichokes in some flour and then pan fried them until they were crispy. Since each piece was so little it really didn’t take that long to cook at all. The dip I made was whole grain mustard, sundried tomatoes, a little bit of mayo and lemon juice. Yes it was very good!

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Sesame Crusted Tuna

I had bought some ahi tuna steak and decided that we were going to try to crust them with sesame seeds like you find it in restaurants. We threw these on the grill and they were very good! The only thing that was a bummer was that some of the sesame seeds fell off when we were cooking.
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Veggie Bacon Pizza

This was a pizza night in our house. Sean likes to put a lot of meat on his pizza where I like to make my a little bit lighter. His pizza was the veggie bacon pizza. It had tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and crumbled bacon on there. He really enjoyed it!
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Pear Bacon Feta Pizza

My pizza on the other hand was very different. I put slices of fresh peaches, feta cheese, and crumbled bacon. I did not put any sauce on this pizza but once the pizza came off of the grill I drizzled some balsamic vinaigrette over the top. It was an awesome pizza. Different but sooo good!
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Buffalo Chicken Pizza

This was a completely different pizza night. We put grilled chicken,buffalo sauce, fresh green peppers, and fresh onions on this one. This one was cooked in the oven instead of on the grill. We didn’t feel like getting the grill out that night!

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Food From the Farm – Zucchini with Pasta

We did not really fix much from the farm this week. It was just one of those weeks.

The first thing we fixed was a simple pasta with zucchini. We topped it with oil, parmesan cheese and  red pepper flakes. It was really good!
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The other dish that I fixed was an experiment. I fixed a Frosted Crab Soup. It is a tomato cream based soup that is served over a lump of crab and cold. Let’s just say that since you aren’t seeing pictures you can imagine what Sean and my reaction were to this soup. It was not very good.  I wish I could say that it was better then what it was but it just was not good.

Next week I might have a few more dishes to show.