Sunday, April 20, 2008

Farmgirl Blog-A-Thon: Domestic Bliss/In The Kitchen

I'm participating in the Farmgirl Blog-A-Thon that Tina from Garden Goose is hosting. It's running for six weeks and this is week number three. Stop over at Tina's blog and find out all the details. I got behind and didn't get a post done for week two so I'm playing catch up!

I have to be honest and say that it seems like the only time I'm in the kitchen anymore is whip up a batch of soap! Since I only cook for Steph and I now I don't make such large meals. Usually it's some pasta and a salad -- something nutritious but quick. On the weekends I love to cook because I have more time.

Even though I'm a single gal now I still love my home very much and am very domestic. In fact, when Saturday and Sunday roll around I don't leave much. I just like to stay home, putter, and enjoy my surroundings.

I did try making refried beans and homemade tortilla chips yesterday. Justin (my grandson who loves to cook) jumped in and helped. Because of him, I'm learning to use more seasoning in what I make. The beans were "ok" but a little dry. The chips were great! Justin deep fried them then we sprinkled them with a little lime juice and sea salt. That was lunch for both of us.

I'll be canning this year for sure. I don't have space for a garden but will be getting local produce at the Farmer's Market. With grocery prices getting so high I'll be canning in preparation for next winter. And I want to support my local farms - that's the Farmgirl way!

To share with other farm girls and to learn about the Farm Girl way of life visit: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/

3 comments:

GardenGoose said...

hi Kay,
using the lime juice on the torrtillas with a little salt..sounds good.I too plan to do a little canning this year.
we put in quite a few things in the backyard..quite a few cucumber plants too..looking forward to making pickles and more.
hope you have a lovely week!

This Single Gal said...

I think there is nothing better than puttering around the house on the weekend. From one single gal to another, putter away! Best wishes to you!

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

Hi Miss Kay,
I'd like to have a garden this year, but we're renting, and it looks like we'll be moving during the summer.

I like your idea about the farmer's market. The prices here in Mo are raising every time I go to the store. It's almost scary. Well, maybe it is scary!

I just popped in to let you know that I've given you an award on my blog. Please come and see!

God bless you!

Laura of Harvest Lane