Thursday, March 26, 2015
Anyhoo, I've never had much traffic or comments here. I get much more play on my Facebook and Instagram accounts. Which has been making me think. I have mainly been using my Instagram to journal about my cooking day to day. I really only use the blog for original recipes. It makes them easier to share. I feel like my online presence is shifting from the blog to other, shorter forms of communication. And I'm ok with that. My blogging will never pay the bills. I'll stick to teaching for that. At least for the time being!
On to today's recipe. It's a total cheat. A few weeks ago I opened a box of puff pastry to make some savory ham and cheese pies. They were awesome! But I only used one sheet of the dough. The other sheet had been languishing in my ice box, begging to be used. So one night this week, I got it out and got creative.
I preheated my oven to 400 degres, then rolled the sheet out a bit, and cut it into 2 huge triangles. I had about a third of a pound of Italian sausage in the ice box, so I browned it with chopped onions and peppers. I also had a little dish of canned tomatoes leftover from another adventure, so I used them as well. I layered shredded mozzarella cheese, then the sautéed sausage, onions and peppers, then a few canned tomatoes, and lastly, more cheese. I popped them in the oven for about 20 minutes. Oh- and I snuck some goat cheese into mine- it was lovely!
Saturday, March 21, 2015
|The official Osage Farm Cat|
I have been a customer there for about 2 years, and I really love the place. I buy my eggs, milk and most of my other dairy there, as well as fresh veggies and organic, local cheeses.
My husband and I plant a garden every year, and it was cool to get to ask questions and get information about how some of these plants behave in our climate. When I lived in Savannah, it was easy to grow things because it's so warm. Out here, I've had to learn everything by trial and error. I never know what things will thrive, and what things will die.
In a few weeks they'll have their bedding plants for sale. I like to buy their stuff because I know it was raised organically, and I know it will grow here, because it was grown right down the road!
Anyway, if you are near the Rifle/Silt/Newcastle area, you should definitely check them out. I'll link to their webpage, which has their store hours and dates for future farm tours.