Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sweet Corn Orders

Sweet corn will be in the next week! If you want to order some, let me know so I can hold some back for you!

I prepare baked goods for the Mexico Farmer's Market every week to go along with my produce. I also make:

strawberry jam
mulberry jam
strawberry syrup
peach jelly
pear jelly
concord grape jelly
peach preserves
hot pepper jam

All jams are loaded with fresh fruit. All jellies are made from fruit, not from juice! Fruit syrups contain the juice from about a quart of fruit per pint of syrup.

Blackberries are coming in so blackberry jams and syrup will be available in the next week.

Half pints (8oz jar) are $4
Pints (16 oz) are $6

Call 573-687-2105 to place your orders.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Farm Raised Chicken

If you would have told me - even two years ago - that this is what my family would be doing on a Saturday afternoon, I would have thought you hysterical! But none the less, here are the boys processing chickens on a hot June afternoon.

Here is our makeshift, bleached and cleaned outdoor sink. Complete with running water and side shelves to make the job easier.

And here is Charles with a finished product! This looks like a 4 pounder and should be perfect for the rotiserie or for Sunday dinner.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

I am really enjoying making breads like this one for the family. This morning, everyone enjoyed a nice slice or two of cinnamon swirl bread, toasted with butter. I know that there are no additives, preservatives, msg or anything I don't want them eating. The crumble topping really adds that special something and we enjoyed it throughly!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Home Made Bagels

Don't they look yummy? Guess what, they are! Flour, water, sugar, salt, yeast and time made these yummy treats. I can't wait until morning when I toast mine and add butter and apple jelly...YUM!

Monday, December 28, 2009

In the baking of the bread...

I have been working on perfecting some bread recipes because, let's face it, there is not much that tastes better than fresh baked bread. This Italian Bread is made from just flour, water, yeast and just enough sugar to give the yeast something to eat. Nice crusty bread loaves perfect for dipping, toasting or slicing.

I went through a few recipes to find a nice hearty wheat bread. This one is made from Amish whole wheat flour. It rises and is kneaded 4 times before it is baked making the texture nice. It takes all afternoon to make this yummy bread.

Every recipe I found for rye bread called for molasses which makes a sweet rye and not what I wanted for dipping in my soup. Then I discovered sourdough bread recipes. This recipe takes two and a half days and 16 cups of flour to prepare. It makes three large and delicious loaves of bread-just what I was looking for. I love this bread!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I attended and had a table at a Women In Agriculture night last week. I brought some of these homemade caramels with me as samples. After just a few people had tried them, I was laughing because of the reactions of the ladies. There were several mmmmmm's and ooohhhh's. By the end of the tasting time, the lady across the aisle who had handmade purses was actually laughing too. So I have decided that I will add caramels to my list of products to make women everywhere happy.