Capturing my love of whole foods, combined with the activity of a bustling kitchen.
A weekly collection of photos from the center of my home.
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- This week flew by all too fast. My mom was here (and dad a bit too), so things felt a little different... less picking up the camera, once again. But we ate well! It's been hot hot hot (and incredibly humid), so dinners have largely been hearty salads that I can prepare slowly, early in the day, and pull from the fridge at dinnertime.
- Last year was the first in a long time that hunting season for Adam did not result in a freezer full of venison. This was leaving our freezer a little empty and we finally remedied that by purchasing a 1/4 cow and a freezer full of roaster chickens from Baldwin Brook Farm. We were even able to meet our cow a few weeks back and she was a spectacular animal with the glossiest coat I've ever seen on a cow. Last weekend I made some breakfast sausage patties for the freezer with some of the ground beef.
- My favorite cookbook for the summer I believe is going to be The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook. I love it so much as the recipes call for ingredients that are growing outside my door or can be easily sourced locally. Our cool, mealtime salads this week were found here.
- I think in total we've put about five gallons of strawberries in the freezer from our garden so daily smoothies have been enjoyed by all. Some days are strawberry smoothies and other days are green smoothies. It's the best of times.
Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties (beef or pork)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp dried sage (freshly dried is best)
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/8 tsp ground clove
- 1/8 tsp allspice
- 2 pounds ground pastured beef or pork
- Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well until everything is well incorporated. Refrigerate for 24 hours to combine flavors. Form into a log, freeze for 1-2 hours until it is firm enough to slice, then slice into patties.
- Freeze patties or cook on medium to medium-low heat until browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes per side.
Each day I find myself snapping a picture or two in the kitchen - a pile of ingredients, a table waiting for us to gather around, a sink full of soapy dishes, a cup of tea, dinner as it comes out of the oven - simple, everyday moments in the kitchen. These photos serve as a reminder of days gone by and as encouragement to carry on in this busy kitchen of ours when inspiration is lacking.
Every Thursday morning I'll post my photos from the week, words or recipes optional. Just glimpses into my kitchen and you're invited to do the same!
It's simple to join in:
- On your blog, post photos taken in your kitchen throughout the week.
- Words aren't necessary, your photos will tell the the story. Some of us enjoy adding a few thoughts to accompany the images... the choice is yours.
- Feel free to grab the brief description at the top of this post, or add a few words of your own to explain the project.)
- Link back to this post so your readers can visit This Week In My Kitchen and join in.
- Come back here and link up your current post (not your main blog) so we can all visit your kitchen!
- Join me every Thursday or the occasional Thursday if that works better for you.
- Please be sure to only link up if you are participating in this series. Thank you!
I look forward to visiting your kitchens!