Books · Reading

What I’m reading: Milk Cow Kitchen

I’m catching a flight to Seattle in less than 6 hours and I’m breaking one of my cardinal rules, which is to never, ever take a real book on a plane.  Real books are too heavy and clunky and they limit you to just one thing, whereas my Kindle offers a world of books in a teeny little device.  There’s only one thing that will make me break that tried-and-true rule and that’s a new book by MaryJane Butters.

If you aren’t familiar with MaryJane Butters and MaryJanesFarm, I have to ask you – what are you doing with your life?! Put down your iPhone, log off Facebook, and listen up.

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In the kitchen · The farmgirl life

Quick and Easy Flatbread Pizza with Lamb

We’re blessed to live down the street from a major farmers market, and last fall, I purchased several pounds of ground lamb.  Tim refuses to eat it so it’s taken me a while to get through it all, but since he was away for the weekend, I decided to put it to good use.

The following was quick, easy, and completely delicious.  Use what you have on hand, but if you have some lamb, definitely try it out this way!

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1940s stuff

My new site is live!

The Homefront Kitchen is now up and running and I’ve posted the first wartime recipe that I tried.   I’m making another one tonight or tomorrow so that will go up soon!

The Homefront Kitchen is all about trying those wartime recipes and seeing how they hold up today.  It will allow me to explore new (to me) ingredients and different ways to use the ingredients I have on hand.  It’s all about preserving a little piece of the World War II-era homefront and honoring the era that I love so much.

I hope you’ll join me/follow me there!

1940s stuff · Obsessions

New website AND amazing chocolate milk!

1. OH EM GEE.  I just made the best chocolate milk of all time.  Use one part cold evaporated milk (I used Pet Milk) and one part cold water.  Mix up.  Add chocolate syrup.  Stir.  Drink.  FLAIL BECAUSE IT TASTES LIKE MELTED CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM!!!!  It’s fantastic!  Evaporated milk is double-rich and the flavor is yummy!

2.  My new website is live.  It’s called The Homefront Kitchen.  Check it out HERE to see what it’s all about. The first World War II-era recipe (which I cooked last weekend) will be posted soon!

1940s stuff

New project!!!

So I’m developing a website and I’m super-excited about it!  It’s going to be dedicated to the WWII homefront and all that it entailed.  The site will heavily feature recreation of the recipes from that period.  I have tons of recipes from the period, thanks to cookbooks and radio shows and other items in my collection.  My plan is to feature one each week, complete with showing the ingredients, preparation, and the finished product right from my own kitchen. (My husband is already screwing up his face in disgust at some of the recipes I plan on making (which he has to eat or he’ll go hungry!))  It’s a great way to explore the flavors of the period, as well as how recipes were modified due to rationing.  I wanted a specific web address and had to buy it at a GoDaddy auction, but once it’s released to me next week, I’ll probably be ready to go live with the first little bit of it.  Anyway, I’m really stoked and I’ll post the link, as well as more information, once it’s ready to go!