A few images from what I've been doing for the past month. Sadly, today was the last day the Farm was open until next year, and I will miss it and the people I've been working with.
Cortland apples, ready to be candied and carameled. Sorry, no pictures of caramel - they would disappear off the trays almost as fast as we could make them.
I love how the red candy apple drips and the blue candy apple drips co-mingled together. Such pretty colors.
Gourmet chocolate apples. These ones still needed a drizzle of white and dark chocolate before they were done.
Best seller this year, a combination I made up, Skor toffee bits with cinnamon chips, on milk chocolate, drizzled with white and dark.
Ever seen a blue candy apple before. Pretty.
Kettle corn, fresh from the kettle. Highly addictive stuff.
Chocolate dipped marshmallows. Very popular and alot of fun to make.
Pretty gourds. So many beautiful pumpkins and gourds at the farm. Now all covered in snow.
Ghosty sugar cookies, with royal icing. Probably could have done these for the September Daring Baker's Challenge, but waited until October instead.
More pretty pumpkins. Would they look so happy if they knew they were about to be devoured?
Pulled pork. Smoked with applewood chips on the bbq, long and low, pulled by hand and then tossed in a smokey bbq sauce before being served on a soft kaiser roll. Too bad you can't get them again until next October!
I made many more things over the last month: cinnamon buns, pumpkin cinnamon buns, maple pumpkin pies and tarts, pumpkin chocolate chip scones, pumpkin streusel muffins (notice a theme here?), but did not take as many pictures as I normally do. So fun to "work" at what I love doing, being in a kitchen and covered in flour.
PS Have you seen the newest Pamela Von Twilight video, Saunders Farm Monsters? Based on some of these pictures, can figure out where I am in it?
Tonight, I cooked dinner for the Ottawa Senators, their wives and their children.
You know, these guys here:
I love my job!
(And in case you are wondering, I did not come home with a single picture or autograph. I did come home with the compliment that I make amazing french fries from a few players though, and that works for me too.)
I know, I just said I wasn't going to be blogging.
But I can't sleep, and I know how menu planning helps out my week, plus I had a recipe I wanted to look up, so I am menu planning at the same time as I'm not sleeping.
I even got a grocery list going for some of this plan. How organized is that?
Here goes, my contribution to Menu Plan Monday:
Sunday: Chicken caesar salad (made by the hubby while I was working, so nice!) with garlic bread.
Monday: Meatballs in my grandmother's Hawaiian style sauce with rice.
Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce.
Wednesday: Bagels sandwiches with eggs and cheese and bacon (and tomato for the hubby). With fruit.
Thursday: Hoisin and Honey pork tenderloin with veggies.
Friday: Chicken enchilladas with salad (the recipe I needed to look up in my binders.)
Interesting. I've made my recipe for chicken enchilladas many times, but apparently I've not taken pictures and blogged about it. Either that or I can't search my own blog (possible right now), to provide a link for the recipe.
Guess I'll have to take pictures then!
Okay, now lets see if I can get some sleep. A quick drink and I'm off again.
Okay, right now I am. 8:30 on a Sunday night, I am home.
But I haven't been much this week, and won't be for the next four weeks.
If you are looking for me, you can find me here:
That's right - Haunting Season has started at Saunders Farm and I am right in the thick of things!
If you click on the links in either the daytime or evening parts and come across The Farmer's Table - fresh local foods, well that's me!
(Okay, I am also doing alot of the baking for Angela's Farm Fresh Bakery please go try my homemade cinnamon buns!)
For the next month you will be able to find me at The Farmer's Table, probably on the bbq cooking up lots of goodies.
If you happen to find yourself at Saunders, please, stop by and give me a shout out!
(Btw, this means I likely will not be blogging for awhile, again. I've been doing weddings and events at the Farm this summer, having so much fun, so I've been busy, busy, but now I'm going to be busy, busy, busy, busy, BUSY! And loving it! )