Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tour de Farm

We went on a Farm tour today. One of the farms is owned  by a family in our church, they grow vegetables, flowers, herbs and have chickens. It was great fun and also educational for Jamie and for us.

I bought some Kale at that farm and also scavenged an heirloom carrot, (it was yellow) a turnip and a white potato. Have you heard of Kale chips? You wash and dry the kale really well and then tear it into pieces and shake with olive oil, then put it on a cookie sheet and put in oven at 300 degrees.

Well since I bought the kale and I was going to do it in the oven, I also sliced up the turnip, carrot and potato and did the same with them.

Mike informed me that there was NO WAY he was going to eat or even try the turnip. Thank god Jamie didn't hear him. (I think she copies his bad food habits and I try to insist she at least try stuff). Mike tried the Kale chips and wasn't a fan. Jamie did like the Kale but not the turnip. And predictably enough we all liked the Potato.

We also went to a farm that had a lot of animals, most notably a large pet turkey, lots of baby goats, a Teacup pot belly pig and chickens. There was some 'designer' vinegar and EVOO for sale - our fave was chocolate flavored vinegar - but we couldnt stomach $14 a bottle for it.

It was nice to get out of town for an afternoon and enjoy each others company. 


The Lovely One said...

What would you eat chocolate flavored evoo with? I wanna try it!

Marthavmuffin said...

OOps I meant chocolate flavored Vinegar...I think it would be good on cabbage..