It has dawned fine, clear and very cold. The little bit of snow from yesterday has been blow all about until it is a mere dusting this morning and when I opened up the barn everyone was standing about giving me mournful looks. I shut all the doors last night because of the wind. Now it is calm and two of my big doors are frozen shut.. oops. No-one is impressed. One thing I really hate is animals in the dark so when it has warmed up a little bit, I shall go out with tools and get those doors open.
Miserably my little car that runs on recycled cooking oil from a local restaurant, has had a nervous breakdown and we have to drive to town in the Red Truck (God help me) and pick up a part. So while I am away I shall leave you to browse. Fancy having to go off the property two days running. OUTRAGEOUS!
Tea & Cookies. Delightful, bright and talented Tara. She has a knack this girl for gathering. I think she gathers people and images and food just beautifully. She does not blog all the time and she has a curious mixture of infectious calm and gorgeously wrapped information. Her pages are sanguine and gentle and good.
emmy cooks, is new to my pages and has made a spinach pasta, that I cannot resist sharing with you!
Simply Recipes was literally the first food blog I had ever encountered and subscribed to. Though I think by now she has surpassed the humble blog label. When I decided to settle in The States (five years ago now), I had to relearn a number of ingredients, many of my recipes did not transfer well at all and as you know I do not eat processed foods. So many of the recipes I encountered called for mushroom soup, mayo, crispy onion things, Yellow cheese or Cool Whip and etc. (Shudder) Well, it soon became obvious that I would have to grow my own ingredients and find some new meal ideas. So I searched and searched for a well rounded food blog that used fresh, simple and available ingredients, that was easy to navigate and had a good Search Ability so I could begin to study good American Food. The first one I found was Elise. And I still visit weekly.
Foodie in Berlin. Suzy, can only be described as an International Girl. She has taken me to many, many restaurants all over the world. She cooks or eats or trolls me through markets and cafes with an educated eye. She and her two year old navigate the world in which she lives with ease. Her pages are lovely.
Roger from Camerahols/Food, Photography & France will probably get cranky with me for doing this. I suspect he does not really like to be singled out. But his pages are delightfully succinct, informative and challenging. And I peer into his pictures closely because his professional photographers eye is well worth the study. He lives on the coast in France now, and though his touch with images is startling, even esoteric sometimes, his touch with food is down to earth, accessible and eatable. And His writing is full of taste.
As a wee heads up. On Monday/Tuesday (depending on which end of the world you are living at). Jessica Baverstock will be publishing an interview with me on her blog. I shall give you the link when it comes up. Here is a preview of one of the photographs that you will see on her pages. My NoteBook!
Of course tomorrow morning at dawn we will have The Draw to see who wins The Farmy Postcards. Have a lovely, lovely day, dress warm. I was talking to my GodMother in NZ last night and she said you need to dress warm there too!!