Happy Labor Day weekend! We’re celebrating birthdays this weekend – mine and Ryan’s and a good friend Mike’s. For the occasion we’re making piles and piles of food all with the theme of being local. The weekend started with major procurement of local foods from nearby farms, farm stands, and markets. Final results include: Coffee ice cream made with local raw milk (and locally roasted coffee beans), dishes with loads of fresh corn, tomatoes, potatoes, and cukes, a fresh turkey from a nearby turkey farm, beverages with local booze & honey from local bees, and from our very own garden a bazillion herbs that can be found in just about everything else.
And three pies – pumpkin, blueberry, peach, all with locally-grown filling ingredients and homemade crusts.
I’m looking most forward to this here ice cream made with our brand new ice cream maker! You can see the beginnings above: warmed milk, cream, and sugar and coffee beans, steeping for at least an hour. This is delicious and creamy by itself, but then comes a custard made from egg yolks and more milk and cream, then more cooking, stirring, tending, and finally, freezing. Trust me when I tell you it is worth the labor.
Posted by robyn on September 5th, 2010 under cooking
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