Sunday, August 28, 2011

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Market inspired recipe: Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini

Mix the above ingredients and add dry ingredients below.  
(NOTE: Mix in the below ingredients just until well mixed.)

3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups choc. chips

Bake in 2 greased and floured loaf pans at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
(or you can bake it in 5 mini loaf pans for about 40 minutes, check often!)

recipe courtesy of my good friend Meg
picture courtesy of Dani Cakes

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's a parade!

Yesterday we had the wonderful opportunity of participating in the Jerome County Fair and Rodeo parade!  

Here are some of the 'good enough to eat' paper mache fruits and veggies made by our dear friend Lorna Irwin.

 The sign was wonderful and despite the heat we walked our float through the parade.  We are so grateful to the Bartholomew, Gerstner, Ricketts and Carpenter families for all your help and support!

Below is a picture of the float and sweet Grandma Capps with her great grandchildren.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Farmers Market is coming!

Market Inspired Recipe: Lavender Cherry Chicken

A number of our recipes have come from the The Lavender Apple, a lavender/apple farm in Cache Valley, Utah.   We have had the opportunity to taste many of these dishes first hand and they are DELICIOUS!  Because this blog is dedicated, for the most part, to lavender you will find that many of the recipes incorporate culinary lavender.  If you do not have any lavender on hand the recipes are just as delicious without it.

The author of this blog has been trained at Le Cordon Bleu, a very prestigious and world renowned culinary school located in Paris, France.  So to put it simply, this food is DARN good!



4 boneless/skinless chicken breast
salt/ pepper/ herb de provence
2 tsp. butter
1/2 cup chopped shallot or sweet onion
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 cup red wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 1/2 cups fresh pitted cherries chopped
1 tsp. dried Lavender or 2 tsp. fresh (optional, but delicious!)
1 Tbs. honey
1 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbs. unsalted butter cut into pieces

In a skillet add butter. Salt, pepper and season chicken breast. Saute chicken breast until nicely browned, and barley cooked through. (I like to pound my chicken thin to speed up cooking time) Remove chicken from the pan. Add a little more butter if needed. Add garlic and onions, saute for 1 minute. Add wine, stock, cherries, honey , lavender and thyme. Cook until cherries are soft and a nice thick sauce is formed. Stir in butter 1 Tablespoon at a time until incorporated. Return chicken back into the pan with any juices. Warm chicken in sauce for about 1 minutes or so. Adjust seasonings and serve. Serves 4