Friday, February 12, 2010

No Farm Trip This Weekend

We won't be going to the farm again this weekend. Steve has a ski trip next week so there is a lot to do at the shop before he goes. He needs to get away & do what he loves to do. We have been so busy lately. I miss the farm. New Years weekend was the last time we were up there. I am reading about gardening in between other books to get me through the farm withdrawal I am feeling. I just started a book called "The Seasons on Henry's Farm : A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm". It is about a farm in Illinois beteen Peoria & Bloomington. I am only into the second chapter but I'm hooked. I'll do a more complete review after I'm done with it.
Nothing is going on with the townhome as of yet. Still no showings. It would be helpful if the foreclosures & short sales would sell & get off the market & not drive the prices down. Oh well. We aren't in that much of a hurry with the shop not on the market yet. I did get the women's bathroom painted at the shop. That's a start. We still have other things to do to, but have been concentrating on the work that is coming in.

Here is another "living foods" recipe that I've made several times & is really good . Enjoy!

Mock Salmon Pate'
A pink pate' with a hint of salmon flavor. Great on a salad, spread on crackers or rolled up in a green leaf.

2 cups walnuts
2 stalks celery
1 large red bell pepper
1 large scallion
1/2-1 teaspoon sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.


The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I´m sorry that You can´t go this weekend. I get homesick already after one day if I have to drive to the city :-)

Looking forward to that book review than!
Have a great day now!

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean. I want to go to the mountains, but it keeps snowing very heavily up there and our fells that snow plows is not doing his job. Road to the house is snow filled. NO cars can pass. You can get to the top of the hill then walk to the house...not a good thing. They had another foot 2 days ago our neighbor said. Will just have to wait out winter I guess. Hope your hubby has a great skiing trip. What are you going to do while he's gone? Read? go into work? It's so cold, you really can't go or do much of anything...debbie

Barb and Steve said...

I'm going to work, relax, rent some girl movies or if the weather is ok, maybe drive down to see Jaelyn again.