- 1 pound fresh garden/shell peas, shelled
- 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/3 cup ricotta or cottage cheese
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
January on the farm is pretty quiet and generally allows us to take a small break and travel for a few days. This year, we gave the kids a train ride to Chicago for Christmas. It’s been four years since we have gone anywhere for more than a day with the whole crew. The seven of us on Amtrak train, city bus, and wandering the big city was quite an experience. We quickly learned which of us can’t handle large crowds, navigating public transportation, walking long city blocks, using a selfie stick, and riding escalators. I think we all would agree that the Baier family is better suited for our quieter life in Western Wisconsin versus the hustle & bustle of Chicago, but most of the trip was very enjoyable and it was revitalizing to be out of our element and experience new sights, sounds, and smells.
I wish you all a happy and productive 2017! As always, stay tuned for bigger things coming from Valley Pasture Farm this year!
Every January, I get very excited about all of the things I want to accomplish in the next year. One of the resolutions I always make is to get the blog going again. I PROMISE 2016 is the year. 😉 To get started on that resolution, here’s a post with a bit of inspiration for all of us to get in touch with our inner farm girl. Even if you don’t live on a farm, I hope you find some great “back to your roots” ideas in this post that you can add to your bucket list.
Nothing says summer in Wisconsin like fresh picked strawberries. Whether you have your own personal patch or you pick up strawberries from a local berry farm, the sweet deliciousness of a Wisconsin strawberry can not be beat! But, here in Wisconsin, the strawberry season is SO short. Here’s a run down of what I do with my strawberries to try to lock-in the amazing flavor all year long.
This is one of my favorite recipes to make during strawberry season. Since I like to freeze the sliced strawberries too, it is something my family can enjoy all year!
The shortcake is a more traditional and less sweet short cake that can be baked in a pan or dropped onto a cookie sheet to make individual cakes.
Do your feet need a little pampering before slipping on sandals this summer? What about those elbows?
Wisconsin winters can do quite a number on my skin while it’s hidden under layers of clothes and wool socks. Exfoliation tends to cause my skin to break-out or itch, so it’s been a long journey to find the perfect product to use when spring rolls around… until I found sugar scrubs! A sugar scrub is a wonderful way to exfoliate and moisturize at the same time – add some essential oils and you’ve got a spa treatment. Plus, sugar scrubs are super easy (and cheap) to make at home! Read on for my Simple Sugar Scrub recipe.
Community Food Drive This year we will be collecting non-perishable items for Stepping Stones of Dunn County. When you bring an item on their list of most needed items (check it out here), you will receive 50¢ off of your admission.(Items must not be expired and only 1 discount per person). Let's work together to help … Read More
We raise free-range laying hens that produce the most delicious eggs. Egg production is slow this time of year with the shorter amount of daylight. We sell eggs for $3/dozen and they are … Learn More
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