Saturday, July 21, 2012

How to know you are raising Foodies

Heard this week in our house from our children......

"When are we going to the farmers market"

"Why do we not have fresh basil - I need it for my grilled cheese sandwich"
"Homemade pizza dough is so easy"
"I'll make maple scones and we can have it with the wild honey and farm fresh strawberry jam"
"I'll look on Epicurious, You look on Food Network"
"The bacon was an inspired addition to the BBQ chicken pizza I made"
"We need more ginger"
"We need to make salmon stock to get those salmon carcasses out of the freezer - they creep me out!"

"That new peach cobbler recipe is a keeper"
"I am making salted caramel steamed milk"
"Can we pleeease go to Westham Island Herb Farm"
"I'll go harvest some lettuce and snap peas for the salad"
"Now these are REAL carrots"
"Who do I have to lobby to get backyard chickens approved?"
"We're out of vinaigrette - no problem we'll make some"
"YES, fresh basil!!"
 followed by 
"Am I the only 15 year old who thinks getting fresh basil from the farm is THAT cool?"


 Lindsay say's this is "her" recipe but I am sharing it with you all!  Enjoy!

Maple Walnut Scones
3 1/2 cups/875 ml flour
1 cup/250 ml Walnuts or other nuts (finely chopped)(optional)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Combine Thoroughly

2/3 cup/150 ml butter (chilled)
Cut in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs

1 cup/250 ml milk
1/2 cup/125 ml maple syrup

Stir in and work into soft dough;
knead 5-6 times. 
Roll out 1/2-inch/1-cm thick, about a 7-inch round.
Cut into 10-12 wedges; place on greased baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven at 425F until golden, 15-18 minutes.
Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. Great post Nicky! Honestly, sometimes I think we are living the same lives!