At the Break of Day

Shiitake & Fennel Omlet for Two

Shiitake & Fennel Omlet for Two

0 by / on July 7, 2014, 10:41 pm / in At the Break of Day, Farm Home Cooking

As I understand it, shiitake mushrooms grow in the spring and fall during cool, wet, weather. I think I may be mistaken on that point though, because the two oak logs we inoculated with mushroom spawn a couple years ago repeatedly surprise us with mushrooms at unexpected times, like during the heat of early July. So this week we found […]

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Hazelnut Blueberry Pancakes

Hazelnut Blueberry Pancakes

0 by / on July 23, 2013, 9:20 am / in At the Break of Day, Farm Home Cooking

When Auden came to stay a week while her Mom was having her baby brother, she harvested with us in the field on harvest day, sorted chard and kale, and reminded us to stop and play every now and then. So the next morning I decided to make her normal breakfast instead of serving her our normal breakfast again, which […]

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Hazelnut Orange Scones

Hazelnut Orange Scones

0 by / on May 14, 2013, 8:32 pm / in At the Break of Day, Breads, Farm Home Cooking, Food for the Break of Day

Somewhere in the middle of hoeing strawberries and planting yet more broccoli (cabbage maggots took out our first planting…) scones and a frittata started sounding tantalizing for supper. Simple, relatively quick (I showered when the scones sat  in the freezer) and yummy. You’ve probably noticed that the primary nut I use is a hazelnut. That’s mostly because my two locally […]

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Best Ever Coffee Cake — Cinnamon Hazelnut Buttery Goodness!

Best Ever Coffee Cake — Cinnamon Hazelnut Buttery Goodness!

0 by / on April 29, 2013, 1:00 pm / in At the Break of Day, Breads, Farm Home Cooking

About 30 years ago Jeree Clark served this coffee cake at a gathering of women from my church. My tattered, splattered recipe, written in a handwriting I recognize as my own from those early years, says it came from Jeree’s mother. I’ve made it several times a year ever since, usually on request from someone who has had it before. […]

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Blina (German Pancake)

Blina (German Pancake)

7 by / on February 4, 2013, 8:40 am / in At the Break of Day, Family, Farm Home Cooking

During our Family Reunion last summer Mom hosted a Blina breakfast for whomever was free to come.  She had a good smattering of her own children show up, along with a son-in-law and granddaughter.  Mom treated us to Blina on special occasions growing up, so even now when she makes it I’m over at her house if I can get […]

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