Friday, February 15, 2013

Ebelskiver for Valentine's Day


So we made some ebelskiver pancakes for our guests this morning.... These are traditional Danish pancakes, usually in the shape of a sphere, thanks to cast iron pans with a series of half spherical hollows..... except that our pan has hearts! We found it locally at a tag sale in Red Hook, and it looks like this:

They tasted delicious and we can recommend a Williams Sonoma recipe for blueberry ebelskiver. If you don't mind flatter pancakes, any cast iron pan will work. Next, we're going to try the lemon-mascarpone filled ones..........yum!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

We are starting to plan our gardening activities for the year now. Hoping to increase our herb garden, where we pick fresh herbs every morning in season for the breakfasts. So it was great to have Michelle Sutton staying with us this week. Michelle is a Horticulturist who writes about horticulture for our great local magazine Chronogram and the online magazine Farm House . One of her articles that I liked the best was about the place we buy our seeds, Hudson Valley Seed Library who do great work and only offer heirloom and open-pollinated seeds - no hybrids and nothing genetically engineered. You can get seeds from them here: . Happy gardening in 2013!