Family time = Great time

I’m a little late getting this up ( but… better late then never). I had a great last weekend of August and spent it with my family. 

Friday evening I baby sat my nieces (or as my sister calls them the cubs). This included making pizza with my soon to be five year old niece.  

 
She was a little nervous about the “brown pieces” in the dough until I explain what flaxseed was and that it adds fiber and good oils to our pizza.

  
Baby Brielle supervised.

On Saturday I attended the great NYS Fair to watch my brothers show their dairy goats (yes there are dairy goats and meat goats). This was a showmanship class which means the kids where evaluated on the cleanliness of themselves and their goat, how well their goat leads and their knowledge about goats (specially the goat they are leading). No my brothers didn’t win but they were towards the top of the class and still received blue ribbons. 

  
The two with the glasses are my brothers. My brother George has the white goat (called a saanen) and my other brother William has the brown goat ( called a oberhasli).

  
  
Finished our day with a butter scripture selfie (and possibly ice cream ­čÖé

  
Rounded off the weekend on Sunday learning how the can sauce from my friend Libby (to tame my garden tomatoes, read my previous post to understand).  

 
I would share Libby’s recipe… But it’s not mine to share. If only you could smell through pictures ­čśŽ 

Hope readers enjoyed their last August weekend as did I. 

Tomato up dinner!!!

8/26/15 With summer coming to an end (I know…hold back the tears folks) my tomatoes are over taking my garden.  

 Canning sauce and salsa are curtainly on the to-do list however tomatoes have been sneaking their way into most nightly dinners.

Tonight I topped French bread with olive oil, herbs from my window herb garden, tomatoes and I had to fit in some mozzella because I’m a dairy girl.  

     This is just a snap shot of my herb garden (as you can see any container works, the key is little water daily). 

 these tasty appetizers where accompanied by chicken stuffed with veggies (yes including tomatoes) and finished with a cream sauce on top, served with asparagus and green beans.  

 
As you can image this meal quickly disappeared. 

But don’t forget dessert! I again kept this quick and easy. Starting by tossing berries and fruit together that were lying around the fridge. And… I couldn’t resist dolloping with homemade whipped cream. 

 
The dairy farmer hubby gave this dinner five stars so I had to share! Enjoy!!! From your dairy farmer RD

Patriotic decorations 

  I don’t consider myself the craftie type but these decorations are adorable and very inexpensive. 

To create just visit your local craft store and pick up 3 different patterns of patriotic scrapbook paper (I spent $3) and cut into fun shapes. You can hang them anywhere in the house using twine or string and mini clothes pins! Enjoy! 

GMO need to know

April 29, 2015 – I truly believe in respecting others option and views however adequate and science-based consumer education is important. As a consumer we need to make food buying decisions based on sound evidence based facts not out of fear or  marketing promos. Below is an article about GMO foods regarding general misconceptions. 

http://news.health.com/2015/04/28/chipotle-drops-gmos/
Also note that GMO foods are recognized as safe for consumers and monitored by the FDA and USDA.