Do You Cook?

I grew up cooking. My sweet mama had me in the kitchen from a young age. I am thankful for those days and times and memories.

My girls grew up cooking.  I did what my mama did - brought them both in the kitchen at a young age. They learned to chop and peel and stir and measure and layer and bake and cook.

Seventh grade at Townsend Jr High School - Home Ec Class - with Miss Pitzialli - enlarged my culinary skills - sorta. I loved that class. I hated the sewing part of Home Ec.

All seven of my grand-kids have helped me make my specialty pancakes - they've cracked eggs, measured flour, whisked the buttermilk batter and anything else their little hands could do.

I am thankful for the effects of cooking on my life and that of my family. Those effects have been far reaching.  This review of Michael Pollan's new book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation">Cooked profoundly says - - -

The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching. Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume large quantities of fat, sugar, and salt; disrupt an essential link to the natural world; and weaken our relationships with family and friends. In fact, Cooked argues, taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the American food system healthier and more sustainable. Reclaiming cooking as an act of enjoyment and self-reliance, learning to perform the magic of these everyday transformations, opens the door to a more nourishing life.

The heart of what we do at our farm is to encourage and educate and hopefully inspire.  We do this by inviting the public to our home/farm on Thursday mornings to "come - to see - to experience - and to taste." 

We hope you become inspired to grow some of your own food - and do it with others.

We hope you take one of our workshops - to educate you on how to grow food. These will resume in September.

And, our newest ways to inspire you are our The Craft of Cooking Classes - we want to inspire you to cook! So far Chef Eric and Sarah have taught you how to prepare Pan Seared Salmon, Farmstyle Omelets, Pan Seared Chicken with Turmeric Rice and Black Beans. This week, you'll learn how to cook Ratatouille (register and pay online here) and next week you'll learn how to make Farmstyle Pancakes!