I had the opportunity take a quick trip to San Diego over this past weekend. One of my granddaughters had a lead role in her Jr. High School musical - School House Rock, and of course, Michael and I went and Gretchen so kindly milked the goats for us. While there, my daughter took me to a cute breakfast place in Del Mar. Their oatmeal/quinoa breakfast bowl sounded so so good. It was so so good. So much so, I made it for breakfast this morning.
We use organic steel cut oats - which are always best soaked overnight either in water or buttermilk. I tend to use buttermilk. So, last night, I put about 3 cups of oats and about 1 cup of organic quinoa from a bag from Trader Joes - stirred up the bowl and added a cup or so of buttermilk and then added a bit of water. I usually, just dump and pour until the measurements seem about right.
I covered the bowl and left in on the counter. Prep was easy and quick this morning. Just boiled water, added a bit of sea salt and then put spoonfuls of the oatmeal/quinoa mixture into the boiling water. It took about 7 minutes (maybe less) to cook.
We always top our hot oats with a bit of butter and add blueberries. Sometimes we will sprinkle with cinnamon and sometimes even add a bit of tumeric. The blueberries are sweet enough for us - so often we don't add sugar. You've got to try this! It was sooo good.
On another note - the farm is open Thursday mornings from 9-11:30 am.
Joy and the team work hard harvesting all sorts of in season, fresh produce like the tomatoes above. Our market menu includes, lettuces, various citrus, fresh farm eggs, chard, herbs, eggplant and whatever else is ready for harvest. Besides our farm's produce we are so happy to include Laura of Pickett Fence Pastries. Arriving at 9 am is highly suggested.
Have you thought about your gift giving for Valentines Day? Here are two suggestions:
1. Our farm's sea salt caramels here.
2. Something from our farm's skin care collection here.
Just a word on our Skin Milk Cleansing Bars. We make small batches here at the farm - using organic olive oil, coconut oil and shea butter. We use our goats fresh milk and the essential oils we use are either organic or wild crafted from responsible sources. Goat Milk soap is incredible for your body because of its anti aging alpha hydroxy acids, vitamins which repair damaged skin, and reviving minerals which are necessary if you spend lots of time in the sun.