This morning’s breakfast was handmade pecorino cheese (made by our friends Loris & Giovanni) with a few bites of figs “liberated” from an abandoned tree down the road. Truly local!
Our dear sweet friends Colleen and Juliane squeezed in a quick trip to the farm this weekend while traveling in Europe with their son Avery. C&J were here in 2015 and we were so happy and excited to have them back with Avery this time. Avery requested a pizza making and Karaoke challenge: 2015 versus 2017. He nailed both! Happy Early Birthday, Avery . . . .
It’s been super super hot here on the farm! But when Abby Doty (B’s childhood friend) was here in May she schooled me on freezing strawberries! She collected buckets from our strawberry plants and then cleaned and put them in zip-lock bags where she sucked out the air for maximum freezing! I’ve been trying my best to keep up as the plants continue to produce strawberries! The best part? I made strawberry and banana (with a bit of OJ) smoothies this weekend and it was so EASY and REFRESHING and super TASTY! Avery (a very hip 7-year old) said it was the best smoothie he has ever had! Thanks Abby Doty!!!!!!
One of our favorite “traditions” on the farm is Happy Hour: heavy appetizers and refreshments in lieu of a big meal. We picked up some yummy cheese at a French coop, a baguette, some chips (you can take the boy out of America but…), and a bottle of wine. That, with a sliced up apple, made for a pretty nice happy hour. The only things missing were Luna, Gidget and Buttercup! Can’t wait to see them!