We’re still snowed in. We are slightly rationing the propane because although we have a couple of weeks worth, we’re not sure when the tanker will be able to make it down the driveway. We had an earthquake this morning. The dogs are restless. So am I.
And in the midst of all of that, Sweet Baby G asks a simple question: “How about I make us some sushi for lunch?”
Why, yes. What a great idea. FAN. TAS. TIC.
Winter has really arrived here at the farm. The wind is blowing the snow around, and it’s coooooold outside.
And when the weather turns bad, we turn food crazy. Today’s main event is huevos rancheros (rancher eggs) with refried lentils spiked with Sweet Baby’s G’s salsa. Here’s the gist:
- Handmade tortillas, cooked gently on a cast iron skillet, then lightly fried in a bit of olive oil (just until they firm up, but short of crispy)
- Eggs fried over easy, smothered in homemade red enchilada sauce
- Thrice cooked refried lentils spiked with SBG’s homemade salsa
We washed it down with a bit of Simone Capecci’s Tufilla (passerina) wine — totally delicious! We will definitely be making these again!
Every year our little town hosts a three-day food fest (also known as a sagra). We made it up to town tonight and were rewarded by lots of friendly people and some tasty food: homemade chips and fried bits of fish with red beer, north African “empanadas” and stuffed veggies, and a local faro and bean soup!
When are you coming to visit?!?
The last* big chunk of the TD landscaping is moving along, despite the lateness of the calendar. December has been mild and dry so far, and that means that the TD overhaul team is still working. (At least cement maestro Marco is.)
This afternoon a big cement truck and pumping truck made their way down the driveway. In no time, they were pumping thick, wet cement into the forms that Marco had set up. This corner of the house has always been a problem area, but we are starting to see just how nice things will be… soon.
* Ha! Sometimes I crack me up.