7.8 | Part IV - Food Revolution Wednesday
.Potato salad with pickled onions and black olives
.Charred cipollini onions
.Salted kohlrabi pickles (we made them for the next day!)
.Lindsey's Crab n Veggie Cakes
."Fagiolini sotto eceto" - Green beans marinated in vinegar salad
.Sweet polenta lemon-vinegar blueberry cake
"I started making my mother's recipes when I moved out on my own - sometimes because I felt homesick - other times to carry on the Summer tradition. My brother did the same with his family. My children in turn know all about potato salad and marinated green beans as the beginning and the essence of Summer and of shared time together. In the spirit of the holidays and simple Summer picnics this week's menu give potato salad center stage."
-Terri Salminen (Find her beautiful Jamie Magazine blog here - Just cut/paste to google translate or let your browser do the work!)
This is so funny writing to you today, as you're HERE next door, also writing to furiously catch up as I am right now. It's been wonderfully busy with you so far. I can hardly believe my luck in life as I have you, my dear friend, in.the.flesh working right alongside me. The air crackles as I teach and learn with you. Can you feel it?
I don't want to think about being in the kitchen without you now that I have you beside me.
Here is my much belated week 4 recap, the last week before you arrived to the mullies and to the Prairie Farm Corps team.
I don't know if I will find the time to write to you again here (while we're working together) as I want to soak you in like french toast. In the meantime, let's have tons of fun taking over the Food Revolution's Instagram page together! We must capture and savor every moment.
Maple - Vinegar marinade making.
Mia loves making dessert and she certainly rocked making your sweet polenta lemon-vanilla blueberry cake. We decided her future cake shop will be called, "Make Mia Cake".
Kiyan prepared this entire pan of spuds for your epic potato salad.
We are working hard to make our "cat's claw" muscle memory Terri!
After tearing up over onion cutting, Kiyan and I try the freezer trick for our poor eyes. It sorta kinda helped.
Rainbow chard from the farm is so beautiful. Kiyan is a pro now at removing the leaves from the ribs.
Such beautiful work Mia!!
I could not have been more excited to teach them how to make my crab n veggie cakes. Natalie you formed some lovely patties my dear. Baking them is absolutely the way to go. I fried them first and we all decided to give baking a go. I may never fry up my cakies again!
I am so proud of the presentations this kitchen crew made for our crew at lunch time. It makes me so happy to watch them read through your kitchen notebook for reference and then teach the rest of the students a thing or two of what they have learned in the kitchen.
Mia LOVES roasted onions now - clapping my hands and jumping up and down!
Fresh rosemary on a cake!? Yeseerrrreeeeee bob! Absolutely brilliant and delicious!
There's no more talking to you on the line! YOU'RE HERE!!! I have so much to write about now that we have taken a billion pictures from our first week together. I don't want to miss out on one second though. I know I'll have time after you leave. I am desperate for this next week to last longer than the first... I have fallen in love with you and our Prairie Farm Corps crew.
Leslie, Natalie, Mia and Kiyan made this gorgeous foraged mulberry icecream + Epic Chocolate Beet Cake last Thursday. Isn't it gorgeous!!? We must have the kids keep picking these while they are still good and freeze them for our celebration dinner in August. Summer please slow down!