Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Thanksgiving Share

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have friends and/or family to celebrate this blessed holiday with. To me, this is the most wonderful holiday. Being Thankful. What a cleansing feeling. And a reminder to "stop and smell the roses" or taste the good food : )

I cannot express enough how thankful I am for this farm, this place. The community that helped me, literally, from the ground up. The opportunity I have to grow food. And for you, who are reading this note, supporters, friends, lovers of good food.

Enjoy your Holiday Feast, your Company and the Taste of Goodness.
Blessings on the meal, Keena

Baked Leeks with Goat Cheese

1. Cut leeks lengthwise to clean and then boil in a saucepan, until tender
2. Drain and place in a buttered baking pan
3. Mix together : 1 egg, 5oz goat cheese, 1/3c plain yogurt, 1/2c parm cheese, salt and pepper

4. Pour mixture over leeks

5. Top with 1/2c bread crumbs and a bit more parm

6. Bake 35-40 min at 350

Holiday Onion and Apple Bake
1.5# apples, 1 Large onion sliced 3/8in thick and separated into rings, 3/4c brown sugar, 1.5c coarse bread crumbs, 2Tbs butter, cut into small pieces
1. Arrange apples in an overlapping layer in a buttered baking pan. Top apple layer with onions. Sprinkle with brown sugar and salt, then bread crumbs and bits of butter. Cover and place in 300 oven.
2. Bake for 3 hours, remove foil, and continue baking 30 min more or until bread crumbs are browned.

Apple Flavored Winter Squash Cake
1 stick butter, room temp
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups cooked winter squash
1/2 cup apple cider
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp bkg soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ginger
1. Beat butter until fluffy. Beat in sugar until mixed. Add eggs, one at at time. Add squash and cider, mix well.
2. Sift flour bkg soda, salt and spices. Add to cream mixture in batches.
3. Pour into a buttered and floured bundt pan
4. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes and pour on glaze.
Apple Cider Glaze
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup apple cider
Sift sugar into a bowl. Whisk in cider until smooth, pour over cooled cake right away