Broad Breasted White Turkeys

Thanksgiving is coming soon. Fall is in the air, and I am craving things like yams with pecans and pumkin soup. Lovely time of the year, and it is when American cuisine is possibly at its' most original and delicious!

These turkey are Broad Breasted White Turkeys the most common of farmed turkeys. We do not have turkey ourselves but many farmer's make a lot of money on thanksgiving turkeys, especially rare breeds.

Does anyone have any advice on raising turkeys? What are your favorite breeds?

Cows and Calves On Pasture!

I have decided to launch a new blog.

Here I will chronicle rural New York with thoughts, photographs and some recipes.

My food blog has become a success and I would like to branch out more and talk specifically about farming.

My hope is to inspire, teach and advocate about the glory but also the complexity of growing food.

This blog is still in
development but if you have any advice or suggestions please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by!

Our Cows!

Our Cows!, originally uploaded by ulrika_kjarval.

Danish Pork Meatballs or Frikadeller


Place in a food processor

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 pound pork
  • 2 small eggs
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • for frying:
  • 1/2 stick of butter

Preparation: combine all together in food processor, melt butter in a heavy skillet at a medium heat(not too hot!).
using a tablespoon spoon out meat mixture place in pan, you can flatten a bit with a spatula. Cook ten minutes on each side.

My Max running at the top of his game

My dog max despite being very small can not get enough of our farm!

Treadwell, NY

Treadwell, NY, originally uploaded by ulrika_kjarval.

lemon pistachio linguini

lemon pistachio linguini, originally uploaded by ulrika_kjarval.
  • 1 pound thin linguini
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (2 large lemons)
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pistachios
  • 1 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano

Treadwell, NY

Treadwell, NY, originally uploaded by ulrika_kjarval.

Poached Soy Sauce Chicken

Poached Soy Sauce Chicken, originally uploaded by ulrika_kjarval.

My Potato Harvest!

My Potato Harvest!, originally uploaded by ulrika_kjarval.

How gorgeous did they come out?
How did your potatoes come out?

Treadwell, NY

Treadwell, NY, originally uploaded by ulrika_kjarval.