This Week at Peaceful Heart Farm:
Yay, first calf is born. He required a vet to visit him and get his tail out first. Yes, our first calf came breech, but he is doing really well right now. His dad should be proud. Looks almost just like him. The milking routine has begun.
Easter is on the horizon. In honor of the event, we are running a sale on leg of lamb and shoulder roasts.
40% off Leg of Lamb and
Shoulder Roasts! ! !
Come see us at the Wytheville Farmer’s Market, April 13th from 10 am to 12 noon. We can also serve your needs at the farm. Email me if you’d like to come out to the farm and pick up your lamb.
I’m so excited to share the Farm News from this week.
- This week’s FarmCast is a study in the science behind the senses as they relate to the taste of food.
- Most Recent Recipes
- Homesteads in the News This Week
Peaceful Heart FarmCast
Last we I talked about what makes our food taste great. This week, in preparation for a follow up on what makes food taste the way it does, I’m introducing the basics of cheesemaking. This is a needed background to discuss what gives cheese its flavor. Look for that episode coming up soon. This week’s podcast also includes a recipe for making that great Easter Leg of Lamb.
This is an educational one with a bit of history, so LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE. Or, if you have an Alexa device, just say: “Alexa, play podcast Peaceful Heart FarmCast.”
Easter Leg of Lamb: Easter is fast approaching. Come see us at the Wytheville Farmer’s Market and pick up some Easter lamb. We have bone-in legs (on sale 40% off), boneless shoulder roasts (on sale 40% off), and ground lamb. I have Greek Meatballs for Easter, Easter Leg of Lamb and Southwestern Shoulder Roast recipe cards. Choose one FREE with your purchase.
Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus: Around here we are just waiting for the asparagus to peak its head up from the ground. Yes, it’s that time of year. From about April through June an abundance of fresh asparagus is available. Check out your local farmer’s market to find this delicious veggie for your family.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich: If you’re going to enjoy cheese, I can think of no better way than melted on some toasted bread slathered with butter. A grilled cheese sandwich is simple to make but improvements can always be made. This recipe will give you the confidence to make your grilled cheese sandwich spectacular. Here are four tips for making that perfect grilled cheese sandwich even better.
Home Made Butter: There’s nothing more satisfying than knowing you can take control of your family’s nutritional needs – not depending on your local supermarket. Making your own butter is just one way to instill that peace.
Cheese in the News
Why Americans Don’t Get to Eat Delicious Raw Milk Cheese: The title is a little misleading. We do get to eat “some” raw milk cheese. This article gives the details on which ones. Also, I was shocked to find out that the forced pasteurization by the FDA began in 1987. I thought it happened at the same time that raw milk liquid was required to be pasteurized in 1924.
Raw Milk Cheese – A Natural Source of Probiotics: Milk is known as a complete food. It contains proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, cholesterol, and beneficial bacteria (probiotics). Perhaps it is the perfect food! Well maybe not. Perhaps cheese is the perfect food. ♥♥♥♥♥
“Lies My Doctor Told Me” – Presentation by Dr. Ken Berry :This has got to be the most interesting thing I read all week. Looks like I’m going to have to buy another book. I love reading. More importantly, I love reading about how to live a healthy life. So much information, so little time.