Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I have been making poke salad the same way for 20 years(previous post), I decided to try something different today, my husband and son enjoyed and I did as well.
Poke Salad with Wild Onions
- 2 oz. wild onions(after trimming)
- 2 Tbls. olive oil(4 total)
- 4 oz. washed tender poke leaves(1 to 3 inches long)
- 2 Tbls. olive oil(4 total)
- 3 oz. cheddar cheese(I used sharp because that is what I prefer)
- 4 Tbls. butter(the real stuff)
- 6 farm fresh eggs
- salt and pepper to taste(I add a splash of Franks hot sauce)
Cover the poke with hot water and bring to a boil, boil gently for 5 minutes, drain and cover 1 more time with fresh hot water, bring to a boil again and boil gently for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with running warm water for 30 seconds.
Heat 2 tbls. of olive oil(I used extra virgin), add onions and stir fry over medium heat until crispy and light brown, do not stop stirring and do not use too high of a heat(they will burn quick). Remove onions and set aside, do not cover(they will get soft).
Put 2 tbls. of olive oil in the same pot and add poke leaves back to pot(you can cut the leaves up smaller if you prefer). Stir fry for 5 minutes, stir in 4 tbls. of butter and season to taste(spread evenly over bottom of pot). Whisk the eggs and pour over poke leaves, cover with tight fitting lid and cook until eggs set(it takes 8 minutes on medium on my electric stove(if eggs are not completely set in center, just poke mixture and eggs will cook up).
Turn off the heat and cover with thin sliced cheese.
Cheese will melt.
Friday, April 10, 2009
It's poke salad time of the year. Yes I do eat poke salad, about 3 messes(as my mother in law would say), each spring. I only pick the small tender leaves, about 1/2 of a brown grocery sack full. I wash them and boil them,about 15 mins. Then I drain the liquid and cover with water again and boil one more time and drain again. I put 1/4 cup olive oil in a skillet, add 1 medium onion , diced and cook until translucent. I add the drained poke salad greens and season with salt and pepper and cook for about 15 minutes over medium high heat. I whisk 4 eggs(farm fresh of course) in a bowl, push the greens to one side of skillet, drop a couple tbls. of butter on open side and scramble eggs until almost done, them mix it altogether and cook for about 5 more minutes. Enjoy! They say poke salad is poisonous, so eat at your own risk. My mother in law said you had to boil it 3 times to get the poison out, I only boil twice and never have a problem(but I only pick the very small tender leaves). She also said never eat it after it starts to make poke berries.
Friday, March 13, 2009
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I picked some small oyster mushroom yesterday and made this.
The mushrooms were about 2-3 inches across. I used a half of a cup of cleaned sliced mushrooms. I sauteed them in 1 tbsp. of butter. I then added a half of a cup of leftover brown rice, pushed all this to the side and scrambled an egg in 1 tbsp. of butter and mixed it all together. At first the mushrooms were a little strong for my taste, but then I added a tbsp. of soy sauce, which balanced it out. I would make this again. In a few days I think I will make an oyster mushroom cream sauce and top some pasta with it.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
They are oyster mushrooms. I have read that they are a good edible mushroom. I have also read that they can be used to dye wool. I have picked about a bushel. I cut them up and they are now drying(for future dyeing experiments). I will pick more in a couple of days and try cooking them. It will be the first time that I have tried wild mushrooms.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
My name is Ilene and I live in South Carolina. I have enjoyed reading blogs that interest me. I have learned alot about fiber animals from reading blogs. I have been trying to get a small fiber farm going for some time now. It started when I purchased some laying hens and roosters. I loved watching the baby chicks grow. I raise them for their delicious and healthy eggs. I also have a love for animals, especially furry ones. Next came the pair of nigerian dwarf goats. They now have 4 daughters that share the farm with them. I plan to get an angora goat to breed with the girls to produce some fiber/milk goats. Then came 3 sheep. I loved my sheep but after a few years of shearing them I realized they were too much for me to handle. I decided I needed something smaller and softer. Then came the angora rabbits. I have french angora rabbits that I have just started breeding. I have 2 english angora does that I hope to soon get a buck for. I also have a pair of german angora crossed rabbits that I will soon breed.