Anywho, I promised a bunch of people recipes, links, and other information, so I thought I would just make it a blog post and share with the world.
The bread I served was 5 minute Artisan Bread. Of course I’m genetically unable to follow a recipe, so these are the changes: Instead of 6 1/2 cups of white flour, I used 3 1/2 cups of white and 3 cups of whole wheat flour. After the 2 hour rising, I just transfer the dough to 2 greased loaf pans and let rise for 45 more minutes before baking at 450 for 30 minutes. I hope that’s not confusing…
The dessert was Pot de Creme alla Pioneer Woman. Yes, it looks and sounds fancy, but it really is that easy. Don’t tell anyone, OK?
The dessert topping was just some fresh cream whipped with a little maple syrup. Who needs sugar?
Here is the fig preserves recipe and the pepper jelly came from Old Field Farm General Store in Oneonta Alabama. You can find them on Facebook too. If you stop in, tell them Heather sent you! (And buy the sausage, you won’t regret it!)
The website where I learned how to build my raised row garden is Old World Garden Farms and their series on Raised Row Bed Gardens. I was also talking to my friend Stephanie about how I plan to try out their Ultimate Tomato Cage for Under $2 this year.
We also discussed the vacation the Jackson 5 are planning for this summer. We plan to do a Lunatic Tour at Polyface Farms in Virginia to learn all about sustainable farming and we plan to visit Thomas Jefferson’s plantation, Monticello. I hear the gardens are spectacular! We are all so excited!
There are lots of great options out there for purchasing quality heirloom seeds. I personally have had good luck with Annie’s Heirloom Seeds and Southern Exposure.
Some of the other people in the class recommended the following websites:
If I think of anything that needs to be added to this list, I will add it. Let’s just consider this a post in progress.