Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thank You Thanksgiving

Oh Boy! The feast was almost unreasonable. We had all the standards, and all the non-standards. From the turkey from Mike, at Thunderhill farm, who we got to dine with to the venison roast with wild mushrooms and red wine that I cooked in the woodstove, to the tempeh that Nick and I made with soybeans and sunflower seeds and then he cooked up with some ginger and garlic and spice. Tonight we are going to try our hand at making black bean tempeh. I'll let you know how it comes out. So I am including some photos of thanksgiving, which was celebrated at the Germantown Community Farm and CSA. There were many folks there, from many places, all convening together to eat, drink, sing, share, and did I mention eat? Everywhere I turned there was another happy, well fed face. Send me an email and let me know what was special about your Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A day of projects

Well, well...Give a girl a day, and production occurs! I am sorry to have not seen you all at the cafe yesterday, but action had to be taken. It was a day filled with planning for the upcoming maple season, pressing apples, racking and making wines, lilac, apricot, gooseberry, and dandelion all needed attention. Then on to sauerkraut. This was my day, intermittently filled with cauliflower tacos, and poached eggs, sweet grits, and sauteed greens. I am both enthused and exhausted just thinking about it! An event worth sharing is coming up tomorrow night...It is a seed saving event, sponsored by the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, and it is Thursday evening from 7-9pm at the Unitarian Fellowship of Poughkeepsie at 67 S. Randolph rd. Come and bring seeds to share and make friends. The menu is looking pretty good for the weekend so far. I'll keep you posted about the cheesy yellow grits of my mind...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Back at Union Square!

So, I know you have all been waiting...since I speak with many of you on the phone each week about it, and we are coming back to Union Square this coming Saturday. We hope to continue there right on until Christmas. Tomorrow, Amanda and Matt will be there together, selling the cinnamon biscuits and raisin walnut multigrain you all know and love. Tonight here on the homestead, we at Wild Hive Cafe are open late for the first time. Until 7. We want to continue to do this, but we need you to come in and let us know that this is what you are looking for. And that we have saved you, because you have unexpected guests coming that you haven't seen in a long time, and you don't have any Sprout Creek cheeses to serve them, or heavy cream for the pie's whipped cream, or salad...or so many other things that we are stocking fresh here. The vegetable of the month here is now PARSNIPS. You want them, we have them, come and get them. They are fresh, sweet, organic, local, and lets not forget...CUTE! Parsnip pie, parsnip soup, parsnips sauteed in butter and garlic, maple roasted parsnips, mashed parsnips, a parsnip smoothie, or send me your very own parsnip recipe for me to try at the bakery. So check out our weekend's menu, and come by and eat, or say hi. To view the menu in a reasonable size, right click on it, and hit open link in new tab.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Posting todays specials, hot off the press

So I am posting up today's specials menu, as I am working on this weekends menu. A life of menus, I'll tell you. Sprout Creek cheese is back in the fridge for you to share with friends this holiday season, we have an order form ready for thanksgiving meals, and Gray Horse Farm still has plenty of turkeys for sale to complete the table. Stop in. I'll be here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Biscuits and Gravy this weekend at the Hive

Well, I have made the menu for this weekend. I need feedback about if this is helpful. Just right click on the menu, and hit open link in new tab. You will see, that back by popular demand for the weekend is biscuits and sausage gravy. Come one, come all. So, right now at the store we have beautiful rutabegas, for you to stock up on and pack away for the winter. I am reconstructing my "root cellar" tonight. I have enough food to feed a lot of people this winter. I hope that we can have some events this winter in which I can show off my makeshift root cellar and then cook beets, turnips, carrots...
Today was the day for our Thanksgiving order list to come out. It is hot. Come down and get one or send me an email and I'll send you a copy. We will have soup, salad, stuffing, roasted veggies, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin and apple pies. Everything you will need to impress the 'rents or the in-laws. Get your orders in. Let us make things for you. Gobble, gobble.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween from the hive

So, we went out for Halloween. Myself, the black trumpet, Sam, the blighted tomato, and the kids, Lydia the piggie, Levi the skeleton, and Iris, as Laura Ingalls Wilder. We stopped by Tom and Ethels to show off our costumes, and then we were off to Tivoli, for some down home trick or treating. We had fun!.. and then I dropped the kids off at their new home in Germantown, at the Germantown farm and CSA. There we looked over all of the candy, and promptly stashed it away and broke into our Wild Hive goodies. Oh lemon squares. Oh black trumpets. Oh little piggies. Oh November!