and I thought it was going to be a nice day....
Even took the sheets off the horses. Above is a picture of Berlin....she still has hives or is it the result of things being killed by the Equimax?
The wind kicked up so Karen and I picked a couple bushels of apples before the rest were blown to the ground. Lucky ponies.
Gary still has a huge volume of leaves to move to the gardens where he has planted garlic.
This is Chef Bill M.! He has been here since Thursday, totally into many events going on at the college. He heard that we (the Art and Aesthetics Committee) were making a Moroccan dinner and he was very interested. In fact (because he knows how to work his way around a kitchen) he started looking up recipes that used the hazelnuts he brought from his tree out in Oregon.
We settled on two that involved beets, so Gary went out to the garden and picked one honkin' big speciman and I roasted it.
We also had a bean/pasta soupie casserole.
Back to the recipes....
We needed all these special ingredients, so he and Gary went down to Wegmans to pick them up.
Things like goat cheese, maple syrup, Greek Yogurt, sesame seeds, marjoram, oregano, savory, thyme and more. Plus some wheat Syrian Bread. What a lunch.
The first thing he made was Za'atar-Spiced Beet Dip with Goat Cheese and Hazelnuts. Ummmmmm!
Then, we made a salad. Romaine, scallions, garlic, goat cheese, toasted sesame seeds, toasted hazelnuts (we added craisins to the recipe) and roasted beets. The same herbs listed above (the combo is called Za'atar) were put on top. Just enough for a subtle flavor.
The dressing was evo and balsamic vinegar. Another keeper.
It was a fun way to spend a dark afternoon full of spitting rain that was trying to turn to snow.
I took pity on the horses and put their blankets back on. Too windy with the temp dropping.
Bill had a quick tour before he left.
Wish he could be here to help with our Morrocan dinner!
Speaking of dinner....tucked the horses in and have no intention of making anything.