Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm

Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Sunday, January 3, 2010


Let's start off with a shot of Banana Bread pudding made at the Carlton Four Seasons Restaurant..does anyone have a recipe for this?

The kitchen at Skoog Farm is always open....

Come on in!

Here are the two Swedish chefs preparing Korv (Swedish sausage) for this past Christmas.

The skins are stuffed with a mixture of mashed potatoes, onions, barley, beef and pork.

I think Randy and Gary are in awe of themselves!!!

When Ariana was here, she made Johnny Cake (corn bread). Who doesn't love that hot out of the oven?

How about a little Chicken French...

Did you ever make "Apple Pan Dowdy?" It's a one crust apple pie made in a frying pan (baked in the oven).

Serve it up with some real whipped cream...

While we were Christmas shopping, Jenny and I went to PF Changs for lunch
I had a delicious hot and sour soup.

Then we split lettuce wraps (filled with chicken, mushrooms, green onions and water chestnuts in a fabulous sauce).

Meanwhile back at the Ranch, one of our staples is homemade vegetarian sauce on pasta

When we have veggie burgers I roast potatoes, onions, beets and carrots.

Don't you love breakfast for dinner? Bacon, homefries with onions, scrambled eggs and toast.

And then there are the 200 meatballs we made for Christmas Eve. The secret ingredient is apple sauce to keep them nice and moist...also, bake no hotter than 320 degrees.


That goes for salads too.

Made with greens or just fruit!

Soup made with leftover ham and cabbage....mine has a sweet and sour flavor to it.

Apples and oranges....oranges and apples. Snack time.

We still have a lot of Christmas cookies. Arlene made these.

Remember those 200 meatballs...we had so many I froze a couple of batches. Used some last night to have our old standby....

Can you tell I love to cook? This challenge is going to make us all hungry!

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  1. OMG, now I am starving. Beautiful pics.

  2. The Apple Pan Dowdy looks delicious. My husband loves baked potato wedges! And he used to make sausage like that while working in college. Delicious! Now I am hungry!

  3. That was lots of food! And it all looked so delicious!!! :)
    Gott Nytt År!!!


  4. Now I'm hungry - better go eat!

  5. Stunning photos!

    My favorite, still, is the header, maybe because the subject is so close to my heart or just because it is so darn good.

  6. OMG!! I feel like I've just been to a smorgsbord!! You look like a fabulous cook, and it looks like Gary does his share as well. I'd love a taste of everything please! :)

  7. Wow, you must be one amazing cook! I've already had breakfast, but could go for some of those meatballs!

  8. You have won the challenge. I feel hungry now. Beautiful meals !

  9. Yep I am now officially hungry again!

  10. It looks like the Skoog family eats well!

  11. Ummmmm, will you please adopt me?

    I can only imagine how wonderful your kitchen smells all the time filled with all those delicious foods!
    Your family is so lucky to have you to cook for them :)


  12. I think I need that apple dish needs to come to my house.

    I think it may ALL need to come to my house! Yum!

  13. My daughter did a meatball dish with a bottle of bbq sauce and a jar of huckleberry jam that was delicious! I usually fry the meatballs- next time I'll do them in the oven.

  14. Yum----How late is the restaurant open? Sara

  15. This is the good life!


  16. Now I REALLY want to invite myself for a visit on my next trip to the Finger Lakes! :-) Great pics too - good light.

  17. I'm full!! Love the song Mad World from Donnie Darko..:-)

  18. I wish I lived next door so I could get some lessons! I do dishes with great finesse however! All your photos looked just yummy..your family must really love coming to your kitchen! I watched the big old White House Garden Challenge too..I always wish they would choose a real person..Like be one of the judges! I watch lots of shows on the Food Channel..but I still am just a struggling cook:(

  19. Lori, I am blown away by the wonderful job you have done on this blog. Love the photos, the music and the commentary. I am so very impressed but than always have been by you. Sharen


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