Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Conway Family Farms



We went on a field trip today to a local farm. It was interesting and fun.

Here are some recipes.

Lorrie’s Lavender Lemonade

1 ¾ C. Sugar
2 C. Water
Rind of lemons cut into pieces

Combine in saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Boil about 7 minutes; strain and cool. Add:

2 C. Lemon Juice
Approximately 8-12 Tbsp. Fresh cut lavender buds/sprigs

Steep in glass jar in a sunny location all day (I sometimes make this several days in advance and just allow it to sit in the refrigerator for several days.)

Add 8 Cups ice water and serve with lavender sprigs and a slice of lemon.


Lorrie’s Lavender Cookies

1/2 C. Butter softened
1 C. Sugar
1 Egg
¾ C. Buttermilk
6 Tbsp. Fresh cut lavender buds finely chopped
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp Lemon juice
2 C. Flour
½ tsp Soda
½ tsp Salt

Combine separately
¼ C. sugar
6 tsp. Dried lavender buds finely chopped

Mix butter, sugar and egg thoroughly. Stir in buttermilk, lavender buds, vanilla & lemon juice. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Chill dough. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough 2” apart onto lightly greased banking sheet. Sprinkle with lavender/sugar mixture. Bake at 400* for 8-10 minutes

Goat Milk Ice Cream

This recipe makes a fairly small batch, so I usually double it.

Vanilla:

2 ½ C Raw Goat Milk
½ C Sugar
2 T. Flour
2 eggs-beaten
2 t. Vanilla

Heat milk in pan until steaming. Whisk in the sugar and flour. Add 1 T. of milk at a time to the beaten eggs, whisking after each addition, until you have added 6 T. Cook and stir over low heat until the mixture is thickened and bubbly, while being careful not to scorch it. Allow to cool and refrigerate until well chilled before processing. Just before processing add the vanilla. Process as directed for your ice cream maker.


Chocolate

2 ½ C Raw Goat Milk
¾ C Sugar
2 T. Flour
2 eggs-beaten
4-6 T. unsweetened cocoa
1 t. Vanilla
1/8 t. cinnamon (optional)

Make the same as you would for vanilla, adding the chocolate with the sugar and flour and the cinnamon with the vanilla. (At our house we prefer 4 T. cocoa and cinnamon)

Mint Chocolate Chip
2 ½ C Raw Goat Milk
½ C Sugar
2 T. Flour
2 eggs-beaten
½ C. chocolate chips-ground up briefly in the blender
2-3 drops essential oil of Peppermint

Make the same as you would for vanilla, adding the peppermint drops and chocolate chips just before processing. This is also good with a teaspoon of vanilla, but it mellows the taste of the peppermint when you add it. (At our house, we prefer 3 drops of peppermint without the vanilla.)