This is how I ended my blog a year ago, when I wrote about how Suvir Saran’s
recipes and encouragement had changed my life and awakened and educated my
palate. And I was right—2012 was a
year of great culinary adventure and excitement.
This post is devoted to the summer avian life present in Washington County and specifically at American Masala farm. My husband Peter & I enjoy birding so decided start a list of all the birds we saw and heard during our visit.
This is the stately prince of Masala Farm. I cannot remember his name but I think it is an indian name that means Prince...Now I can only wonder who really wears the pants at
This bird gets my vote!
Seeing him strut his stuff around the farm...like he owns the place.
As I came home last week to the farm for one night, there were quite a few treats awaiting my arrival. It had been 36 days and nights since I was away from home. There were a selection vibrant wines from Rioja for Charlie and I to share with friends and family. Cannot wait to be back at the farm, so I can cook, and we can host some dinners and share them. And then there was this package, with three issues of Organic Gardening. Why are they here? Who sent them? What prompted this?
Our Araucana chickens add a wonderful array of colorful eggs to our daily loot. Green, blue, and every shade in-between those two colors. I always think of Martha Stewart when I think of these chickens. And now, by accident, not design, we have not one, but 3 Araucana roosters. The one in these photos is the only standard one. The other two are bantams. He is very charming, quite the performer and also very committed to being around the girls.