Zombie Land

HUMBOLDT STREET, Brooklyn: Winter waste land, wishing the ground wasn’t frozen solid while salivating over farm listings on wwoof.org.

Talked to a farmer today at the farmers market about growing apples and bought some beautiful blue potatoes from him. Also purchased a wedge of Dorset from a 146 year old cheese making co-op, Consider Bardwell Farm. About the cheese I selected:  “A washed-rind, raw Jersey cow milk cheese. A soft ripening cheese with a rich, buttery texture and seasonally influenced pungency. An elegant appetizer or dessert…” Winner of both the American Cheese Society & World Jersey Cheese Awards in 2008. Looking forward to enjoying my little dairy nugget.

This 1/4 lb of cheese has gotten the gears turning about a few projects I have been wanting to tackle for a long time, one of which is making cheese. The new year seems like a good time to lay out a goal or two, so here are a few things I would like to accomplish this winter:

Make mozzarella!

Grow a pomegranate shrub from seed!

Future trees! (I want to draw out a plan to add some fruit & nut trees to my parents property in CT this spring)

Pickling nonstop!

Compile a garden & food book list! Read more!

Make beer! or hard cider!?

Farmers market every weekend!

Visit Brooklyn botanical garden!

Start seeds early this year! (finish/repair the cold frame?)

Ok, that should be enough to keep me busy. Between all this (besides my full time office job, of course) I will be cooking and baking, researching and daydreaming. I expect all my readers to do the same, and share the results. I’d love to see what you all are up to: igrewthis@gmail.com, send me your ideas for staying sane through winter!

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One Response to “Zombie Land”

  1. Beer Bread « I GREW THIS Says:

    […] gets crazy hard as soon as it cools off, so it is best to eat it right away. I ate mine with some local cheese purchased at the Greenpoint Farmers’ Market. Lots of butter is also good. […]

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