Monday, October 3, 2022

A Busy but Fun September here on the Farm

September was crazy around the Farm this year.  We demolished and remodeled the kitchen.  I have been sharing that journey as we went along on my facebook page but wanted to show you the finished project here on the blog.

Kitchen

It is completely finished, except we had a little oops with the corner cabinet door and we are waiting for a replacement.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Banana Pumpkin Smoothie #SundayFunday

Fall has officially arrived here on the farm in Michigan.  The weather is cooler, the leaves are starting to change color.  This week the pool will be closed up and the majority of the outdoor furniture will be put into the barn until next season.

Banana Pumpkin Smoothie

As the weather changes so does my appetite.  I start craving pot roasts instead of steaks, roast chicken instead of bbq chicken, soups instead of salads.  Squash becomes the vegetable of choice and fresh tomatoes and corn become fond memories.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Welcome Home Marina!!

While we were on vacation our first exchange student came back to the USA with her daughter, Little Miss M, to join her fiance who has been working and living here in the States since COVID struck stranding her in Russia while he was not allowed to leave here.

Family

Since we weren't home upon their arrival, John picked them up at the airport and sent me this photo to let me know that they were here safe and sound.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Le Calendre Valpolicella; Romance is not just for special occasions #ItalianFWT

Verona, home to the love story of Romeo and Juliet.  Also, home to the wonderful wine Valpolicella that rivals Chianti for the love of romantics in Italy and world wide.

Wine in toast

Welcome to Italian Food Wine Travel........

Monday, September 26, 2022

Cinnamon Pear Muffins #MuffinMonday

 Tender crumb chock full of fresh, diced pear, flavored with a touch of cinnamon.  A perfect Fall treat.

Pear Muffins

It's time for Muffin Monday.......

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Black Bean and Pumpkin Quesadillas #SundayFunday

Pumpkin, Black Beans and Cheese flavored with Taco Seasoning and served up in crisped flour tortillas make for a perfect Meatless Meal.

Pumpkin and Black Bean Quesadillas

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are serving up Pumpkin this week.......

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Saying Farewell to Summer with a Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc #WorldWineTravel

The World Wine Travel group has exited Australia and have now stopped on New Zealand.  Australia was a tough country for many of us as we struggled to source wines from the more remote areas of the land down under.

Wine

New Zealand appears as if it is going to be problematic for me as well.  While I had no problems finding wine in Michigan from the Martinborough and Marlborough regions, I have had no luck finding wines from New Zealand outside of those areas.

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