Tuesday, February 16, 2010

colors of february

Sue at Life Looms Large has her Colors of February post up - thought I'd join the fun by sharing some pictures from our trip out to the shore yesterday. Be sure to stop by Life Looms Large to see more winter colors from around the world!

During our day at the water, we saw beautiful ice formations, and tried to capture them on film. This was my favorite - it looks like it's set on a pedestal.

There were also lots of sheets of ice.

And some of the sheets of ice had piled together to make a little ice field right along the shoreline.

Right before we left for home, we saw this tree along the sand - I thought it was beautiful!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

winter market trip

It was another beautiful sunny day for another wonderful winter market in Exeter today! We brought home baby kohlrabi, lots of rutabaga, ground pork, kielbasa, onions, apples, and (the find I'm most excited about this week) guinea fowl.

I've never had guinea fowl before, but I'm really looking forward to giving it a try! As suggested by the farmer, we'll be seasoning it and then roasting it in a Dutch oven (325 degrees, 25 minutes per pound) with some water or wine to keep the bird moist. I'll definitely let you know how it comes out!

Happily there are more markets coming up soon - we have Newmarket and Rye next Saturday (Feb 20), and then the next Seacoast Eat Local market in Rollinsford (Feb 27). The winter markets really have been amazing this year - so well attended, so happy, and so great for continued access to local foods. All good!!