Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall is time for SOUP!

Fall is here!  Such a beautiful time of year in Indiana!

This shot isn't of our farm, but the view from our front porch.  The harvest is in!

The pasture is planted and established pretty well.  We should have grazing next year!

There is nothing better than eating food you grew yourself.  I don't know why it tastes better, but it does!  I'm not big into cooking, but I am pretty talented at making soups.  Last night we had sweet potato bisque made with sweet potato, onion, and goat milk from our farm, and apples from an orchard right down the road.  Mmmmm, delicious with fresh baked banana bread!
Here's my recipe:
Sweet Potato Bisque
1 giant sweet potato (2 lbs)
2 medium apples
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
2 TBS butter
2 cups goat milk
Water as needed
Spices – cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, curry powder, salt
I make this in a large cast iron skillet.  Peel the sweet potato and cut it into 1 inch cubes.  Cook the cubes in the skillet over medium heat with the butter and a cup of water.  Add water as needed during the cooking time to keep about  a cup in the bottom of the skillet.  Peel and chop the apples into cubes and add to the skillet.  Chop the onion and add to the skillet.  Mince the garlic and add to the skillet.  Add cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, curry and salt over the top.  About a teaspoon of each give or take – I just shake it out over the vegetables.  Cook until all the vegetables are soft.  Remove the vegetables and puree in a food processor or blender, and return to the skillet.  (A few chunks is ok.) Then add the goat milk and stir until combined and the soap is thoroughly warm.  This should be a thick puree soup.  Garnish with green onion and cheddar cheese, and serve with banana bread!