George's Farm Blog

Weekly stories from the farm
We awoke to find a light blanket of snow covering the farm Tuesday morning.

I figured I would show the kids how to make a snowman, or at least give it a try.  There wasn't a lot of snow, but it seemed doable.  We started with a tiny golf ball sized snowball and rolled it around until it was the size of a soccer ball.  The kids loved the concept, but then decided it was more fun to kick the ball, which resulted in lots of little pieces, which then turned into a mini snowball fight.  It was jolly fun until little toes and fingers became too cold and we unbundled into the farmhouse and made our favorite breakfast; crêpes with summer berry jam!  As I stood at the stove cooking the thin pancakes, I mused about the "Snowball Effect", and how it can be a good thing, like accelerating ones way out of debt, or a bad thing, such as when circumstances careen out of our control.  I decided next time a vexing life situation snowballs into a monstrosity, I will kick into tiny, more manageable pieces.  And then have crêpes with berry jam!

I am eager to see each of you in the Magic Meat Truck this weekend.  We have many delights for the holiday week, including gorgeous, fatty Christmas goose.

A note on holiday scheduling:  We will not be at UD on Saturday 25 December.  We do plan to be at Ballard Sunday, 26 December.  We intend to follow our normal Saturday-Sunday schedule on 1-2 January 2022.

**We will be arriving at UD at about 09:00 today. We will NOT be doing a Vashon popup tonight. We will be at Ballard from 09:00-14:00 tomorrow. 
George's Crêpe recipe

In a medium mixing bowl sift together:

  • 3/4 cup all purpose or pastry flour
  • a fat pinch of salt
  • a Tablespoon or two of sugar
Add and whisk until smooth:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
Add and whisk again until smooth:
  • 6 ounces melted, unsalted butter
Add and whisk until smooth:
  • another 1/2 cup of milk
  • a tablespoon or so of vanilla extract
Cook on crêpe pans or a crêpe iron over medium low heat until just colored with a lacy pattern, about a minute or two.  Stack on a plate and cover with a kitchen towel to keep warm.
Serve with honey or jam.
They are also fantastic to wrap around savory delights, such as a fried egg, smoked salmon or sauteéd mushrooms.