Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Visit from Mooreland Hill School

We recently had a visit from the fifth grade class of Mooreland Hill School out of Kensington, Ct.  Kingsley, Cyrille, Lexi and Thom (our current WWOOFers) were able to share their knowledge and excitement of how our food is produced.

Many friends were curious

Kingsley demonstrating the proper way to transport chickens

At Barberry Hill Farm, we love farming, and we love sharing our excitement with "the next generation."  We know that we have to not only enrich our soil and produce the best food we can, but almost as importantly, inspire a conviction in why eating real food is so important across the generations.  

Lexi and Thom show the class our unique way of planting seedlings.

As we gear up for the farm stand, participating in Farmer's Markets, and fulfilling our CSAs/Farm Shares, it was nice to reflect on why we do what we do. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Weekend Away: Sailing in NYC

It is hard to get away this time of year, but a wedding in New York City of two dear friends required an exception.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cyrille's Mother's Swiss Chocolate Cake

Cyrille, part of a worldwide organic farm educational and cultural exchange program, shared a family recipe he brought with him from Geneva, Switzerland. 

Preheat oven to 200 Celsius.

4 eggs separated
300 grams good dark chocolate (I like to use 60% and 70% cocoa)
100 grams sugar
125 grams butter
2 Tablespoons flour

Melt butter and chocolate in double boiler slowly.

In another bowl whisk egg yolks with the sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the beaten egg yolk/sugar mixture to the melted chocolate and add the flour.

Separate whites from yolks. 

In a separate bowl beat egg whites until very stiff and then fold into the chocolate mixture.

Fresh eggs stiffen better.

Fold Slowly

 Bake in greased 9" round pan for 12-15 minutes.

 Universal Exports? License to drill?  Cyrille from Geneva, Switzerland (left) and Pietro from Lugano, Switzerland (right), use the drills to make holes in the ground for transplanting seedlings.