Mominy’s Baking World

Baking and the crumbs that go with it…

Tiny Birds July 9, 2008

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We frequent a lovely farm down the road a piece. It’s called Glover Family Farms, but it was recently taken over by an incredible couple named Joe and Judith. They call the business Love is Love Farm. I love Love is Love. These folks are so down to earth, ha ha. They are quite young, but seem truly committed to farming and carrying on the tradition which most of us take for granted.

Judith is the girl who allows me to sell my cookies on her stand. She’s a doll – and very generous.

So, we went down to the farm tonight and gathered a full bag of goodies including:
lemon cucumbers (they resemble tennis balls, but are sweet and beautiful to eat)
regular cucumbers
baby potatoes
patty pan squash
purple bell peppers (how chic!)
cherry tomatoes
…and the kicker…quail eggs!!!

teeny weeny eggs

teeny weeny eggs

The eggs are just adorable. They sell by 50. Hell, you need that many to do anything. So, I came home and I boiled up 20 (yes TWENTY) to make egg salad. They cooked in about 3 minutes then cooled. Then…I peeled them. The membranes are thicker than chicken eggs, so it was a tedious task but they taste just like the eggs from the grocery store and my salad was perfect! I added in garlic and onion, as well as mayo, spicy mustard, salt and pepper. It only made enough for two sandwiches, but I’m excited to eat mine for lunch tomorrow.


Cookie Gig! July 1, 2008

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OMG, I’m so freaking excited! There is an on-farm market down the road a piece. We are friendly with the owner / operators of said organic market called Glover Family Farms, or Love2Love Farms. Upon a little conversation with my mom, I was invited to bring down and sell my cookies. Holy chocolate chips! Can you believe this? All the day dreaming of the details has NOT prepared me for this.

First, I had to “value” one recipe – Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Turns out, they aren’t THAT expensive…until you factor in organic ingredients and labor (hey, I have to be cheap AND easy!). Check.

Next, I need to secure packaging. Presto – I work for a packaging company. Check.

Get ready…Next I need to BAKE! Yay. Tonight I finally got to baking in my own kitchen for my first paid cookie gig. I was so excited, and it was the first time I was truly nervous to cook. I made sure everything was super clean, donned my apron and got to work. It’s my simple, but predictable recipe and sure ’nuff, it did not fail. Check.

After packing up the cookies in bags of three, making signage for the table and writing a thank you note for the opportunity, I now send my lover down with my Bundle of Joy!

Excuse me while I take a moment…