Friday, April 30, 2010

around the yard on a beautiful morning....(when i should be @ work)

dinner one night last week....... grilled baucom's chicken legs, salad( greens from my garden) cukes and tomatoes from hillbilly. grilled zucchini and baby potatoes.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

oh!!!!!!!!!!! i left out the kalamata olives in the salad........

tomato salad

this was for dinner last night!
my greens in the garden are looking good.but, last night we skipped the greens and had a salad of tomatoes, vidalia green onions, cucumbers and amazing greek evoo and 12 yr old balsamic vinegar from italy (both available @ hillbilly) i sprinkled on a little "farm" cheese from cackleberry farms.
also, oven roasted grateful growers pork chops and sauteed yellow squash. yummy!
What to do with Grateful Growers Chorizo? Make tacos! Cook chorizo in a skillet and add your favorite toppings to a tortilla. I used Cackleberry cheese, tomato, avocado, cilantro, lime and salsa. All from Hillbilly of course! On the side, I cooked a big pot of black beans. This meal also makes great leftovers.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Last night, we had Chicken Wings from Baucom's Beef. I marinated them in half Marguerite's BBQ Sauce and half Hood's Best Mustard Sauce (both sold at Hillbilly - copied the idea from Kendra and John) Cooked them on the grill - delicious!! We chowed down. My kids LOVED them. Had LOCAL asparagus and roasted parsnips, sweet potatoes, carrots and new potatoes. What a wonderful spring meal - sat outside... enjoyed it!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

we had a wonderful day sat. at our spring festival! thanks to everyone that made it happen. we are so fortunate to be able to carry the products of local farmers and food producers. we love to know where our food comes from. we like to know what is in what we eat and meet the people that produce it. thanks to baucom's beef, grateful growers, baker's blessing, queen city sweets, blowin smoke bar-b-que sauce, cackleberry farms, uncle scott's root beer. lot's of great food samples......
thanks much......check us out.
hillbilly produce market

Thursday, April 22, 2010

the name of our blog...

a dish of diced or chopped meat and often vegetables, as of leftover corned beef or veal and potatoes, sautéed in a frying pan or of meat, potatoes, and carrots cooked together in gravy.
a mess, jumble, or muddle: a hash of unorganized facts and figures.
a reworking of old and familiar material: This essay is a hash of several earlier and better works.
to chop into small pieces; make into hash; mince.
to discuss or review (something) thoroughly (often fol. by out): They hashed out every aspect of the issue.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

we had a fast and great dinner tonight......i picked some mixed greens...lettuces and arugula from my garden....dressed it w/ evoo and lemon juice. fried up some wonderful fresh eggs from cackleberry farm( just got in today @ hillbilly) some toast and jam. great glass of red wine...simple and delish!!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Surface Family has decided to start a blog so we can share ideas on cooking, landscaping, gardening or anything else our heart desires. We are a family full of people who love to cook and talk about cooking more than anything, so we thought it would fun to spread the JOY!

We now carry Grateful Growers Pork and it is fantastic! Try these.

Grateful Growers Ground Pork Asian Burgers - seriously these are the BEST... My family's favorite burger. What a great change and they are so juicy and delicious.

1 lb. ground pork
1 egg beaten
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper

Make 4 patties and grill about 7 - 8 minutes each side with grill open. (Get the grill really hot and then turn it down to medium right before you put them on)

Serve on a bun with hoisin sauce and coleslaw.
You can use regular slaw or give it an asian flair with some chopped red bell pepper, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, cilantro and peanuts.
Also great with Sirachi sauce if you like it HOT.

You can also make them with the traditional fixins!

Enjoy! Krista