Springtime at my Farm:
I just dashed down to my Wisconsin Farm for the long holiday (Memorial Day) weekend. And things were looking very green and spring-like; although the weather (and sky) was cloudy and cool and misty. I do hope everyone enjoyed a meaningful holiday weekend.
I’m now back home – And happy to share a few Springtime-at-the-Farm photos; and also, a Springtime Risotto (tasty with lobster and asparagus)!
Above — The calves next door, under the apple blossoms.
Above — Looking across the Pond….
Above — Most of our neighbors are Amish; plowing the fields….
Above — More plowing….
The Food — Lobster Risotto with Corn, Asparagus, and Pea Shoots:
I may live in the MidWest, but I love a bit of lobster now and then. I had a few lobster tails in the freezer; and some very fresh springtime asparagus from a small market down the road. I thought a Risotto would provide a perfect medium for combining these, along with sweetcorn and pea shoots.
I made a simple Risotto — Then mixed in sauteed leek, corn kernals (I freeze my own every year), gently sauteed lobster chunks, and asparagus. All topped with happy pea shoots. So delightful, springtime-tasty!!
And Risotto looks so inviting in a new bowl made by Colorado Artist, Jim Lorio.
The Rusty Pots (NOT Pottery):
I love RUST; old rusty things. And as a potter concerned with three-dimensional work, I love finding interesting ‘forms’ of any material — Wood, metal, fiber. So it’s always exciting when we ‘find’ some old relic on the Farm — Like the sturdy differential housing (from an old pickup truck?); and the very rusted-but-colorful, very deformed, old bucket (found in the mud in one of the ponds). I love the ‘found’ RUSTY pots — Even though they’re not made of clay.
Hope everyone is enjoying (finally) Spring!!