Monday after the Hurricane
Well, the storm has passed and we are assessing the damage to the farm. Our apples trees were blown over. The roots are exposed but we will do our best to straighten them out. I hope they make it. The children and I planted those when we first purchased the farm in 2003.
We have a lot of tree limbs on the dirt road to the house. I have not left the property so I cannot state what it looks like in town.
I cooked an early dinner last night. Thank God for gas stoves! I prepared lamb chops. The topping was delicious.
Zest of one lemon, finely minced
4 cloves garlic
2 tablespoon fresh oregano
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
I place all of the above in my wooden pestle. ( I tried the marble one but there was not enough traction and the garlic kept sliding around.) I made a paste out of this and smeared it all over the lamb chops. I let it sit for about twenty minutes. I heated my cast iron skillet. (I love cast iron!) and seared the chops on both sides for about 3 miunutes each side. Then I added 1/4 cup water and white wine. I put a coojkie sheet over it to steam and cook it through for another 5 minutes. The result was deliciousness.
My husband is out taking care of boat business. On his way home, he will pick up the twins from Home and bring them here while my daughter works at the hospital. So, I will need to be creative with activities that do not require electricity. Picking up tree branches sounds like fun!