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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    A Look Back.

Roaming Around the Farm.

Since my laptop ate my post last night, let’s try this again – shall we?  Thursday morning was another early morning run day, so I found myself ravenously hungry for lunch by 11am.  Lucky for me, my wonderful husband had packed me a delicious vegetarian sandwich – score! 

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I spent the first half of my day writing a paper for my Johnson & Wales Co-op project – booooo.  I thought my paper writing days were over!  I finished my paper just in time for our lunch break, but since I had inhaled my lunch earlier, I decided to go explore the farm a bit and walk around the grounds.  I found lots of big GREEN tomatoes, just waiting to ripen…

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There are SO many tomato plants!  Rows and rows…

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I am afraid they are all going to ripen at the same time, and we are going to have tomato OVERLOAD!  Expect a lot of tomato-heavy dishes and recipes coming up.  Any suggestions for what I should make?

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I also found some curvy cucumbers…

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And more gigantic cucumbers, ready to be picked.

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And then I discovered what is quite possibly my favorite thing on the entire farm – BLUEBERRY bushes!

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All different stages of ripening – pink, purple, and blue – soooo beautiful! 

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You guys know how I feel about fresh berries – total obsession. 

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I couldn’t help myself…

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Mmmmmmm, so worth it.  Doesn’t get fresher than that! :)

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I still had some time left in my lunch break, so I headed down the hill to my other favorite spot – the horse field.

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As I made my way towards the fence, this sweet girl came over to introduce herself.

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Even though I was a little nervous to be so close to her, we decided to take a picture together to celebrate our new friendship.  Moments later she sniffed my hand and made me jump about 10 feet in the air. 

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She even let me pet her silky mane.  I am so fascinated by these beautiful and strong animals.  I feel like I should add “ride a horse” to my life list – I need to get over the fear!

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After a few minutes together, she started to feel a little camera shy.

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And decided to head back to her other friends in the back of the field.

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Just as well, because it was time for me to COOK!

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Cooking in flip flops – doesn’t get better than that.  :)

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But I wasn’t on my own – Lucas decided to hang out and keep me company while I blanched, sautéed, and toasted all afternoon. 

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Details and pictures of my delicious lunch feast coming up next!

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Annie     at 1:30 pm



Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)     at 1:57 pm

What a nice place to be at! I am so ready for blueberry season to hit big time! I am glad you had a good day…sorry about the evening! I hope today is better!


ann     at 2:44 pm

I too say Gazpacho, Kath’s recipe is great!

Can’t wait for the new bean burger recipe.

Hope you are having a better day.


Doc     at 3:33 pm

I also love gazpacho, but I really want you to try a shakshuka with your farm fresh eggs!

I made it here: http://thehealthydoc.blogspot.com/2010/06/long-week-of-eats.html

But I used this recipe as a basis: http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/04/shakshuka/

I swear this is amazing. My veg-skeptical (skeptical that a veg diet can be satisfying) ate two bowls when I last made it and was dropping hints that it could be made again SOON last night. Good luck with everything!


sarah     at 3:58 pm

gazpacho. different variations. smooth, chunky, mellow, spicy…


Chelsey     at 4:44 pm

That dog kind of looks like a shaggier version of my dog! He’s quite a character – I’m going to do a post about him sometime in the next couple of days :)


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

he is an “obama dog”! :)


Dorry     at 6:23 pm

I would be giddy if I saw a blueberry bush! And the horses? Beautiful. Hope the rest of your weekend is great!


Tina     at 9:01 pm

Hey, why not some fried green tomatoes???? Perfect southern dish. Sooooooooooooooooo good! What an ideal internship. I am so jealous – farm, horses, produce, nature.


Clare     at 7:54 am

Here’s my favourite thing to do with tomatoes in the summer:
cut them in half and put them in a roasting dish (cut side up), spread the cut side with dijon mustard (about 1/2 tsp) and then make a topping of bread crumbs, minced garlic, s&p, thyme/chives and a little EVOO. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Particularly yummy along side bean burritos, baked tofu or meat/fish for the non-veg.


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

wow – that is AWESOME! I am totally going to try that when the tomatoes are ripe next week. thank you!


Ashley     at 12:21 pm

I’m a horse person, so I can easily say, if you can deal with dogs, you can absolutely handle horses! Just remember to be on your toes. They are flight animals who out weight us by a thousand pounds!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

That is the part that scares me!!


Ashley Reply:

You can conquer that! Just remember who is smarter!


Mom     at 1:07 pm

ratatouille!! good cold, good hot and I think it freezes well!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

YUM. one of my favorite things too – just need some eggplant now…


Emilyeatsclean     at 1:40 pm

What a delicious looking garden! That horse is beautiful….you should give one a ride…..it’s an amazing experience!!!


Kelly     at 10:21 am

I think you should make lots of tomato sauce, bruschetta, salsa, sundried tomatoes, and ensalada caprese. :)


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