Baking & Cooking at the Farm

My other passion in life is Baking.  So, when the peonies are hibernating, I switch gears into baking and cooking.  I take this silent time to experiment with new recipes as well as bake my old favorites.  Of course, we do gain a little weight in the process.

A new lemon recipe that I tried recently is the Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Curd and Mascarpone from Bon Appetit. 
So rich and decadent, especially for a lemon lover like me. 

Then there’s a duck breast recipe that I searched for.  Michael and I tasted it at the Thai Galare in Sequim, Wa.    It’s called Thai Red Duck Curry.  It has pineapple and rambutan and red curry sauce.  The combination of flavors is so great.  What a treat!
Both of these are worthy of serving on special occasions.

And for breakfast,  a couple of old favorites:  Old Fashioned Sourdough Pancakes with blueberries and Blueberry Scones (Cooks Illustrated recipe)

I love baking and cooking.  Being recently introduced to Pinterest. I am discovering recipes that other enthusiast have either tried or are going to try.  It’s like making the search for recipes to try easier.  Days at the Peony Farm during the months of December to March is about cooking.

And the peonies sort of take a backstage.  However, I found the time to setup a Shopping Cart for Peony Farm to feature our peonies for sale, which is also presented in our website:

Come and visit us.  Peony Farm events are posted on our website.  You can also click the picture to go there directly.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that you can order your bare root peonies now.


Invitation to the Soroptimist Gala Garden Show

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The Soroptimist Garden Show in Sequim, Wa is scheduled fr March 17 (wear you greens now for St Patty’s day) & 18, 2012 – to be held t the Sequim Boys & Girls club.

And, of course, we shall be there with our peonies, ensata iris,  oriental papaver, and perhaps some fir trees.  By the way, we will be having a raffle at the end of each day for a 5 ga fir tree.  So be sure and stop by. 

Each year is a learning year for us.  Last year we noticed that some vendors are selling peonies with leaves!  Well, we grow our peonies for sale locally.  We won’t cheat.   However,  we did put some of our peonies in our greenhouse to give them a little boost of warmth.   So, we just might have some peonies with their “snouts” showing.  And, of course, the Early Blooming variety will be sporting some stems and leaves by that time.

If you wish to check us ut before hand, just click on this Peony Farm link.

See you there!

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