On a day like today, when the snow is twirling, the wind is howling and the windchill is on the minus side, my thoughts turn to summer and gardens and all the delicious produce available. The day will turn into reading books, dreaming over seed catalogs, watching movies and eating comfort food.
Our breakfast consisted of Holly's homemade Wild Plum jelly, biscuits, eggs and McFerron's Bacon. YUM! The Wild Plum trees in my backyard were laden with nice big plums this last year, Holly and I picked many buckets. I shared the plums with others at the Nowata County Farmers Market. McFerron's, which is owned by John and Darlene Young, produces some of the best bacon I have ever tasted. The bacon always fries up nice and brown and crispy.
Lunch will be Beans (bought from a farmers market) and Ham, seasoned with some sweet tangy peppers and onions (Nowata County Farmers Market) and served with golden brown cornbread. I chop the peppers and onions into small pieces and then freeze in small freezer bags for use in soups, stews and beans in the winter.
Remember your family and neighbors in this cold housebound weather, call and check on them. Stay safe and warm today! Come May 14th, please visit our Nowata County Farmers Market at the Nowata County Fairgrounds.