Mabel had her calf yesterday at noon. We came up from the field for lunch and found the calf just born! His name is Angus MacArthur, “Mac” for short. Mac is a strong little calf and is drinking milk and kicking up his heals. He is a Jersey / Red Angus cross and Mabel’s first calf. We got Mabel when she was just two days old in May of 2010. Now the fun will begin with lots of Jersey milk to make into yogurt, butter, cheese and ice cream! Somehow it seems like having a family cow makes the farm complete.
We were busy this week harvesting onions and weeding the garden between the rain. We have a bumper tomato crop and have a Tomato Pie recipe to share from CSA member Pat Weiler. It has been tested the the Orchard Hill Farm kitchen with rave reviews.
1 9-inch deep dish cooked pie shell
1/2 cup chopped green onion
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
4 tomatoes, peeled and sliced
1 cup grated cheddar
1 cup grated mozzarella
1 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
First, blanch the tomatoes and slice. Place the tomatoes in the colander to drain.
Using a medium sized bowl, mix mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper.
Layer the tomato slices, basil, and onion in pie shell. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the mayonnaise and cheese mixture on top of the tomatoes leaving a little space all around between the cheese topping and edge of the crust (just for appearance sake). Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.