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Piedmont Farm Tour....Farm 1 Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm....

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Time for the 21st annual Piedmont Farm Tour.  I have been on the tour one other time and I was excited to check out a few farms this year.  It was held on Saturday and Sunday so we went out both days.  There were 38 farms on the tour.  We were able to visit 4.....
Caleb, Erica, and Kathiey's farm adventure.  The first farm on our list was a buffalo farm in Roxboro.
Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm  As we arrived we saw the buffalo in the field.  It was at some distance but they were amazing.
The storm clouds were moving in as we drove up the road to check in for our adventure.
 We made it to the gazebo just in time.  It poured.  No worries though.  We enjoyed a buffalo burger while sitting beside a beautiful lake.  Life is good.  (Caleb wanted nothing to do with the burger.  He had chips:-)



Caleb and Erica ventured down the trail to get a bit closer to the buffalo.  After this visit Caleb was able to add the term cow pie to his vocabulary. Although, I guess it was actually buffalo pie.




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Recipe Review Ham and Gruyere Quiche Food Network Mag....

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Erica was coming over for dinner.  I had just received a new Food Network Magazine.  What a great combination.  I scanned the recipes and chose to make the Ham and Gruyere Quiche.  It was easy and yummy.  I found the dressing to be a bit lacking in flavor so I added some sugar and then it was just the right combination of tart and sweet:-)


Ham and Gruyere Quiche
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Ham and Gruyere Quiche
Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:4 servings
Level:Easy
Ingredients

6 ounces smoked ham, cut into 1/4-inch cubes (about 1 cup)
1 cup shredded gruyere cheese (about 4 ounces)
1 9 -inch pie crust, thawed if frozen
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups half-and-half
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 5 -ounce package mesclun greens (about 8 cups)
4 white mushrooms, very thinly sliced

Directions

Set a baking sheet on the middle oven rack; preheat to 425 degree…

The View from Here.....The Beauty that Surrounds

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There is beauty that surrounds us even in our pain. A tiny bit of sun and light cascading through the rain. From where I sit I find it if I take the time to see. Yes, there is beauty all around and its surrounding me. KathieyV:-)


Pick a spot, sit down, look around, you will be surprised at what you can find..... .....From A Bench a Duke Gardens....