Old Windmill Dairy

Old Windmill Dairy CSA, News Letter Edition 14

Edition 14; December 7, 2008

In this weeks’ Gourmet CSA bag:

2 Old Windmill Dairy Cheeses

Ross’ Garden Vine Ripened Tomatoes




Almond Toffee from Unique Baskets by Linda

Fat Boy Coffee or New Mexico Tea Company Tea



2 tbsp. butter
1/2 c. finely chopped onion
1 lb. carrots (8-10), shredded
1 lb. potatoes (3-5), shredded
6 c. broth, vegetables or chicken
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 bay leaf
Salt & pepper to taste
1 1/2 c. milk (may use part cream)
1-2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded

Saute onion in butter in large soup pot. Add all but milk and cheese and simmer until vegetables are tender. Add milk and cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Discard bay leaf. Serve hot with parsley sprinkled over.


What is going on at the Farm?

We are excited that our two year journey to Whole Foods was completed last Wednesday. Old Windmill Dairy Chevre can now be found at the Carlisle and Academy stores in Albuquerque. We are currently going through a test phase as Whole Foods is entering our bar codes and determining our price structure. It is our goal to have our cheese in the Santa Fe store early Spring of 2009. You may also find our cheese in the Whole Foods in Colorado as early as June 2009.

If you travel to the Houston area of Texas you might be delighted to know our Gouda and Prairie Cloud reserve maybe served in some of the cities finer restaurants. We are still working on the logistics but we are very hopeful.

Food for Thought

We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Zesty Wassail
Try this cheerful wintery wonderful Wassail. While most recipes use pineapple juice, I much prefer orange and lime juice. For additional spice add one star anise to this mixture.

2 quarts organic apple cider
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 oranges, sliced
2 lemons, sliced

Mix all ingredients and bring just to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes, or leave on the lowest heat (or in a slow cooker) to keep warm. Serve with orange or lemon slices, or a cinnamon stick. It is very tastey.


Dairyman Ed


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