The stars are aligning and I'll be bushed by the end of the week. This is our county fair week. In New Mexico, the county fair is more important than the state fair, and in fact, is after the state fair. This is when schools shut down so their kids can show their pigs and goats, and its the week I get to buy a bunch of their pets and have them slaughtered!
I've got folks on the ground who are shopping for goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys and most importantly bunnies. Its a good time to buy because you're getting the best of the best, and because all bought animals are automatically sent to a USDA processor which makes the cost a bit cheaper.
I'm also entering the fair baking contests with a couple of items - I'll post pics tomorrow. Why? Because if Granny Betty Crocker wins one more time, I'll scream! This year I'm taking down granny!
I also picked up a slew of cater jobs, mostly appetizers, but also a twice a week, two dinner per pick-up cater for a couple that is having health issues. Tonight I made Maque Choux with andouille. Tomorrow they'll be having stuffed, baked zucchini with bison, vegetables and pecorino peperoncini served with a fresh fruit salad dressed with vanilla and lavender essence. Last week I made a Chicken tagine with locally grown figs, piñon and Israeli couscous served with Hondroelia olives. Kind of makes you want to be sick, huh?!
Anyway, details will be flowing soon. Cheers.
Farina Alto – Albuquerque, New Mexico
3 days ago