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'Poor Man's Supper' inspired by Babca!

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Ben's mother, the farm's Matriarch, Sophie Sosnicki deserves some praise.  This woman has worked hard her entire life. And she's still going.  She comes to help out on the farm year round.  She mentioned some comfort food meals that she grew up on in Poland when money was tight.  At first I thought they sounded odd and not very good, but then I made them!  Potato Cabbage Rolls are fantastic!  Rendering down a lot of onions with a good quality fat (I'm sure they used lard in Poland, but I opted for organic sunflower oil), then mixed with raw shredded potato, (squeeze out all the starchy liquid!!) egg and a touch of flour to bind, sea salt and pepper.  Roll this mixture into prepped boiled cabbage and roast for an hour or so!  No sauce, just topped each layer with a drizzle of oil and salt and pepper.  It is like a savory potato pancake wrapped in soft spicy roasted cabbage!  They are even better the next day as ultimate leftovers!  I will be adding sweet potato and carr…

Chew on this!

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And so it begins again.  New Year's eve was spent on farm this year with some good friends and their insano Jack Russel's.  A BBQ supper and later a trek over to a late night garage party at another farm with an awesome motley crew of hilarious folks!  I never give up an opportunity to get the two funniest guys I know together - Paul and Erwin.  It's nice to be back to the grind though.  We've overhauled the farm office, packed away old receipts, but not to far, never know when you'll get pegged for another audit! The binder is ready for a new growing season with the new 'Crop Production Records'.  Made a phone call up to Pro-Cert to remedy some minor compliance issues this afternoon.  If I can get Ben to record the temperature of the compost pile this year it will be a miracle!! Smashy, we cleaned out your room finally and have half a dozen huge plastic bins full of horse stuff and old clothes we are storing in the barn for memories one day! ;)  Dad and I …