Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl by Susan McCorkindale

By Susan McCorkindale

A laugh-out-loud memoir a couple of urban slicker who discovers that Manolos and manure simply don't mix.

At her husband?s prompting, suburban mother and long island occupation girl Susan McCorkindale agreed to renounce her demanding six-figure activity. jointly, they headed down south to a 500-acre red meat farm, and not seemed again. good, he didn't glance again. She did. A lot.

From enjoying spot the spiritual billboard at the force to rural Virginia, to adapting to a global with no Starbucks, to making plans bright-orange hunter-resistant wardrobes for the youngsters (We moved right here to escape from the insanity of ny simply to chance getting popped on our personal property), this can be her hilarious account of ways a urban woman got here to like or at the least tolerate kingdom existence.

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Even with my wide-angle lens, it’s hard to hide the fact that my kitchen is barely big enough for one person, let alone any professional equipment. And apparently my renown with this fellow wasn’t enough to overcome my kitchen’s shortcomings. Coming from America, where the average kitchen is the size of my entire apartment (and often larger), it was quite an experience learning to bake on a counter so small I had to lift one bowl up before I could set down another. I wasn’t baking so much as practicing crowd control.

Preheat the oven to 375°F (180 C). Liberally butter the bottom and sides of a 2-quart (2-L) shallow baking dish. Halve the plums, remove the pits, and place them cut side down over the bottom of the baking dish. If the plums are quite large, cut them into quarters. Scatter the raspberries over the plums. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs until smooth. Whisk the butter and flour into the eggs until completely smooth, then add the vanilla. Whisk in ½ cup (100 g) of the sugar, then the milk. Pour the custard mixture over the fruit and bake for 30 minutes.

Simplicity meant our ingredients—fruits, nuts, and chocolates—needed to be absolutely top-notch, and sourcing the best of them was an integral part of our job. Lindsey constantly surprised me with a taste of something new and unexpected—like fresh, tender apricots gently poached in sweet Sauternes to complement their tang, or a scoop of freshly churned rose-flavored ice cream, its perfumed aroma infused with the fragrant petals she’d plucked from her dewy garden that morning. There were golden-brown biscotti with the crunch of toasted almonds, each bite releasing the curious scent of anise, and what became my absolute favorite: wedges of very dark chocolate cake, made with European-style bittersweet chocolate, which were barely sweet.

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