Wednesday, March 18, 2009

{ circle farm tour }


Yesterday Rhonda and I decided to pack up all the kids and take them on a field trip. We went to a couple farms on a Circle Farm Tour. Our first stop was Farm House Cheeses in Agassiz. We thought we'd be able to take their tour, but unfortunately they weren't doing tours because of the weather. (hello! it was just drizzling... we get drizzle in the summer, too) So, instead of touring, we shopped for cheese.

Next stop was Honeyview Farm in Rosedale. Again - no tours happening, and no bees to be seen, so what's a girl to do? Shop, of course. We picked up some Creamed Clover Blossom Honey and Blueberry Blossom Honey as well as an assortment of little jars of assorted honey for my Mom & Dad.

This morning daughter #1 made biscuits to have with our honey... since we are out of bread. Home made biscuits are better than grocery store bread any day! I was going to tell you all about the old cookbook my biscuit recipe comes from, but the covers are missing and google isn't helping! So, I'll just post the recipe for you:

Tea Biscuits

Preheat oven to 425 F

Sift together:
2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

With a pastry blender or two knives cut in finely:

1/2 cup shortening (I use real butter, straight from the fridge so it's nice and hard)


1 cup milk

Stir with a fork to make a soft dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 8 to 10 times. Roll or pat to desired thickness (biscuits will double in height when baked).

Cut with a floured 1 3/4-inch cookie cutter (I use a glass). Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet, close together for soft-sided biscuits or about 1 inch apart for crusty-sided biscuits.

Bake in preheated 425 F oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

Makes 20 biscuits.

Enjoy with fresh farm honey and a glass of milk!



  1. it wasn't drizzling, it was snowing lol! was fun though. will have to go back when they have the tours

  2. opps, logged in as mom lol!!

  3. It was wet snow = drizzle LOL, or you could say it was slushing out, I guess.

  4. Daughter #2 looks like she has wet hair...she must've been caught in the rain/snow/slush.

    looks tasty!

  5. ... or I made her shower before going to Grandma's house ...

  6. OK - where was this recipe when I needed it to go with clam chowder last week - I looked in church cookbooks and everywhere & finally found something in Looney Spoons but I needed mashed potatoes in it!

    I saw IMAGINE DREAM CREATE on three separate squares at the Bay not too long ago and thought of you :)

  7. Great Idea Cindy, I think I will plan a day on the tour for myself too! I love those old cookbooks, I have my mother's school home economics book from way back -- 1937, it all applies to todays kitchen, except bacon grease was a staple!

  8. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Those old tried and true ones are the best.

  9. Yummmmy...i think i may have to try them more homemade jam left at my home but the honey sounds great!!!! Thanks for sharing...hope you are having a great spring break!!!

  10. i made biscuits last night -using Bisquick recipe - buttermilk and some real butter! i made them square and put them in a round pie plate to cook!!! that was a bit of a squeeze - but they were yummy! and had honey also..potato,corn,clam chowder and biscuits - is there anything better? oh probably but not at that moment!