“Got Tails?” We do and YOU can too!

Fruge’ Farms have fresh, frozen crawfish tail meat in one pound packs for sale, at $10.00 a pound! That is a deal even Wal-Mart can’t beat crawfish tail meat that low. And yes, this is true Louisiana Crawfish, straight from our farm; You can’t get any more Cajun than this.

If you would like to place an order for tail meat, which will be an awesome addition to your Thanksgiving meal just call us at 337-200-1236 and tell us how many packs you need.  Don’t forget to pass this sale news on to your friends too! You can also buy our tail meat at the Oberlin Farmers Market each Wednesday.

Hints for Thanksgiving recipes:

Crawfish cornbread, crawfish cheesecake (yep I can get you the recipe), crawfish pie, crawfish turnovers,  and even Margarita Seafood Salad with Tequila (that recipe is in my collection too). That should wow your guests, huh! Of course, there is always the trusty etouffee recipes and don’t forget crawfish bisque.

 

Flat Stanley

Don’t be fooled by the posts title, this is an educational, worldwide movement, so imagine my surprise when I saw the headlining article of the Jennings Daily News representing the Flat Stanley project!

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During the time I homeschooled my girls’ we participated in this interactive storybook character by making our own Flat “Drew” as we called him, and sent him all over the world collecting information from others students that participated in the educational project.  Flat Drew went all the way to Australia once and returned with mementoes from that host family.

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The journal my daughters sent with their Flat Drew to his various host families.

Flat Stanley is a wonderful storybook character that is flattened by a falling bulletin board and learns he can easily travel the world by being flat. Learn more about the project here https://www.flatstanley.com/

If you have school aged children, I recommend this project even if you do it on your personal time outside of school. The kids will learn a lot and look forward to ‘meeting’ other students around the globe.

Re-Thunk Junk Trail

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted but life gets busy at times. I couldn’t let this Re-Thunk Junk Trail pass you up though.

This Saturday there will be a 60 mile flea market/garage sale hosted in Allen Parish starting at Reeves LA on Hwy 190 to Kinder then up Hwy 165 to Oakdale and then Hwy 10 to Elizabeth.

This  journey will showcase five communities throughout Allen Parish, which runs from 7a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to find antiques, other people’s trash (always another’s treasure), arts and crafts and food you can vote the best for at various stops.

Come out, take a country drive and meet up with us as I will post my stops as well! Looking forward to seeing y’all Saturday!

Oberlin Farmers Market

imageCome see us today now through noon in Oberlin at the Certified Farmers Market on 6th Avenue , Oberlin LA!!! image image

Persimmon Bread Pudding, Paleo Style

I could not find a recipe for persimmon bread pudding using coconut flour,  so I decided  to research equivalents. Coconut flour is gluten free, high in fiber, takes less baking time and coconut flour is very thirsty. So it takes less coconut flour than a grain flour, and more eggs than a grain recipe. (Typically one egg per ounce of coconut flour)

Try this recipe and let me know what you think.

 

  • 4 eggs room temperature (another benefit of having chickens, the eggs you pick in the morning are room temperature!)
  • 1 1/3 c. coconut sugar
  • 1 TBSP. real vanilla
  • 3 c. persimmon puree
  • 10 Tbsp. butter melted (I used salted butter)
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. coconut flour

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and prepare two loaf pans

Remove the tops of the persimmons with a butter knife, they are easy to pop off. Curt into quarters and puree in the blender.

Mix eggs, sugar and vanilla, then add the melted butter and puree.

Add dry ingredients together, then gently fold into the wet mixture but when using coconut flour make sure to get the clumps out.

Pour into prepared pans and bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until a knife inserted comes fairly out clean.

Cool in the pan on a wire rack for ten minutes, then remove from pan and continue cooling. This will be a moist loaf which makes it great as a bread pudding.

Cut into slices and drizzle the Spiced Rum Sauce over the top.  See Ces’t Si bon for rum sauce recipe.

Persimmon Bread Pudding with Spiced Rum sauce
Persimmon Bread Pudding with Spiced Rum sauce

Spiced Rum Sauce (for Persimmon Bread Pudding)

  • 1/2 c. Sugar
  • 1 TBSP of flour or cornstarch

Whisk together.

  • 2 TBSP butter, melt in a small saucepan

Add the sugar/flour mixture when melted. Then add

  • 1 c. milk ( I used Almond Milk)

Bring to a boil then stir constantly with a whisk until thickened.

  • Add 3 TBPS of spiced rum to thickened mixture.

Top this rum sauce over your favorite bread pudding, peach cobbler or whatever you choose.

Geaux Tigers!!!

LSU vs. Wisconsin at Green Bay today so it’s time to get you game gear on and root for LSU!!!

Here is a little sample of our game day snack – Muffuletta Sliders and so easy to make!

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Take 2 jars of pickled vegetables and pulse in a food processor until chopped fine. Add 3/4 cup of chopped Spanish olives (with pimientos) and 2 tbsp of Newmans Own olive oil and vinegar salad dressing.

Place on each dinner roll cut in half (aka sliders) in this order: a tablespoon of salad mix, half slice of Swiss cheese, deli style ham slice, a slice of salami, and half slice of provolone cheese and the top of the roll. Wa la! Enjoy.

Top Ten Essential Herbs & Spices – The Thrifty Gourmand

This is a must read- SouthernPrairieGirl

 

I’ve discussed before about how important it is for the home cook to have a well-stocked spice cabinet. By having an array of seasonings on hand, any dish can become tastier, which allows you to re…

Source: Top Ten Essential Herbs & Spices – The Thrifty Gourmand

One of Five Recipes that use Zucchini: Just In Case You Have A Lot!Zucchini Pancakes Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network | Notes From The Tomato Lady

  Ingredients 2 medium zucchini (about 3/4 pound) 2 tablespoons grated red onion 2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten 6 to 8 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kos…

Source: One of Five Recipes that use Zucchini: Just In Case You Have A Lot!Zucchini Pancakes Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network | Notes From The Tomato Lady

Coming Soon to a Farmers’ Market near you!

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Fruge’ Produce! If we get enough fall crop  to offer, check us out at Iota or Jennings Farmer’s Market. In the meantime here is a list of local markets to visit for fresh produce or hand made items.


Jennings Farmers Market 7-10 a.m. every Saturday now through November. This is located on the corner of Main an Nezpique at Founders Park. Items available: eggs, fresh produce when available, (they have okra) sewing items and arts and crafts.

Lake Arthur American Legion Farmers Market 8-noon the second Saturday of the month. Located at the American Legion Post 403 parking lot, 701 Highway 26. Items available are: seafood, eggs, homemade arts, crafts, household items, sweet dough, jams, jellies, bbq’s, pickles and local produce when available.

Iota Farmers Market is from 8-12 on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month on the gazebo right on Main Street. The have a variety of fruits and vegetables, in season, and usually some home made hot sauces.

Oberlin Farmers Market located at 228 W. 6th Street in Oberlin. This market is every Wednesday from 9a.m to 1:00 p.m.  fruits and vegetables that are in season. Very sweet coordinator.

Ville Platte Farmers Market is going to start up at the end of September, through November on Fridays at 4p.m. to 6p.m.  at 11 East Main Street in Ville Platte.

Welsh Farmers Market runs May to October on Tuesdays from 4p.m. to 6p.m. at the Welsh City Hall grounds.

Farm Market at Robin Farms open off and on throughout the year on Saturdays, with various vendors. Please call (337) 789-3776 to verify the time they are open.  Church Point LA