Thursday, January 5, 2012

Winter Cooking at Foodie Friday

 Welcome to the January 6th Foodie Friday. How's the weather in your part of the world?
Here at Bald Hill Farm, it's been chilly, but temperatures are supposed to rise tomorrow. I'm looking forward to a little warmth.
Winter is a time of hunkering down and looking inward. It's a time to look at the duality of things--ice is brutally cold and rips down power lines, but Mother Nature is also quite pretty.

 Winter air can clear the sinuses and the spirit. It's A Good Thing to get outside and get moving.

I have a small gift for everyone at Foodie Friday this wintery day--a free e-cookbook (with some tablescaping and design ideas).

Please ignore Lulu's "buy/purchase" sticker--the ebook is totally free. You can download the ebook or just leaf through the pages (see below):

Free e-cookbook:

What's your favorite winter activity?
Do you look at gardening catalogs and dream? Do you curl up with a cookbook and a cup of hot chocolate?
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Happy Recipe Hunting!


  1. Hi, everyone! I just wanted to say that Mister and Zap are feeling much better. Thanks so much for all of your well wishes. They found their way to this farm.

  2. So glad to hear that, Michael!! We only have a grand-dog and we worry about her too :)

    Having a great winter in SE Wisconsin so far - no snow and higher than average temps! This could change on a dime, of course.

  3. Happy New Year! So glad your year is off to a good start with a healthier family! I shared a sesame chicken meatballs recipe and an apricot chicken with gorgonzola and mozzarella recipe today. Thank you for hosting us again and have a great week!

    Christy @ toolsforkitchens

  4. Glad to hear Mister and Zap are feeling better. Hot soup on a cold night is a good idea. I'm having beef stew tonight. Happy New Year to you! ~ Sarah

  5. Glad they are feeling better. Hot chocolate sounds great, but over here, it's actually warm enough for the kids to ask for ice cream! lol

    Happy New Year, Michael Lee! Looking forward to joining every week!

    Love the horse!

  6. Hi,
    I shared my Slow Roasted Chicken and 8 Reasons to Add Probiotic Foods to Your Diet.

    Join me in my Probiotic Foods Challenge starting January 9 at Real Food Forager!
    Thanks for hosting! Happy New Year!

  7. Good Evening,
    I am so happy to hear that the little friends are doing much better. On this cold winters night we are having Chicken and Dumplings which I am sharing with you, then I am curling up with a cozy blanket and a good book. Have a wonderful week end and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  8. Hi Michael Lee. I don't mean to rub it in but it's quite warm here in Australia, being smack bang in the middle of summer. The photos are beautiful though of your winter and thanks for the e-book. It's lovely.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  9. So glad to hear that Mister and Zap are feeling better. I've been thinking about them all week.

    It's cold even in south Florida in the City of Palms. We're having Potage Parmentier - French Leek and Potato Soup to keep our tootsies warm. Tomorrow, out with the cold and back to the flip-flops.

    Thank you for hosting Foodie Friday. I appreciate all you do for us Michael Lee and also thanks for the free e-cookbook download.

  10. Happy New Year! Thank you so much for the lovely free ebook, and for hosting.

  11. Thanks for the free download. The pictures, ideas & recipes are wonderful. I love stopping in at your blog each week. Glad to hear all is better.
    Winter makes me want to stay inside and eat soup and warm drinks! I did link up a frozen drink lol.


  12. HAPPY!!! Great dog news and lovely soup... haven't had mushroom soup in years... no idea why because I love it. Perfect for a cold winter day!!!

  13. The E-Book is just lovely, thank you so very much. I love the thoughts on winter decorating.

  14. Thanks for the gorgeous freebie and thanks for hosting! Your photographs are gorgeous, as always.

    I've submitted recipes for Escalopes de porc à la normande, a traditional French dish with pork chops and apples in a creamy brandy/cider sauce and Twelfth Night Cake, which I've made a bit more nutritious by using sprouted flour and no white sugar.

  15. Glad to hear everyone is feeling better. Love the Hot Chocolate picture! Thanks for the free e-cookbook download. Have a wonderful 2012:)

  16. Thanks for hosting, I love your photos :-)

  17. Love all the photos. Gorgeous. My favorite winter activity is to go swimming...random I know but I love swimming laps and sitting in the hot tub after.
    I'm sharing a recipe for tender beef brisket with kale.
    Have a great weekend!

  18. Gorgeous photos! I love sitting on a sofa under a cozy blanket sipping tea and looking through my cookbooks for inspiration.

    Thank you for hosting. I am sharing my Cocoa & Raisin Bread recipe today.

  19. Such a lovely post - truly warmed by your spirit.

    - The Tablescaper

  20. I love that first picture! We have been warmer than usual in Illinois and I love it. That combined with a trip to Florida and 80+ degrees for Christmas will make winter a shock when it really hits us.

    I haven't been around for a while. I just couldn't keep up with the blog and life. I wanted to check to see what was happening in your part of Blogland! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.