Monday, February 25, 2013

New Arrivals

What a beautiful, sunny day today!  I had the winter doldrums a few weeks ago and began planning a vacation to cheer myself!    Just thinking about it made me feel so much better!  You should try that sometime!

Decided not to go on vacation afterall.  Daydreaming was sufficient!  So the Open Flag will continue flying outside the Homer Village Market this winter every day except Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The store is fully stocked today with all the essentials:   Milk, bread, eggs, cheese, fresh produce, lunchmeat, fresh bratwurst, frozen meat and seafood.......and plenty of snacks and desserts including ice cream, candy, cookies, and muffins.    It is so economical to make dinner at home during the week so you can splurge on entertainment on the weekends.    What could be quicker (and healthier) than steaming some broccoli or cauliflower, baking some potatoes or carrots, and preparing a quick entree such as sauteed, baked or poached chicken or seafood!  All you need is a little butter, salt and pepper, and maybe some cheese if you like on the veggies, and you are set!   Even quicker, toss a big salad and put some of that baked or poached chicken or seafood on the salad with your favorite dressing!

I look forward to seeing you soon!  Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Spring Will Be Here Soon

I wish I had brought my rosemary plants indoors before we had so many freezes and thaws.  The plants were looking very happy and green even in the dead of winter, but with the huge swings in temperatures that we have had ranging from single digits to almost seventy degrees then back into the twenties in the past four weeks, the plants are beginning to take on more of a dingy gray dried rosemary.  I fear it is too late now.   

The groundhog has already predicted an early Spring.  Mardi Gras is tomorrow.....and Valentine's Day is this week.  Looking at the calendar,  in less than thirty days, Daylight Savings Time begins.  Farmers will be planning their spring planting and hoping the soils warm up early.

Easter this year is March 31.   How many of you are planning to have a roast leg of lamb from Homer Village Market?     Please do not wait until the week before Easter to shop for your roast.   We remember last year many requests came in for legs of lamb all at once, and not everyone could have exactly what they wanted.   So we have tried to plan ahead to have more roasts available this year.   We have more boneless roasts this time, but also some with bone.  We also have just a couple of loin roasts (rather than having the loin chops cut into individual chops).  For the smaller families, we have a few half-leg roasts.  I hope that you will find what you like for your special holiday meal this year!