Apples a plenty. Not right this moment, but in the fall. Oh-my-lanta. There’s only two old fashioned apple trees at my mom’s house, but boy do they put on the fruit! When Reiner Fruit sent us Lady Alice apples, it gave me the opportunity to test out some more recipes before fall gets here–which will probably be like next week as quick as this year has already gone!
I was hoping life was going to start slowing down a tiny bit at the cafe on Saturdays, but that hasn’t happened yet. I’m still busy as can be at the cafe, my photography sessions are increasing, I recently opened an Etsy store that has been doing very well, and I also recently became a Designer for KEEP Collective. My life…. never slows down ha!
It’s also that time of year when the cows and calves all get vaccinated, turned to green grass and get to meet Mr Daddy again! Yes, again… you know–so we can have more baby moo-moo’s!
We’ve had a great year thus far on the farm. Calving went great and everyone is growing. Planters are in the fields rolling dirt, even after the 2-3 inches of rain we had a short week ago. Our poor neighbors to the south (Missouri) are suffering a bit due to all the rain… makes the whole farm life much more difficult that’s for sure! It won’t be very long and we’ll be in the fields putting up hay so the livestock have something to eat this coming winter. It’s a never ending cycle! I’m just happy that during the summer — it’s kind of our slow period on the farm so I can focus on other things — or maybe it’s just because the days are longer?!
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- Powdered Sugar for dusting
- For Ricotta Filling
- 1 15 ounce part skim ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar (Dixie Crystal)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Apple Filling
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped into ⅓ inch cubes
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- In a small bowl, cream together the ricotta cheese, sugar and cinnamon until smooth
- In a saucepan, melt the butter, add the apples, brown sugar and cinnamon cooking 3-5 minutes or until tender
- Remove from heat
- Meanwhile in a medium bowl, mix together all crepe ingredients until smooth
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat that has been lightly brushed with oil
- Pour 1/3 cup of batter into skillet and swirl around, covering the entire bottom
- Brown for 1 minute or less before flipping by lifting one corner and then flipping, continuing to lightly brown the other side
- To assemble crepes -- place 2 tablespoons ricotta filling in a line in the center of the crepe, followed by 2 tablespoons apple mixture and roll leaving the ends open
- Top with an additional dollop of filling, apples and sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon
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Take a look at what the #BrunchWeek Bloggers are creating today!
Homemade Orange Julius from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Kimchi Bloody Mary from kimchi MOM
Mimosa Bar from Love and Confections
BrunchWeek Egg Dishes:
Asparagus & Pancetta Frittata from The Chef Next Door
Breakfast Burritos from Books n’ Cooks
Cheesy Asparagus and Ham Crepes from From Gate to Plate
Chilaquiles from The Redhead Baker
Coddled Eggs with Bacon and Cheddar from Family Around the Table
Eggs Benedict Breakfast Tacos from The Spiffy Cookie
Parmesan Polenta Brunch Bowl with Asparagus and Sausage from Cooking with Carlee
Put an Egg on it Mac and Cheese from Sew You Think You Can Cook
Smashed Sweet Potato Rosti with Butter Poached Egg from Nik Snacks
Smoked Eggs over Asparagus from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Spinach Baked Eggs with Habanero Cheddar from Sweet Beginnings
BrunchWeek Breads, Grains and Pastries:
Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread from Pink Cake Plate
Apple Crumble Bread from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Apple, Sausage & Cheddar Oven Pancake from Wholistic Woman
Cheddar Asparagus Breakfast Tarts from It Bakes Me Happy
Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal from Big Bear’s Wife
Cinnamon Roll Pizza from Palatable Pastime
Dutch Baby from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
English Raisin Scones with Apple Jam from The Crumby Cupcake
Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls from Gluten Free Crumbley
Strawberry Lemonade Muffins from An Edible Mosaic
Strawberry Rolls with Orange Icing from The Nifty Foodie
Tiramisu French Toast from Brunch-n-Bites
Twisted Star Cinnamon Rolls from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
BrunchWeek Main Dishes:
Biscuits and Gravy Bubble Up from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Cheesy Bacon Chile Rellenos from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Country Fried Steak & Eggs from Forking Up
Homemade Chicken Sausage & Egg Stromboli from Hardly a Goddess
Spinach, Artichoke and Asparagus Strata from Cooking in Stilettos
Ultimate Cheddar Grits Bowl from The Barbee Housewife
Veggie Loaded Breakfast Enchiladas from Sarcastic Cooking
BrunchWeek Fruits, Vegetables and Sides:
Apple, Cheddar, Honey and Pepper Bites from Feeding Big
Asparagus Spring Salad from Girl Abroad
Sweet Pea Sipper from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Thai Asparagus Slaw from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
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