Blue Moon Lavender Farm

  (Sequim, Washington)
Recipes and stories about farm life
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Honey, When's Dinner? or "0.5 Hour Dinner #1"

Cinnamon Chicken

Go ahead, be brave! when you need to speed up the reality, reach for this recipe, which may seem exotic, but is so easy that it doesn't even register on the difficulty scale. I mean, less than 0 difficult. How is that for a dinner from scratch that can be on the table in half an hour from the time you enter your kitchen? And everyone loves it. Here's what you'll need to have in your fridge or pantry to make this dish for 2-3 people (OK, 2 people and one lunch, depending on the size of the chicken breasts):

  • 1 cup dry white rice + 1.5 cup water/rice cooker
  • 1 head of washed lettuce/salad bowl
  • for vinaigrette: 2T balsamic vinegar, 2 T olive oil, 1 t salt, 1 t pepper
  • 2 pieces of chicken breast meat
  • 2 T butter + 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T honey, 1 t salt, 1 t cinnamon, 1 t black pepper, cayenne to taste

Process:

  • Start the rice
  • Combine the vinaigrette ingredients, and shake before pouring over the lettuce
  •  Slice the chicken meat into thick strips
  • Heat butter and oil in a skillet, add the meat and brown on medium heat until evenly cooked through
  • Remove the meat to a warm plate, add the salt, pepper, cinnamon and honey, and cayenne to taste if you like spicy dishes
  • combine and bring to sizzle, about 30 seconds, add the meat, stir until coated, remove from heat
  • serve immediately on cooked rice
  • serve the salad

Reprinted with permission from Magdalena Bassett's Recipe Collection

 
 

Lavender Harvest

Every fall all of our 900 lavender plants get a final trim, shaping the plants into half-ball hedgehogs. It's nice, fragrant work during the cool, crisp days of the fall. I use a hedge trimmer, wielding it like a sword, giving each lavender a buzz. The late bees are still working and are not eager to fly off when I'm cutting the stem of their flower. The meandering rows of trimmed, orderly half-balls give the fields a sculptured, corduroy texture.  [Read More]
 
 
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