Bread and Farm Fresh Fridays- Yes I realize it’s saturday!

Hey folks. I’m here with a quick bread maker recipe. Did not turn out quite as light and airy as the one the day before but hey, who cares, it’s fresh bread. I experimented as I often do. So the result was quite lovely.It’s funny that I don’t eat bread very often but I sure make and buy a ton of it. The rest of the crew like it so I have to keep them happy. Otherwise it`s anarchy.

I am doing a weekly post entitled “farm fresh friday”. This week was a bit of a bust. I have been swamped with other stuff so not overly organized. I think the key is for me and Kiana to go to the market on thursday then make something inspired by our finds with it on friday. So that will be the new routine. Trying to shop on a friday is nuts and Kiana works so we’re limited on time. From here on out I declare all fridays to be farm fresh friday. Feel free to join me in this if you`d like. The more the merrier.

So here`s the bounty from yesterday. Or at least what I could fit in the bowl. Didn`t have time to be fancy with it. Here you go, be jealous people, be very jealous!

I was so excited to get to Remark Farms yesterday only to realize they closed at 8 pm not 9 pm as we thought. We had 10 minutes to run through. I think we did well to be honest. I set a budget of $30 per week but we went over by $10 this week. But it`s okay as I really wanted an oil and a vinegar with the groceries. They carry stuff I cannot get in town. Our grocery stores quite honestly suck really bad here. It`s a small town so if you want something different it ain`t gonna happen. Next on my list is cardamom and vanilla beans. I cannot get them at our local stores. So hopefully this place will have them. The goal is going in once a week for better quality fruits and veggies than I can get here, also to get cooking items I really want. So I think I may have to increase the budget to $40 a week so I can get maybe one oil and one vinegar per week in addition to my fruit and veggies. I love this store. Used to go in constantly when I worked out nearby. It is so fun to poke around and look at all the fun stuff. I wish I would have remembered the cardamom though. I cannot find it here and it`s driving me nuts. I have never tried it and would love to yet finding it is next to impossible. Anyhow hope you enjoyed the pics and the rambling.

Pesto Bread (bread maker):

*disclaimer*- I did not have fresh parsley handy so I used dried. I beg of you people, use fresh as it will look and taste better.


1-1/4 cups water
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped FRESH parsley
1 tablespoon dried basil leaves, crushed
2 tablespoons sugar (you can reduce to 1 if you like)
1 tablespoon garlic salt or powder
1-1/4 teaspoon salt
3-3/4 cups white flour
1-1/2 teaspoon bread machine yeast


In your baking pan of your machine, add all ingredients in order.

I find it helps to make a little well for the yeast.

Put pan in bread machine and lock in.

Close lid.

Select basic bread setting.

Select your crust, I always go dark.

Hit start and wait for the magic to happen.

Mine takes 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Remove carefully, it`s hot folks.

Cool on a wire rack.


So I will definitely try this one again with fresh ingredients. It does not look like pesto bread at all. My own fault for not buying the fresh stuff. I swore I would always share my misses as well as my successes so here you go. I am honest to a fault. This bread could have been better. But again, it`s fresh bread so who`s going to complain.

So I will be back with today`s post later since this is yesterday`s post. It is after all Steak Saturday!!! So I shall return later with a couple of fun recipes if all goes well. And some fun stuff I want to show you guys. I went shopping! And I am so excited cuz I never go shopping! I got some free stuff! Are you dying to know what I got…are ya….are ya….check back later and see what this lunatic turned her gift card into. Magic, everyone likes magic.

Toodles and smoochies friends! xx

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  1. Kim Bee says

    That is weird Nancy. I`ll go play around with settings. Are you trying to post in the giveaway oneÉ

  2. Amy says

    Blogger has been causing problems for some people lately. Not sure what's up with it.

    I like regular balsamic vinegar drizzled over strawberries. You can also drizzle it over a simple salad in lieu of dressing.

    A couple of chicken breasts marinated in it would by yummy too.

  3. Kim Bee says

    It`s wonky for sure. Now one of my pics is not working. Silly blogger. I expect more from my free

    I will have to try this one salad. If I ever eat one. I try to avoid it all cost most days.

    I have some chicken, maybe I can do up a chicken salad recipe with it. Need to get creative. Thanks for the idea, I am so excited to try it. I love anything in black cherry.

  4. Artemis40 says

    Great post Kim – makes me wish I hadn't packed away my bread maker! Oh, and I use balsamic vinegar and olive oil as a dip for bread – yummy! :)

  5. Kim Bee says

    I love mine. Although I have to test the one out and make sure I did not break it the other day. I had pizza dough not turn out and that never happens. Wondering if I burned the motor out.Lol! You must get one.If I ever see a giveaway with one I will give ya a heads up.

  6. Dzoli says

    I make bread every morning.One for me and one for my aprents taht live 2 km away:) I can not think of better start of my day than the smell of fresh bread and good coffee.Great post:)

  7. My Little Space says

    How nice to make your own bread! I love strolling around the farmers' market. There's so much to buy & better bargain.

  8. Kim Bee says

    Dzoli- Thanks. That is for sure a great way to start the day. And sweet of you to bring it to your parents.

    Kristy- This place is more of an upscale store. Open year round. But next week I think we are hitting the farmers market, suppose to be one in the city. I think we may do fruit stands on the weekends too. We usually do them on sundays in the summer. We live 20 minutes from Leamington, the tomato capital of Canada. Great fruit stands all over the place. So much fun.

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