Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Good to Go

No matter what your winter pleasure it's all good to go now.  Xcountry, downhill, snowshoeing or snowmobiling.  We had about 8" fall yesterday and last night and today dawned so beautiful it hurt.

                                 Play in the snow then soak in the hot tub!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Declared a Success

Well we have declared our first efforts a success.  Both very yummy. A bit more fat in the mix the next time (we had made them quite lean) as they are perhaps a bit dry. When spring comes I predict the husband will be combining his two new toys and "smoked" sausage will be in our future. Something to look forward to.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sausage Making 101

In the Autumn, the husband happened to mention that he was thinking about trying to make his own sausage. Now fortunately or unfortunately, he made this utterance within earshot of "the children" (who are really only children to us.) Fast forward to Christmas and what is under the tree but the sausage making attachments for our Kitchenaid. The husband, I am sure, had long since forgotten any thoughts of sausage making but... you opened your mouth Mr. Fortune so now it is sausage making for you! 

Today was the day.  Industrial amounts of pork, salt and spices hit the kitchen along with the sausage casings (which take some getting use to!) Long story short it has been a lot of fun with great results.  One batch of Italian (with fennel seed which I love) and one batch of savoury breakfast sausage with homegrown sage and summer savoury.  It has been a long but satisfying day.  Tomorrow will be the taste test.  Stay tuned.

Savoury Breakfast

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Snowmobile Trails Open - Limited

It was a lovely sight yesterday to see the groomer come in.  Thanks to all those who cleaned up after the ice storm. Nice snow again the night before last.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Great news -  Madawaska Mountain is now up and running and skiers and boarders are enjoying the snow!
Fresh Snow

Great News!

Madawaska Mountain is now open and all the skiers and boarders are enjoying the snow!