Instant Pot Blueberry Steel Cut Oats

1 Cup Steel Cut Oatmeal
1 1/2 Cups Water
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Frozen Blueberries

Add first 5 ingredients to Instant Pot.  Set for 3 minutes on high.  Let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes.  Release any remaining pressure.  Stir in frozen blueberries and replace lid for one minute to allow to thaw.  Drizzle with maple syrup and cinnamon to serve.

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Around the Homestead

This weeks workershare shift was spent trimming garlic. I really enjoyed sitting outside in the shade on such a beautiful day working on them, and ended up staying an hour longer than normal.

In my own garden, the little sideyard is now covered in cantaloupe and watermelon vines

I’ve dug the first of the Purple Majesty potatoes for breakfast🙂

And the first eggplant went into a chunky spaghetti sauce along with lots of tomatoes, squash, and the first green pepper.

 

Around the Homestead

I’ve been working my shift alone at the farm now that they’ve started their Saturday market. Sometimes she’s already put aside veggies for the CSA and gives me a couple jobs to-do and othertimes like yesterday, I spend my shift harvesting and prepping boxes. I started at 6 to be done before the worst of the heat. I’m in the habit of coming early to walk the fields and see all of the changes…snapping shots of this walking spider and honey bees as I went.

Things have really started to pick up in my own garden. The first celebratory BLT has been had, and a chunky spaghetti sauce made with the first eggplant and bell pepper included. Cucumbers and squash are going crazy. And the first of the peaches have started to fall.

Preserving has started with the freezing of 7 one pound bags of green beans.

Instant Pot Potato Salad

6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 cups water
4 large eggs
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup mayonnaise
2 TBSP finely chopped fresh parsley
1 TBSP dill pickle juice
2 TBSP mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

Add water to bottom of Instant Pot. Insert steamer basket and add potatoes and eggs. Set to High Pressure for 4 minutes. Quick Release the pressure and transfer eggs to ice water. In a large bowl, combine onion, mayo, parsley, pickle juice and mustard. Add potatoes and gently mix together to coat. Peel and dice eggs and fold in with salt and pepper. Chill before serving.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Place 1 cup water in the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place a steamer basket or trivet in Instant Pot and add as many eggs as desired. Set at high for 5 minutes. When finished, allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes. Release remaining pressure and transfer eggs to ice water. Eggs will peel easily. I diced mine for use in salads during the week.

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Around the Homestead

The morning was spent at the farm harvesting and washing these adorable little celeries, carrots, fresh garlic, beets, the first of the cherry tomatoes, and some cute little zephyr, zucchini, and patty pan squashes.

This weeks project was some long overdue mulching of the paths and front yard. It looks perty now and you can see how well things are starting to fill in.

I’m now totally in love with the Instant Pot. This weeks it gave me my first gelled chicken broth. I don’t have access to chicken feet so I tried pigs feet to add extra gelatin.