Riley’s Farm – First Video Blog

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Riley's Farm, barn
Riley’s Farm, barn


So…click on this link for my first video. What A Girl Eats at Riley’s FarmI have been a bit lax in posting. Saturdays are my busy days. I get up early and cook all day. I try to bang out three dishes and photograph two sometime before 2 pm. Last weekend we were at Riley’s Farm working as extras in the third episode of Courage, New Hampshire’s mini-series, so I knew I’d have no time to cook. This seemed like the perfect time to try a video blog since we’d been talking about it for a while. Jim Riley, writer, director and executive producer of the series, hopes to film 3 more episodes this year and is in the process of looking for distributors.

Tavern hearth, Riley's Farm.
Tavern hearth

On a scale of 1 to obscure, being able to do English Country dancing ranks about an 8 1/2. This time, however, it’s served me well. When Jim wrote in a masquerade ball for episode 3, he knew where to get dancers. In any case, I titled the blog What A Girl Eats, so that I could sometimes do just that, eat and not cook. The video camera came in the mail on Thursday, so Spencer spent the hour ride to the farm Saturday morning reading the instruction manual for the camera. So rough it will be.

Chicken pot pie from Riley’s Farm

Oh, yeah! What did I eat? The great thing about filming on the farm is that we all get to eat the food that they serve in the tavern! Each meal we were served two soups, my favorite was the corn chowder, in addition to the main meal. Just in case one becomes a bit peckish between breakfast, lunch or dinner, there is a steady supply of snacks and drinks. One night for dinner we had chicken pot pie, and of course for dessert, there was the famous apple crumb pie. I’ll be sharing a video interview with one of the cooks, Jose, later.

Looking for traditional English dishes?

Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade chicken pot pie
Chicken pot pie








Cottage Pie

Cottage pie or shepherd's pie
Cottage Pie










Lemon Posset

Lemon and Lime Posset
Lemon and Lime Posset


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