Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rib-Eyes from the Grill

In the Riemer house Rib-eye steaks are a favorite! They are so full of flavor and so versatile.  Here are a couple of my favorite summer Rib-eye recipe's from the grill.

Rib-Eye Steak with Tomato-Basil Relish


  • boned beef rib-eye steaks (1 1/2 in. thick, 12 to 16 oz. each; see notes)
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound firm-ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • Salt and fresh-cracked pepper
  1. Preparation 
  2. 1. Trim excess surface fat from steaks. Rinse steaks and pat dry; set in a single layer on a plate. In a small bowl, mix half the vinegar and half the olive oil. Rub mixture all over steaks to coat. Let stand for at least 15 minutes, or cover and chill up to 4 hours.
  3. 2. Meanwhile, rinse, core, and coarsely chop tomatoes. In a bowl, mix tomatoes, basil, garlic, and remaining balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Add salt to taste.
  4. 3. Lay steaks on an oiled barbecue grill over a solid bed of hot coals or high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook steaks, turning once, until browned on both sides and done to your liking in center of thickest part (cut to test), 10 to 13 minutes for medium-rare.
  5. 4. Transfer steaks to plates. Let rest in a warm place for 3 to 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with tomato-basil relish.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Women Farmers-Soil Sisters

One thing that I (Jen) have come to appreciate about our community here in South Central Wisconsin are the passionate, creative and motivated women who are making this area better in so many ways!  I am attaching a two links for events that I am going to take part in.  These are organized by and focused on women farmers.

Many of the "soil sisters" are friends of mine and I am proud to be a part of this community of women through the "Green County Women in Sustainable Agriculture" group. I will be helping out at the Sugar River Emu Farm.  I was not ready to be on the tour this year due to having a newborn.

Please join in and celebrate local agriculture on August 5 by visiting small family farms as part of a tour led by Wisconsin women committed to a healthy, fresh future for our children.

One more organization doing great things for women in agriculture is the Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN). There are hosting events through their Women Caring for the Land program.

Join in, learn and celebrate women farmers.

Riemer Family Farm is a multi-generational sustainable farm in South Centeral Wisconsin