We will be hosting our third AMA later this month.  Stay posted for updates on details.

September 2018 AMA

Topic/Focus

We are leaving the floor open to any topic. Please note that your questions (and our responses) will be featured the following day as post for the entire C3 at Pans & Perspective to see.

Frequently Asked Questions

“How do I ask a question?”

Please post your question below as a comment. We are standing-by to give a nearly instantaneous reply to your questions. Don’t be afraid to ask away, but try to keep topics separate. For example, if you want to ask about what were working on for the week and what Nathan’s favorite food is, post it is as two comments. (But asking our inspiration for a recipe and how to execute it would go great as a single comment.)

“Is anything off-limits?”

Even though this is an AMA session, we’d like to avoid polarizing topics. Favorite chef knife, game on – political preferences, not so much.

“Are there any stupid questions?”

There’s no stupid questions, just stupid people. In all seriousness, we hope to use these sessions to educate you and the other members of the C3 about P&P and food. We want this to be a relaxed setting where it almost seems as if were sitting across from you giving responses. In short, there are no stupid questions (or stupid people for that matter).

“What are the rules?”

Very simple: have fun and learn. We have a strict policy against inappropriate language; this includes, but is not limited too verbal discrimination – hate speech, racism or otherwise – verbal abuse or toxic behavior and intense profanity; we know that these can be used as “sentence enhancers” but we like to keep it clean for all our readers.

“How do i participate in the next AMA?”

We reserve this privilege for our patrons. But it’s extended to even the lowest tier of donation. Check out how to join the C3 and our AMAs here.

“When will you host the next AMA?”

As of right now the date is still up in the air. We want to get it down to a specific date each month. (That’s right, this may be the first, but it isn’t the last.)

QotW 11

I don’t mind paying, but give me some food.
Professor Carlson, Culinary Institute of America

Upcoming Patreon Benefits Schedule and Background Information

Last month we held our first AMA session for our patrons. During a two hour window, we curated a space for any of our patrons to “Ask Me (Us) Anything”.

We didn’t receive a huge response but we will still be offering this as one of the awesome benefits our patrons receive. Our plan is to host the AMA session each third Wednesday of the month. So for September we will go live again on the 26th. You can check out the AMA template here to get an idea of what an AMA actually is. Moving forward we hope to see more participation among the C3, but we understand that this first attempt may have been a little confusing.

Pans & Perspective has not decided how we want to handle the Monthly Video Updates moving forward. Just keep a close eye out for the video posted here and be sure to give us your feedback about our accomplishments and future goals. Our ultimate objective is to have these videos planned and released on a schedule similar to the AMAs.

Lastly we wanted to take a second to explain Patreon. Our campaign started nearly as month go as a means for people to connect with the exciting C3. Patreon acts like a subscription service where you can make a monthly pledge to promote the Community of Conscious Consumers – C3! There is no obligation to continue each month and our patrons are free to contribute as much as they feel appropriate. In doing so, our patrons unlock a myriad of fantastic benefits such as access to the AMA sessions mentioned above, first looks at our monthly video update and other exclusive content, chances to participate in and create discussions, a small swag package from the team here at P&P and much more! One of our future objectives is to be able to host an interview style podcast or video that interviews members of the C3 – people just like you – who share an interest in P&P and all things food!

We have heard some feedback about the lack of clarity behind both our intent as well as what Patreon is. Found both on our Patreon Page as well as on our Youtube, you can find a brief video explaining who we are and how Patreon works. We highly encourage you to check it out. That being said, if you have any questions or need any clarification please feel free to comment below or even send us an email!

August 2018 AMA

Topic/Focus

Since this is our first AMA session we are leaving the floor open to any topic. Please note that your questions (and our responses) will be featured the following day as post for the entire C3 at Pans & Perspective to see.

Frequently Asked Questions

“How do I ask a question?”

Please post your question below as a comment. We are standing-by to give a nearly instantaneous reply to your questions. Don’t be afraid to ask away, but try to keep topics seperate. For example, if you want to ask about what were working on for the week and what Nathan’s favorite food is, post it is as two comments. (But asking our inspiration for a recipe and how to execute it would go great as a single comment.)

“Is anything off-limits?”

Even though this is an AMA session, we’d like to avoid polarizing topics. Favorite chef knife, game on – political preferences, not so much.

“Are there any stupid questions?”

There’s no stupid questions, just stupid people. In all seriousness, we hope to use these sessions to educate you and the other members of the C3 about P&P and food. We want this to be a relaxed setting where it almost seems as if were sitting across from you giving responses. In short, there are no stupid questions (or stupid people for that matter).

“What are the rules?”

Very simple: have fun and learn. We have a strict policy against inappropriate language; this includes, but is not limited too verbal discrimination – hate speech, racism or otherwise – verbal abuse or toxic behavior and intense profanity; we know that these can be used as “sentence enhancers” but we like to keep it clean for all our readers.

“How do i participate in the next AMA?”

We reserve this privilege for our patrons. But it’s extended to even the lowest tier of donation. Check out how to join the C3 and our AMAs here.

“When will you host the next AMA?”

As of right now the date is still up in the air. We want to get it down to a specific date each month. (That’s right, this may be the first, but it isn’t the last.)

AMA Session Update!

We are planning to host the AMA session next week on August 27th, 18.00-20.00 Central Time. There will be a post titled appropriately and patrons will be given a password to join the post. Don’t worry if you can’t make it; the post will be open to the public to view after the session is complete. We hope to have some great discussions about food and anything else that might be on your mind.

Want to learn more about how to become a patron and participate in these AMA sessions? Check out our patreon page and discover how to connect with the C3! See you then.

Week 5: 5000 Pounds of Manure

Monday commenced early in the morning with a pre breakfast shoveling of horse manure. Once I finished that I moved onto pruning apple trees. I spent most of my day on this until Korbin came by and helped plant some of her seeds for the three sisters garden. I left her and David to that task as I prepared dinner, tortilla soup. The next day Ellis arrived mid evening at which point I had spent almost an entire day finishing the pruning on the upper trees near the house. We dined on leftovers to keep things simple and spent time with introductions and conversation. Wednesday I finished the monumental task of pruning the upper orchard. Ellis and I went to town to pick up some items at the store and run a few errands. We spent the rest of the day relaxing as the skies clouded and gave a few signs of rain. I cooked up some venison shank in a stew and Ellis completed the meal with coconut banana ice cream.

Thursday we started early, this time with Birte, slaughtering a chicken. With all four of us awake and kicking the kitchen was a buzz; it felt like I was back at work. David zipped around preparing our breakfast: polenta, eggs and bacon. Birte was leaned over the sink plucking the feathers of the freshly slaughtered chicken. Ellis and I were locked intently in the creation of the week’s sourdough loaves. Along the whole process he shared with me the technicalities of the bread; I learned it doesn’t require the addition of yeast to rise. As I looked around the kitchen, sun flooding the busy room with warmth and brilliant light, the novelty of what was happening around me began to sink in. Before I started in on my farm tasks I made a quick pasta dough and let it rest for the day. I began by heading to the garden and pruning the five remaining trees on the property. Once I had it cleaned up I then cut down the rest of the jerusalem artichoke stems and did some light cleanup around the garden. Ellis spent the day making a chicken and rice soup that was fantastic.
The day following was spent doing more domestic chores. Ellis and I finished the cleaning of the cabin for our weekend guests. We also took this time to build a small bridge across the creek that runs through the farm so the same guests wouldn’t have to wade through. I plugged some holes in the cabin with steel wool and wood plugs to make sure no unwanted occupants found their way inside and then helped Ellis reassemble the riding mower for use. On my way back to the house I helped David move some plants to the other side of the house. Midday I took Birte to town and then arrived back at the farm shortly before the guests arrived. Ellis and I treated ourselves to a pizza at Luna Valley Farm; each Friday they offer pizzas, beer and wine in a fabulous setting crafted from ingredients local to the area. Saturday started early with a full breakfast spread for the guests. David crafted a vegetable scramble and Ellis baked an apple crumble. We spent a leisurely morning over great food and excellent conversation. When our guests ran off the start their day, we took the chance to go for a quick hike to see some of the skunk cabbages in the marsh on Pepperfield’s Property.

When we got back I weeded the rhubarb patch. Once I got that finished I went down to the main garden and pulled out the remaining corn stakes. I took a break by wiring label stakes for future use. After that I went back to weeding and moving manure. We finished our day later than normal with a dinner of tomato sauce over homemade pasta and finished with a dessert of chocolate ice cream. Sunday’s breakfast was the same as the last with our guests. I made corn pudding to match the spread of other items on the table. We spent another fabulous morning among company and conversation before starting in on chores. I spent the first half of my morning moving manure, to total by my calculations over 5000 pounds since my arrival. I spent the better half of the afternoon in the upper vineyard with David planting grape vines for future harvests. We retired early after a busy week for wine time which slowly morphed into a relaxed dinner of polenta.

The weeks are getting busier but it still feels great. I am excited to start to see some of the fruits of our labors, some of which have already started to blossom!

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