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Baked Leek with Cream and Tarragon

(This recipe is from Fresh From the Farmer’s Market by Janet Fletcher) I know, the picture is pitiful. I would love to know how she created such a beautiful picture for her cookbook because it is just not a pretty… Continue Reading →

Fresh From the Farmer’s Market Orecchiette with Chard and Ricotta

If you have read¬†Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Vegetable Miracle and have decided to try and eat locally for a year this cookbook would definitely be helpful. It organizes recipes based on what to you can find seasonally at your local farmer’s… Continue Reading →

Na’an Pizza

In a pinch I always make Na’an. We had Jim’s parents over for dinner recently¬†and I was planning to have eggplant hamburgers and last minute I realized we didn’t have hamburger buns so I made Na’an wraps to use instead…. Continue Reading →

Second Annual Farm to Table Tasting

Our second Farm to Table tasting went off without a hitch! Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed our food. We hope next year we can invite even more people. We have the Farm to Table tastings to show… Continue Reading →

Oven Drying Herbs

  I am constantly worried that the things we are growing in our garden are not living up to their potential. Part of the way I live my life is to use everything to it’s full potential and let nothing… Continue Reading →

Chicken with Smooshed Tomatoes

I don’t know about you but I struggle with meals in the summer sometimes. There are only so many salads one can make. It is way too hot to do anything today, especially cook. But thank goodness for air conditioning!… Continue Reading →

Red Currant Jelly

I hope everyone liked the muffin recipe! You know what is great on Red Currant Muffins? Red Currant Jelly! Well, more like: what else do you do with four more full, ripe bushes of red currants? You make jelly! I… Continue Reading →

Red Currant Muffins

Our four Red Currant bushes are ready and after a taste test right off the bush I figured out I wasn’t a fan, and I think Jim agreed with me. After a tart (tiny) burst of berry flavor the seed… Continue Reading →

Ode to Spring

My goodness do I love Spring. That’s the gardener in me of course, the chef in me is cursing the season of very little output. We do however, have small salad greens, Sweet Cicely, Sorrel and herbs like Thyme, Oregano,… Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Roasted Chickpea Gyros

This week I unintentionally planned all vegetarian meals. We’ll see how it goes, we’re only one day in. While I love vegetarian meals both Jim and I usually find ourselves hungry a couple hours after the meal. So with all… Continue Reading →

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