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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 →

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 →

Harvest has Begun!

We’ve had some pretty great harvests so far. First being the head of lettuce we grew! Yes, THE head of lettuce. This beautiful head of lettuce was featured in our recent blog post talking about the importance of soil (Called… Continue Reading →

Seedling Update

The seedlings have gotten so big! Its incredible how much they have grown. Although I guess it’s not, because they are plants and that’s what they do. I guess the incredible thing is that I have yet to kill one…. Continue Reading →

Chickens Week 6 (Cooped Up)

They are officially in the coop! This is a big deal people, like a BIG deal. My basement was smelling pretty darn rank and there was a fine layer of dust and down on literally EVERY SINGLE surface in that… Continue Reading →

Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein 

I love Lo Mein but I hate that every time I get it from my local Chinese place it’s dripping in oil, I always get a stomach ache. So I was so excited to try and make my own Lo… Continue Reading →

Eggplant Kuku

As you know, we were up to our eyeballs in eggplants. So naturally I took to Pinterest and other online sources to find some diverse eggplant dishes. This one intrigued me. It had the eggplant, eggs (which we eat lots… Continue Reading →

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies

When planning our Farm to Table dinner I realized that I hadn’t planned a dessert. The entrees were easy, I wanted to create dishes that had mostly everything we were growing. One of the key things I love about cooking… Continue Reading →

Fresh Herb and Sorrel Sauce on Salmon

My new discovery is Sorrel. Jim loves to walk around the garden and have you taste different edible leaves and the one that surprised me the most was the sorrel. It’s a broad flat leaf that looks a lot like… Continue Reading →

Goodbye Summer!

This seems like a no brainer but this “salad” is one of my absolute favorites. When you use fresh, well made ingredients the flavor is absolutely amazing. I figured as we say goodbye to summer (even though it’s been 70… Continue Reading →

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