Category: spring

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

During the summer months when the humidity starts creeping up and begins to be oppressive we struggle to find food that is cold to eat. There is that rumor out there that if you eat hot soup on an equally hot day that it will regulate your body temperature. This may very well be true but when you are in the midst of misery … Read More Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

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Dahlias Blooming and Subscription Update

Subscription BouquetsOn Hold This Week This week we continue to see massive spurts of growth because the weather has cooperated with good temps and some much needed rain showers. There was a decent peony showing so we were able to get some of our first bouquets out for subscription with the big beautiful peony blossoms. Now we just have to wait a couple more … Read More Dahlias Blooming and Subscription Update

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Raspberry Sunrise

Saturday’s are back underway this summer! All of our friends are vaccinated and ready to roll. Yay! We’ve been meeting most Saturdays for cocktails for a few years now. The pandemic and winter didn’t stop us. I’ll share some of our Winter shenanigans later. We adapted through pandemic with smaller gatherings, single serve munchies and cocktails to reduce sharing and double dipping issues. Now … Read More Raspberry Sunrise

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Strawberry Lemon Bundt

Cinnamon rolls are normally on the menu for brunch here. This weekend was to be H-O-T and cinnamon just didn’t seem the way to go. I decided on a Strawberry Lemon Bundt Cake. Strawberries, in Western New York are unbelievably yummy… Just the right size, juicy and ohhhhh so sweet. This cake isn’t super sweet though. It errs more on the coffee cake spectrum … Read More Strawberry Lemon Bundt

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Gumbo

In the mid 1990’s I was fortunate enough to have traveled to New Orleans twice. They were both high school trips for, I hate to admit, marching band which I played the clarinet (quit laughing). We were a small school band that was able to march in a couple of the Mardi Gras parades including the largest, The Krewe of Endymion. I think the … Read More Gumbo

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Sweet Pea Lane

One of the big installations this spring was the new sweet pea lane. An entrance to the new cutting garden required something fun. I had ordered a lot of Spencer Sweet Peas for sale at our farm stand and they needed a home to grow. Bruce created a walkway into the garden with lumber and chicken wire for our sweet peas to grow up … Read More Sweet Pea Lane

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April Garden Update

Blooms are just starting to pop this week in our gardens. Can you feel it! Spring is sprouting.

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Orange Scones

Orange Scone Recipe Scone Ingredients 2 cups Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 2 Tsp Cream of Tartar 1/2 cup Sugar or Stevia 2/3 cup Milk 1/2 cup Butter Icing Ingredients 1 cup Confectionery Sugar 1 tbsp Orange Juice 1 tsp Orange Extract 1 Orange’s Zest Directions Preheat Oven to 350 Prepare Baking Sheets with Parchment Paper Add Scone Ingredients into your mixer and mix … Read More Orange Scones

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Swiss Romanesco Quiche

Quiches brighten up any morning INGREDIENTS 1 prepared pie shell Six eggs 1 cup Swiss cheese shredded 1 cup cream 1 tbsp butter 1 cup Romanesco chopped ¼ cup chopped onion Borsari Savory Seasoning Parmesan Cheese DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 Chop onion and Romanesco. Sauté with butter until onions are tender. Prepare 8-9” pie plate with shell Beat six eggs and cream. Add … Read More Swiss Romanesco Quiche

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Daffodils

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Basil Genovese

One of our favorite types of Basil is the Genovese Basil Variety. We usually start seeding this basil Mid March. It’s a classic Italian variety of Basil that produces all year for us. We use it in various recipes through the season. My favorite is just cut up on pizza. Available when in Season /**/

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Apple Trees

I love apple trees. Is any garden complete without an apple tree? The spring blooms in the summer can look like a cloud of white. When I was young, I would buy an apple tree for my dad at the local General Tractor for father’s day or his birthday. He’s always loved apple trees. One of the main reasons it brings wildlife into the … Read More Apple Trees