Category: spring

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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

Louisiana Style Stew bursting with Cajun Flavor Ingredients 10 oz Frozen Cut Okra (*Fresh Okra if you’re lucky) 4 tbsp Salted Butter (which is half a stick) 1 Yellow Onion (Large and Finely Diced) 1 Green Bell Peppers (Finely Diced) 6 Stalks Celery (finely diced with leafy tops) 1 bunch Scallions (Sliced) 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (Cut into Small Chunks) 1 lb … Read More Gumbo

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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

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Black Greenhouse Gathering Part 1

We had always wanted to build an antique vintage greenhouse. We’ve been picking and collecting windows since we moved into the farm. These ones were bought at a sale on Open Meadows where Bruce grew up. They’re from the Old School House. March when the wind was whipping and snowflakes were flying I was busy planting seeds in my little greenhouse. I planted so … Read More Black Greenhouse Gathering Part 1

April Greenhouse Tour

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Hummer Nectar Recipe

I was out filling our decimated bird feeders this evening (man, those birds can eat!) when I heard a buzzing. Was it a bee? A mosquito? Nope, it was a hummingbird. Alas, those feeders were empty too. I think he buzzed me to let me know that he wanted a little something too. I think everyone knows that sugar water is better for hummingbirds … Read More Hummer Nectar Recipe