Category: summer

+ Gumbo

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

+ Swiss Romanesco Quiche

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

+ Genovese-basil

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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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

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Peanut Butter Snickers Cheesecake

I was in charge of Labor Day dessert. I had planned on utilizing all of the hickory nuts we have for a hickory cake but the nuts decided not to fall fast enough. The back up plan – I decided to go with the masses and make them happy with chocolate and peanut butter. During my no carb diet a few years back I … Read More Peanut Butter Snickers Cheesecake

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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

+ heirloom roses

Heirloom Roses

I bought four heirloom roses for my rose garden the first spring we moved in. This one is a mystery rose. I have the tags: Smile (Clesmile), Alba Semi Plena, Belle Isis, and Golden Blush none seem to match the rose I actually got? And of course it’s the mystery bush that has taken over the whole rose garden. Even though it’s a mystery … Read More Heirloom Roses