Category: summer

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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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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

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Purple Skies

It was a scorcher hot July a few days ago. Those hot sticky muggy nights where your one true friend is the ac. We were zoning in front of the tv and oblivious to anything around us except the heat. For an instant, I turned my head and noticed the beautiful sky. Guilt set in… why am I just zoning when this happens? I … Read More Purple Skies

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Bacon Cherry Plum Sage Wrap

Have you tried the Cherry Plum? A cross between a cherry and plum. I couldn’t resist trying them this summer. You can use this recipe with a nectarine, plum, cherry or apricot. Bacon Cherry Plum Sage Wrap Recipe Serves: 6 People INGREDIENTS 4 Cherry Plums 8 Pieces Bacon cut in half 12 Sage Leaves 2 tbsp Maple Syrup INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees … Read More Bacon Cherry Plum Sage Wrap

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Caprese Dip

Our weekly “book club” often comes too quickly and we have yet to decide on the appetizer to pass around while we discuss that week’s…erm..book. Everyone that belongs in the book club does like to read but when Saturday comes around we find that it is a great time to unwind and enjoy each other’s company. Books are discussed but the stars of the … Read More Caprese Dip

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Salsa

SECRET RECIPE FROM ME TO YOU HUSH HUSH… My great aunt visited from Arizona one summer in my early teens. She made the family a traditional Mexican meal. Not only did she make us a delicious meal but also taught my mom and I the recipes. This salsa recipe I make all the time… All the time. If I love you I’ve made it … Read More Salsa

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Smoked Shrimp with Apple Wood Chips

Every summer, we take a trip up to Barcelona in Westfield, NY and grab some smoked salmon and shrimp from a local vendor. It is usually a great drive to get them. If we are in the mood and the beach is not full of people, we can look for the sea glass that comes in from Lake Erie. More often though, we do … Read More Smoked Shrimp with Apple Wood Chips

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Blueberry Overnight Oats

We’re in a rut with breakfast lately. Do you ever feel that way? I mean how many eggs can a girl eat? In the summer everything seems so heavy. Cereal out of the box seems so – blah! I used to eat cereal all the time as a kid. The idea of eating all that milk in the morning, has a miniature me just … Read More Blueberry Overnight Oats

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Key Lime Bars

My mom loves, loves, then add a little bit more love on top of those loves… key lime pie. Every summer, I make it as my go to party dish for her house. Here’s the thing, at our parties we eat big! So here’s what happens, it’s after dinner, I pull out the pie and you hear the groans. “I’m too full. I’ll take … Read More Key Lime Bars