I have been reading a lot about kale in preparation for this blog post and some recipes suggest that you massage your kale before putting it in your salad. I am a fan of massages for myself but I have never massaged kale. It seems that massaging your kale is recommended if you are serving your kale in a salad immediately. The recipes I have included do not require you to massage your greens but feel free to if you want to! … More Kale Times Two
This cake should come with a warning! It is delicious and addictive, and it is really hard to eat just one piece, regardless of the size of the piece. It would also be wonderful with a scoop of peppermint ice cream on top. 🙂 … More Three-State Sheet Cake
I was in high school when I began my long and lustful relationship with lasagna. For more than 45 years I have been searching for a recipe that could satisfy my lasagna urges. When I serve lasagna I want my guests to take a bite of my steaming, cheesy pasta casserole and say…nothing! I have figured out that when food is REALLY good the table conversation stops for a minute while everyone eats and then you can hear murmurs of appreciation and requests for seconds. … More Company Lasagna
Matthew and his beautiful family arrived Tuesday afternoon and I wanted to have something ready to eat when we returned to the farm, so I prepared brisket, a great make-ahead main dish. I served the brisket with oven-roasted carrots and baby potatoes, a great combo that complements the beef.
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This week was supposed to be my week to get outside and start preparing my spring garden. Usually we have several really warm days in January and I take advantage of those days to begin to prepare my garden for spring planting. In fact, Facebook reminded me today that in 2016 at this time it … More Mac and Cheese with Vegetable Stock
Hoppin’ John=Good Food=Good Luck It’s New Year’s Eve on the farm and it is REALLY cold. So cold in fact that we didn’t going anywhere this evening, we stayed home and watched the ball drop while bundled up in blankets on the couch eating popcorn! When I say cold I mean it is 6 degrees … More Hoppin’ Into the New Year
My first experience with pot pie of any kind was a love/hate relationship with the frozen kind you can buy on sale in the freezer section at Dillon’s. I think my roommate and I survived on 10 for $1.00 pot pies and fish sticks our junior year in college. But now homemade pot pie is a staple at our house.
Chester’s Muffins can be popped in the freezer and will keep for several weeks. They are healthy with bananas, oatmeal, raisins, walnuts and whole wheat flour and the flavor is full and flavorful. And, everyone seems to like them! … More Chester’s Muffins
Most Wednesday evenings in November and December you will find Mark and me hosting a book study at our church. The book study idea is new to our congregation but fellowship and hospitality are not. Episcopalians are known for a few things…open minds, open hearts, good coffee and better food. So, I knew when … More Tattoos and Kettle Corn with Friends
The first freeze dropped in at our farm a couple of weeks ago but our winter lettuce was tucked snuggly into its warm home. We had some frost on October 16 but the first hard freeze arrived on October 26th. That’s not early for our area but I don’t think I am ever really prepared … More Saving Summer