Using food I can find marked down is kind of a thing of mine. I can Seconds tomatoes when my garden doesn't produce enough, I buy day old naan whenever I see it, and marked down dairy products make my heart happy.
But sometimes I get stumped with how to use them up before they go bad.
Pizza crust made with eggnog and butternut squash? Why not?…Continue
Who designed the chicken molting process? Really, who thought it was a good idea for the flock to lose feathers in November and December, just when the temperature drops? Henny began molting in late November and the yard was strewn with bright white feathers. As soon as she was done, just when the temperature dropped to ten degrees, Gladys started. Black smoke everywhere and she exposed her scrawny legs and neck to the cold. Why?
But Henny is glorious in her…Continue
I originally developed these eight recipes for a workshop I teach on growing and using culinary herbs. Most call for fresh herbs, but a few, like the white bean pesto and sun dried tomato pesto don't, making them perfect for the…Continue
Just because it's after Christmas does not mean that you have to stop eating cranberries, right? I mean, I eat pumpkin from September through until I use the last one from the Strategic Winter Squash Reserve around March. Combining cranberries with tangerines from the fruit fundraiser makes for a tart and tangy and sweet, one could even say perky muffin (hey, it's an apt term).…Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on December 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Every family should keep a jar of elderberry honey syrup in their refrigerator. This simple, natural elixir is fabulous at preventing and treating illnesses and it couldn't be easier to make or more natural.
What's so great about elderberry syrup?
Elderberry syrup is one of the best…Continue
There are many great books out there to give you basic…Continue
I first had a Finnish oven pancake while working on a dairy farm in southeastern Finland. I make it for my kids when they have leisurely winter mornings at home due to snow days--but it's also a yummy holiday breakfast.
A stand mixer makes easy work of this breakfast, as it requires 10 minutes of beating.…Continue
I'll be the first to admit that I'm no Martha Stewart--I can't roll this compound butter into anything that looks pretty. But it's quick and easy to make, adds color to your holiday table, and uses cranberries while they are abundant in stores.
We like it on waffles/pancakes/Pumpkin Cranberry Maple Kugel as well as tossed with green beans, Brussels sprouts, and corn.…Continue
This is happening because their water-well underwent a catastrophic failure and needs to be rebuilt. Why do the…Continue
Added by Felix Schweizer on December 21, 2013 at 1:58pm — No Comments
I don't know where the black eyed peas = good luck in the new year tradition started, but I do know that I get a hankering for black eyed peas around this time of year.
I created this appetizer to be a fun way to get my New Year good luck while using goodies from our farm share.
I'm running behind on my Christmas preparations this year, and still plan to give food gifts to neighbors and friends. Here's an unusual food gift using fresh grapefruit (arriving soon to a fruit fundraiser near you!)
The recipe is …Continue
I originally published this list of tips on my blog in 2010 during National Farmer's Market Week. The information is still useful and the content relevant. …Continue
Welcome to Parsi Cuisine
In Parsi Cuisine you will find a unique blend of spices that makes the food very appetizing, nutritious and wholesome. Vegetables, Meats and Dairy products are the foundation. Using Saffron, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, Cardamom, and Rosewater flavor the food and remind us of the sweetness of life. Nuts like Charoli, Almonds, Walnuts and Dry Fruits give us strength. Curry Powder, Ginger, Garlic, etc. add the…Continue
Added by Rita Kapadia on December 9, 2013 at 11:06am — No Comments
Originally posted @ Back to the Basics:
Let's talk about Victory Gardens and Seed Balls...
Added by Marianne Smith on December 8, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments
Wow, there are a lot of suggestions over to facebook for the birdies! Thanks, guys!
I noticed some of you thought it was weird that I brought them into the bathroom. I have a bad hip that acts up when it feels like it, and have learned to dislike icy patches very intensely because of it. Given the steps and downhill slope to the pen, and the fact the the door must be lifted up and moved over, once it gets cold enough that ice and snow are factors, it is a great deal easier to…Continue
Added by Jana Franzen on December 6, 2013 at 5:21pm — No Comments
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I'm only kinda kidding. When it gets cold enough to freeze, the critters come in. I've had dogs, cats, rabbits, and chickens running around the house at different points, depending on what critters we have.
There aren't any rabbits this year, the cats have the run of the house, the dog is naughty and confined to the kitchen (or a little pen attached to the back porch for out times), and the chickens are divided out between two old rabbit cages and a pet taxi for a very large…Continue
My normal tendency, in just about everything I've ever done, is to jump right in, feet first and just start. No questions asked... just get the ball rolling, get on top of it and try not to fall off. As crazy as that sounds, this method has helped me accomplish a lot of things in my life. Things I would have never done had I thought it through. I was a Marine, for example, when I was 18... I'd never do that now! Mostly because I'm older and I get tired quicker and the thought of people…Continue