Concord Grape Preserves {no pectin recipe}

Concord Grape Preserves with Deeper Flavor, and Less Sugar It has been a crazy summer around here – lots of work outdoors, training a new puppy, doing Farmer’s Market every week, and still finding time for family visits, and getting all of our produce saved for winter. It’s not left much time for blogging I’m afraid, but now that things are getting a little calmer, I am feeling like sharing some recipes again. The grapes that went into these marvelous Concord Grape Preserves, came from vines that Larry’s Mom planted something like 45 years ago ....more

Quick Pickled Radishes

It does not get much more seasonal that fresh radishes. We’ve been enjoying a bumper crop of them this spring. A few springs ago, I shared this Sauteed Radishes with Sea Salt & Lime recipe, that we still enjoy at least a few times each spring ....more

Back to blogging

I can’t believe that this much time has gone by since my last post. Crazy. Things are good here – very good, in fact ....more

Avocado, Bacon and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

March is the month when I really get over winter – like completely over it. I am ok with winter in November, December, January and even February. It’s supposed to be cold and snowy, and I don’t mind staying in and making big pots of stew ....more

Pumpkin Yogurt Crunch Cake

Things have been really busy around here so far this year. Lots of visits with kids and grandkids, with more to come, lots of poring over seed catalogs and gardening books, and lots of cooking. Lately I have not felt that a lot of the recipes I’ve worked on have been blog-worthy ....more

Sweet and Smokey Braised Cabbage

We are probably peasants at heart. I think only peasants like cabbage as much as we do. I’m okay with that though ....more

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

You may not think that the world needs another chocolate chip cookie recipe. But, with the year we have had, I have to disagree. We’ve needed all the tasty, melty, creamy chocolate chunks surrounded by caramelly, chewy cookies that we could get ....more

Bowtie Pasta with Roasted Broccoli

I do love the holidays, and all that it takes to get ready to share special times with our family and friends. But – it can get really hectic sometimes. And for a lot of people, add in stuff like kids to take care of, a full time job and other obligations – it’s easy to see why so many people just put their heads down and wish for January to get here ....more

Longfield Gardens Amaryllis for Christmas

Plus a Fantastic Giveaway and Coupon Code! My Mom would the first one to tell you that the family green thumb skipped over her entirely. Her family comes from a pretty long line of farmers and devoted gardeners ....more

Pumpkin Beer Bread

One of the nice things about doing a local Farmer’s market this past summer, was getting to know the other growers, entrepreneurs, and makers in our area. They are, without exception, people who work hard, and take a lot of pride in the products that they produce. We are, as you know if you read here very often, big believers in sourcing food as locally as possible, whenever possible ....more