Rainbow Veggie Slaw

AKA Rainbow Cabbage Salad If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my post about a version of this salad at the end of last year. I was talking about how happy I was to be making a Veggie Slaw in December entirely from vegetables we grew ourselves. Some of that is due to plain luck – having fresh sweet peppers from the garden is not usual in December in Upstate New York ....more

Pumpkin Bread with Walnuts and Raisins

{Or plain old Pumpkin Bread if you prefer!} If you’re like me, you are deep in the midst of last minute Christmas prep, and not really looking for one more thing to do. Or maybe, even more like me, you are near the end of Christmas prep, because you’re leaving in a few days, and you realize you are short a few baked gifts for the neighborhood? Yup – that ....more

Pork Loin Chops with Apples and Onions

Pork Loin Chops with Apples and Onions. Sounds kinda fussy, doesn’t it? Reality: nothing could be further from the truth ....more

Applesauce Quick Bread

Though the main part of my food preservation season is winding down, there are still a few things left to do. [Like make Applesauce Quick Bread, which we’ll get to in just a moment!] We have apple trees, but don’t get many apples from them, so it’s fortunate that we can find a lot of them locally. This time of year, apples are a very good buy, since a lot of seasonal places are looking to get rid of what they have before closing for the season ....more

Veggie Frittata

An easy weeknight meal! When you have a lot of chickens, a meal made from eggs is a no-brainer. Though there are times when our customers run us right out of eggs, usually we have a dozen or two in the fridge ....more

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