Farm Kitchen

Molasses Barbecue Sauce

Molasses Barbecue Sauce

Easy recipe that delivers excellent flavor for your next barbecue.  There is no need to buy BBQ sauce with undesirable ingredients when you can so easily make this delicious sauce in 10 minutes. From the most excellent cookbook, Small Victories by Julia Turshen. 1/2 cup […]

Chioggia Beet Salad with Lime and Mint

Chioggia Beet Salad with Lime and Mint

This raw beet salad really shows off the striking colors of these gorgeous roots.  Chioggias are a mild beet that love the flavors used in this salad.  Thank our Lucy for another original winning recipe – a perfect light summer salad. Chioggia Beet roots  Green […]

I Can Bake, Roast, Grate, Pickle, Ferment – What Am I?

I Can Bake, Roast, Grate, Pickle, Ferment – What Am I?

The answer to the question is one of our favorite root vegetables – BEETS! If you aren’t a fan of beets, I’m here to tell you a recipe exists for this humble root that will change your mind.   Sure, you may not enjoy a homemade […]

Lacto-Fermented Homemade Corned Beef

Lacto-Fermented Homemade Corned Beef

A few years ago, we tried this recipe from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon because we wanted real Corned Beef, from our own organic Grassfed Brisket, made with good ingredients.    Processed, store bought meats do not appear on our table.  If we want traditional […]

Braised Savory Whole Chicken with Tomatoes & Olives

Braised Savory Whole Chicken with Tomatoes & Olives

If we’re cooking a whole cut-up BBF Chicken, it’s most likely going to end up in a saucy, savory skillet dish like this one – tender chicken pieces nestled into a flavorful tomato based sauce with onions, peppers and Kalamata olives.   This skillet dinner is […]

The Julia Burger

The Julia Burger

Before we had our eureka moment for making the perfect hamburger, we made too many burgers that didn’t deliver.    Too thick, too much shrinking, not covering the bun properly, not enough seasoning.  They just didn’t come together like a really good diner style burger.  […]

Italian Beef – The Real Way

Italian Beef – The Real Way

Here’s another BBF Grassfed Beef braising recipe that produces fall apart tender meat and flavorful broth.  Served over the best crusty bread you can bake or procure, an Italian Beef sandwich is one of our favorite, easy meals.  The best cut for Italian Beef is […]

Sitka Coho Salmon

Sitka Coho Salmon

Here we are in the middle of the Midwest yet we are sourcing some of the best wild Alaskan salmon available to anyone. We are incredibly fortunate to have Sitka Salmon located in our community based just west of Peoria in Galesburg, IL.  This company […]

Raw Maple Pecan Bars

Raw Maple Pecan Bars

We were introduced to this recipe by a good friend and real food lover who has an excellent eye for good recipes.  We were instantly hooked especially since we have the best ingredients ready in our pantry – Certified Organic Native Missouri Pecans and the […]

A Family Tradition – Barb’s Vegetable Beef Soup

A Family Tradition – Barb’s Vegetable Beef Soup

Today, we’re having Barb’s Beef Vegetable Soup.   This recipe made a regular appearance on our dinner table at the Kinsella house – Anita’s family. Barb, my mother, was a natural in all things food related – cooking, gardening, canning, freezing, baking, catering and enjoying.   And, […]

Homemade Grainy Mustard

Homemade Grainy Mustard

Our family loves mustard.   It compliments so much of the food we grow and enjoy.  It’s a staple in all our salad dressings and vinaigrettes, BBQ sauces for grilled BBF meat and the ever favorite cold sandwiches, burgers and brats.  It felt like we were […]

Classic Beef Stew

Classic Beef Stew

It’s mid-December.  The days are now short and the quiet cold of winter has descended upon the farm.    But, our kitchen is alive with bubbling pots of broth, soups and stews including this delicious Classic Beef Stew.   We use our own BBF Stew Meat […]