Winter Squash Salad with Nuts & Dried Cranberries

Winter Squash Salad with Nuts & Dried Cranberries

This is a delicious fall/winter salad that’s been appearing on our table quite often lately.  Serve it as a side dish or eaten as a vegetarian meal.  We use Butternut Squash – our hands down favorite for its dense texture and natural sweetness. 1 Butternut 

Butternut Squash Pie

Butternut Squash Pie

We substitute Butternut Squash to make our pumpkin pie.  Butternut is dense, sweet, not stringy and makes a superior tasting pie. This recipe comes from Fannie Farmer, but we’ve made some changes. We prefer Sucanat for white sugar and we back it down, because Butternut 

Green Tomato Salad

Green Tomato Salad

We are always looking for good recipes to use the green tomatoes we harvest at the end of the season.  This salad received a thumbs up! 3 large green tomatoes, cored, quartered and thinly sliced 2 tsp salt 1 cucumber, thinly sliced 1/2 medium size 

Albondigas Soup – Traditional Mexican Meatball Soup

Albondigas Soup – Traditional Mexican Meatball Soup

We can thank Chef Monika Sudakov of the lovely Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield, IL for sharing this delicious soup recipe.   Chef Monika is an amazing chef.   The combination of her culinary talent and appreciation for real food, often grown locally, makes every meal at 

Spiced Chai Tea

Spiced Chai Tea

There’s no Chai tea like one made with your own pungent, lightly toasted spices, freshly crushed ginger and local raw honey.   This recipe will elevate your Chai enjoyment to the highest level.  We absolutely love it and hope you do, too. Check out our Spiced 

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

There are a million ways to make homemade pizza.   We’ve made many and through this enjoyable experimentation, we’ve landed on what works for our family.   Below is the outline of how we make our own pies, but feel free to change it up to work 

Summer Tomato Galette

Summer Tomato Galette

We thank our favorite food blog, Smitten Kitchen, for this fabulous recipe.   It’s a delicious pastry filled with summer’s best ingredients – sweet cherry tomatoes, sweet corn and summer squash. A galette needs a rolled out pastry, but this dough is easy to work and 

Salsa Braised Chicken for Tacos or Salad

Salsa Braised Chicken for Tacos or Salad

If you’ve read any of our recipes here in the Farm Kitchen, you know we’re trying to make things easy but also authentic and delicious.  In our search for a real taco with incredible flavor, this is our method. This recipe produces tender, flavor infused 

Tomato Preservation – Make it Easy

Tomato Preservation – Make it Easy

Right when our fresh tomatoes are ripening by the arm loads, we’re in mid-season, busy as ever growing and selling.  How do we have any time to preserve food?   It’s actually such a high priority for our family, we make the time. Preserving tomatoes is 

Whole Tomato Pasta Sauce

Whole Tomato Pasta Sauce

This recipe was born out of necessity many years ago.  The girls were young, our lives were so busy, but we wanted to eat delicious homemade food.   Making our own pasta sauce with all our beautiful tomatoes was a no-brainer.  But, all the time needed 

Easy Stuffed Peppers

Easy Stuffed Peppers

This recipe is great for using lots of vegetables from the garden.   You could certainly include carrots, kohlrabi, finely diced cabbage, swiss chard, kale and more in the stuffing. 4-6 Sweet Peppers, cut in half, seeded 1 lb BBF Ground Meat – Breakfast Sausage, Ground 

Real Lemonade with Local Honey

Real Lemonade with Local Honey

These hot summer days call for an ice cold glass of real lemonade.   Not something made from a powder.  Real lemons.   Real local honey.  Pure old fashioned lemonade goodness. Here’s how it goes: 4 organic lemons 1 T organic sugar 1 qt. water 4 T