Tomato Basil Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

Tomato Basil Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

The sweetest tomatoes and fragrant basil come together in this simple late summer salad.   Serve as a side or atop a bed of greens for a beautiful salad.   No extra dressing necessary.  The juice from the tomatoes combined with the EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar make 

Tzatziki

Tzatziki

Classic Tzatziki sauce is hard to pass up and it’s way easy to make.   We use it as a creamy salad dressing, on top of our homemade falafel or just dipping for a delicious fresh pita bread.  Great way to use the cucumbers! 2 cups 

BBF Pulled Beef BBQ

BBF Pulled Beef BBQ

This recipe uses BBF beef cuts like Chuck, Arm and Brisket that love a low, slow braise.   Braising transforms these less tender cuts into moist, fall apart meat for your favorite pulled beef sandwiches.   Grilling the meat is purely for infusing your recipe with authentic 

Garlic Scape Hummus

Garlic Scape Hummus

1 – 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas 3-5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (depending on taste) 2 tablespoons tahini 2 garlic scapes, bulb removed and set aside, tender part of stems chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 

Creamy Buttermilk Spinach Dressing

Creamy Buttermilk Spinach Dressing

Just a forewarning…..this may be the best creamy salad dressing you’ll ever try. My mother, Barb, made this dressing every year when spinach was being harvested from her garden.   Mom grew a beautiful garden and there were staples on the table every spring – tender 

Herbed White Bean and Italian Sausage Stew

Herbed White Bean and Italian Sausage Stew

We’ve taken a N.Y. Times recipe, tweaked it to our liking and come up with a stew that is definitely a keeper. We’ve added a few chopped sweet peppers to the stew from our stash of our frozen 2021 peppers.  They add sweetness and color 

Cheese Blintz with Fruit Topping

Cheese Blintz with Fruit Topping

Laura treated us with these beautiful Cheese Blintz for a recent breakfast.   They are a simple crêpe, filled with a ricotta filling and topped with a fruit sauce or jam.  This is not an overly sweet breakfast.   But, if you have a sweet tooth, feel 

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