Making Broth – Keep It Simple

Making Broth – Keep It Simple

Many of you have asked for broth making recipes.  Making broth is not difficult and should not be intimidating.   If you can simmer water, you can make broth.   And, the results are so delicious, you’ll never go back to store bought.   We make broth regularly 

Creamy Potato Vegetable Soup

Creamy Potato Vegetable Soup

On a recent chilly night, we had a pot of chicken stock on the stove just waiting for a recipe.  Brian took a few ingredients and created the most delicious soup.  He made a nice big recipe so there was soup the next day which 

Our Love for Maple Syrup – with Recipes

Our Love for Maple Syrup – with Recipes

We’ve had a long and happy relationship with Maple Hollow pure maple syrup.   It was around 2001 when we were living at our first 5-acre farm in Woodstock, IL.   I read an article in Yankee magazine about the original Hatch granola along with a recipe.  

Classic Roast Chicken

Classic Roast Chicken

If you’ve never oven roasted a whole chicken, I can assure you it is simple, fast and delivers some of the best chicken you will ever eat.   A whole bird offers maximum chicken enjoyment.   You have multiple cuts to choose from so everyone can have 

Maple Glazed Pork Roast

Maple Glazed Pork Roast

One of our favorite recipes from America’s Test Kitchen, this recipe is quick, simple and creates the most delicious Pork Shoulder Roast.   Best if you use a deep, dark pure maple syrup from our friends at Maple Hollow in Merril, WI. 1/3 cup dark pure 

Bread and Butter Pickles

Bread and Butter Pickles

We make these pickles using cucumbers OR summer squash (zucchini) when either is plentiful.   Instead of buying relish, we use our pickles for topping burgers, brats, mixing into egg salad or just about anywhere we want a sweet, tangy pickle.  Delicious! You don’t have to 

Susannah’s Peanut Sauce

Susannah’s Peanut Sauce

Susannah took a little of this and that from existing Peanut Sauce recipes and came up with her own version we absolutely love.  We use this sauce to top one of our favorite meals – a noodle bowl that begins with Udon noodles, then ground 

Beets Me?  How to Use Your Beets!

Beets Me? How to Use Your Beets!

So, you’ve received fresh beets in your CSA share again and you’re wondering what to do with them.   You’ve only seen and maybe even tried beets when they’re in the lineup of salad bar toppings.  Not to worry! We grow beets on the farm from 

Lemony Herbed Marinade

Lemony Herbed Marinade

From one of our favorite cookbook authors, Julia Turshen, we found this simple marinade for chicken.   We actually brush this on roasted vegetables and fish, too.   It’s good on just about anything. Great opportunity to clip a few fresh herbs from your garden or use 

Spring Quiche

Spring Quiche

Like pizza with all it’s various toppings, a quiche is a great opportunity to experiment with all kinds of veggies, meat, herbs and cheese.   With our fresh ingredients including our delicious eggs, a quiche doesn’t last long in our house! In this recipe, we used 

Baked Beans

Baked Beans

We use our crock pot to make the most delicious homemade Baked Beans.  It is always a hit at our house.  The Pork Hock adds rich flavor and you will have the most tender, fall apart meat to enjoy with your bowl of beans.  We’ve 

Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Peppers

Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Peppers

We love a homemade pot of chili and ours is based on our favorite recipe from Anita’s mom.   But, we’ve added diced sweet potatoes and sweet peppers which gives chili such a great flavor and a little more veggie. This is a delicious one pot