Recipes

Pickled Beets with Red Wine

Pickled Beets with Red Wine

Caught in a pickle? Have too many beets? Why not pickle your beets! This is recipe from the Washington Post that comes in handy when beet production is at its highest. SERVINGS: 7 PINTS INGREDIENTS 6 pounds red or golden beets 1 teaspoon whole cloves […]

Do-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Do-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

This is a modified version of two recipes from www.cooks.com. This is a great recipe for busy cooks who have large dinners to prepare. Ingredients 6 lbs. potatoes, peeled, cooked, drained and mashes 1 cup sour cream 6 oz. cream cheese 5 tbsp. butter 1/2 […]

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

The Pumpkin Pie recipe is from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook 1971. Jim Leek’s Favorite Pie Crust source is unknown. This pumpkin pie recipe has been in the family for decades and is a crowd favorite. Once Sandra found Jim’s favorite pie crust, she never changed the […]

Bourbon Sweet Potato Surprise

Bourbon Sweet Potato Surprise

Below is a modified version of “Sweet Potato Surprise” found in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine from November 1966. This is a great alternative to your typical sweet potato thanksgiving dish. This recipe has a fruity sweetness with the added apricots and orange peel. […]

Farmers Market Recipe Handout

Farmers Market Recipe Handout

This week we provided a collection of recipes that utilized some of our greens that may not be commonly used for everyday cooking for some people. Check them out below and send us pictures of your creations! Printable version: 7.7.17 Farmers Market Recipes Asian Salmon Salad […]

Carrot Apple Salad

Carrot Apple Salad

My Mom found this recipe a couple of years ago on allrecipes.com.  We adjusted it slightly to make it our own.  I absolutely love having a bowl of it in the fridge!  It’s great for taking to potlucks or large gatherings.  I know it is […]

Roger’s Carrot Cake

Roger’s Carrot Cake

There is few things as amazing as baby carrots, especially in the spring.  Last week my youngest, Ajax turned four.  He had helped his Dad harvest a whole row of baby carrots.  I decided to use some of them to make his birthday cake.  He […]

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Hi, Everybody! I made this soup recently on a cold day.  I made the house smell so amazing.  And fogged up the windows too.  (I love seeing that when it is bitter cold outside.  Makes me feel so cozy.)  It is super simple and quick! […]

Spicy Sausage Borscht

Spicy Sausage Borscht

It has been bitter cold here this week.  On the coldest day I decided to “beet” the chill by making this spicy Borscht.  I had made this version a couple of years ago and had remembered it fondly ever since.  Usually I am a big […]

Kale Ricotta Cannelloni

Kale Ricotta Cannelloni

Here is a recipe that totally won me over.  It is a cheaters way of filling pasta by using egg roll wrappers instead of boiled noodles.  I was a little leery of trying it but since filled pasta is such a pain, I thought I […]

Southern-Style Rice with Greens

Southern-Style Rice with Greens

I fell in love with this dish on a cold night about three weeks ago.  There is nothing better than quick easy comfort food!  This can be on the table in a snap, and that includes making a quick pan of cornbread too.  In our […]

Cheesy Mac with Root Vegetables

Cheesy Mac with Root Vegetables

Hello Fellow Eaters, This following recipe is my favorite homemade mac and cheese recipe.  The cheese sauce comes out perfectly!  It is also a wonderfully easy way to slip root vegetables or winter squash into a kid friendly dish.  The above image was from a […]

Creamy Leek and Potato Soup

Creamy Leek and Potato Soup

This is my mother Sandy, the Leek family matriarch’s, go-to recipe. We have all enjoyed it for many years. She remembers finding the recipe inside a magazine and it was part of an advertisement for sour cream. You never know where you will find a […]

Roasted Chicken with Bread Salad and Arugula

Roasted Chicken with Bread Salad and Arugula

Hello Fellow Eaters! I found this recipe online this week and couldn’t wait to try it.  Oddly enough the weather cooperated by dipping down into the fifties and giving us some grey drizzly days, perfect for my first roast chicken of the season.  Arugula is an […]

Hakurai Turnip Love

Hakurai Turnip Love

Hello Dear Readers, Please let me introduce you to a wonderful root vegetable, the Hakurai Turnip.  Don’t Look Away!  Yes, Yes, just like most of you I am not a huge fan of turnips in general.   They are such a humble root vegetable.  Most […]

Quick Asian Noodle Salad

Quick Asian Noodle Salad

Dear Eaters, Here is a quick yummy recipe that is great for a light main dish or as substantial side dish.  I made it for dinner tonight along with a tomato salad and it was delicious.  The recipe calls for using either green beans or […]

Asparagus Egg Salad

Asparagus Egg Salad

We have learned a lot this year about asparagus.  It was our first year harvesting our brand new patch.  I have always bought asparagus in the spring either at the farmer’s market or the grocery store.  The first thing that surprised me about this delightful […]

Green Bean Curry

Green Bean Curry

Ahhhh fall is here.  There is still so much to do on a farm!  I can’t wait for our winter’s rest.  But in the mean time we have vegetables to harvest before winter, vegetables to bed down to over-winter, and vegetables to protect so they […]

New Idea for Corn!

New Idea for Corn!

We have corn coming out our ears right now. Pun intended of course. There is nothing better than corn on the cob. Boil it, steam it (seven minutes to perfection), roast it, or grill it; it’s all sooooo good. Heck my Dad eats it out […]

Sweet Potato Frittata

Sweet Potato Frittata

I finished off last years sweet potatoes the other day. There wasn’t much left, just a few small oddly shaped ones. There was enough to try this dish though and it didn’t disappoint. The leftovers were also excellent for lunch the next day, cold right […]