Christmas Eve Potato Soup

Ingredients: 8 slices bacon, diced 4 leeks, white and pale green parts only, sliced 1/2 cup onion 4 Tbs flour 8 cups chicken broth 6 large baking potatoes 4 beaten egg yolks 2 cups sour cream 1 tsp chopped parsley Directions: In large soup pan cook bacon over medium heat until. Drain all but 1…

Simple Roasted Parsnip

Ingredients: 2 pounds parsnips 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 ½ teaspoon herbs de province, Italian seasoning or other dried herb mix 1 teaspoon kosher salt chopped parsley for garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel parsnips and cut into 1-inch chunks. Toss with oil, herbs and salt in a large bowl. Spread…

Hot and Smoky Sprouts

Ingredients: 4-5 cloves garlic 1 Tbs peppercorn 1 Tbs chili pepper flakes 1 pound Brussels Sprouts 2-3 jalapenos, cut into rounds 1 grape leaf Brine Ingredients: 1/2 gallon unchlorinated water 2 Tbs sea salt 2 Tbs smoked salt Directions: Put garlic cloves, peppercorns and chili flakes in the bottom of a 1-quart jar or crock….

Dried Raspberries

Raspberries dry beautifully in the oven or dehydrator. If you want to extend the shelf life of your summer’s bounty, place raspberries on parchment lined cookie sheet or dehydrator sheet. Space berries evenly. Set oven or dehydrator for 150 degrees F and dry for 6-8 hours. Check often near the end of the time and…

Gluten Free White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

This recipe is a combination of two, White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies and (quite possibly) the Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie. I might argue that the added flavors of browned butter, almond flour with the white chocolate and raspberry make this cookie amazing all on its own. This gluten free cookie can stand on its…

White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

I think white chocolate and raspberries are a match made in heaven! This recipe is so good it compelled me to create a gluten free version, just so more people in the world can enjoy the delicious combination of decadent white chocolate and tangy raspberries! Ingredients: 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 ½…

Low Sugar Pepper Jelly

I love the brightness this jelly brings to the eye and the tongue! We love to eat it with crackers and cream cheese or on roasted cauliflower. Ingredients: 10 cups sweet peppers, various colors, finely chopped 1 cup jalapenos, finely chopped 1 ¾ cup cider vinegar 2 (1 ¾ oz) packages Sure-Jell Low Sugar (generally…

Braised Chicken with Celeriac and Garlic

Celeriac (also know as Celery Root) imparts a wonderful celery flavor that pairs beautifully with the chicken. Ingredients: 3 lb chicken parts such as breasts and thighs (with skin and bone) and drumsticks 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 celeriac; peeled and cut into…

Caramelized Onion, Shiitake Mushroom and Kale Omelette

We were first introduced to french omelette making by Julia Child in her show ‘The French Chef’ as she amazingly creates a omelette in only 14 seconds. Our omelettes are not always produced that quickly, but they are a family breakfast favorite! Ingredients: 1 egg per omelette, well beaten 1 tablespoon of butter per omelette…

Summer Corn Chowder

Summer’s best flavors in one pot! This recipe is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the short, sweet season of farm fresh corn-on-the-cob. Ingredients: · 4 ears fresh sweet corn, husked and silks removed and kernels cut from cob · 2 Tbsp butter · 2 slices bacon, chopped · 1 medium yellow onion chopped · 1/8 cup all-purpose flour…

Tomato and Summer Squash Skillet

This recipe is an old family favorite when tomatoes and summer squash are coming in an over abundance from the garden. I am always comforted by the simple flavor and beautiful colors. Ingredients: · 3 small summer squash/zucchini, sliced · 3 medium tomatoes, sliced · 2 cloves garlic, minced · 3 tablespoons oil · Salt and black pepper · Grated cheese…

Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Deliciously fluffy whole wheat pancakes. These are wonderful with butter and maple syrup… and maybe a fresh sprinkling of in season blue berries! I recommend doubling or tripling this recipe as it only makes 8 pancakes. Remember that any summer squash can always be used interchangeably with zucchini, especially if you would prefer your pancakes…