Annual Harvest Celebration

The 2016 harvest Celebration was a great hit! We had an excellent turnout and the weather was perfect! Plenty of food, conversation, games and fellowship was enjoyed by all. The results of the tomato tasting are also in. Meet the contestants: Cosmonaut Volkov Cherokee Purple Goldie Yellow Garden Peach Winner of the best taste award…

Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Sauce

Enjoy a summer favorite… featuring cauliflower instead of wings! I used a home made Kansas City-Style sauce, which is our family favorite, but the original recipe from Food Network recommends using Frank’s. Ingredients Cheese Sauce: 1/3 cup sour cream or yogurt 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese 1 tablespoon milk 2 teaspoons mayonnaise Kosher salt and…

New Greenhouse!

We are super excited to announce that the grant for our new greenhouse finally went through, we purchased a 30×48 greenhouse from PA and the bulk of the frame is already up! Waiting for the greenhouse really delayed the planting of our tomatoes…but despite the delay they are growing nicely under the new frame. We…

Family Fun Nights!

The Wednesday Family Fun Nights have been a great success and have  brought a new group of families and kids to the farm. Two beautiful picnic tables, an impressive fire pit and even a volley ball court spruce up the meeting area. Each night we have a small meal, a camp fire, play some group…

Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard is delicious simply sautéed… nothing more… nothing less. Here the bright greens are paired with a spicy grilled meat and creamy grits. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 bunch scallions, thickly sliced 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 piece (2 inches) fresh ginger, chopped 1 clove garlic 2 jalapeno peppers 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh…

Fish Tacos with Radish Salad

Wow… what delicious, fresh, summer flavor! Love the broiled tilapia topped with a crunchy radish salad and zingy cilantro-lime sauce! The recipe says to serve in corn tortillas, but I also tried this recipe in fresh, homemade Navajo Fry Bread with summer bean and corn salad as well as the radish salad and salsa verde……

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Rhubarb, a spring tonic for vitamin C and calcium, is an easy and versatile fruit to use. One of the drawbacks is that because it is so tart, most recipes call for more sugar than most other desserts. By combining the stalks with sweeter fruits, like strawberries, the sugar content in recipes can be lowered…

Basic Stir-fry

Remember always start your rice or noodles cooking first, then it will be ready when the stir-fry is done. Make your sauce. Choose a bottled variety for ease or try one of my favorites: Stir ½ C orange juice, ¼ C soy sauce, 2 Tbs honey, 2 Tbs water, 1 Tbs grated ginger, 1 Tbs…

Authenticity

We were reminded recently at a small group we attend to be authentic in our lives. So here is a blog entry dedicated to being authentic. In so many of our posts and pictures we select the most exciting topics or most beautiful vegetables to feature. In reality we have daily struggles, pests, mistakes and…

Squash Planting

Today, on the hottest day yet of the year, we spent the morning planting a variety of squash and pumpkins. These we plant off site on a near by picturesque hill top. Half of the field is planted with squash transplants while the other is seeded with a cover crop of buckwheat. Enjoy some pictures…

Spring Planting

Spring planting is well underway! The temperature looks promising well into June, so we are in crazy planting mode. Probably 50% or more of the crops are already in the ground. Perfectly timed spring rains are also helping with the process! We are thankful for the Lord’s good provision.

Abundance Acres is a Buzz!

A journey that began last year has finally come to fruition! Last summer we received word that several hives and bee equipment were being given away in a town nearby. We called to reserve the equipment and headed down with a trailer as soon as we could. We were blown away by the donation of…