Camarao na Moranga

Shrimp in a Pumpkin – or Camarão na Moranga, in Portuguese – is a traditional Brazilian recipe that can add a pretty cool twist to your dinner table! Serves 8 Ingredients: 1 medium pumpkin (Sugar Pie Pumpkin or Cinderella work best) 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided Salt and pepper 2 pounds large shrimp, cleaned and […]

Delicious Lentil Soup Recipe

 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 pound lentils, picked and rinsed 1 cup peeled and chopped tomatoes 2 quarts chicken or vegetable broth 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground toasted cumin 1/2 teaspoon […]

Bud’s Stuffed Gill’s Golden Pippin

Ingredients: 2 Gills Golden Pippin Squash 1 cup of white rice cooked 2 cups of chicken stock 8 strips of bacon 2 cloves of garlic 2 heads of fresh broccoli 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste Instructions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice squash in half, remove seeds and coat squash and […]

Black Valentine Bean Soup

Ingredients for Bean Preparation: 5 cups of water (may need a little extra) 1 pound (2 ½ cups) of dried black beans 1 ham hock 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon salt   Ingredients for Soup: 3 tablespoons of oil 2 large onions chopped 1 large carrot chopped 3 celery ribs chopped ½ teaspoon salt 5-6 […]

Grandma Linda’s 9 Bean Soup

¼ cup of each of these: 9 heirloom beans: Christmas Lima Good Mother Stallard Green Flageolet Hutterite Soup Jacob’s Cattle Eye of the Goat Snow Cap Arikara Runner Cannellini Other Ingredients: 7 Cups chicken stock 1 large ham hock 2 tsp thyme 1 tsp pepper 2 tsp salt ½ tsp savory 2 large onions chopped […]

Cleanse Your Body With This Cilantro Recipe

Cilantro is delicious, healthy, and easy to grow! It is also an incredibly effective detoxifier of heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. It can even extract mercury from your body’s organs! Heavy metals have been linked to serious health problems including cancer, heart disease, brain deterioration, emotional problems, kidney disease, lung disease, and weak bones. […]

Fresh Corn Salad

Here’s a great way to use up a handful of your gardening vegetables. Fresh Corn Salad 2 c. corn 3/4 c. cucumber, seeded and diced 1/4 c. diced red onion 1-1/2 c. cherry tomatoes, halved 2 green onions, sliced 3 T. sour cream 1/4 c. red wine vinegar 1/2 c. oil 2 T. minced fresh […]

No-Fail Half-Sour Dill Pickles

Our Boston Pickling cucumbers are producing like crazy right now!  Since we have so many, I decided to try a recipe out of one  my books called The Pickled Pantry. Here’s the recipe: 4 cups water 2 tbsp pickling or fine sea salt 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar 8 cups whole pickling cucumbers 1 dill […]

Roasting Your Garden Beets

My brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Jericho, recently left on a trip out West to visit Jericho’s family.  One of their requests before they left is that I check on their garden when they are gone and pick whatever is ready. So a few days after they were out of dodge, my Grandma, Ivy and […]

Harvesting Your Garlic Scapes

As mentioned earlier, last fall we planted all of our varieties of garlic that we carry. These varieties include German Extra Hardy, Chet’s Italian Red, Chesnok Red, Persian Star and Music. The process was rather easy, though a little time consuming. We tilled up the field, mounded up the rows, planted the garlic bulbs and […]

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Bring back a taste of yesteryear with this easy refrigerator pickle recipe … As a small child, I helped both my mother and my grandmother make these easy refrigerator pickles. They were a staple in our summer kitchen and how I loved to eat them! I now make them for my own children and summer […]

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