3 cups fresh cranberries, cut in half 1 2/3 cups sugar 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 teaspoons grated orange peel 4 eggs (farm fresh are best!) 3 cups flour 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional) 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Heat oven to [...]
It’s hard to believe its that time of year again, our annual cranberry harvest. A time where family and friends come together to help us harvest our crop. I hope for a sunny, warm day with a crop that makes my husband proud. I’m thankful for the many hands that make it seem so easy. [...]
If you’re a fan of butternut squash, you are going to love delicata. I’m a fan of butternut, its probably my favorite, but unless you cook it in a microwave that tough outer skin isn’t easy to work with. Here’s the good part–delicata doesn’t require peeling. They’re easy to clean, cut and cook with a [...]
Ok, for weeks now I’ve been telling everyone, “the tomatoes aren’t ready yet, maybe next week”. Here it is August 10th and not a single red tomato. Mother Nature has not been kind in the tomato area. I have MANY green tomatoes, Big Boy, heirloom Debarao and some short vine variety. About 35 plants in [...]
Zucchini Bread This makes two loaves or four of the mini loaves and two of the small foil loaf pans. 3 large eggs (farm fresh are best!) 1 cup oil 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 cups flour 3 cups grated zucchini (skin and all-but I remove large seeds) 2 [...]
What Do I Do With All That Squash? Idea #1 Ingredients: 2 pounds mixed squash (yellow crookneck, zucchini, scallop squash) washed and cut into comparable slices 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 small onion, finely sliced 2 tablespoons water salt and pepper to taste Directions: 1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. 2. Add onions [...]
Swiss Chard. Beautiful to look at. I planted the variety “Bright Lights”. But I had never tasted it and had no idea how to cook it. Have I mentioned that my daughter-in-law is a vegetarian? A simple conversation, a recipe and swiss chard for dinner.