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Apricot Crostata

Apricot Cheddar Crostata

Do you have tasks that you dread, thinking they will take forever, but then once you get started on them you realize they’re so easy you don’t know why you’ve been putting them off? That was this apricot cheddar crostata recipe for me. It looked so fancy, and with such an unusual combination of ingredients, […]

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Cheddar Cauliflower Soup with Shallots and Thyme

It’s a rainy day as I write this. A perfect day to make a soup that I have been meaning to try for quite some time: a cheddar cauliflower soup. For my husband’s sake, I’ve been referring to it as a “cheddar” soup, rather than a “cheddar cauliflower” soup, but he hung out with me […]

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Cheddar, Buttermilk & Herb Biscuits

Everybody has their dish that they are looking forward to on Thanksgiving. The sweet potatoes. The pumpkin pie. The cranberry sauce. Oh, yeah, and the turkey! For me, it is usually the bread and rolls. Whenever we would go to my maternal grandparents’, we would gather around the table, with candle light flickering. We would […]

Spinach Mozzarella Galette

Spinach, Artichoke and Mozzarella Pie

When I mention that I love to cook, the next question is usually, “what do you like to cook?” It’s a good question that has sometimes led to a rapid recipe exchange but more often to painfully awkward moments while I strain to come up with some response. I didn’t grow up with a strong […]

Yogurt

Greek Yogurt with Blueberries & Curry-Agave Nectar

A breakfast of fruit and yogurt often brings back memories of summer 2009 for me. Friends and I had just watched Food, Inc., which had served as a wakeup call to avoid processed foods and support local farmers. Newly energized to support local food producers, a friend and I joined a CSA. Several friends started making […]

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Tomato Mozzarella Salad on a Stick

Summer is the season for tomatoes that actually taste like tomatoes. When I was in middle school, a friend and I used to enjoy homegrown tomatoes by the slice, with just a little salt on them to bring out those rich flavors. A tomato mozzarella (caprese) salad makes good use of all that fresh tomato […]

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Spinach Cheddar Potato Pie

“My England money.” That’s what my five-year-old niece calls the handful of pence my husband and I brought back for her from a trip across the pond last month. She loves seeing the images of the queen on the coins and sorting the coins by size. I will think of my niece’s charming phrase whenever I […]

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Southwest Egg and Jalapeno Cheddar Casserole

There are two styles of recipes. There’s the kind you follow with absolute precision. You go out and buy the special ingredients they require. Maybe an unfamiliar cut of beef, or some fresh herbs and fancy olives. You measure out the ingredients with care. And the recipe rewards you by turning out well every single […]

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Cheddar-Bruschetta “Irish” Pizza for St. Patrick’s Day

My husband has very strict definitions of what counts as pizza. He questions the notion of a “dessert pizza” because, to him, pizza must have tomatoes and cheese. In fact, such an intense debate once arose among our group of friends about whether a “dessert pizza” counted as pizza that we walked to a corner […]

Hay

Hungry Critters? Feed Them Our Nutritious Grass Hay

Need grass hay, or know someone who’s in the market?  Our first cutting is now complete and we have 4,000 small bales and 300 large bales stored in our barns.  Contact us if you need any!  We are looking for new customers and can provide local delivery. All our hay is lab-tested, so we know […]