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    With three beautiful Jerseys cows filling the fridge full of milk and my sweet cream butter-making in full swing, I'm sure you can guess  what else I have a surplus of... Buttermilk! I go through my ...

Buttermilk Pie

Dairy, Dessert, Spring, Summer

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  I know this is a recipe for grilled chicken, but it's kind of a lie. Sure you use a grill to start the cooking process, but most of the cooking is done in the oven. Could you grill it the whole way through? I ...

Grilled Chicken with a Bacon Mushroom Cream Sauce

Main Dishes, Meat, Summer

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Last week, just before all the heavy rain showers knocked the delicate blossoms from their heads, I ran outside as the first forecasted drops began to fall and snipped over a dozen clusters from their stems. Mind you, ...

Elderflower & Vanilla Ice Cream

Dairy, Dessert, Summer

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      Really, the name says it all. And when asparagus season finishes and pizza night no longer finds us making Asparagus, Caramelized Onion, & Bacon Pizza, we can't really be ...

Sweet & Smoky Strawberry Balsamic Pizza

Main Dishes, Spring

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Well it's official. Our first season of Homegrown Asparagus has come to an end. Not knowing how old the plants were, I decided to call it a few weeks early Just-In-Case so the plants can put their energy into doing ...

Asparagus & Potato Salad

Sides, Spring, Vegetables

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I'm breaking up with jelly & jam. There's a new love in my life that doesn't require all that sugary baggage, babysitting, and tricky pectin. Will it set up or won't it? Should I remake it or let it sit ...

Rhubarb Butter

Food Preservation, Spring

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I have a little man of mine that loves soup. When I take meal requests, his answer is always the same, "Soup!" Seriously?! Who wants soup in May? I'm looking for all things fresh, bright, and green! Root crops need ...

Asparagus Soup

Main Dishes, Spring

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You know what I love about Pasta Carbonara? Well, lot's of things. And I was going to tell you my favorite but now that I really get thinking about it, I can't decide. I mean first you have the bacon. That always ...

Farm Fresh Pasta Carbonara with Butter Braised Nettles

Spring, Summer, Wildcrafting

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While it's nice to have so many choices when preparing seasonal vegetables, it's incredibly convenient to have a go-to, basic recipe for on those nights when you just need to keep things simple. Since the middle of ...

Garlicky Roasted Asparagus

Spring, Vegetables

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A check of the calendar tells me we're just about smack dab in the middle of May.  Of course May forgot to check the calendar and the downpours of April are more than lingering into this month. Though we had a couple ...

Garlic Mustard Pesto

Food Preservation, Spring, Vegetables, Wildcrafting

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  Ladies & Gentlemen, we have had our first harvest of the season! And to celebrate,  I walked  those 2- one ounce spears of asparagus straight into the house and promptly shaved them into long lengths ...

Asparagus, Caramelized Onion, & Bacon Pizza

Main Dishes, Spring

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I love a good cheesecake, don't you? Some people are pie people and some are cake people, but I think I might be a cheesecake person. I mean I like cake, and a good pie really hits the spot, but there's nothing like a ...

Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce

Dairy, Summer