Tag: Gluten Free

Baking Up a Storm – The Cookie Review

Baking Up a Storm – The Cookie Review

Wow. What a week! We celebrated the holiday a little early, as we have each year for the past eight, and hosted our Annual Open House at the Farm last Sunday.  It was a madhouse from the very start and what a fabulous day!  We had plenty of locally grown veggies on hand to sell to all who wished to create a gorgeous Thanksgiving meal in the true spirit of eating seasonal and local.  There were 10 other vendors inside our barn selling their homemade and homegrown goodies as well. Overall, I'd say it was an amazing turn-out and our...Read More
Field to Feast: Strawberries and Rhubarb

Field to Feast: Strawberries and Rhubarb

We plant about 500-750 new strawberry plants each year in addition to transplanting daughter plants and maintaining the previous year's mothers.  These new 'bare root' plants come from a supplier in what looks like a box of tangled, dirty never-gonna-grow roots.  With careful planting - the roots below the surface of a plastic-mulch-covered raised bed of soil, the crown just above - the plants will take hold, and begin to produce flowers in 4-6 weeks. That doesn't mean we'll get berries at that point.  In fact, and this probably goes against instinct, but we actually pluck off the first set...Read More
Leprechaun Kisses

Leprechaun Kisses

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I'm keeping today's post short and sweet and fat-free.  I'm guessing your holiday - because we're all a wee bit Irish on Saint Patty's Day, aren't we? - will include lots of Guinness, corned beef and cabbage and soda bread.  As such, I thought a light dessert like Leprechaun Kisses would put the finishing touches on a day of indulgence.  Enjoy! (more…)
Pulling Pigtails, plus Gluten-Free Lemon Cornmeal Cookies

Pulling Pigtails, plus Gluten-Free Lemon Cornmeal Cookies

Last week I had to take my baby boy to the optometrist.  His pediatrician told me several months back that his vision screening was 'borderline'. Now I've got a Madonna earworm. And my kid has glasses. I kinda figured as much, considering I've worn glasses since first grade.  They were pink and little and oh, so cute.  His are fancy Adidas frames and he looks adorable.  Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so, either. He got off the bus in a sour mood the other day.  Sometimes I take my time and treat him gently to coax it...Read More