Thursday, November 3, 2011

Autumn Harvest Soup

I'm into soups. And, I'm always looking for new, yummy soup (healthy) recipes. So, if you have some, send them my way. Either email me or post them in the comments section.

I just found this one off of Leeks and Bounds Blog. I'll definitely make it.

Autumn Harvest SoupServes 4-6
1-2T olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, smashed or minced
6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
2-3 carrots, cut into rounds
2 tomatoes, peeled, seeds removed and crushed
1 15oz can kidney beans
1 15oz can pinto beans (or, any combo you like)
1 bunch kale or chard, chopped
Parmesan cheese, to tasteSalt + Pepper to taste

In a soup pot or dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat; add the onions and garlic and cook until soft and fragrant then . . .
Add chicken/vegetable stock
Add carrots, bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes
Add tomatoes (crush them up with your hands first), beans and chard/kale
Bring to a boil, cover and cook until chard/kale is wilted, about 5 -10 minutes
Ladle into bowls, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle on grated Parmesan

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sweet Potato Casserole - the Best Ever!

Just thinking forward to Thanksgiving and our farm menu. This sweet potato casserole is a MUST at our table and in my humble opinion, I think it should be presented at yours too!  I am going to try it in this traditional way and using one of the Cinderella Pumpkins we have here at the farm.

5 medium size sweet potatoes. boil and mash - should be around 3 cups. Mix with the mashed sweet potatoes:
2 eggs beaten
1/2 c - 3/4 c sugar
1/2 stick of melted butter
1/2 t. nutmeg and cinnamon
1 c milk (we use whole/organic milk)
mix this together - well.

place in a buttered 9x12 inch pan and bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

the topping:
3/4 crushed cornflakes
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c brown sugar and 1/2 stick of melted butter Mix this and spread over the top of the baked casserole. then bake for 8 - 10 minutes

Let me know how you like it!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Thursday Market at Jam in Old Town Scottsdale

Awhile back I (Michael too) and a few others began to be pursued by Shauna.  

Shauna's this beautiful, lively, inspiring young woman with a ton of vision, ideas and creativity - 

along with her sweet southern loveliness and charm one of her recent ideas was 

to invite a selected group of local artisans to partner together for

what is being called: Picket Fences

 a Once A Month on The First Thursday Only 7 pm until 9 pm

kind of French Inspired Market in Old Town Scottsdale 

held at her Jammin home at 6938 E. 1st Street Scottsdale.

Food, crafts, culinary delights, art, and of course, The Simple Farm

and it all begins THIS Thursday, November 3rd.  

Morning Goat Antics at The Farm - Oh to be Queen

Ahnie: Queen in Training