A hearty salad with a perfect blend of autumn flavors. Spicy arugula, earthy lentils and beans, sweet apples, salty feta, nutty pecans, and a red onion bite, highlighted by a tangy apple cider vinaigrette. This is an absolute favorite.
Rich, creamy, delicious comfort food. Can be made vegetarian/vegan if you use vegetable stock and omit the fish sauce.
A slightly adapted King Arthur recipe. So gorgeous and delicious! Adding the clementine/orange zest is a must in my opinion.
I bet this would be delicious with a bit of Thai basil muddled into the lime juice and bitters, but I didn’t have any on hand to try it. The flavor from the bitters alone is pretty awesome.
Succulent chicken breast. Leeks turned into creamy comfort food with a little parm and a quick broil. Served atop fresh baby greens. So good.
I featured this cocktail at a recent holiday party and it went over really well, even amongst folks who typically don’t love gin. I garnished some of those with rosemary, some with thyme, and some with just the lime.
Rich dark chocolate infused with fresh ginger. Buttery, crumbly shortbread with a hint of cardamom. Tangy creme fraiche infused with cardamom pods.
The most divine dessert for a chocolate peanut butter combo lover.
If you love that chocolate malted milk ball flavor…
Fresh berries picked from Red Fire Farm were the star of this beautiful and divine dessert. Whipped cream with vanilla, cardamom, and lemon zest to top it off.
A little sweet for my tastes, hence the reasoning behind only 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, but if you dig the sweet stuff feel free to add more like a tablespoon or two of syrup. I served these with Sriracha and it was the perfect complement.
Creamy, rich, colorful comfort food without making you feel bogged down after eating it.
Next time I make this I’ll probably drizzle some chocolate ganache and sea salt flakes over the top.
Keeping on the soup trend, this savory potato concoction is super thick n creamy. Inspired by cold, rainy weather; an abundance of potatoes, onions, herbs, and bacon from CSA shares; and some freshly made chicken and turkey stock from Thanksgiving birds.
Soup season is still in effect. Hearty, rich, and flavorful; the perfect combo of caramelized onion sweetness, salty cheese, and a buttery base.
Inspired by a friend’s post on Facebook, a recipe found online, and an abundance of heirloom tomatoes, onions, and garlic in my Red Fire Farm CSA share.
The most popular summer porch drink at the Two Tone Tavern in 2015 has been this simple, refreshing gin cocktail. Good thing we have farty water on tap and fresh mint growing here!
A spicy side dish that goes with just about anything. If there’s any left over have it for breakfast topped with a poached egg!
Go strawberry picking. Puree strawberries and add them to simple vanilla ice cream.
Plain. Simple. Delicious.
The sweetness of the mango coconut rice tames the strong flavor and spice from the chili garlic sauce.
I served this for dinner with sauteed kale and onions and little potato pancakes that I threw together from last night’s mashed potato leftovers.
Made with milk and cream from Mapleline Farm and eggs from Hampshire College Farm.
Inspired by all the tasty goodies from our Red Fire Farm winter CSA share, especially the plump and juicy blueberries.
The ideal, hearty recipe for the lamb chops we got in our meat CSA share this month. Served over mashed potatoes, these chops were savory, full of flavor, and satisfying.
Succulent braised and shredded beef perfect for tacos, enchiladas, salads, or even just to dig into with a fork. Very similar to my favorite carnitas recipe, but with beef instead of pork and some slightly different seasoning.
Creamy spinach with chunks of Indian cheese and spices.
Indian style cheese. Easy to make at home if you can’t find it in the store.
I served these braised beauties on top of pureed cauliflower and collard greens sauteed with shallots.
My favorite way to roast a fresh ham from the Hettie Belle meat CSA.
Blend ice cream, bourbon, and bitters until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with luxardo cherry and an orange twist. Enjoy!
Just a hint of orange creamsicle when this zesty, citrus, rich delight hits your tastebuds with luxurious chunks of dark chocolate.
Spicy. Tangy. Cheesy. A must try if you love buffalo chicken!
A way to turn winter veggie CSA celery root into creamy, cheesy comfort food.
Served with Napa cabbage sauteed with garlic and chili pepper flakes.
Such a vibrant salad, both in flavor and color.
I’ve actually been making this for years, but haven’t posted it here until now. This recipe doesn’t have potatoes or corn, but the creamy cauliflower atop the other veggies mixed in with the meat make for pure comfort food.
Serving this with a small lump of gorgonzola cheese and a drizzle of balsamic (and maybe even some pine nuts toasted with salt) would do it perfect justice.
So many great flavors all together in one bite! I used chorizo from my Hettie Belle Farm meat CSA and it instantly became a favorite. This makes a hearty appetizer or even main dish.
Creamy avocado blended with onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime.
Because I absolutely love salt with my dark chocolate and nuts!
Hearty, seasonal, room temperature side dish that will kick up the flavor on any meal.
Dark roast, whole coffee beans steep in hot cream to give this rich, creamy, gelato-like ice cream its intense coffee flavor.
Just roasted a duck? Make some duck stock and get this refreshing soup into your mouth. You won’t be sorry.
So simple. So easy. So delicious.
Hearty hors d’oeuvre. Sweet, savory, and tangy. Goes over well with all carnivores (and anyone else who just loves bacon).
I prefer to add a small amount of beans and tomatoes, even though that’s not really what Texas Red Chili is. This is not an authentic Texas Red Chili, but more of an inspired-by recipe.
Thanks to Crust Bakeshop for inspiring a rosemary apple tart out of my kitchen this holiday season. The bacon and caramelized onions are a delicious savory addition.
When your boss loves peanut butter cookies, this is the ideal treat to bring to work for his birthday.
Fishcakes are always tasty, but the smoky poblanos add a new flavor dimension to these.
Nothing tastes better after picking fresh strawberries at Red Fire Farm and sharing with friends.
These Asian style lettuce wraps are great for dinner or an app. They made for a tasty, tortilla-less alternative at a taco themed potluck.
I love this as an entree, but I’ve also served this in individual tumblers as an appetizer at a New Orleans themed party and it was a hit. Pure comfort food!
I just love the combo of white fish and spicy sausage. Served with a helping of hearty lentils, this dish is incredibly satisfying.
The dough isn’t quite as easy to work with as scones with regular flour, but this gluten free brunch treat is tasty.
The pear adds just a hint of fruity sweetness to these herbal, savory pastries. Perfect for bringing to a tea party with some lemon curd.
Layers of rich poundcake, custard, and whipped cream offset by fresh berries, mango puree, and orange zest.
Fresh mango puree can be used in so many ways… mango raspberry trifle or spicy mango margarita just to name a couple.
A standard custard recipe that can be served alone or used an ingredient in another rich dessert.
One the rare occasion that you actually have leftover cider donuts from Atkins Farm…