This particular cupcake is rich and dense, chocolaty, and has a tight crumb. It strikes the perfect balance of sea salt, cocoa, vanilla and coffee.
Top of my thoughts this week has been lavender and creating these refreshing floral muffins that pop with the brightness of lemon in the background.
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.
Butternut, kale, shallots, and herbs from Red Fire Farm. Sweet Italian sausage from Hettie Belle Farm. Mozzarella from Maplebrook Farm (via Red Fire CSA). A super easy, delicious, savory dish straight from our local farms. <3
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.
Rich and creamy with a zesty, burst-in-your-mouth lemon flavor! Mamocita Ryder served this with a blueberry compote and it was a wicked crowd pleaser.
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.
A stuffed, roasted, fresh poblano pepper with a flavorful mixture of beef, beans and cheese. We made extras and they were great left over.
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.
A black bean base, zingy pickled jalapeños, roasted tomatoes, what’s not to love about this?!?
Creamy, cheesy, flavorful & satisfying. This is my new go-to recipe for chicken casserole. No stuffing mixes or condensed cream soups here, no wanna-be cheese either.
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.
Just a little dab of bacon fat and a parmesan rind really round out this dish. It has a bright finish.
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.
This flavorful stew was a great way to finish off the cold and snowy day. Rich, warm, Indian flavors come together with lots of nutrient-packed veggies for a dish that’s both tasty and healthy.
I know it sounds like blasphemy, but we actually had beef short ribs left over. I decided to add them to this lovely Turkish-inspired soup and it was a home run!
This dish is a lovely combination of sweet & salty, with a tiny bit of heat (which can easily be omitted or kicked up). Plus it has the luxury of being mostly ready when you walk in the door from a long day at work.
This is a really lovely meal to make on a cold and snowy day. We had it over rice for dinner, then when we reheated it for lunch the next day we had it without and it was equally as good. Even though it starts with a couple of pieces of bacon, it’s a fairly lean recipe. The Cotija cheese is a bright pop of flavor on top and the cilantro really finishes it.
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.