Recipes

Compound Butter with Ramps from the Forest

                                        (For more compound butters like this "Compound Butter with Ramps from the Forest" be sure you have a copy of my cookbook, From...

German Dark Chocolate Cake from Scratch | May Days

It's May. Here in Door County, that means it's balmy and beautiful one day and drizzly and horrible the next. And so we carry on. All our efforts are going into the garden. We've made such a mess cutting down trees and tilling new beds that I am CRAVING the beauty...

Why I Said “No” to Reality T.V.

Friday's are always a fun day here in the farmhouse. We publish a new video to YouTube every Friday and I have to say, I really, really enjoy this new "vlogging" adventure I am on. It wasn't always like that. About a year and a half ago I got a call from a reality...

The Lost Art of Hospitality

Have you ever found joy and contentment in serving someone else? Isn’t it amazing how doing something for someone takes a magnificent focus off of ourselves and puts a shining light on the value of someone else? The time for acts of service and hospitality are upon...

Lost and Found, Joie de Vivre

I do hate the expression "come to Jesus moment"... perhaps it's the association with the great Harpo. You know how much I love her. But I suppose I've had a few recently. Arresting moments, that is. While it's been the most amazing ten months of my life (aside from...

Easy Fish Terrine, Changing up the Dinner Routine

It got cosy up here, real fast. Do we have Indian Summers in Door County?I've yet to figure that out. This last week we've had muggy days and some serious cool days spliced in too and it's made me want to dive into some old recipes and spend more time in my second...

Soup for the Win

The bright, white light of a flawless midwestern day begins to fade and the filtered, dappled light from the treeline begins to cast it's spelled over the potager. The evening is here. I often wondered how I would adjust to living three hundred and fifty miles further...

Roasted Poblano Potato Soup

I settled in to make my new Poblano Potato Soup and thought... Worn floors under my feet and rustic beams over my head? Is this really happening? I still find myself having "pinch me" moments when I'm in this new...old kitchen. The reverse makeover is coming together...

Homemade Crackers: Simple Meals Before the Big Holidays

I'm not a crackers person. I'd rather tuck into a crusty chunk of bread. At least that's what I would have told you before making Homemade Crackers. Now, I'll eat my hat, crow and apparently scads of homemade crackers. We are gearing up for what is the most wonderful...

Rustic Mushroom Bread Pudding

"The air is full of spices." One of my favourite lines from the 1995 film version of Sense and Sensibility and it rings true in this house these last four days. It's all chopped herbs, cracked pepper and sizzling butter! The electric oven is covered in snow out in the...

Bake it Off – A Simple French Chocolate Cake

I don't know about you, but when the walls start to close in, I seek out some pleasurable distraction and most of the time that involves me in front of my range, creating something delicious and comforting. Today that distraction came in the form of my Simple French...

The Ties that Bind

But before the Pesto recipe, I know you're gagging for a farm hunt update... There are things in the life of a Believer that bind them to the LORD. At least I think there are. What do I know? Not much. But, I do know that I'm an ornery, self-sufficient, fool....

Elderflower Grapefruit Mimosas and The Last One

What do Elderflower Grapefruit Mimosas have to do with my Junior turning one? Indulge me and I'll share with you the gushiest, family lovefest you've read about in a long time. Syrupy? Yes indeed. Has it really happened? Did I really kiss my sweet baby boy to bed and...

Waiting on Coco

Farming... gardening... it always seems like you're thinking about next year. And so, even with the amount of work to be done around here, it can be difficult for me to live in present. I am blessed with so much anticipation in my life. I love it and with...

Dressing Your Truth, Finding Your Signature Moves

Last week I went to California for a doTERRA leadership conference. It was incredible to hang out with all my internet peeps and sure enough, since we were all primping and preening to look our best in sunny Cali our conversation often turned to fashion, dressing your...

French Cooking for Children, Curried Eggs

I'm craving my garden.   Craving the colour, the tastes and the time out there together with my children. We plant, we weed, we smell, we admire and then we create. Store bought produce tastes like... winter. In my impatience for those experiences this Spring, I dug...

Truffle Popcorn – The Perfect Swanky Snack

My new obsession: Truffle anything. The nutty, meaty, mushroomy taste sends me over the moon. And all I do is scheme on how I can use that flavour in whatever I'm making. I told you it was a new obsession. It started last year when I bought some truffle infused olive...

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