Creamy Garlic Scape Soup

“Soup in the summer seems strange but this has a light, fresh green taste that is really enjoyable. Try it with grilled cheese sandwiches.” INGREDIENTS 1 cup garlic scapes or garlic flowers, cut in 1/4 inche pieces 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium sweet onion, diced 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup milk 1/2… Read more »

Fresh Tomato Soup

“An excellent soup made from tomatoes fresh from the garden. I make two or three extra batches every fall and freeze some for the winter months.” INGREDIENTS 10 ripe tomatoes, chopped 3 medium onions, chopped (sweet onions are best) 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 tablespoons butter 5 tablespoons flour 1 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon… Read more »

French Onion Soup

“Use good quality cheese and sweet yellow onions for best results.” INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup butter 3 large onions, sliced 7 cups beef broth 1 cup water salt to taste 1/2 cup dry sherry or port 12 slices french bread, dried (toast if they are not dried) 8-10 ounces gruyere cheese, shredded DIRECTIONS Melt butter in… Read more »

Chili Recipe

“This is a basic chili recipe. I’ve updated to make it a little more spicy but it still may be mild for some. Feel free to add more chili powder if you prefer your chili on the hot side.” INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoon olive or avacado oil 2 pound hamburger 2 28 oz cans tomatoes 1/2… Read more »

Borscht (Beet) Soup

“Surprisingly simple and delicious, this is a great way to use oversized beets at the end of the season.” INGREDIENTS 1 onion, chopped 1 large beet, peeled and chopped 1 large cooking apple, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1/2 red pepper, chopped 4 oz mushrooms, chopped 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 8 cups… Read more »

All The Reds Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped 1 red onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups tomatoes, peeled and seeded 2 tablespoons rice 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 can kidney beans 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper DIRECTIONS In large saucepan, heat olive… Read more »

Caramel Crunch Popcorn

“An easy recipe for caramel popcorn that the kids can make. Store popcorn in a tightly covered container although it will not last long.” INGREDIENTS 20 cups of popped popcorn (about 2 bags microwave popcorn) 1-2 cup pecans, chopped (optional) 2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup corn syrup 1/2… Read more »

Drop Biscuits or Pot Pie Biscuit Topping

“Although this recipe makes OK quick biscuits, it’s best use is as a great topping for pot pie or chicken and dumplings ” INGREDIENTS 1 2/3 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil DIRECTIONS Prehead oven to 475F. Use ungreased cookie sheet. Whisk together flour, baking… Read more »

Celery Bread

“Traditionally served with perch, Celery Bread is also a great substitute for garlic bread with steak or soups.” INGREDIENTS 1 french baquette or italian loaf, sliced 1/2 inch thick 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS Mix butter and spices. Butter both sides of bread slices. Wrap… Read more »


“Bruschetta is best made with tomatoes and basil fresh from the garden.” INGREDIENTS 6 or 7 rip tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced slice onion, minced 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 6 to 8 fresh basil leaves, chopped salt & pepper to taste 1 French baguette or similar Italian bread 1/4… Read more »