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reviewed Pesto. September 16, 2010
   The Kitchen Garden is the labor of love of two self proclaimed "foodies, italophiles, and farm geeks", Caroline Pam and Tim Wilcox  Their recipe for Pesto alla Genovese is …
reviewed Canning. September 04, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Canning
   I have always been intimidated by the notion of canning. When I read this installment of Kitchen Garden's Newsletter I was persuaded to give it a try. It is just too easy!
reviewed Pesto. September 01, 2010
   As the summer winds down and herb patches are in full bloom our thoughts turn to the ways in which we can preserve their brilliance for a dreary winter day. The concoction of a salacious …
reviewed Pesto. August 31, 2010
Hickory Dell Farm in Northampton has been run by three generations of Omasta's.  Faye and John are experts in raising cattle, llamas and growing vegetables. You will find them at the Springfield …
reviewed Tomatoes. August 29, 2010
Tomatoes
    TomatoesTomatoes are one of the many crops grown well at Red Fire Farm.  In fact Ryan Voiland's tomatoes often take 1st place in competitions.  Here he shares this recipe …
reviewed Red Fire Farm. August 27, 2010
Red Fire Farm
   Some Farmer's are born into it.  Other Farmer's are drawn to it, as though the earth is in their blood.  Ryan and Sarah Voiland are two such people.  From the vegetable …
reviewed Ketchup. August 25, 2010
   We first made this a couple years ago with tomatoes grown from the seeds a Russian friend brought back from Siberia.  We long for August when the past year's supply of chunky ketchup …
reviewed Tuna & Sweet Pea Salad. August 18, 2010
Tuna & Sweet Pea Salad
   I love peas.  Green, black eyed, you name it.  This recipe makes the most of one of my favorite foods.  Combined with tuna it is a meal packed with magnesium, iron, folate …
reviewed Peach Salsa. August 16, 2010
Peach Salsa
   Fresh, simple and just in time for our local harvest. Enjoy it on salad, with chips, grilled chicken, fish and even steak.  Peach salsa can't be beat!
reviewed Tilapia. August 11, 2010
Grilled Tilapia
   This is a filling, flavorful and fresh dish on a hot summer night.  We like to make our own peach salsa to accompany it but if you are pressed for time, Newman's Own All-Natural …
reviewed Salsa. August 10, 2010
We adapted this recipe for salsa  from one on the Red Fire Farm web site.  It is fresh, delicious and just in time for summer.  Thank you Anna!
reviewed Panzanella. August 10, 2010
Panzanella
This is both a fresh and hearty salad, Panzanella is perfect for a hot summer night.
reviewed Marinated 8 Layer Salad. August 10, 2010
Marinated 8 Layer Salad
   An easy yet impressive party dish is Marinated 8 Layer Salad.  Serve it in a punch bowl or terrine.  When it is hot this is a simple solution for a delicious dish.
reviewed August. August 09, 2010
Notes
   August, let me count the ways I love thee.  The weather is warm but with a tendency towards more temperate air. After all the work and waiting, my garden is in full swing. …
reviewed Ice Cream Sandwiches. August 05, 2010
Ice Cream Sandwiches
   Ice cream sandwiches are a right of summer.  Making them may seem a daunting task, but they are actually pretty simple. You can use all of our brownie mixes to make them, giving you …
reviewed Springfield Smoked Fish. August 04, 2010
Artisanal Foods handcrafted in our backyard
Perhaps you have been cruising round the world and enjoying smoked treats from the sea and you have unknowingly established a bond with the exceptional offerings of our local smoked fish company.  …
reviewed Vinaigrette. August 02, 2010
Salatious Sauces
   This is a simple staple. As a salad dressing it is superlative. As a marinade for fish, beef, pork, poultry and veggies it is sensational.  This recipe makes a generous amount, but you …
reviewed Breakfast Recipes. July 29, 2010
Breakfast Recipes
I adapted this recipe from one in Heidi Swanson's Super Natural Cooking (shown below).  The bars are filling and full of satiating flavor.  They make an energy filled breakfast on the go …
reviewed Pesto. July 27, 2010
   Mint and chives are prolific in my garden.  They have done so well I have incorporated them into flower beds, containers and the garden in front of our showroom.  I love the two …
reviewed Condiment Recipes. July 25, 2010
Condiment Recipes
    This is Paula Deen's recipe for blender mayonnaise.  Prior to finding this recipe I had easily tried a dozen others.  None of them were just right.  Many were unnecessarily …
reviewed Breakfast. June 08, 2010
posted in Gourmand
breakfast
   Tuck your hand into a box of Kashi's Go Lean Crisp and you will be tempted not to bother with a bowl. This hearty and healthy addition to the Kashi line up is irresistible as a snack …
reviewed Peppers. June 05, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Peppers
   Hot, sweet, savory and satisfying, there is a pepper to suit every pallet. Whether you are using them to flavor your meatballs or spice up salsa, there are limitless culinary uses. Colorful, …
reviewed Broccoli and Tortellini Salad. June 04, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Broccoli and Tortelini Salad
   This is a terrific party salad.  The combination of ingredients please a crowd and will leave them looking for more.
reviewed Know your farmer, know your food. June 03, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Know your farmer, know your food
Imagine rolling meadows, the sweet scent of fresh cut hay and pearly white goats of all ages happily frolicking through the fields.  This is the life of goats at Sweet Pea Cheese.  Dorothy and …
reviewed Sirloin Steak. June 02, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Grilled Sirloin
The first time I had a chevre topped steak was in Idaho.  The preparation was so simple and result absolutely memorable.  It is made even better with Sweet Pea Cheese's Black Pepper Chevre.   …
reviewed Baked Potato Salad. June 01, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Everyone has a favorite baked potato salad recipe.  This one is a little off the beaten path.  The ingredients are closer to what might be in a French style salad, but this works with a mayonnaise …
reviewed Party Ideas for a Warm Weekend. May 30, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Longer days, sunnier skies, those lazy hazy days are upon us.  It is the easiest and best time to get together.  The house does not have to be pristine, this dishes don't have to be washed, …
reviewed Local Food. May 27, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Know your farmer, know your food
There is something to be said for being able to trace where your food comes from and know it is well taken care of before it gets to your kitchen.  The health benefits of eating food that comes from …
reviewed Chive Butter. May 25, 2010
posted in Gourmand
It is late spring and the chive are blooming with flourish. There are numerous ways to make the most of this herb.  Our favorite is Chive Butter.  It offers a fresh flavor to any savory dish …
reviewed Victory International. May 24, 2010
posted in Gourmand
A trip to Victory International Market in Westfield and West Springfield is inspiring.  Russian owned and operated these stores welcome you with a smile.  Unlike typical American grocery stores …
reviewed Planting a Simple Kitchen Garden. May 24, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Tomatoes, peppers, beans, squash, melons and herbs are the flavors of summer. The taste of fresh fruits and vegetables is all so much better when fresh picked. In Western Massachusetts we enjoy the luxury …
reviewed Sundried Tomato, Oat and Flax Seed Cr.... May 24, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Sundried Tomato, Oat and Flax Seed Crackers
This recipe was inspired by a trip to Victory International Market in Westfield.  It is a mecca for hard to find ingredients, complete with a cozy seating area and fire place to relax and enjoy some …
reviewed Heirloom Tomatoes. May 21, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Grow your own food
Heirloom tomatoes are grown from seeds handed down through generations. In the 1950's hybridization began and people were less likely to take the time to save the seeds of their successful crops for the …
reviewed Roasted Eggplant Foccacia. May 17, 2010
posted in Gourmand
This recipe is another that evolved from the freezer clean out.  Eggplant is surely one of my favorite foods.  I have been looking at the frozen package all winter, saving it for something special.  …
reviewed Savory Pumpkin Pie. May 16, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Last Sunday I was in a frenzy of cleaning out the freezer.  It started with using up the frozen bananas in a banana cream pie for Mother's Day.  It eventually led to the packs of frozen pumpkin …
reviewed Asparagus Salad Recipe. May 03, 2010
Asparagus Salad
High in vitamins A, B, C, K and full of folate, asparagus is heart healthy and good for your digestive system. This recipe comes from 101 Cookbooks.  As with all of Heidi Swanson's recipes it makes …
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