** Please bear with me while I get all these recipes posted.
If there is no link, it’s because I’m working on posting the recipe.
I will continue to post new recipes, so check back often!  Thanks.


Cheddar Crisps served with Apple Compote

Italian Nachos (made with artichoke leaves)


Chai Tea


Sangria Slushie

Wild Mint Sun Tea


Blackberry (or Strawberry, or Blueberry) Bread or Muffins

Gr. Gramp’s Oatmeal Molasses Bread – Pictures only.  And here too.

Oatmeal, Apple, Walnut Bread – Picture only

Olive Pugliese

Peasant Loaf

Pumpkin Bread

Russian Black Bread

Seeded Molasses Bread

Sourdough Bread

Zucchini Bread


Cinnamon Rolls

Greek Yoghurt, Berries, Almonds, Honey – no recipe needed, you just need to see how delicious this looks!

Oatmeal-Maple Scones (Flour Bakery)

Oatmeal Scones with Walnuts, Figs & Prunes


Apple Cake

Carrot Cake

Chocolate Beet Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Peanut Brittle – this is one of my signature recipes, and one that I don’t share.
Email me if you would like to purchase by the pound.

Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Truffles

Cookies, Brownies, Bar Cookies

Buttery Crunchy Perfect Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cocoa Brownies with Browned Butter and Walnuts

Just the Best Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies with Cranberries & White Chocolate Chips – recipe can be adjusted for oatmeal raisin; results slightly crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – results are supposed to be soft, but watch bake time or risk a super crunchy cookie

Pumpkin Seed (or Peanut, or Almond) Butter Cookies

Pumpkin Squares

Rosemary Shortbread


Spicy Gingersnap Cookies with Candied Ginger and fresh-ground Spices

Ice Cream & Sorbet

Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet

Black Raspberry Ice Cream

Chocolate Sorbet (so creamy, you would swear this is ice cream)

Coconut Cream Ice Cream (consistency is like gelato)

Deep Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Peach Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

Jams, Compotes, Relishes

Apple Butter

Apple Compote

Chokecherry Jam

7 Cranberry Relishes

Pear Compote

Raspberry Port Jam

Strawberry Jam

Main Dishes

Pork Sugo with Soft Polenta & Whipped Ricotta

Steak, Potato & Leek Pies with Homemade Buttery Flaky Crust


Black Walnuts – Processing

Homemade Dog Biscuits

Garlic – Making the Most of Summer Garlic

Maximizing your Summer Herbs

Save those Black Raspberry Seeds

When Lettuce goes to Seed

Pasta & Rice

Homemade Linguine with Pesto

Risotto al Limone

Pies, Crisps, Tarts

Apple Crisp without Flour & Sugar

Apple Danish Tart

Apple Pie with Flakey Butter Crust

Black Raspberry Crisp

Black Raspberry Pie with Flakey Butter Crust

Dark Chocolate Torte with Spiked Blackberry Coulis

Savory Apple Tart with Cheddar Crust

Salads, Sides


Mango, Tomato, Basil Salad

Roasted Beet, Walnut & Chevre Salad

Side of Slaw Salad

Summer Salad with Roasted Beets and Asiago

Soups & Sauces

(Wild) Asparagus Soup

Cinnamon Chocolate Dolce de Leche (caramel sauce)

Creamy White Bean & Chorizo Soup

Dolce de leche (caramel sauce)


Potato Leek Soup


Baked Stuffed Buttercup Squash

Oven Roasted Broccoli

Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Butternut Squash with Fig, Tofu, Walnuts and a Drizzle of Vanilla Fig Balsamic


Recent Posts

We Give Up.

This year we have zero apples or pears on the trees, there were no strawberries, and I only picked two containers of black raspberries (compared to last year’s, roughly, thirty).  Is it because of the weather?  The early Spring and the fact that the blossoms were blown off the trees too soon?  The shortage of honey bees, or no honey bees because there were no blossoms?

Also, we’ve been here for six years and have yet to have a decent tomato crop.  We’ve dealt with tomato worms, tomato blight, spindly plants that didn’t produce much fruit, and one year, the wrong seeds in the packet.  This year I’m not sure what will happen.  Our plants are gorgeous – tall, fat stems, plants full of deep green leaves, tons of tomatoes… but the first one that turned red, rotted.  And I don’t understand why?  It had been really dry for weeks, we were careful with the watering, because I think in the past we’ve watered too much… We give up.  Thankfully, we are not farmers and we don’t depend on produce for a living.  Next time you see a farmer, give him/her a BIG FAT hug.

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