Now It’s Raining Grapes!

After a summer of almost daily thunderstorms we are now being rewarded with an abundance of fruit. The wait between the pruning of our fruit trees and grape vines and the time they actually bear fruit is a little nerve wracking for me as I’m fairly new at it.  I read books, watch videos and…

Broiled Kale

We eat broiled kale as a side for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Unlike kale chips, broiled kale, takes just a few minutes and doesn’t use many extra toppings but it is delicious. (Some kale chips are sprinkled with cashews or seasonings.) It is a crispy-ish treat that we enjoy better than bacon (really!) with our…

Green Tomatoes, Plain and Fancy

Green tomatoes are something that shouldn’t be overlooked. Especially as we begin the wait for a delicious summer red tomato! Here are some plain and fancy ways to use them: Chickpea Pan Bread Fry green tomatoes with onions in a pan with oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Then add a batter made from equal parts…

Corn Pones

We love this in many variations. But in ramp season, we add ramps! Here’s the basic recipe featuring ramps, but we vary, depending on what we have coming in from the field. For example, instead of ramps, you can use chives, or chopped onions, shallots or green onions. You can add tomatoes or cilantro or…

Sorrel Potato Pie, Or Giant Latke

This is a super easy dish … but the hero of this dish is the sauce. See below. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pre-cook your potatoes. I use four medium and microwave them or cut in bite size pieces and roast with a bit of olive oil. You could also boil them, but that is…

Ramp Frittata

Slice 3 medium or 4 small potatoes and cook in 2T of olive oil until tender. Salt and Pepper to taste. Whisk 6 eggs and 1/4 cup of milk or milk substitute and pour over the potatoes. Add chopped ramps. Use all of the ramp except the very bottom. You can add them anytime after…