Za’atar!

Za’atar adds a warm and tangy zip to many dishes. The name Za’atar refers to both a wild oregano plant and a mixture of herbs that varies regionally. Almost all mixtures start with oregano, thyme and marjoram and variations are created by adding sesame seeds, caraway seeds, sumac or other dried herbs like hyssop. In…

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…

Just Roast It

For a simple dinner, we just pull out a cookie sheet and load it up with veggies and pop it in the oven and start roasting. We fill the pan with whatever is on hand, drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. I do line the pan with aluminum foil…

Bonus Sunflowers

I think of these beauties as our Gustav Klimt sunflowers. They remind me of his paintings. They show up everywhere on our farm as a result of our sunflower microgreen production. After the microgreens are cut, the dirt from the growing trays is distributed in all of our other growing beds. The tray dirt is…

Plums in Abundance

We were blessed with a tree laden with plums this year. This is a first year that this tree has born fruit and it provided with wild abandon. I worry, when I prune, that I will prune too much and the tree will respond with a reticence to produce, but I’m learning this actually isn’t…

Beautiful Berries!

We lucked into a beautiful source of black berries this season. We were participating in a Farm-to-Preschool program and the customers liked fruit most of all. So, although we don’t grow blackberries in quantity, we found some to buy at another family farm. We also picked blueberries and strawberries for our customers in the program.