Ginger snap goat treat recipe

That would be ginger cookies made for goats, not ginger cookies made with goats! Today we made some home made ginger cookies for our goats. Animals don’t notice if you add a little too much of this or that, so it’s a fun way to get little kids going in the kitchen. Measuring things themselves […]

Paleo Breakfast: Nopales (cactus) and scrambled eggs.

I live in a farming community in Southern California just inland from Ventura Beach. There are many local markets which sell a beautiful assortment of typical Mexican food staples. My favorite is Tresierras Market in Santa Paula. Nopales, or cactus, is a common and very healthy ingredient used in Mexican cooking. It’s an excellent source […]

Fruit Preserving Time! Butter Spiced Nectarines

Things have been busy at the farmhouse since I got back from my trip. You see, My teenagers and husband stayed home on the last trip I took.  As you can imagine, things were very yucky around here when I got back. I can’t say they didn’t try to keep things tidy, the dishes were […]

Mom’s Old Fashioned Skillet Peach Cobbler Recipe

Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 2 eggs, beaten 11/2 cups creme fraiche, or sour cream if you can’t find creme fraiche 1 cup whole milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 cup unsalted butter 2 pounds peeled. pitted, peaches , each cut into 1/2 inch […]

Making Jam For The Year

Well I posted a couple of weeks ago about all my projects I had planned for July and making jam was on the list. I wasn’t really in the mood for making jam this year but the fruit wasn’t going to wait around for me! My kids helped me cut up the fruit and now […]

Vintage Recipe Corner : Fanny Farmer’s Meatloaf Recipe

Hmm. What to make tonight ? Poor misunderstood meatloaf. The quintessential American cliche of food. I used to snicker when I thought of it myself. I shelved it in Grandma Food Category, being about as appetizing as canned peas or tuna casseroles, and imagining greasy half cooked pieces of bacon atop a bland mass of […]

Fanny Farmer and Her Egg Salad Recipe

Most Americans who cook have probably heard of the classic Fanny Farmer Cookbook but like me, most of you might not know anything about this fascinating woman’s life . Fanny was born in 1857 in Boston. She was a bright girl and her parents had high hopes for her and her education but soon after […]

Laroyces’ Fig Jam Recipe

My neighbor Laroyce is an amazing woman. She has lived on and run her 10 acre orange and avocado ranch next door since the 50’s. She works outside doing hard work every day , teaches Sunday school, was a missionary in Thailand and raised three boys alone because she was widowed years ago. Many people […]

Sunday Morning Crepe recipe

Crepes are really easy to make and somehow have a lot more panache than your average puffy pancake. Here is an easy recipe: 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup flour 2 tablespoons melted salted butter Put everything in a blender and mix.Heat a flat cast iron pan coated with Pam. Put about 1/3 cup […]