Honeysuckle Farmhouse

Honeysuckle Farmhouse

Honeysuckle Farmhouse
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Mar 19, 2014

I'll be blogging on http://honeysucklenectar.blogspot.com/ from now on...I've moved all my post's from here to there. Recipes are all there!

Aug 15, 2012

Link Hopping to Find the Perfect Blueberry Tart/Pie

Oh the wonders of link hopping...

While looking for a recipe for blueberries, I found this gorgeous website, above! I ♥ it!
That tart looked gorgeous, as well. Following the link for the recipe, Aww, disappointed... I was out of yogurt. Which sent me looking for a substitute...

OK, kick in early morning thinking, with the brain on very little coffee helping it along...Risotta!!! So I searched......But all the pictures I found were not very appealing. 
So, I came up with the idea of a custard tart...Bingo! Well, almost...It was a pie, but it definitely looked like what I was looking for!

Yet another gem of a website!!! It looked exactly as I had envisioned...While I have a tried and true custard recipe, I wanted one that was a bit firmer for the tart/pie---and this looked like a winner! But...no recipe, only another link to the original.

Martha Stewart
At last...ahhhh!

But wait!!!

Look what else I found!!!

This: Flatbreads with Winter Squash, Cremini, and Camembert

And this:  Tuscan Squash Pie

Oooo, ahhhh!

And curiosity got the best of me, when I kept seeing "CSA" on this website....Hmmm! Soooo, I searched and found THIS

Wow, now I'm really rolling....I had been searching for something about starting something like a Farmer's "Co-op" for a long time! No, not a new idea...It's one that's been around forever. But what use to be a simple way/place to buy or trade eggs, fruits, vegetables, etc. has become a modern day craft-artisan set-up. And usually big $$$...I wanted something simple, affordable, old-timey...and this looks like it could be that. May be another one of my dead-end dreams...I'm only one person!!! And it looks like it might take a lot of hands-on help to do something like this, not to mention a little moolah, and some elbow grease! But I'm going to keep investigating and see what I can come up with! 

See what treasures you can find, link hopping!!! Love it! ♥ 

Jun 16, 2012

CSLT with a twist!

 Ina Garten is one of my favorite cooks on Food Network, and she has a fab looking CBLT on one of her videos --- chicken, bacon, lettuce and tomato...and my combination is very similar!! Chicken salad (with bacon bits), lettuce, and tomato on toast. And a twist---guacamole instead of mayo! I'm addicted! Yum
Check out her video!

But, think about mine! LOL I think it tastes much better! Ha!

Jun 6, 2012

Homegrown Veggies

Vegetables from my garden!
Zucchini, tomatoes, green beans, english peas, onions, basil, salt and pepper, and a little oil. Cover, and let simmer til desired tenderness. I can't make up my mind what to serve it over---rice or pasta??? Hmm

Feb 17, 2012

Isn't is great to see a company that uses only natural ingredients in their products?

Blend of Salt, Red Pepper, Sage, Sugar, and Black Pepper.

Recipe from their website:
25.0 Lbs. Boneless Pork (35-40% fat)*(we used venison)*
1 Bag #25 Old Plantation Pork Sausage Seasoning
Blend 10
1. Grind pork through a 1/2 inch plate.
2. Transfer to mixer, add seasoning and mix for 2 minutes.
3. Regrind through a 3/32 inch, 5/12 inch or 1/8 inch plate.
4. Package in bulk or stuff into casings.

(Click picture to visit their website)

We also put up some vension meat/burgers in the freezer.

It makes me feel a lot better knowing my ground meat and sausage hasn't been "gassed" or doesn't have growth hormones in it.


Yes, a butcher told me about this practice, and in his own words: "Nowadays we don't know what we are eating"...