Cabbage Patch Soup

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, (or shallot!)chopped 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 6 cups chicken broth 1 cup cooked chicken, cut into small pieces ½ head of green cabbage, shredded 1 cup sliced carrots 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced 1 lb. fingerling potatoes cut into chunks 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon salt, or to…

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Maple Glazed Acorn Squash Rings

A lightly spiced brown sugar and maple syrup mixture makes a delicious glaze for these baked acorn squash rings. These baked squash rings make the perfect fall side dish. Ingredients: 2 medium acorn squash, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices Salt and pepper 3/4 cup apple juice 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup maple…

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Banana Nut Muffins

Ingredients: 2 large eggs. 2 large ripe bananas, mashed. 1 stick of butter, softened. 2 cups of all-purpose flour. 1 cup of sucanant, or granulated sugar. 1 cup of buttermilk. ½ cup of chopped pecans. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. 1 teaspoon of salt. 1 teaspoon of baking powder. ½ teaspoon of baking soda.  …

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Egg Production – Part 1

Something happened along the way that has changed agriculture from farming to food production.  It is a subtle shift, but nonetheless profound and impactful.  Farmers have always been interested in increased production and efficiencies.  Farming is like all other business, you have to have a profit to stay in business or in the language of…

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Spiced Poached Pears

Recipe provided by Ashley Rodriguez You can replace the wine with all pear juice, apple juice or simply water – although the flavor won’t be as rich.   Ingredients 1 750-ml bottle dry white wine 2 cups pear juice or pear nectar 1 1/4 cups sugar 12 whole green cardamom pods, crushed in resealable plastic…

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Chilly days and warm fragrant ovens

This time of year my oven is rarely off. My mind swells with satisfaction as the scent of cinnamon and ginger dance through the air mingling with the subtle pine scent wafting from our Christmas tree. It’s a joyous time when something inside me longs to bake each and every day. Rather than acquiring the…

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