Golden Milk with Turmeric, Ginger, and Ghee

As a student in the Intermediate Herbal Course offered by The Herbal Academy of New England, I have spent a lot of time reading about the use of herbs to boost natural immunity and support good health.  One of the preparations that continued to appear in my search results was Golden Milk.  I …

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Henhouse Morning Mix and a Chicken Keeper’s GIVEAWAY

From the moment that our first day old chicks arrived here at 1840 Farm, I was hooked on chicken keeping.  We built their coop by hand, using repurposed materials when possible, planning the best we could for the chicken keeping adventure that lay ahead.  We tended to the pullets through the first few …

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1840 Farmhouse Brioche

I first made brioche bread about a dozen years ago. I made it out of necessity. I loved the taste and texture of brioche bread, but didn’t have a local bakery that turned out those lovely golden loaves. While Standard Baking Co. in Portland, Maine creates fantastic brioche, driving two hours for …

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Book Review – Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails

When I was offered the opportunity to review a beautiful new book about seasonal, handcrafted cocktails, I didn’t need to be asked twice.  Instead, I jumped at the chance to take a look at Shake:  A New Perspective on Cocktails by Eric Prum and Josh Williams.  I was already a fan of …

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One Giant Leap into Real Simple Magazine’s September 2014 Issue

August is a month filled with landmark moments that took place here at 1840 Farm. To begin with, we moved to this farm during August of 2005. Five years later, in 2010, I published my first post on 1840Farm.com and began to dream of turning its pages into a place where I could …

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Weekly Photo Journal – August 30, 2014

Mother Nature was kind enough to give us warmer temperatures and abundant sunshine this week.  The garden responded by ripening a bounty of heirloom tomatoes, squash, eggplant, and herbs.  We’re in the midst of making the most of the harvest:  eating something fresh and delicious every day and preserving the surplus for the long New …

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Weekly Photo Journal – August 20, 2014

The last week has marked the start of heirloom tomato season which is news worth celebrating!  We’ve also been busy baking and cooking in the farmhouse kitchen.  Here’s a glimpse at what’s been going on here at 1840 Farm during the last week.

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Refrigerator Dilly Beans

For the past several years, I have been making refrigerator dill pickles using the cucumbers we harvest fresh from our garden. Making those simple, fresh pickles is a great way of pickling cucumbers without needing to spend hours standing over the canning pot.  In minutes, I can prepare several mason jars full of …

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Mike the Gardener’s Seeds of the Month Club

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I am proud to introduce you to 1840 Farm’s newest sponsor:  Mike the Gardener’s Seeds of the Month Club.  The Seeds of the Month Club offers a unique opportunity to receive a collection of open pollinated, heirloom, non-GMO seed varieties delivered to your mailbox each month.  Their club offers seasoned and novice gardeners …

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Strawberry Jam

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 Strawberry Jam yields approximately 4 pints Most strawberry jam recipes call for adding pectin in order to properly gel the jam. Strawberries have very little pectin, so a source of pectin must be added. I prefer to use the natural pectin in an apple rather than add commercially produced powdered pectin. I find …

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Rhubarb and Strawberry Brown Butter Crumble Cake

Earlier this week, the June issue of From Scratch Magazine was published.  The issue is filled with great seasonal content including three of my favorite strawberry recipes. In its pages, you’ll find my recipe for Strawberry Jam, Oat Scones with Fresh Strawberries, and Rhubarb and Strawberry Brown Butter Crumble Cake.  We have been …

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French Harlequin Heirloom Marigold

French Marigolds have a centuries old secret:  they aren’t really French.  It is believed that they made their way to France in the 1500s.  An illustration of a striped French Marigold appeared as early as a 1791 edition of Curtis’ Botanical Magazine.  This marigold was described as being yellow with red striped petals.

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