Slice of Pumpkin Pie Stitc at 1840 Farmhed

It simply wouldn’t seem like a Thanksgiving feast without a slice of homemade pumpkin pie.  So, when I set out to create a collection of drawings inspired by my love of the fall harvest, I knew that pumpkin pie would play a starring role. It seemed perfectly fitting that theRead More →

Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Square

Panzanella sounds like such a fancy dish.  Ironically, it’s a rustic preparation that perfectly showcases the simple flavors of toasted bread, olive oil, vinegar, and ripe seasonal produce in what amounts to a bread salad.  This is peasant food of the very best kind, most likely created when there wasn’tRead More →

Nut Free Chocolate and Sunflower Seed Butter Bars at 1840 Farm

We have been living with food allergies here at the farmhouse for more than a decade. Peanuts and tree nuts are off limits, but we don’t let that stand in our way of our celebration of the seasons and the holidays.  The candy parade that begins with Halloween and carriesRead More →

English Muffins at 1840 Farm

I have fond memories of English muffins from my childhood.  I grew up in Kansas City and there was a Wolferman’s Bakery a short drive away.  Every so often, we traveled there to treat ourselves to their delicious fresh muffins.   The store was a beautiful shop and I loved toRead More →

Buttermilk Biscuits at 1840 Farm

Biscuits.  Just reading the word brings up thoughts of flaky, tender biscuits still warm from the oven topped with a pat of butter and a drizzle of honey.  My mouth waters just thinking about it. I hear from readers quite often who have struggled to make flaky pastries to theirRead More →

Two Minute Mason Jar Pancakes at 1840 Farm

Saturday morning pancakes are a real treat.  Waking up to the smell of fresh pancakes cooking on the griddle in the farmhouse kitchen is one of the few ways to make this non morning person hop out of bed happily.  Pancakes are one of those rare foods that I loveRead More →

Ratatouille at 1840 Farm

For me, ratatouille is a celebration of our summer garden harvest.  I often think of this dish as I’m planning the next year’s garden, adding seeds to my shopping cart in anticipation of planting, tending, and harvesting the fresh ingredients that put this meal on our dinner table.  I chooseRead More →

Hibiscus Lavender Iced Tea

After a long day of working in the garden, an icy cold beverage is always a welcome sight.  Iced coffee, lemonade, and iced tea are in a regular rotation on the front porch and back patio here at the farm during the warm months.  This summer, we’ve been featuring lavenderRead More →

Lavender Simple Syrup Collage

I first met lavender simple syrup in a cocktail at Moxy many years ago. It was such a delicious addition to my martini. It added a subtle flavor and aroma that was surprising and delightful. Long before I finished my drink I had decided that figuring out how to makeRead More →

Vanilla Bean Frozen Custard at 1840 Farm

It’s difficult not to fall in love with ice cream.  It’s so delicious and such a welcome treat on a warm summer day. Ice cream is certainly delicious, but you haven’t lived until you have been treated to frozen custard.  The difference may seem subtle on paper, but one tasteRead More →

Farmhouse Coleslaw Square Branded

I love cabbage.  I like it raw.  I like it cooked, especially in the traditional German dishes my grandmother made when I was a child.  Hand me a soft Bierock filled with seasoned ground beef and sautéed cabbage and prepare for me to get misty at the thought of theRead More →

Brown Sugar Dry Spice Rub Square

The warm weather months are in short supply here in New England.  We try to make the most of them, packing as many outdoor projects and activities as we can into the months of the year when our landscape isn’t covered in a thick blanket of snow. Between gardening, tendingRead More →