Bone Broth at 1840 Farm

Bone broth is the simplest of preparations and yields such delicious and nutritious results. It requires no fancy ingredients and doesn’t demand constant attention. Given enough time and heat, the bones break down, releasing all of their gelatin and minerals into the liquid. The resulting bone broth is rich inRead More →

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 →

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I remember vividly the bright red, glossy candy apples I looked forward to at the fair each fall during my childhood.  I loved that hardened, glassy red candy with a juicy apple waiting inside,  They were so beautiful, so magical looking before I had even taken the first bite.  OnceRead More →

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Here in New England, real maple syrup is revered.  It’s so beloved that an entire season of the year is marked by the collection of sap from maple trees and the painstakingly slow process of boiling that sap down, down, and down until it is the rich, deeply colored amberRead More →

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I love the taste of fresh ginger. I use fresh ginger in both sweet and savory dishes here at the farmhouse.  For me, there’s simply no such thing as too much ginger.  Luckily, my daughter shares that belief, so she keeps me company. I keep a jar of our CandiedRead More →

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For me, a serving of velvety smooth mashed potatoes is at the top of my list of favorite comfort foods. They’re always a welcome sight at our family table. They pair beautifully with so many main courses and I love repurposing any leftovers into the next evening’s comforting meal forRead More →

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For me, there are few recipes more rustic and comforting than gravy.  It adds flavor and velvety texture to roasted meats, mashed potatoes, and anything else it happens to touch on a dinner plate.  With very little effort, simple ingredients can be coaxed into a thick, delicious gravy perfect forRead More →

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Hash in a Cast Iron Skillet at 1840 Farm

In my opinion, Thanksgiving leftovers don’t get the respect they deserve.  A feast on Thursday can produce enough leftovers for an entire weekend of delicious meals and sandwiches.  Any leftover turkey can be transformed into something completely new and delicious with very little effort. I originally started making a CastRead More →

Colcannon Style Mashed Potatoes at 1840 Farm

When it comes to mashed potato recipes, making them colcannon style is my family’s favorite way to enjoy them. Colcannon is an Irish dish that probably came to this country in the early 1800s with the Irish immigrants who brought the flavor of their beloved homeland with them. Traditionally, itRead More →

Nut Free Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie at 1840 Farm

As a child, every Thanksgiving and Christmas was celebrated with my paternal grandmother’s homemade pies. She always had a collection of them fresh out of the oven, ready to mark the end of another family meal. I could always count on finding some sort of seasonal pie along with pecanRead More →

1840 Farmhoue DIY

A few weeks ago, I promised to share a few simple projects to help decorate your Thanksgiving table. First up are these glittery pumpkins.  Our Thanksgiving holiday just wouldn’t seem complete without them. We have been using these glittery pumpkins to decorate the farmhouse for years. They are on displayRead More →