Here’s what we’re working on in the farmhouse kitchen at 1840 Farm. Click on a photo to enlarge.
While I'll be a little sad to see the farm completely enveloped in darkness around 4:00 today, I am thrilled to have an extra hour to use. I slept in a bit, lingered over coffee and the newspaper, and now I'm settling in at the sewing machine. Later thi
It's chilly tonight, so I'm off to make myself a warm cup of Golden Milk. My favorite recipe includes turmeric, candied ginger, and ghee. It's so comforting with a delicious aroma and beautiful color. http://1840farm.com/2014/10/golden-milk/
Dinner is served: French lentils with locally raised pasture raised pork sausage topped with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. It was delicious and perfect for dinner on a cold, damp evening. What's for dinner at your house?
Remember yesterday's kitchen experiment? Here are the delicious results in the form of my recipe for Golden Milk with Turmeric, Ginger, and Ghee. This drink is warm and comforting with an aroma that amazes me every time I make it. I hope that you will
The ghee is finished. Now it's time to make a bit of turmeric paste. Then I can give this recipe one last taste before writing it up and sharing it with you. I have my fingers crossed that it will be delicious and ready to share!
There's a recipe experiment underway in the farmhouse kitchen this morning. The first step is to make a batch of ghee. It's on the stove and starting to melt. Do you use ghee? What do you like to make with it?
Thanks to our sponsor @jlhuffordonline ,I'm hard at work this morning testing a piece of kitchen equipment. When I opened up the package and discovered a Moccamaster coffee maker and coffee beans, I felt like a child on Christmas morning! If the first c
Time for a cup (or two) of tea before heading back to the sewing machine. A little ginger peach tea with a few slices of our homemade candied ginger should do the trick.
We enjoyed Pasta All'Amatriciana for dinner tonight made with heirloom tomatoes from the garden. It was delicious and the perfect way to get the weekend started!
I have spent a lot of time canning in the farmhouse kitchen this week. Yesterday, I realized that I hadn't shared my improvised canning rack with you. Let's fix that right away! I have never loved the rack that came with my canning pot. The jars don't st
One look at our Banoffee Pie should explain why we love it so much. Let's start on the bottom with a graham cracker crust and top it with a layer of thick caramel, sliced bananas, and freshly whipped cream with a touch of homemade vanilla extract. Add in
It was a busy day in the farmhouse kitchen. I made and canned three batches of Brown Butter Bourbon Applesauce, two loaves of our 1840 Farmhouse brioche, and a Banoffee Pie for dessert. Ending our day with a slice of this pie makes it all worth it!
I shared a fascinating video on our Facebook page this morning with an interesting technique for opening as pomegranate. I couldn't wait to try it for myself! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=765852893481886&id=103077669759415
Any night that ends with homemade Bananas Foster is okay by me!
One of my favorite seasonal vegetables has returned to our dinner menu. I love fennel and will be roasting this bulb tonight to be served with penne pasta for dinner. Do you like fennel? Do you have a favorite way to prepare and enjoy it?
One more cup to fuel a day of sewing. #coffee
My Sunday morning started in a delicious way, with hot coffee and toasted homemade bread with honey and cinnamon. The sun is shining, the hens are singing, and it is shaping up to be a delightful day. I hope that your Sunday is off to an equally lovely b
I did a little recipe testing this morning. I hope that my first batch of Pear Ginger Sauce tastes as fabulous as it smells!
On a rainy fall day, this seems like the perfect dessert to have baking in the oven, don't you think? http://1840farm.com/2013/05/pear-clafouti/
The bread looks delicious. I'll let you know how it tastes after I have the first slice. Here's hoping that it tastes as great as it looks!
Ready to go into the oven!
Remember when I mentioned in my 1840 Farmhouse Brioche recipe post that I was testing a version that included some of our home milled whole wheat flour? The second batch of that recipe is in the proofer and looking good. I have my fingers crossed that I'l
Some afternoons require chocolate. This is one of them. It's a good thing that I had a pan of brownies at the ready. Add a spoonful of vanilla bean ice cream and suddenly my day is looking up!
You know how much I love to read about food. Yesterday, I was reading a fascinating article about areas referred to as "blue zones". A blue zone is a geographic area whose residents live markedly longer and healthier lives. One of the blue zones' inha
In my opinion, there are few things better than Boston Cream Pie. Homemade triple layer Boston Cream Pie is one of them. Can you tell what I was busy making this afternoon?
We're in the farmhouse kitchen listening to vinyl and preparing family dinner. Pasta with mushrooms and a cream sauce infused with Rosemary and sage fresh from the garden are on the menu tonight. What's for dinner at your house tonight?
Yesterday's bread baking is paying delicious dividends this morning!
I might just need to have a warm slice topped with butter to make sure that this brioche tastes as good as it looks. All in the name of recipe testing, right?
Yesterday's mail delivery brought the most delightful surprise. JL Hufford - Discover Gourmet treated me to a beautiful new coffee mug and a few of their favorite coffee roasts to sample here at 1840 Farm. You know how much I love a great cup of coffee
As the temperatures start to dip and the days grow shorter, I feel drawn to the farmhouse kitchen to bake fresh loaves of bread. I find the warmth from the oven and delicious aroma of baking bread to be so comforting. Our 1840 Farmhouse Brioche is our
It's an extra cup of coffee kind of morning. Here's hoping that a shot of espresso, a bit of steamed milk, and a dash of cinnamon do the trick! #coffee
I'll be reviewing this beautiful book on the blog this week. I know that you'll love this book as much as I do. Do you have a product or book that you would like to see me review? Let me know what you'd like to see and I will do my best to make it happen
This seems like the perfect way to send heirloom tomato season out with a bang. Mr. 1840 Farm made his famous roasted tomato risotto for dinner tonight. It was delicious! We're one day closer to next year's heirloom tomato season, aren't we?
Is there anything more beautiful than a fresh egg? I don't think so! #chickens #food #eatlocal
Let's get the weekend started out right with a bit of Husk Cherry Rosemary Compote and my favorite blue cheese from the Cellars at @jasperhillfarm in neighboring Vermont. Bayley Hazen Blue is so delicious that I always have buyer's remorse when I bring an
Here's a little more frozen rhubarb to add to our freezer stash. It looks like we'll have a steady supply all winter long!
It's apple season here in New England. My parents were at a local family owned orchard this week and brought me home a bag of "drops" for applesauce. A rainy morning seems like the perfect time to make a batch of my Brown Butter Bourbon Applesauce, does
Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake, The Beatles spinning on the turntable, and good company make for a lovely evening in our farmhouse kitchen!
I find that my popularity increases greatly when I serve Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake for dessert! http://1840farm.com/2012/09/chocolate-chip-gooey-butter-cake/
I just harvested the last of our rhubarb for the season. I'll be tucking chopped rhubarb into the freezer so that we can make Rhubarb Raspberry Upside Down Cake all winter long. On a wintery day, a slice of that warm cake will be a welcome comfort.