We’re deep into raspberry season here at 1840 Farm.  Every day for the past few weeks, we have found ourselves out in the raspberry patch reaching into the brambles to pluck the ripe berries and tenderly place them in their berry baskets.  It’s not a farm chore without its hazards. Read More →

As a general rule, I might be insulted if someone tasted food that I had prepared and promptly announced that it was “too delicious” for me to have made.  I might grab said item away from the offending party and refuse to share any more with them.  I might, butRead More →

I’ve tried on several occasions to create my own recipe for a soft and chewy granola bar.  It seemed like a pretty simple goal.  I had no idea just how difficult it would prove to be.  The first several versions were anything but soft and chewy.  They were dry and hadRead More →

Really?  Someone I don’t know just gave me a Stylish Blogger Award.  A total stranger.  I won’t lie to you.  It hasn’t made me any less happy about it.  Who cares if I don’t know Betsy from A Plateful of Happiness?  I do know a few things about her.  She writesRead More →

Yesterday was a special day at 1840 Farm.  Without getting into too much detail, I will tell you that we found ourselves in the midst of a birthday.  A birthday that involves a child and the celebration of a decade gone by. I’m not sure where the time went.  I won’tRead More →

Seriously.  More snow?  I am tired of snow.  I have snow fatigue.  I’ve already posted about The Winter of My Discontent.  Yet here I sit, with more freshly fallen snow at 1840 Farm.  Enough already. I couldn’t come up with anything to do to help me cope that didn’t involveRead More →

        Welcome to the third French Friday of January 2011.  It has been a very good run for my family’s Bistro Night this past month.  We started off with Paris Mushroom Soup and then discovered the beauty that is Gnocchi a la Parisienne.  They were both sublime, decadent, and warming Winter dishes. Read More →

Bah, humbug.  It just hasn’t seemed like the holidays here at 1840 Farm this year.  First, there is not a single flake of snow on the ground.  Not one.  The practical side of me is not upset about our lack of winter precipitation.  I’m quite content to try to keep warmRead More →

Welcome to French Fridays with Dorie at 1840 Farm.  I’m not usually a person who looks to join this kind of thing.  Really, I’m not.  However, this group involves cooking, reading, eating French food, and blogging.  I felt that an exception had to be made. And then there’s the factRead More →