Eclairs at 1840 Farm

I didn’t used to like éclairs.  While my husband loves them, I just didn’t understand the appeal.   Most of the éclairs I had sampled were stale on the outside, soggy on the inside, and covered with bland chocolate glaze on the top. One summer, I set out to try toRead More →

Rustic Dutch Oven Bread at 1840 Farm

There’s something so simple yet completely decadent about a delicious loaf of warm bread.  That crunch on the exterior paired with the airy soft interior is a delectable combination.  Add a creamy bit of butter spread on top and it becomes otherworldly.  Just thinking about it makes me hungry. StoppingRead 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 →

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 →

Raspberry Rhubarb Curd Square

A few weeks ago, I shared my recipe for Creamy Lemon Curd.  It’s a staple here during the spring when we’re all craving the light, crisp flavor of fresh fruit months before our New England gardens will have anything ready to harvest.  This is also the time of year thatRead More →

Memorial Day Favorites Branded

Memorial Day is the official kickoff to summer and we feel like celebrating!  We’ll be marking the holiday weekend with a few of our favorite seasonal recipes, time spent outside working in the gardens, and by doing a little something special in The 1840 Farm Mercantile Shop on Etsy. We’reRead More →

It’s egg season here, so I am forever looking for ways both new and old to use our seemingly unending supply of fresh eggs.  This weekend, it was unseasonably chilly and rainy outside.  We broke out our winter clothes and turned on the pellet stove to keep cozy.  Even withRead More →