Here we sit at 1840 Farm.  It is almost the end of November.  The garden has been put to bed for the winter.  The leaves have been corralled into their leaf compost bins.  Well, at least most of them.  Summer is over and fall is holding on by a veryRead More →

On pizza night at 1840 Farm, the whole family is happy to come to the dinner table.  We enjoy homemade pizza year-round unlike so many of our other favorite meals.  While we choose to bid our heirloom tomatoes a begrudging farewell once their growing season ends, we can enjoy pizza withRead 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 →

It’s official. It’s fall. I know, I know. I’m supposed to embrace this change. I should get out my favorite sweater, go apple picking, and buy a pumpkin. I don’t want to. Instead, I want to invite summer to stay a while longer. I want to thumb my nose at Mother Nature. I want her to understand in no uncertain terms that she can keep her beautiful foliage if I can keep my tomato patch a while longer.Read More →

I’ve made my share of macaroni and cheese in the 1840 Farm kitchen. From the homemade to the (I’m sorry to say) character-shaped pasta shapes in cheese sauce the color of a dayglo orange construction cone.Read More →

I have always liked eggplant. Problem is, I have always disliked the way it was prepared. I never understood the point of covering it in a coating of breadcrumbs an inch thick and then frying it in oil. What ended up on my plate tasted of oil and stale bread without even a hint of the eggplant lying in repose underneath.Read More →

I never understood the appeal of bruschetta. This might have something to do with the fact that I had apparently never eaten great bruschetta. I had only experienced the worst that bruschetta had to offer. Subpar bread with tasteless, out-of-season tomatoes. I was not impressed.Read More →