Auburn Meadow Farm

A modern heritage foodstead

a steamy cuppa valentine love

Grand gestures are showy, but quiet, small ones are sweeter. _________________________________________________________________________ Today is that favorite day of retailers, florists and restauranteurs everywhere, Valentine’s Day. And while I’m weary of the commercialized aspect … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

worth every dirtied dish: walnut waffles

Beautiful waffles, my favorite slow morning treat. Warm, sweet, their crisp-yet-tender pockets puddled with farm-fresh (whipped!) butter and (real!) maple syrup. Mmmm… Or maybe not swimming at all; the right … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 8 Comments

DIY valentine: sweet kisses straight from the garden

What could be sweeter than a paper sack of wrapped handmade caramels? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I know that strawberry and chocolate and all things red, white, pink and chocolate are kind of … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 10 Comments

building your real food pantry: plan for a tomato workhorse you can count on

Fresh from my garden tomatoes, onion and garlic ready for oven-roasting xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx For a girl forever bawking about eating what’s in season, you might think what I’m about to share … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 19 Comments

DIY gifts – a savory real food alternative to holiday sweets

CRUSTY, SALTY HOME MADE SOFT PRETZELS, HOT FROM THE OVEN. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The holidays are overwhelming in the sheer quantity of baked goods that need to be consumed or discarded right … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

a simple, sweet holiday gift idea

What’s this?  It’s Apple Gack! Apple Gack?  You know, just another colonial culinary tradition tossed aside and forgotten for no good reason.  Old time New Englanders called it apple molasses, … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · 19 Comments

mile high pumpkinsnap pie: a showstopping dessert with attitude and altitude

Confident, mature, beautiful and flashy. This pie has definitely got some attitude. And some altitude too. Earlier I shared a recipe for Rustic Apple-Pumpkin pie which I really, really loved.  That … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · 9 Comments

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