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Goat Cheese Potato “Lasagna”

INGREDIENTS: 5 lbs. Red New Potatoes 1 qt. Heavy Cream 10 oz. Goat Cheese 1-1/2 cups Parmesan cheese - grated 2 Tbs. Garlic ½ bunch Italian Parsley - chopped Salt and fresh ground pepper PROCEDURE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cream with chopped garlic. Thinly slice potatoes – preferably on a mandolin. Let the [...]

Quinoa, Persimmon, Pomegranate and Kale Salad

INGREDIENTS: 3   cups Quinoa - Cooked 1   cup Persimmon – thinly sliced ½  cup Roasted Leeks ½  cup Dried Cranberries ¼  cup Pomegranate seeds 2   cups Kale - Cut 1   cup Butternut Squash – Small cubes and roasted Pomegranate Glaze 1   cup Balsamic ½  cup Pomegranate Juice Citrus Vinaigrette ½  cup Orange Juice ¼  cup [...]

Easy Herbs for Winter

The most important word for cool weather herbs is SUN. Water deeply (as in: water slowly so that all the soil gets a drink, not just the top & sides of the pot or ground soil) once a week… and did I mention SUN? A lot of people want to grow herbs inside and while this [...]

Butternut Squash Bread

Butternut Squash Bread YIELD: 1 LOAF Ingredients 1 medium butternut squash, roasted, flesh scooped out 2 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup water 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon [...]

By | 2016-09-27T10:32:33+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Fall, Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens, Food, Recipe|0 Comments

Cooking with Chef Mead Series | Cooking with “Winter” Squash from Farmhouse

Farmhouse Roasted Winter Squash Soup INGREDIENTS: 3 winter squash, your choice (butternut, acorn, kabocha, etc) 3 carrots, diced 3 parsnips, diced 1 onion, diced Olive oil/butter 1 bunch fresh thyme ½ cup honey ½ cup brown sugar Salt/pepper PROCEDURE: • Cut squash into quarters. Drizzle each piece with olive oil, brown sugar, honey, thyme, salt [...]

By | 2016-09-23T17:13:47+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens, Food, Recipe|0 Comments

The People’s Choice | Top Tomato Selections from Tomato Tasting 2016

2016 was the beginning of even bigger and better Tomato Tastings than ever before. Most important is that Steve Goto, the king of tomatoes here on the west coast, has now joined the Roger’s Gardens staff. Steve has always been the engine that drove these tastings, but now that he is a permanent [...]

By | 2017-11-28T12:23:00+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Edible Gardens, Food, Tomatoes|1 Comment

4 Easy Steps to Canning Tomatoes from your Garden

You have so many tomatoes and you can’t eat them so what can you do with them? Well, you can can them. I have canned up all kinds, cherry, yellow, multi-colored as well as just plain old red tomatoes.  It’s so great to have (almost) fresh tomatoes when they are not available in the garden. [...]

Asian Melon Salad Recipe

Summer is here! Add this refreshing melon salad for a side at your next BBQ or eat as a simple snack. When making this recipe add equal parts, dress, and mix together. Ingredients: Melons (Cantaloupe and Honey Dew, cubed work well) Sun Gold Tomatoes, halved Cilantro, chopped Mint, chopped Wild Arugula Shallots or Fried Shallot Rinds (Optional) Dressing: [...]

Summer Cooking with Tomatoes & Peppers

HEIRLOOM CHERRY TOMATO “COMPOTE” & CEVICHE ROAST PEPPER RELISH & PICKLING LIQUID Heirloom Cherry Tomato “Compote” Ingredients: Extra virgin Olive Oil – 2 TBS Red Onion minced — 1 cup Garlic minced — 2 cloves Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes — 3 pints Rosemary — 1 sprig Thyme — 1 sprig Salt & Fresh Pepper to taste [...]

Romesco & Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette Recipe

Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette I shallot, cut minced 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 cup olive oil Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Romesco Sauce 1 large tomato, no core 2 Tbs hazelnuts, toasted with skin removed I ancho chile 2 Tbs, blanched almonds 1 slice firm white bread 2 large cloves garlic, sliced Pinch of [...]