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Summer BBQ Side Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Complement your main BBQ entree with these summer side recipes created by Chef Rich Mead and Chef Allen of Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens. BBQ Baked Beans INGREDIENTS: ¼ pound bacon, diced 1 medium onion, diced 4 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 lb. dried cannellini beans, washed & picked over to remove debris or dark-colored beans [...]

July Gardening Checklist

Fellow Gardeners, The information, dates and techniques in this are as accurate as I can currently offer.  During the past three decades I have cared for, nurtured and observed tens of thousands of plants.  With the help of many gardening friends I have attempted to offer on these pages some useful information to help you [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:17:29+00:00July 1st, 2017|Gardening, Gardening Checklist|8 Comments

Salsa & Relish Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Add a kick to your summer entrees with these quick and simple salsa and relish recipes created by Chef Rich Mead and Chef Allen of Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens. Strawberry Relish INGREDIENTS: 4 Cup Fresh Strawberries (chopped) ½ Red Onion (finely chopped) 1 Jalapeno (finely chopped) ¼ Cup Fresh Basil, Chiffonade Juice of 2 Limes [...]

Braising Recipes | Cooking with Chef Rich Mead

[su_spacer][su_spacer][/su_spacer] Zinfandel Braised Beef Short Ribs [su_spacer][su_spacer][/su_spacer] INGREDIENTS: [su_spacer][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 1-½ lbs. boneless beef short ribs [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 2 carrots [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 3 stalks of celery [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 1 brown onion [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 3 bay leaves [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 1 leek [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 2 sprigs rosemary [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 1 tbs. black peppercorns [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer][/su_spacer] 2-½ cup Zinfandel [...]

By |2017-09-29T15:26:54+00:00February 28th, 2017|Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens, Recipe|0 Comments

Weiser Farm Potato Recipes | Cooking with Chef Rich Mead

Roast Satsumaimo Sweet Potato with Apple Cider Molasses Glaze [su_spacer] Apple Cider Molasses Glaze [su_spacer] INGREDIENTS: [su_spacer] 2 cups apple cider vinegar [su_spacer size="0"] ½ cup soy sauce – we use low sodium [su_spacer size="0"] 2/3 cup honey [su_spacer size="0"] 1 tbs. chopped ginger [su_spacer size="0"] 1 tbs. chopped garlic [su_spacer size="0"] 1/3 cup molasses [...]

Christmas Tree Care Tips

Christmas Tree Care The key to maintaining your living Christmas tree throughout the holiday season is to give it the proper care. Maintaining a high moisture level in the tree is the single most important factor in reducing needle loss and keeping the tree fresh. Below are some sure ways to make your Christmas [...]

Christmas Cookie Recipes from Farmhouse

Christmas Cookies Russian Tea Cakes INGREDIENTS: 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ¼ tsp salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature ½ cup powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract ¾ cup toasted and finely chopped pecans Powdered sugar PROCEDURE: Sift flour and salt together Using electric mixer, cream butter in large bowl until [...]

Entertaining Guide for the Holidays

Holiday Entertaining Guide Holiday gathering is so much more than the meal itself. It’s how we pass on traditions from one generation to the next. It’s how we nourish our souls and honor our history. Formal or casual, holiday entertaining is all about family and friendship. In this [...]

By |2017-12-01T10:52:40+00:00December 8th, 2016|Christmas, Holiday|1 Comment

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 [...]

Christmas Decorating Trends for 2016

Christmas Decorating Trends 2016 This is my favorite time of the year, when you feel the chill of autumn in the morning air, and you can sense the Holidays approaching.  Just like in fashion, there are trends in Christmas decorating that are stand outs each year.  Here are some of my favorites… while remembering that [...]

By |2017-12-01T09:33:46+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Christmas, Holiday|0 Comments