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Spring Salad Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Balsamic Vinaigrette [su_spacer size="10"][su_spacer] INGREDIENTS: [su_spacer size="10"][su_spacer] Makes about 1 cup [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer] ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer] ¼ cup balsamic vinegar [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer] Salt [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer] Fresh-ground pepper [su_spacer size="0"][su_spacer] Optional Extras: spoonful of mustard, minced shallots, minced garlic, minced fresh herbs, teaspoon dried herbs, spoonful of honey or brown sugar [su_spacer [...]

March Gardening Checklist

Fellow Gardeners, The information, dates and techniques in this blog 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 [...]

By | 2017-09-28T14:52:43+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Gardening, Gardening Checklist|9 Comments

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+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens, Recipe|0 Comments

February Gardening Checklist

Fellow Gardeners, The information, dates and techniques in this blog 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 [...]

By | 2017-09-28T14:51:19+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Gardening, Gardening Checklist|4 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 [...]

By | 2017-12-01T09:42:07+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Christmas, Entertaining & Healthy Living, Holiday|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-01T09:56:20+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Christmas, Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens, Food, Holiday, Recipe|1 Comment

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+00:00 December 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+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Christmas, Holiday|0 Comments