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Autumn in the Garden Rooms • Inspiring Fall Décor

No season makes me feel like I want to be at home like Fall. I grew up under a harvest moon over a Pennsylvania cornfield where winter often peeked into October, blowing a soft frost across our mornings and a chilly mist into the night. We walked brisk and quick back to our homes, [...]

By |2018-10-25T16:29:55+00:00October 25th, 2018|Holiday|0 Comments

The Wonder of Christmas – Behind the Scenes

Even though it’s early October and you haven’t even started stocking up on your Halloween candy, the creative design team at Roger’s Gardens have been busy little elves. The Gallery transformation is now almost complete.. just a few more magical touches before the doors swing open welcoming one and all! [...]

By |2018-12-05T22:41:59+00:00October 4th, 2018|Christmas, Holiday|0 Comments

Tomato Recipes from Farmhouse

Sundried Tomatoes Ingredients 7 - 8 lbs. ripe tomatoes 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dried basil (optional) 1 teaspoon dried oregano (optional) 1 teaspoon dried thyme (optional) Procedure Cut the tomatoes in half, lengthwise. If the tomato is more than about 2 inches long, cut it in quarters.  [...]

By |2018-08-28T14:28:08+00:00August 28th, 2018|Food, Recipe|0 Comments

My Favorite Fare from the Gourmet Food Corner

Food glorious food! Summer is an unbeatable time of year for entertaining; outdoor barbeques or just kicking it on your own patio with a pal. If you are anything like me, when it comes to food I’m a sucker for the best… A mug for the specialty snack… a pushover for the locally grown [...]

By |2018-10-24T11:00:36+00:00July 26th, 2018|Food|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Outdoor Living Trends 2016 – Southern California Style

On Trend For 2016 Colors White is the color of choice for 2016 for outdoor living furniture and accessories; Any shade of white from polar to cream. Start with a neutral palate but mix it up using colorful accessories and textiles. [...]

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 [...]

Behind The Curtain: Halloween 2015 – Something Wicked This Way Comes

Don’t look. I’m serious. You aren’t ready for it. You really don’t want to know. I can tell you’re thinking about it. I can see you, you’re standing there glancing nonchalantly at the curtain and the sign saying “Coming Soon” but you really shouldn’t peek. It’s not going to be pleasant. There are some things you can’t [...]