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Bone Broth: A Rant, and Clarification

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 8, 2015 | Category : Cooking, Dinner, Recipes

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Last year, bone broth this, bone broth that; just about every whole foods and healthy living blogger seemed to proclaim the healing properties of bone broth. I thought, ‘Is this something new?’…’With bones’…’How could I not be aware’? My sis made bone broth. Now I knew I needed to study...

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July 4th Favorites: Coleslaw and Pie

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 8, 2014 | Category : CloverFields Farm and Kitchen, Cooking, Holiday Celebrations, Recipes, Uncategorized

Coleslaw is from the Dutch word, koolsla. Kool meaning cabbage and sla the word for salad. Early Dutch settlers grew cabbage along the banks of the Hudson river in New York and made slaw from their harvest as early as 1785. This Dutch slaw was in a vinegary dressing. American...

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Shortbread

By: | 0 Comments | On: March 28, 2014 | Category : Baking, CloverFields Farm and Kitchen, Cooking, Recipes

Ready to chill in the freezer then bake.

I never considered shortbread as a cookie of choice. Boring, dry, and old fashioned would be my description until my sister brought up the subject. Seems that she has been sworn to secrecy regarding a Scottish shortbread recipe. Secrecy? Shortbread? I was intrigued. Even Mom got into the game by...

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Winter Casseroles, So Hearty and Comforting

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 8, 2014 | Category : Cooking, Dinner, Recipes

Casseroles, what are they exactly? There is a simple formula to decide whether a dish is a casserole or a side dish. If it contains vegetables, and/or meat, a starch binder, and/or cheese, it is a casserole. Casserole also defines the dish in which it is served. A shallow dish...

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12 Sweets of Christmas: 10 & 11: Christmas Ornament Pudding and Peppermint Ribbon Brownies

By: | 0 Comments | On: December 23, 2013 | Category : Baking, Cooking, Holiday Celebrations

These sweets have essentially the same ingredients yet the ratios are different thus yielding a soft pudding or a fudgy brownie. Each have chocolate squares, milk, eggs, and a starch. Isn’t it funny how we  can be same yet different even in the kitchen? Wouldn’t we all get along better...

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12 Sweets of Christmas: 9, Speculoos Mousse Snow Globes

By: | 0 Comments | On: December 20, 2013 | Category : Cooking, Holiday Celebrations

star globe

I made the speculoos cookie spread for Sweet #8 and it inspired Sweet #9, Speculoos Mousse Snow Globes. Snow globes are the Christmas decorating trend this year which was fine with me since I really like the magical quality of snow globes. I bought a couple stemless wine glasses a...

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Nothing Like Fresh Lime Juice

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 21, 2012 | Category : Cooking

Post by: Guest Blogger, Kiersten Washle

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The What?! The AGA.

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 20, 2012 | Category : Cooking

By: Guest Blogger, Kiersten Washle Ever heard of an AGA? No? Don’t worry, this is no fault of your own and you are certainly not alone.  If you’re curious, this an AGA:       Now that you have seen an AGA, here is a little more information and history on these unique stoves....

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